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LINGUIST List 23.4819

Mon Nov 19 2012

Calls: General Linguistics/Japan

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

Date: 18-Nov-2012
From: Masako Hiraga <iconicityrikkyo.ac.jp>
Subject: 9th International Symposium on Iconicity in Language and Literature
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Full Title: 9th International Symposium on Iconicity in Language and Literature

Date: 03-May-2013 - 05-May-2013
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contact Person: Masako Hiraga
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www2.rikkyo.ac.jp/web/iconicity/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Dec-2012

Meeting Description:

The ninth in a series of biennial international and interdisciplinary symposia organized by the Iconicity Research Project since 1997, this meeting will once again focus on iconicity - understood as form miming meaning and form, and meaning miming form and meaning - in language and in literature. Since this is the first symposium to be held in Asia, it will also feature panels on the interaction between Eastern and Western languages. In addition there will also be a translation workshop.

Previous symposia have, on the one hand, concentrated on iconicity as a driving force in language on all grammatical levels, on language acquisition, and on language change. On the other hand, they have addressed the various mimetic uses of more concrete and creative iconic images and/or more abstract iconic diagrams and metaphors at all levels of the literary text, in both narrative and poetic forms, and on all varieties of discourse (literary texts, historical texts, political texts, advertising, language and music, word and image, etc.). These possibilities remain open for the 2013 symposium.

The meeting will be hosted by the Graduate School of Intercultural Communication at Rikkyo University, (http://english.rikkyo.ac.jp/academics/graduate/i-c/), Ikebukuro campus, located in the heart of Tokyo, easily accessible by trains and buses from the two International Airports - Narita and Haneda.

Call for Papers:

The symposium language will be English. Presentation time for papers will be 30 minutes followed by 10 minutes of discussion.

Proposals of Panels and Presentations:

Deadline: 1 December 2012
Format: Abstract of no more than 400 words in one page together with a short c.v. of the author(s), to be submitted as attachment, entitled by the surname of the first author, and sent to iconicityrikkyo.ac.jp.
Notification of acceptance: 31 January 2013

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