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LINGUIST List 22.4496

Thu Nov 10 2011

Calls: Cognitive Science, Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics/UK

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Veronika Koller , Researching and Applying Metaphor

Message 1: Researching and Applying Metaphor
Date: 10-Nov-2011
From: Veronika Koller <v.kollerlancs.ac.uk>
Subject: Researching and Applying Metaphor
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Full Title: Researching and Applying Metaphor
Short Title: RaAM

Date: 04-Jul-2012 - 07-Jul-2012
Location: Lancaster, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Veronika Koller
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/events/RAAM/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Dec-2011

Meeting Description:

The ninth conference on Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM 9) will be held in Lancaster, UK, from 4-7 July 2012. The theme for 2012 is 'Metaphor in Mind and Society', and the confirmed plenary speakers are:

Masako Hiraga (Rykkio University, Japan),
Albert Katz (The University of Western Ontario, Canada)
Andreas Musolff (University of East Anglia, UK)

There will be two pre-conference workshops:

Corpus Linguistics Methods in Metaphor Analysis - facilitated by Anatol Stefanowitsch (University of Hamburg, Germany)

Methods of Researching Metaphor and Gesture - facilitated by Irene Mittelberg (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) and Cornelia Mueller (European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany)

In addition to the social programme, the conference will involve a book launch as well as a metaphor-themed exhibition and performance in cooperation with the Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Arts.

2nd Call for Papers:

Guidelines for Abstracts and Proposals:

The international Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor welcomes researchers from various theoretical approaches studying metaphor and metonymy in different forms of expression (not just language but also, for example, designed artefacts or performed works) and in different realms of use in society (e.g., educational, political, commercial, artistic). Contributors to the 2012 conference may approach metaphor and metonymy from a variety of perspectives (including cognitive, discursive, cultural, pedagogical, social, ideological, etc.) and by applying a variety of methods (including discourse analytical methods, corpus-based methods, experimental methods, etc.)

We are inviting abstracts for:

a) 20-minute papers
b) Poster presentations
c) Themed panels (including between 5 and 8 papers)

Abstracts for papers and posters should be no more than 300 words (excluding references). Proposals for themed panels should be no more than 800 words (excluding references) and comprise abstracts for each paper included within them. The deadline for abstracts and proposals is 31 December 2011. We will notify all colleagues who have submitted an abstract or proposal by 15 March 2012 to let them know whether their submission has been accepted or not.

Abstracts should be submitted via the online submission system Conftool, accessible on our website. Please follow the instructions on how to create a new user account. Once you are registered, you will be able to log on to Conftool, create your abstract, modify it as necessary, and submit it.

Prizes and Bursaries:

Prizes will be awarded for the best paper by a PhD student (thanks to John Benjamins publishers) and for the best poster.

We are also happy to announce that we can offer ca. ten PhD bursaries, based on merit and/or financial need. These will normally be available to colleagues who have had their abstracts accepted and entail either a waiver of the registration fee or a fee waiver and help towards travel costs. In addition, we can offer ca. ten needs-based bursaries for participants who are not PhD students and need financial assistance in order to be able to attend the conference.


For further information, please visit http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/events/RAAM/ or email raam2012lancaster.ac.uk.

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