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3rd International Symposium on Figurative Thought and Language

Recent Call for Papers
Call Deadline: 20-Nov-2016

2nd Call for Papers:

We invite contributions from various theoretical and applied perspectives (e.g. cognitive linguistics, cognitive science, neuroscience and the philosophy of the mind), and methodologies (e.g., experimental protocols, cross-linguistic comparison, synchronic and diachronic analyses, translation, corpus studies). Suggested topics include (but are not restricted to) the impact of figuration on levels of linguistic analysis (morphology, lexis, semantics, pragmatics), on areas of grammar, on various types of discourse (e.g., the discourse of economics, law, medicine, philosophy, politics, psychology and psychotherapy), as well as figurative multimodality and the relationship between language and emotions, language and humour, irony, sarcasm, euphemism, etc.

The working language of the symposium is English. Submissions on languages other than English are encouraged.

Abstracts should not exceed 500 words including figures and references. They should also list up to five keywords. Regular presentations will be allotted 20 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion. Poster presentations will be displayed at a special poster session.

Volumes with a selection of peer-reviewed paper-length versions of accepted submissions will be published with international publishers in 2018.

Please, send your abstract as a .doc file to [email protected] no later than November 1, 2016.

Important Dates:

Abstract submission extended: June 15 - November 20, 2016
Abstract rating: November 20 - December 15, 2016
Acceptance notification: December 15, 2016 - January 1, 2017
Symposium dates: April 26-28, 2017
Link to the 1st call