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LINGUIST List 20.2190

Tue Jun 16 2009

Calls: Applied Ling, Cognitive Science, Lang Acquisition, English/Spain

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        1.    MariaPilar AgustinLlach, Figurative Language Learning and Figurative Language Use: Theory and Applications

Message 1: Figurative Language Learning and Figurative Language Use: Theory and Applications
Date: 16-Jun-2009
From: MariaPilar AgustinLlach <maria-del-pilar.agustinunirioja.es>
Subject: Figurative Language Learning and Figurative Language Use: Theory and Applications
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Full Title: Figurative Language Learning and Figurative Language Use: Theory and Applications
Short Title: CRAL 2009

Date: 29-Oct-2009 - 31-Oct-2009
Location: Logroño, La RIoja, Spain
Contact Person: Francisco Ruiz de Mendoza
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://cral09.cilap.es/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 01-Sep-2009

Meeting Description:

The Center for Research on the Applications of Language (CRAL), based at
the University of La Rioja, Spain, solicits papers for the International
Conference Figurative Language Learning and Figurative Language Use: Theory
and Applications, to be held on October 29-31, 2009, at the Philology
Building of the University of La Rioja.

Plenary Speakers:

-Paul Meara (Swansea, UK): title pending confirmation
-Elena Semino (Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster
University, United Kingdom): 'Figurative language in expert publications
and educational materials'
-Frank Boers (Erasmus University College Brussels, Belgium): 'Ways of
teaching L2 figurative phrases: an assessment'
-Zoltan Kövecses (Faculty of Humanities, Eötvös Loránd University,
Budapest, Hungary): 'Recent findings in metaphor theory and their
application to foreign language teaching.'
-David Singleton (Center for Language and Communication Studies, Trinity
College Dublin, Ireland): 'Figurative aspects of the taboo lexicon'




Call for Papers:

The conference is open to presentations on a range of topics related to
Cognitive Linguistics and compatible approaches to language, both from a
theoretical and an applied perspective. We invite proposals on subjects
including but not limited to: metaphor theory; metonymy theory; cognitive
models; cognitive stylistics; figurative language use in L1 and in
additional languages including foreign languages and multilingual
acquisition; figurative language acquisition and development; vocabulary
and figurative language in foreign languages; applications of figurative
language (to lexicography, translation, language teaching and methodology,
etc.).

General Session: Abstracts for 20‐minute presentations (plus ten‐minute
discussion) should be no more than 500 words (plus references, tables, and
figures), and should also include 5 keywords. Abstracts should be sent by
1‐September‐2009 through the CRAL webpage at http://cral09.cilap.es/

Round Tables last a maximum of 90 minutes. The proposal should include not
more than 5 presentations of ten minutes each; round tables should have a
discussant who will act as debate moderator; debate time should take at
least 40 minutes. Round Table proposals should have a general description
of the aims of the session, and one abstract for each of the presentations.
All abstracts should comply with the same specifications as the abstracts
for the General Session.



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