LINGUIST List 15.219

Thu Jan 22 2004

Calls: Computational Ling/Granada, Spain

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Message 1: Mind, Language and Metaphor

Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 16:04:33 -0500 (EST)
From: A.M.Wallington <A.M.Wallingtoncs.bham.ac.uk>
Subject: Mind, Language and Metaphor


Mind, Language and Metaphor 
Short Title: Mind 2004 

Date: 24-Apr-2004 - 29-Apr-2004
Location: Granada, Spain
Contact: Anne-Sophie Gablin
Contact Email: asgablinesf.org 
Meeting URL: http://www.esf.org/euresco/04/hc04184 

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The conference covers the processing of metaphor, metonymy and other
closely related forms of figurative language, whether by brains or by
AI systems. It encompasses computational (symbolic and non-symbolic),
psychological and neuroscientific approaches to processing. Specific
topics of interest include understanding and generation, information
retrieval and extraction, context handling, machine translation,
identification of figurative language, child development,
relationships with mental or developmental disorders, and brain
regions and mechanisms involved in processing. The conference aims
especially to foster increased interchange between researchers from
different disciplines. May I remind subscribers of the the EURESCO
Conference on metaphor, metonymy and closely related forms of
figurative language (e.g., idiom, simile), which may be of particular
interest to you. Scientific programme, application form and practical
information are accessible on-line via
http://www.esf.org/euresco/04/hc04184. For further details on this
event, please contact Ms. Anne-Sophie Gablin (asgablinesf.org) from
the Euresco Office. Many thanks also for passing on this announcement
to your colleagues who may be interested in this event.

One goal of the conference is to engender more interplay between
psychological, computational and neuroscientific work on figurative
language/thought. Applicants in other disciplines who are interested
in figurative language/thought are welcome as well.

Please note that the application deadline, for both attendance and
proposing a contribution, is quite soon (February 6th) but that only a
one-page abstract is required in proposing a contribution.

Kind regards,
Alan Wallington
University of Birmingham, UK

on behalf of
John Barnden
University of Birmingham, UK
(academic chairman of the conference)

and

Corinne Le Moal
Publicity Officer - EURESCO Office
EURESCO Office - European Science Foundation
1 quai Lezay-Marn�sia, 67080 Strasbourg, France
Tel +33 388 76 71 35 Fax +33 388 36 69 87
http://www.esf.org/euresco 

Mind, Language and Metaphor
EuroConference on the Processing of Metaphor and Metonymy - From
Computers to Neuropsychology
Granada, Spain, 24-29 April 2004

chair: John A. Barnden (University of Birmingham, UK)

Vice-chair: Antonio Barcelona (Universidad de Murcia, E)

Speakers:

Antonio Barcelona (Murcia U., E); 
John Barnden (Birmingham U., UK);
Cristina Cacciari (Modena U., I); 
Dan Fass (Gavagai Tech. & Simon Fraser U., CA); 
Rachel Giora (Tel Aviv U., IL); 
Sam Glucksberg (Princeton U.,US); 
Jerry Hobbs (SRI International, US); 
Albert Katz (U. of Western Ontario, CA); 
Chiara Levorato (U. of Padua, Italy); 
Katja Markert (Leeds U., UK); 
Srini Narayanan (SRI International, US); 
Costanza Papagno (Milan U., I); 
Francisco J. Ruiz De Mendoza Ibanez (Rioja U., E);
Michael Thomas (Inst. of Child Health, London, UK); 
Zazie Todd (Leeds U., UK); 
Tony Veale (Univ. College Dublin, Ireland); 
Yorick Wilks (Sheffield U., UK).

Scope:
The conference covers the processing of metaphor, metonymy and other
closely related forms of figurative language, whether by brains or by
AI systems. It encompasses computational (symbolic and non-symbolic),
psychological and neuroscientific approaches to processing. Specific
topics of interest include understanding and generation, information
retrieval and extraction, context handling, machine translation,
identification of figurative language, child development,
relationships with mental or developmental disorders, and brain
regions and mechanisms involved in processing. The conference aims
especially to foster increased interchange between researchers from
different disciplines.

Financial support:
A certain number of grants will be available for young researchers -
35 or under - who are nationals of a Member State of the European
Union or of an Associated State and who are active inside or outside
these Member or Associated States at the time of the event. Associated
States are: Bulgaria, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia,
Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Norway,
Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Applications from female researchers are encouraged.

Deadline for applications:
6 February 2004.
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