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Full Title: Man in the Space of Language

Short Title: MSL2014
Location: Kaunas, Lithuania
Start Date: 15-May-2014 - 16-May-2014
Contact: Ala Diomidova
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.khf.vu.lt/lt/aktualijos/skelbimai/1027-man-in-the-space-of-language
Meeting Description: International Scientific Conference
'Man in the Space of Language'

Vilnius University
Kaunas Faculty of Humanities
Department of Foreign Languages

Venue: Vilnius University, Kaunas Faculty of Humanities
Address: Muitinės 8, LT44280, Kaunas, Lithuania

Languages of the conference: English, Lithuanian, Russian, German

Proposed Topics of the Conference:

- Conceptual metaphors
- Text as the object of linguistic research
- Political discourse
- Advertisements as a cultural phenomenon
- Media texts and culture
- Contemporary research in the field of translation
- Post-colonial paradigm of literary research
- The problems of cultural colonisation and 're-colonisation' in the post-soviet society
- Contemporary discourse of literary criticism
- Methodological problems of discourse analysis

Registration fee: 100 €

The participants of the conference are asked to make a bank transfer of the registration fee by 15 April 2014. The details about the payment will be sent together with the invitation to the conference.
Linguistic Subfield: Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics; Translation
LL Issue: 24.5055

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