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LINGUIST List 18.2227

Tue Jul 24 2007

Calls: Applied Ling/Spain; Applied Ling/Spain

Editor for this issue: Ania Kubisz <anialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Carmen M. Bretones, From Applied Linguistics to the Linguistics of the Mind
        2.    Manuel Sánchez García, Researching and Applying Metaphor

Message 1: From Applied Linguistics to the Linguistics of the Mind
Date: 24-Jul-2007
From: Carmen M. Bretones <cbretonual.es>
Subject: From Applied Linguistics to the Linguistics of the Mind
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Full Title: From Applied Linguistics to the Linguistics of the Mind
Short Title: XXVI AESLA International

Date: 03-Apr-2008 - 05-Apr-2008
Location: Almería, Andalucía, Spain
Contact Person: Carmen M. Bretones
Meeting Email: aeslaual.es
Web Site: http://www.aesla.uji.es/congreso

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Dec-2007

Meeting Description:

XXVI AESLA International Conference: "From Applied Linguistics to the
Linguisitcs of the Mind: Issues, Practices and Trends" / "De la lingüística
aplicada a la lingüística de la mente: Hitos, prácticas y tendencias".
April 3-5, 2008. University of Almería, Spain.

Dear Colleague,

The Spanish Applied Linguistics Association (AESLA) is pleased to announce
its XXVI Annual Conference to be held at the University of Almería (Spain)
on April 3-5, 2008.

This International Conference will count on the presence of the following
distinguished speakers:

- Christopher Sinha, Portsmouth University, GB
- Claire Kramsch, University of California at Berkeley, USA
- Hans C. Boas, University of Texas at Austin, USA
- José Luis Otal, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain
- Lavinia Merilini Barbaressi, Università di Pisa, Italy
- Manuel Carreiras, Universidad de La Laguna, Spain
- Marco Casonato, Università di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
- Mark Turner, Case Western Reserve University, USA
- Pedro J. Chamizo Dominguez, Universidad de Málaga, Spain

The Conference will cover the following areas:

- Language acquisition
- Language teaching
- Language for specific purposes
- Language psychology, child language and psycholinguistics
- Sociolinguistics
- Pragmatics
- Discourse analysis
- Corpus linguistics, computational linguistics and linguistic engineering
- Lexicology and lexicography
- Translation and interpreting

Proposals (pertaining to the areas mentioned above and max. 500 words,
figures and references apart) must be submitted at http://www.aesla.uji.es
no later than December 1st, 2007.

Reviewers will evaluate the contributions and will contact the authors
regarding acceptance or rejection. Final versions (aprox. 2500 words) will
be required to authors within a month from acceptance.

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to receiving your proposal.

Yours sincerely,

Carmen M. Bretones Callejas
University of Almería, Spain
Message 2: Researching and Applying Metaphor
Date: 24-Jul-2007
From: Manuel Sánchez García <raam7unex.es>
Subject: Researching and Applying Metaphor
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Full Title: Researching and Applying Metaphor
Short Title: RaAM 7

Date: 29-May-2008 - 31-May-2008
Location: Cáceres, Spain
Contact Person: Manuel Sanchez-García
Meeting Email: raam7unex.es
Web Site: http://www.unex.es/eweb/raam7

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Dec-2007

Meeting Description:

The local organising committee is pleased to announce the Seventh International
Conference on Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM 7), to be held at the
University of Extremadura, Cáceres, Spain, from 29th to 31st May 2008.
The biennial RaAM conferences aim to gather researchers interested in metaphor
and other figurative phenomena, such as metonymy, hyperbole or irony, as they
relate to 'real world' issues. Further aims are to encourage the development of
rigorous research methods in the study of metaphor in real-world contexts and to
foster interdisciplinary collaboration in this field of study. (For more
information about RaAM, its aims and previous events, visit the organisation's
website at http://raam.org.uk)

The theme of the Seventh International Conference on Researching and Applying
Metaphor is 'Metaphor in Cross-Cultural Communication'. A great deal of
attention has been paid to identifying and describing the metaphors used by
different social groups, in everyday and specific discourse contexts, and their
realisation in language or other modes. These descriptions show that although
certain metaphoric themes or 'conceptual' metaphors appear to be shared by
people from different parts of the world, linguistic metaphors may differ
greatly across languages. Furthermore, people of different cultural backgrounds
also vary considerably in the way they 'see' and express one thing in terms of
another, and the value they assign to such figurative reasoning or
understanding. RaAM 7 will focus on the effect such variation may have on
cross-cultural communication and intercultural dialogue.

The Seventh International Conference on Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM
7): Metaphor in Cross-Cultural Communication
will be held at the University of Extremadura, Cáceres, Spain,
from 29th to 31st May 2008.

Second Call for Papers


The local organising committee invites submissions for 30-minute papers,
90-minute workshops and posters from researchers whose work contributes to our
understanding of the roles of metaphor in cross-cultural communication and how
this may be investigated. Proposals on other topics related to metaphor and
'real world' issues will also be welcome.
We also invite applications from PhD candidates whose on-going research is of
interest to the RaAM organisation to participate in the PhD workshop A special
feature of RaAM 7 is a PhD forum, and this workshop aims to serve as a platform
for on-going research and an opportunity for researchers new to the field to
receive feedback from experienced metaphor researchers.

Plenary Speakers

Professor Raymond W. Gibbs (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Professor Zoltán Kövecses (Eölvas Loránd University, Hungary)
Professor Rukmini Bhaya Nair (Indian Institute of Technology, India)
Professor Francisco Ruiz de Mendoza Ibañez (University of La Rioja, Spain)

Scientific Committee

Masumi Azuma (Kobe Design University, Japan)
Antonio Barcelona (Universidad de Murcia, Spain)
Lynne Cameron (Open University, UK)
Jonathan Charteris-Black (University of the West of England, UK)
Alice Deignan (University of Leeds, UK)
Charles Forceville (Universiteit van Amsterdam, NL)
Masako Hiraga (Rikkyo University, Japan)
Zoltán Kövecses (Eötvos Loránd University, Hungary)
Graham Low (University of York, UK)
Zouhair Maalej (University of Tunis, Tunisia)
Fiona MacArthur (Universidad de Extremadura, Spain)
John Martin (Open University, UK)
Andreas Musolff (University of Durham, UK)
José Luis Oncíns Martínez (Universidad de Extremadura, Spain)
Elena Semino (Lancaster University, UK)
Gerard Steen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL)
Solange Vereza (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil)

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of all types of proposals: 1st December 2007
Notification of acceptance: 1st February 2008
Registration: Opens 1st February
Authors of accepted presentations must register before 10th April 2008
Others may register until 25th May 2008

For further detail about the conference (the PhD Forum, the programme, how to
send a submission, the venue, and registration) please visit the conference
website: http://www.unex.es/eweb/raam7
Or contact the local organisers at raam7unex.es

Local Organising Committee

Fiona MacArthur
José Luis Oncíns Martínez
Ana Piquer Píriz
Manuel Sánchez García

Department of English Philology
University of Extremadura
Campus Universitario s/n
10071 Cáceres (Spain)

Tel. 00 34 927 257400
FAX: 00 34 927 257401

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