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Message 1: 4th International Conf on Researching & Applying Metaphor

Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 15:47:08 +0200
From: zmaalej <zmaalejgnet.tn>
Subject: 4th International Conf on Researching & Applying Metaphor

CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RESEARCHING AND APPLYING METAPHOR
(RAAM IV, 5-6-7 April 2001, Tunis)

Theme: Metaphor, Cognition, and Culture

1. CALL

The organiser is happy to announce the fourth version of Researching &
Applying Metaphor (known as RAAM). RAAM IV will be hosted in Tunisia
(North Africa), and its theme is Metaphor, Cognition, and Culture. The
RAAM IV event is a follow-up of the successful previous conferences
held in York, England (1996), Copenhagen, Denmark (1997), and Tilb�rg,
Holland (1999). In continuation of the previous editions, RAAM IV
intends to keep active the two fundamental components of researching
and applying metaphor. In keeping with the previous RAAM's concern
with both monolingual and interlingual approaches to metaphor, RAAM IV
aims to attract and encourage a broad range of contributions on
metaphor, cognition, and culture from researchers and educationalists
of different persuasions. Contributions are welcome that address
topics relating to verbal and/or non-verbal metaphor, metaphor in
cognition, metaphor in culture, and metaphor in cognition and culture
both in literary and non-literary texts.

2. ABSTRACTS

The deadline for paper proposals is 15 October, 2000. The proposal
should include: (i) the author's name, affiliation, full
snail-address, telephone/fax, e-mail address; (ii) the title of the
submission; (iii) a 200-word abstract, which, for practical reasons,
must be sent in electronic form within the body of the e-mail to the
Conference Organiser's e-mail address: (zmaalejgnet.tn), mentioning
"Submission for RAAM IV" in the Subject line of the mail; and (iv)
specification as to whether the presentation requires technical
equipment. All abstracts will be refereed by the Scientific
Committee. In case of multiple participants for the same abstract,
correspondence will be sent to the main author's address.
Participants wanting to attend without intending to read a paper are
also welcome, and should send an e-mail including the information
required for (i) only.

3. INVITED SPEAKERS:

- John Barnden (University of Birmingham, UK)

- Alice Deignan (University of Leeds, UK)

- Raymond Gibbs (Santa Cruz, California, USA)

- Mark Turner (Maryland, USA)

4. FORMAT

RAAM IV invites single papers (not exceeding 30 minutes for
presentation) to be organised in different thematic panels, with a
roundup discussion for each major topic. SIGs (special interest
groups) and round tables of interest to a group of participants, will
also be encouraged.


5. SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

- Lynne Cameron (University of Leeds, UK)

- Alan Cienki (Emory University, Atlanta)

- Kathryn English (Evry, France)

- Charles Forceville (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

- Graham Low (University of York, UK)

- Hiraga Masako (Japan)

- Gerard Steen (University of Tilb�rg, The Netherlands)


6. LANGUAGE

For pragmatic reasons, the official language of the Conference will be
English.

7. CONFERENCE ORGANISATION

Zouhair Maalej (main organiser)

Rafik Jammoussi (member)

Mohamed Daoud (member)

8. DEADLINES TO REMEMBER

- Abstract Submission: 15 October, 2000.

- Notification of Acceptance: by 15 December, 2000.

- Details about venue, fee, hotel accommodation, and social program to
 be announced by 31 December, 2000.


9. CORRESPONDENCE

Further information could be obtained from:

Zouhair Maalej,
Home Tel/Fax: (+216) 1 362 871
E-mail: zmaalejgnet.tn
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