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Tue Apr 6 2004

Calls: Psycholing/UK; Lang & Gender/USA

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  1. mg246, EMCL: A Workshop on Image-Schemas and Linguistic Relativity
  2. Marlis Hellinger, Language and Gender

Message 1: EMCL: A Workshop on Image-Schemas and Linguistic Relativity

Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 22:40:12 -0400 (EDT)
From: mg246 <>
Subject: EMCL: A Workshop on Image-Schemas and Linguistic Relativity

EMCL: A Workshop on Image-Schemas and Linguistic Relativity
Short Title: Image Schemas, Relativity 

Date: 17-Jul-2004 - 17-Jul-2004
Location: Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Contact: Monica Gonzalez-Marquez
Contact Email: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Psycholinguistics ,Semantics ,Sociolinguistics
,Cognitive Science ,Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 05-May-2004 

This is a session of the following conference: International
Conference on Language, Culture and Mind

Meeting Description:

Call for abstracts

EMCL (Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics): A Workshop on
Image-Schemas and Linguistic Relativity

July 17, 2004

University of Portsmouth, UK
To precede the Language, Culture, and Mind conference (July 18-20)

In cognitive linguistics, image schemas are pre-linguistic cognitive
structures, arising from universal aspects of how the human body
interacts with its environment, both physical and social, and existing
largely outside of conscious awareness. It follows that image schemas
are the same for everyone, regardless of the language a person
speaks. In contrast, the idea of linguistic relativity maintains that
language influences thought. The goal of the workshop is to scrutinize
assumptions surrounding image-schemas and linguistic relativity in an
attempt to elucidate (and resolve) the conflict between the two
research areas.

We invite submissions from researchers working in either or both
areas, and are especially interested in experimental approaches to the
issues. Please send a 500 word anonymous abstract as an attachment in
text format to Monica Gonzalez-Marquez at

Deadline: May 5, 2004
Notification of acceptance: May20, 2004

Organising Committee:

Stanka Fitneva
Monica Gonzalez-Marquez
Stephanie Pourcel
J�rg Zinken
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Message 2: Language and Gender

Date: 5 Apr 2004 16:29:47 -0000
From: Marlis Hellinger <>
Subject: Language and Gender

Call for papers

AILA World Congress 2005 SC Language and Gender

Dear all,

the 14th AILA World Congress will take place in Madison, Wisconsin,
USA, from July 24-29, 2005 (check out the AILA 2005 Website at As the convener of the ''Language and
Gender'' Scientific Commission, I am inviting contributions in the two
topical areas specified below.

Currently in the study of language and gender, the use of a large
variety of theoretical and methodological approaches can be
observed. While constructionist theories (with related approaches such
as the Community of Practice model) seem to dominate the field (to the
practical exclusion of essentialist models), many other important
frameworks are used such as variationist models,
cognitive/accommodation theory, classical Conversational Analysis and
Critical Discourse Analysis. A consensus has emerged among researchers
in language and gender that studies be responsive to the interests and
needs of the community of language users under investigation.

Papers are invited in the following two topical areas:

(1) Taking an explicitly applied perspective, the question should be
addressed of how the study of language and gender (in any of the above
frameworks) may contribute to the identification, evaluation, and
possibly solution of gender-related conflicts in the community of
speakers under investigation (e.g., the family, the peer group, the
classroom, the workplace, the public sphere, etc.).

(2) The gender systems of numerous languages in Africa, Asia, the
Americas, but also in Europe (e.g., Portuguese, Hungarian), remain
unanalysed. In continuation of the work as published by Hellinger &
Bussmann (2001-2003. Gender across languages. Amsterdam: Benjamins),
analyses are invited of the linguistic representation of women and men
in languages with diverse historical origins, typological affiliations
and structural properties.

Presentations will be 20 minutes in length followed by a brief
discussion period.

Abstracts should be ca. 200 words in length and include a brief
description of the project, the methodology and the data. Abstracts
should contain the title of the paper and the author's name,
affiliation, postal address, e-mail and phone number.

Abstracts should be sent to this e-mail address:

Deadline: April 30, 2004.

Prof. Dr. Marlis Hellinger
IEAS Linguistik
Goethe-Universit�t Frankfurt am Main
Campus Westend
D-60323 Frankfurt am Main

Phone: +49(0)69-798-32530
Fax: +49(0)60-798-32531=20
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