LINGUIST List 24.256|
Tue Jan 15 2013
Confs: Cognitive Sci, Ling & Lit, Psycholing, Lang Acq, Semantics/Germany
Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang
From: Mihailo Antovic <mantovicgmail.com>
Subject: Oral Poetics and Cognitive Science
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Oral Poetics and Cognitive Science
Date: 24-Jan-2013 - 26-Jan-2013
Location: Freiburg, Germany
Contact: Mihailo Antovic
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7t76nGaeJqmUTZnRndEaFFheFE/edit
Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Ling & Literature; Psycholinguistics; Semantics
Oral Poetics and Cognitive Science
Interdisciplinary conference at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS)
This conference is organized by Mihailo Antović (University of Niš) and Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas (University of Murcia), as part of their project Towards a Cognitive Oral Poetics: Traditional Epic and Cognitive Linguistics, funded by a Tandem Fellowship in Linguistics and Literary Studies of the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies.
The Parry-Lord theory of oral composition in performance was arguably the major breakthrough in classics and oral tradition studies in the 20th century. The so called ‘cognitive revolution’ has probably been the most important movement cutting across all the sciences of the mind for the past one hundred years, maybe more. Both paradigm shifts have an important point of coincidence: the idea that language learning and verbal creativity result from usage and performance, and build on general cognitive capacities and cultural context. The basic units of language and oral poetry are not a set of transformational or formal rules, but functional form-meaning pairs acquired through an instance-based process.
Oral poetics and Cognitive Science seeks to lay the foundations of a new discipline, Cognitive Oral Poetics, through an interdisciplinary conversation between researchers in oral poetics, empirical literary scholars, linguists and cognitive scientists. Presentations by our guest speakers will be addressed to a multi-disciplinary audience, and there will be ample time for discussion in the form of Q&A, roundtables, common lunches, etc. Our guest speakers so far are:
Egbert Bakker, Yale University, Department of Classics
Hans C. Boas, University of Texas at Austin, Departments of German and Linguistics
Anna Bonifazi, University of Heidelberg, Department of Classical Philology
Winfried Menninghaus, Free University Berlin, Peter Szondi Institute of Comparative Literature
Mark Turner, Case Western Reserve University, Department of Cognitive Science
Thursday Jan 24
Mihailo Antović & Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas: Oral Poetics and Cognitive Science: An Introduction.
Anna Bonifazi: The contribution of particles to poetic structuring in South Slavic and Homeric epic.
Elisa Bugin, Epic poetry and working memory: How cognitive science can draw a sharp distinction between orality and writing.
Mark de Kreij, Navigating the story world. Visual and contextual framing in the Iliad and the Odyssey.
William Duffy & William Short, Identical but better: The practical and the ideal in the tradition of epic.
Jonathan Ready, A cognitive approach to the Homeric simile?
Agnieszka Matkowska, Poetics of the prose genres: Formula, theme and story pattern. Strategy for reproduction of oral narratives.
Blitz presentations discussion
Mark Turner: Oral Poetic Compressions.
Roundtable. Multimodality and Performativity: Oral poetics as a cognitive science.
Egbert Bakker, Hans Boas, Anna Bonifazi, Winfried Menninghaus, Mark Turner
Dinner and More Conversation
Friday Jan 25
Egbert Bakker: When Formulas are Quotes
Hans Boas: Construction Grammar, Frame Semantics, and Oral Poetics
Round table. Conversation analysis, construction grammar, and other linguistic approaches to composition-in-performance.
Peter Auer, Egbert Bakker, Hans Boas, Anna Bonifazi, Mark Turner
Lunch and More Conversation
Mirjana Detelić & Lidija Delić, The semantics of formulae White Tower and White Castle in the oral epics.
Thomas Hoffman & Alex Bergs, A cognitive approach to football chant constructions.
Raymond Person, From grammar in everyday conversation to special grammar in oral traditions: A case study of ring composition.
Nemanja Radulović, Honko's revision of oral-formulaic theory: Some remarks.
Sonja Zeman, Patterns of 'visualization' in (semi-)oral epic poems and the 'historical mind'.
Discussion of blitz presentations
Tertulia (open discussion)
Saturday Jan 26
Winfried Menninghaus: Towards an Empirical Aesthetics of Linguistic Self-Similarities.
Mihailo Antović & Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas: Formulaic Style and Construction Grammar: Speech Introductions.
Final roundtable: Cognitive oral poetics as an empirical aesthetics enterprise
Egbert Bakker, Anna Bonifazi, Monika Fludernik, Winfried Menninghaus, Mark Turner
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