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LINGUIST List 17.438

Thu Feb 09 2006

Calls: Cognitive Science/UK;Ling & Literature/UK

Editor for this issue: Kevin Burrows <kevinlinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Anu Koskela, 1st UK Postgraduate Conference in Cognitive Linguistics
        2.    Mireille Ravassat, Seminar on Shakespeare's language


Message 1: 1st UK Postgraduate Conference in Cognitive Linguistics
Date: 09-Feb-2006
From: Anu Koskela <amk21sussex.ac.uk>
Subject: 1st UK Postgraduate Conference in Cognitive Linguistics


Full Title: 1st UK Postgraduate Conference in Cognitive Linguistics
Short Title: 1st PGCCL

Date: 27-May-2006 - 27-May-2006
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Anu Koskela
Meeting Email: amk21sussex.ac.uk

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 24-Mar-2006

Meeting Description:

This is the first conference in the UK aimed specifically for postgraduates
working in the field of Cognitive Linguistics. The purpose of the conference is
to provide a forum for postgraduate researchers in Cognitive Linguistics to
exchange ideas and present new research.

CALL FOR PAPERS: The First UK Postgraduate Conference in Cognitive Linguistics

Department of Linguistics and English Language,
University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

We are delighted to announce the first UK Postgraduate Conference in Cognitive
Linguistics, to take place at the University of Sussex on Saturday, 27th May 2006.

Cognitive Linguistics is a relatively new, interdisciplinary approach to the
study of language which focuses on the interaction between human language,
cognition and experience. The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum
for postgraduate researchers in Cognitive Linguistics to exchange ideas and
present new research.

The conference will also feature plenary talks and workshops by the following
invited speakers:

Dr Vyvyan Evans (University of Sussex): keynote lecture on ''The Cognitive
Linguistics Enterprise: An Overview''

Prof. Gilles Fauconnier (University of California San Diego): a workshop on
conceptual blending theory

Prof. Chris Sinha (University of Portsmouth): a keynote lecture on ''Language as
a biocultural niche''

Abstract submissions:

We invite submissions of abstracts for 20 minute presentations (followed by 10
minutes of discussion) on research pertaining to any area of Cognitive Linguistics.

Deadline for abstracts: 24th March
Notification of acceptance: 24th April

Abstract format:
- Only electronic submissions are accepted.
- The abstracts should be submitted to the email address
abstractscogling.org.uk, with the email subject ''First PG Conference in
Cognitive Linguistics''
- The abstract should be sent as an attachment to an email message, in either MS
Word (.doc), Rich Text Format (.rtf) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf ) format
- The length of the submissions is a maximum of 500 words or 1 A4 side. The
abstract should clearly indicate the title of the talk, and may include
references, but the total word count should not exceed 500 words.
- The abstracts will be subject to anonymous review, so the abstract should not
include the name(s) of the author(s)
- The body of the email message should contain the following information: The
author's name, affiliation, title of the paper and contact details (postal and
email address)

For further details about the conference, please visit www.cogling.org.uk and
click on the link for Conferences and then PGCCL.

The First UK Postgraduate Conference in Cognitive Linguistics is associated with
the Portsmouth-Sussex Symposium on Language and Cognition, which takes place at
the Universities of Sussex and Portsmouth on the two days preceding the First
Postgraduate Conference in Cognitive Linguistics - 25-26th May 2006. Links to
further information about the Portsmouth-Sussex Symposium on Language and
Cognition can be found under Conferences at www.cogling.org.uk.

We look forward to receiving your abstract(s) and seeing you at Sussex at The
First UK Postgraduate Conference in Cognitive Linguistics!

Anu Koskela
Chair of the Organising Committee for the First UK Postgraduate Conference in
Cognitive Linguistics

Anu Koskela
DPhil Candidate
Dept. of Linguistics and English Language/
Centre for Research in Cognitive Science
University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QN
UK
Message 2: Seminar on Shakespeare's language
Date: 08-Feb-2006
From: Mireille Ravassat <mireilleravassattele2.fr>
Subject: Seminar on Shakespeare's language



Full Title: Seminar on Shakespeare's language
Short Title: ESSE 8

Date: 29-Aug-2006 - 02-Sep-2006
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Mireille Ravassat
Meeting Email: mireilleravassattele2.fr
Web Site: http://www2.sas.ac.uk/ies/events/conferences/2006/ESSE8/CFP.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Discourse
Analysis; General Linguistics; Language Description; Ling & Literature;
Pragmatics; Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2006

Meeting Description:

ESSE (European Society for the Study of English) Conference, ESSE 8,Institute of
English Studies (IES),University of London

SEMINAR CALL FOR PAPERS
SHAKESPEARE'S LANGUAGE: STYLISTIC AND LINGUISTIC APPROACHES

Despite age-old discussions, Shakespeare's ever-renewed interest in the issue of
language per se still requires investigation and new vistas of reflection. The
seminar will take a particular, but not exclusive, interest in tropes as a way
of considering Shakespeare at the intersection of stylistics and linguistics.
One of the important issues at stake will be the isolated status of metonymy as
an orphan figure too often upstaged by its eminent tropical counterpart,
metaphor. All contributions drawing on the models and terminology provided by
multifarious aspects of linguistics are relevant, e.g. discourse analysis,
pragmatics, literary semantics, stylometry, corpus/computer text analysis etc.

Convenor: Dr Mireille Ravassat (University of Valenciennes)
mireilleravassattele2.fr
Co-convenor: Dr Jonathan Hope (Strathclyde University) jonathan.r.hopestrath.ac.uk
Please send your abstracts directly to both convenors.
Deadline: 1 March 2006

Seminar papers will not be read at the meeting but summarised in such a way as
to encourage discussion. Convenors will ask successful proposers to present
their paper as a 4-page abstract, if they have not already done so; and to
provide a 100-word summary of the abstract to be published on the Conference
website. Each seminar will allow a maximum of six participants and will be
limited to a single two-hour session.
Further information is available on the ESSE 8 website:
http://www2.sas.ac.uk/ies/events/conferences/2006/ESSE8/CFP.htm



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