LINGUIST List 13.3365

Thu Dec 19 2002

Calls: Metaphor/Northwest Linguistics Conference

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  1. gineste, Researching And Applying Metaphor, Villetaneuse France
  2. gradling, Northwest Linguistics Conference, Canada

Message 1: Researching And Applying Metaphor, Villetaneuse France

Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 11:27:08 +0000
From: gineste <>
Subject: Researching And Applying Metaphor, Villetaneuse France

5th International Conference on Researching And Applying Metaphor 

Short Title: RAAM V
Location: Universit� Paris 13, Villetaneuse, France
Date: 03-Sep-2003 - 05-Sep-2003 
Call Deadline: 11-Jan-2003

Contact Person: Marie-Dominique Gineste
Meeting Email:
Linguistic Subfield(s): Cognitive Science 

Meeting Description: 

The conference will be focused on links between metaphorisation,
categorisation and abstraction in a pluri-disciplinary approach :
linguistics, Artificial intelligence and cognitive psychology.

Important dates : 
	Deadline for SUBMISSION: 11 January 2003 
	Notification of Acceptance-Rejection: March 30, 2003 
	Conference Dates: September 3-5, 2003 

Details about registration, venue, accommodation, and social events
will be sent by e-mail by March, 2003.

For any questions or problems, please contact the program committee
chair, Marie-Dominique Gineste at : using
RAAMV as part of the subject. 



Are metaphors produced according to similar rules, syntactic and
semantic, in different languages and cultures, and according to
particular cognitive state of the agent (adults vs children, normal vs
pathological)? How can different disciplines (linguistics, AI,
psychology) combine their efforts to describe the roots (basic
mechanisms) of metaphor comprehension in films, in advertising, in
cartoons, in literature, in second language use and learning, in one's
native language,... How do factors we have to identify such as
instruction, skills in language activities, modes of culture,
cognitive capacities (aptitude and background), cognitive development
and so on, interact mutually ? This general theme could also be
extended to metaphor production. The main goal of this conference is
to preserve the ''spirit'' of previous RAAM conferences while
introducing new questions and new horizons of research. In this aim,
we foresee closing this conference with a round table discussion which
addresses the following question : could a general model of metaphor
be derived from linguistics, AI and psychology ? To sum up, we would
invite the community of metaphor researchers to exchange and perhaps
develop new forms of co-operation for enriching our understanding of
the workings of metaphor.

Contributions are invited on the following sub-topics, bearing in mind
the general theme, categorisation and abstraction in metaphor, their
role in metaphor comprehension and production as well as their
technical identification.

- Metaphor and similarity 
- Metaphor and categorisation 
- Metaphor and language acquisition 
- Metaphors, idioms, proverbs and second language learning
- Metaphors and translation 
- Metaphors and modelling lexical networks 
- Metaphor and emergence of meaning
- Metaphor (production and comprehension) and pathology 
- Metaphor and metonymy identification
- Metaphor and analogy

This list is not exclusive and contributions focused on other
sub-topics will be considered provided that they are relevant to the
general theme specified above.


John Barnden (School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, UK )
Cristina Cacciari (Psychology, University of Modene, Italy)
Jo�lle Gardes-Tamine (Linguistics, Universit� d'Aix-Marseille 2, France)
Raymond Gibbs (Psychology, University of California, USA)
Marie-Dominique Gineste, (Psychology, Universit� Paris 13, France)
Bipin Indurkhya (Artificial Intelligence, University of Koganei, Japan)
Graham Low (Linguistics/Literature, University of York, UK)
Michele Prandi (Linguistics/philosophy of language, University of
Bologna, Italy)
Gerard Steen (Department of English language & culture, Vrije
Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Zazie Todd (Psychology, University of Leeds, UK)

Marie-Dominique Gineste (Universit� Paris 13, France)
Pierre Th�rouanne (Universit� Paris 13, France)

Marie-Dominique Gineste

	Cristina Cacciari
	Joelle Gardes-Tamine
	Ray Gibbs 
	Michele Prandi


As our objective is to develop interaction between disciplines,
conceptions and paradigms, we would like to focus this conference on
plenary sessions (spoken presentations and invited addresses). There
will also be demonstrations, posters sessions, introduced and
commented. Spoken and poster presentations will be thematically
grouped, not grouped by disciplines.

The main goal is to exchange information, and to know whatit is really
done by different researchers in different disciplinesary. For this
reason, please accept our advicses and our guidelines for submissions.

Submissions of proposals.	
All submissions for spoken or poster presentations require to be sent
followed by the presenter's last name as the subject heading of the
Submissions must contain:
(1) the information presented on the Cover page (see below) in the
body of the e-mail and
(2) the summary of the contribution (see below) in an attached document. 

Paper Submission Information : CONTENT AND FORMAT

The COVER PAGE should provide the following information:
(1) AUTHORS: Name, affiliation, full mailing address, e-mail address,
telephone number, and fax number of all authors.
(2) the TITLE of the presentation. 
(3) A list of five KEYWORDS to be used as assignment of reviewers
(4) PRESENTATION PREFERENCE: Indicate whether the first preference is
a spoken presentation or a poster presentation. If first preference is
a spoken paper, please also indicate whether you are willing to make a
poster presentation if your submission cannot be accepted for a
standard spoken paper.
(5) In case you prefer of a spoken presentation, please indicate
Audio-visual needs (overhead projector, laptop projector, video VHS
projector, 35 mm slide projector)

The entire summary can be no longer than one page (600-700 words),
references, tables and figures included, and must be a Microsoft Word
file. The proposal should have the following content and format :

The text of the paper should be formatted in two columns with an
overall width 17.5 cm (6.89 inches) and length of 24 cm (9.45 inches),
with 0.65 cm (0.26 inches) between the columns. The left margin should
be 2 cm (0.79 inches), and the top margin should be 2.5 cm (1
inch). The right and bottom margins will depend on whether you use
U.S. letter or A4 paper. Use 10 point Times Roman with 11 point
vertical spacing. The title should be 12 point, bold, centred, and 3
cm (1.18 inches) below the top edge of the page. The title should be
written in lower case. Each author's name should appear on a separate
line, 11 point, and centred.

First-level headings should be 11 point, initial caps, bold and
centred. Leave one line space above the heading and 1/4 line space
below the heading.

Figures must be very dark for purposes of reproduction, placing a
figure number and caption after the figure with one line space above
the caption and one line space below it.

Tables should have a title above them with one line space above the
title and one line space below it.
In case of more than one figure or more than one table, number them
consecutively. Avoid splitting the figure or table and its title. You
may set wide figures or tables across both columns.

Details about registration, venue, accommodation, and social events
will be sent by e-mail by March, 2003. This information will be sent
out to participants and to those who wish to attend the conference but
do not give a paper.

For any questions or problems, please contact the program committee
chair, Marie-Dominique Gineste at : using
RAAMV as part of the subject.
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Message 2: Northwest Linguistics Conference, Canada

Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 14:09:13 +0000
From: gradling <>
Subject: Northwest Linguistics Conference, Canada

19th Northwest Linguistics Conference

Short Title: NWLC
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
Date: 01-MAR-03 - 02-MAR-03

Call Deadline: 06-Jan-2003

Web Site:
Contact Person: Northwest Linguistics Conference Committee
Meeting Email:
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description: 

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Victoria is
honoured to host the 19th Northwest Linguistics Conference on
theoretical and applied linguistics for the year 2003. The goal of the
conference is to bring together research from different fields of
linguistics in a chance to share work on theoretical or applied
linguistics. The NWLC is a graduate student conference. Abstracts from
faculty are welcomed, but graduate students will be given priority.
The conference accepts papers of one page (font should not be smaller
than 12 point) on any aspect of linguistics. The length of the
presentation will be 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for discussion and
questions. Submit a copy of the abstracts via email attachment in the
form of PDF or plain text, or by mail or fax. References must be
included on a separate sheet of paper. Author, affiliation and contact
information should not appear on the abstract but rather on a separate
sheet of paper with abstract title. Please indicate whether you are a
faculty member or a graduate student.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: Abstracts can be submitted by: 

Department of Linguistics 
University of Victoria 
P.O.Box 3045 STN CSC 
Victoria BC V8W 3P4 

Fax: (250) 472-4665 

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