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LINGUIST List 18.3168

Sun Oct 28 2007

Calls: Computational Ling/Morocco; Applied Ling/Spain

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


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        1.    Helene Mazo, Language Resources and Evaluation Conference
        2.    Manuel Sánchez García, Researching and Applying Metaphor


Message 1: Language Resources and Evaluation Conference
Date: 25-Oct-2007
From: Helene Mazo <mazoelda.org>
Subject: Language Resources and Evaluation Conference
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Full Title: Language Resources and Evaluation Conference
Short Title: LREC

Date: 26-May-2008 - 01-Jun-2008
Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Contact Person: Helene Mazo
Meeting Email: lreclrec-conf.org
Web Site: http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2008/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2007

Meeting Description

LREC 2008 - 6th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference

Main Conference: 28-30 May 2008
Workshops and Tutorials: 26-27 May and 31 May - 1 June 2008

The sixth international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC)
will be organised in 2008 by ELRA in cooperation with a wide range of
international associations and organisations.

Palais des Congrès Mansour Eddahbi, Marrakech - Morocco

Conference web site: http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2008/

LREC 2008 Reminder - Deadline approaching

LREC 2008 will take place at the Palais des Congrès Mansour Eddahbi, Marrakech
(Morocco) on May 26 - June 1 2008.

Main Conference: 28-30 May 2008
Pre-conference workshops and tutorials: 26 and 27 May 2008
Post-conference workshops and tutorials: 31 May and 1 June 2008

All information can be found on the conference web site:
http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2008/

This is a reminder that the submission deadline for papers, panels, workshops
and tutorials is fast approaching.
The deadline is October 31, 2007.

Submission Procedure:
- Your abstract must consist of 1500 to 2000 words and must be formatted in PDF.
An abstract of 1500-2000 words is about 3-4 pages and can contain references,
tables, figures.
There is no template for the pdf abstract. The template will be made available
online for the final papers.
The submissions are not anonymous.
Only on line submissions will be considered. All abstracts should be submitted
through the online submission form that can be accessed at
http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2008/
- Submission for panels, workshops and tutorials should be made via email to the
following email address: lreclrec-conf.org.

Important Dates:
Submission of proposals for panels, workshops and tutorials: October 31, 2007
Submission of proposals for oral and poster papers: October 31, 2007
Notification of acceptance of panels, workshops and tutorials proposals:
November 22, 2007
Notification of acceptance of oral and poster papers: February 4, 2008
Final versions for the proceedings: March 25, 2008
Message 2: Researching and Applying Metaphor
Date: 24-Oct-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

First Announcement

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.

Seventh International Conference on Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM 7):
Metaphor in Cross-Cultural Communication
May 29-31 2008

Final Call for Papers

The seventh international conference on Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM
7) will 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 association's
website at http://raam.org.uk).

Submissions

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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