LINGUIST List 15.1685

Tue Jun 1 2004

Calls: Cognitive Sci/Korea; Semantics/Netherlands

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  1. fsharifi, Looking for the mind inside the body: Conceptualisations of "heart" and other internal body organs across languages and cultures
  2. bart.geurts, Sinn und Bedeutung 9

Message 1: Looking for the mind inside the body: Conceptualisations of "heart" and other internal body organs across languages and cultures

Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 22:20:03 -0400 (EDT)
From: fsharifi <fsharificyllene.uwa.edu.au>
Subject: Looking for the mind inside the body: Conceptualisations of "heart" and other internal body organs across languages and cultures

Looking for the mind inside the body: Conceptualisations of "heart"
and other internal body organs across languages and cultures. Session
of 9th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference

Short Title: A theme session 

Date: 17-Jul-2005 - 22-Jul-2005
Location: Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Contact: Farzad Sharifian
Contact Email: fsharificyllene.uwa.edu.au 
Meeting URL: http://www.iclc2005.org/ 

Linguistic Sub-field: Cognitive Science 
Call Deadline: 31-Jul-2004 

Meeting Description:

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR A THEME SESSION
At the 9th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC9),
Yonsei University, Seoul, KOREA, 17-22 July 2005

Farzad Sharifian, Ren´┐Ż Dirven, and Ning Yu

The "heart" appears to be seen as a central bodily experience and the
notion of "heart" appears to underlie a large number of
conceptualisations in various languages and cultures of the
world. Nevertheless, looking at the diverse language phila and
language families, the differences seem by far to outweigh the
commonalities. Some of the world's languages, like Persian and
English, show a definite heart-oriented focus. However, these are
descended from a common protolanguage, that is Indo-European, so that
similar conceptualisations reflected in the metaphorical/metonymic
expressions of "heart" in current use may be the residue of certain
'proto-conceptualisations'. Many other languages, cultures or
language families such as Chinese show a far greater diversity of
conceptualisations of internal bodily organs as bearers of mental
faculties; in addition to or instead of the heart, they may invoke the
kidneys, liver, stomach, intestines, even the anus.

We are now planning to organize a theme session to explore this basic
cultural diversity which, we would claim, calls for a theory which
postulates that experiential universals are to be situated at a much
more 'abstract', i.e., culturally determined, level of thought than
hitherto assumed in cognitive linguistics. We would like potential
contributors to explore the conceptualisation of "heart" or other
internal organs in their researched languages, from either a
diachronic or a synchronic perspective or both.

It is hoped that the results will provide a rich quarry of data which
may first of all help us see and understand how differently the notion
of "heart" or of other internal organs has been conceptualised in
various languages and cultures. Second, we hope that the overall
picture that emerges from the contributions will give us clues about
the relationship between language and cultural conceptualisations. For
example, we may find out whether or not, and to what extent,
conceptualisations have survived the cultural cleavages that now
characterize certain nations. We invite people of various languages to
explore the topic under the focus of this proposed theme session.

Abstracts should contain 400 to 500 words (about one page like this
CfP), including examples and references. They should specify research
questions, approach, method, data and (expected) results. Abstracts
must reach the organizers by the end of July 2004. Please use the
following email addresses: fsharificyllene.uwa.edu.au;
rene.dirvenpandora.be

The website address of the conference is: http://www.iclc2005.org/
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Message 2: Sinn und Bedeutung 9

Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2004 06:30:46 -0400 (EDT)
From: bart.geurts <bart.geurtsphil.kun.nl>
Subject: Sinn und Bedeutung 9

Sinn und Bedeutung 9 
Short Title: SuB 9 

Date: 01-Nov-2004 - 03-Nov-2004
Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Contact: Bart Geurts
Contact Email: sub9phil.kun.nl 
Meeting URL: http://www.kun.nl/ncs/sub9 

Linguistic Sub-field: Semantics 
Call Deadline: 30-Jun-2004 

Meeting Description:

SINN UND BEDEUTUNG IX - 9th Annual Meeting of the Gesellschaft fuer
Semantik

Last call for papers

The Sinn und Bedeutung meetings aim to provide a platform for
semanticists to present recent work. The area of interest includes all
topics from current semantic research: formal semantics, cognitive
semantics, descriptive semantics, typological semantics, historical
semantics, philosophy of language etc.

The Gesellschaft fuer Semantik (GfS) is pleased to announce its Ninth
Annual Meeting Sinn und Bedeutung IX to be held November 1-3, 2004, at
the University of Nijmegen (The Netherlands). The conference will
consist of three parallel sessions. We encourage proposals on any
topic in formal semantics or pragmatics, cognitive semantics, the
syntax-semantics interface, typological and historical research in
semantics, or related issues. The conference languages will be English
and German.

Presentations will be allotted thirty minutes with fifteen minutes for
discussion.

INVITED SPEAKERS
David Beaver (Stanford University)
Philippe Schlenker (University of California at Los Angeles/Institut
Jean-Nicod, Paris)
Daniel Vanderveken (Universite de Quebec a Trois Rivieres)
Michiel van Lambalgen (University of Amsterdam)

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Please submit an anonymous abstract of at most 1000 words (preferably
pdf, but latex and rtf are accepted too), attached to an e-mail
containing the following information:

(a) Title of the paper
(b) Name of the author(s)
(c) Affiliation of the author(s)
(d) e-mail addresses of the author(s)

The organisers will use for correspondence the e-mail address of the
first author.

Send your submissions via e-mail to bart.geurtsphil.kun.nl

IMPORTANT DATES
30 June, 2004: deadline for abstracts
31 July, 2004: notification of acceptance
15 August, 2004: final program
1-3 November, 2004: conference

PROCEEDINGS
Papers presented at the conference will be published, and authors who
present papers agree to provide camera-ready copy (not to exceed 15
pages) by January 15, 2005.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
All attendees, including speakers, are expected to register for the
meeting. 
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