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LINGUIST List 20.3740

Tue Nov 03 2009

Calls: Cognitive Science, Discourse Analysis, Ling & Literature/Poland

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        1.    Alina Kwiatkowska, Cognitive Poetics and Rhetoric

Message 1: Cognitive Poetics and Rhetoric
Date: 01-Nov-2009
From: Alina Kwiatkowska <akwiatuni.lodz.pl>
Subject: Cognitive Poetics and Rhetoric
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Full Title: Cognitive Poetics and Rhetoric

Date: 28-Jan-2010 - 30-Jan-2010
Location: Lodz, Poland
Contact Person: Alina Kwiatkowska
Meeting Email: akwiatuni.lodz.pl
Web Site: http://ia.uni.lodz.pl/cognitive-poetics

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature;
Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 23-Nov-2009

Meeting Description:

The aim of the conference is discussing the recent developments in Cognitive
Poetics and Cognitive Rhetoric. Broadly speaking, Cognitive Poetics (also called
Cognitive Stylistics) applies the insights from cognitive linguistics to the
analysis of texts. The practitioners of this approach point out its importance
for literary studies, where it can become an effective analytical too; but also
its potential in the study of non-literary texts, especially those in which
language has been used in some creative way (as in advertising, linguistic
humour, etc.), as well as the study of visual images or music.

Close to this approach to texts is Cognitive Rhetoric, which we see as focusing
on the study of linguistic devices and strategies used by the authors of
literary, political, or media messages with the aim of affecting the
readers'/recipients' conceptualizations. We are therefore also interested in the
papers examining readers' responses to texts, and the potential of texts to
alter our perspective and way of thinking.

The plenary speakers at this conference, organized by the Polish Cognitive
Linguistics Association, will include:
Gerard Steen, Vrije University, Amsterdam
Joanna Gavins, University of Sheffield
Zoltan Kövecses, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest
Yeshayahu Shen, Tel Aviv University
Kurt Feyaerts, University of Leuven
Charles Forceville, University of Amsterdam
Craig Hamilton, Université de Haute Alsace
Elzbieta Tabakowska, Jagiellonian University, Krakow

Call for Papers

Possible areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
- metaphor and metonymy as basic cognitive mechanisms (the use of novel
metaphors in both literary texts and a range of non-literary discourses in
public and interpersonal communication; the literalization of metaphors;
synaesthetic metaphors; pictorial and multimodal metaphors; corpus-based studies
of metaphorical patterns in texts);
- the mechanism of conceptual and formal blending;
- mental imagery and its reflection in language (the figure/ground distribution
of information, and the reversal of the figure/ground pattern; the manipulation
of the point of view);
- the use of frames, scripts and mental schemas in conceptualization;
- the linguistic construal of text worlds;
- the novel linguistic categorization of reality; etc.
- readers' responses to texts
- the potential of texts to alter our perspective and way of thinking

We welcome both more theoretical contributions, and those that offer a detailed
analysis of a particular text. A selection of the papers presented at the
conference will be published in book form.

The deadline for outline proposals is 23 November 2009. Please send your
abstracts of up to 300 words, accompanied by your name and institutional
affiliation, in the *.doc or *pdf format, to akwiatuni.lodz.pl.
Notification of acceptance will be sent by 30 November.

For further details please contact akwiatuni.lodz.pl,
sglowackauni.lodz.pl.
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