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LINGUIST List 20.2646

Thu Jul 30 2009

Calls: Applied Ling, Cognitive Sci, Lang Acquisition/Spain

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <brunettlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Maria Pilar Agustin Llach, Figurative Language Learning and Figurative Language Use: Theory and Applications

Message 1: Figurative Language Learning and Figurative Language Use: Theory and Applications
Date: 29-Jul-2009
From: Maria Pilar Agustin Llach <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

Call Deadline: 16-Aug-2009

Meeting Description:

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, aims to bring together researchers from various compatible persuasions in theoretical and applied linguistics in an effort to help them to find common grounds and provide one another with mutual feedback.

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:

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.).

With a view to facilitating hotel reservations and flight scheduling to Conference participants, all proposals sent before August 17 will receive their acceptance/rejection notifications on August 25. The rest of the proposals will receive their notifications on September 10.

Early submission deadline: August 16, 2009
Final submission deadline: September 1, 2009
Acceptance notifications: August 25/ September 10
Registration deadline: October 15
Date: October, 29-31, 2009

You may find updated information on the Conference venue, provisional program, registration, accommodation, etc., at:


Submissions: http://cral09.cilap.es/en/dashboard

Registration: http://cral09.cilap.es/en/registration-form

Accommodation: http://cral09.cilap.es/en/accommodation

For technical questions: webmastercilap.es

-The Organizing Committee

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