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LINGUIST List 21.2272

Wed May 19 2010

Calls: Anthro Ling, Cog Sci, Typology/Tunisia

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        1.    Sondes Hamdi, Space and Time in Languages and Literatures

Message 1: Space and Time in Languages and Literatures
Date: 18-May-2010
From: Sondes Hamdi <sondeshamdiyahoo.fr>
Subject: Space and Time in Languages and Literatures
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Full Title: Space and Time in Languages and Literatures

Date: 25-Nov-2010 - 26-Nov-2010
Location: Kef, Tunisia
Contact Person: Sondes Hamdi
Meeting Email: sondeshamdiyahoo.fr

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Typology

Call Deadline: 15-Jun-2010

Meeting Description:

Space and time, their conceptualization and the relationship between the
two, have intrigued literature and linguistics for a long time. The objective of
this conference is to gather presentations which deal with the expression of
space and/or time in languages and literatures. The conference aims at
exploring the issues of space, time and their interrelation from a linguistic
and a literary perspective. With Time and Space in Languages, we aim to
investigate issues related to the expression of time and space in natural
languages. The topics could include, but are not restricted to, the following
themes:
-Typology with respect to the expression of spatial information in languages
around the world,
-Space as expressed and conceptualized in verbs of fictive motion,
-Comparing the use of time and space in unrelated languages,
- Prepositional semantics,
-'Language universality' versus 'language variability' in the expressions and
the conceptualizations of space and time.

Space and Time in Literatures aims at bringing together presentations
dealing with literary topics. Indeed, the expression of time and space in
literature exceeds the simple notion of physical setting to take on
psychological, social, spiritual, existential and transcendental dimensions.
Novelists, playwrights and poets often make use of the symbolical
dimension inherent in concepts of space and time to verbalize personalized
issues of existence in the universe. Topics could include, but are not
restricted to, the following themes:
-Space and time in Modernist and Postmodernist literature,
-Space and time in Existentialist literature and literature of the Absurd,
-Expression of Feminism, femininity and gender through particular
representations of space and time, -Space and time as an expression of
individuality, nationality or humanity,
-Psychological, social and existential entrapment as conveyed through
representations of space and time in literature.

Call For Papers

For those interested in this conference, please send an abstract (a
maximum of 300 words) and biographical information (name, affiliation, e-
mail) to the contact person: sondeshamdiyahoo.fr

The deadline for abstract submission is the 15th of June 2010.
The conference will be held on the 25th and the 26th of November 2010 at
the Higher Institute of Applied Studies in Humanities (I.S.E.A.H) in Kef-
Tunisia.
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