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Message 1: 3RD INTERNATIONAL COGNITIVE LINGUISTICS CONFERENCE

Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1992 10:03 MST
From: Larry Hagberg <LHAGBERGCCIT.ARIZONA.EDU>
Subject: 3RD INTERNATIONAL COGNITIVE LINGUISTICS CONFERENCE
 Call for Papers
 3RD INTERNATIONAL COGNITIVE LINGUISTICS CONFERENCE
 July 18-23, 1993, Leuven, Belgium
AIMS AND SCOPE
 The conference offers a forum for research within the
perspective of Cognitive Linguistics. This perspective
subsumes a variety of concerns and broadly compatible
theoretical approaches that share a common basis: the idea
that language is an integral part of communication which
reflects the interaction of cultural, psychological,
communicative and functional considerations, and which can
only be understood in the context of a realistic view of
cognitive development and mental processing.
 Topics of special interest for Cognitive Linguistics
include the structural characteristics of natural language
categorization (such as prototypicality, metaphor, mental
imagery, and cognitive models), the functional principles of
linguistic organization (such as iconicity and naturalness),
the conceptual interface between syntax and semantics, the
experiential and pragmatic background of language-in-use, and
the relationship between language and thought.
CONFERENCE PROGRAM
 The conference will include nine keynote lectures and up
to ninety 40-minute lectures in parallel sections. A workshop
on psychological models of categorization is being planned.
The social program will feature various receptions, a farewell
concert, and a guided tour of one of Flanders' historical
towns.
SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS
 Authors are requested to submit four copies of a one-page
abstract in hardcopy format to the address below. Abstracts
must be received before November 1, 1992. Authors will be
notified of acceptance or rejection by January 1, 1993.
REGISTRATION FEE
 The regular registration fee is 3000 Belgian francs.
(The current exchange rate is about 35 francs to one U.S.
dollar). Members of the International Cognitive Linguistics
Association pay 2000 francs. Students and residents of
countries with currency restrictions can register at the
reduced rate of 1500 francs. After May 15, 1993, all rates
are raised by 1000 francs. All payments must be made through
account number 431-0612761-79 of Dirk Geeraerts, ICLA93,
Kredietbank Ladeuzeplein, Leuven. Refunds (minus 20%
administration charges) will only be made if the organizing
committee is notified before May 15, 1993.
CONFERENCE SITE AND HOUSING FACILITIES
 Founded in 1429, the University of Leuven is one of the
oldest in the northern part of Europe. Situated at only 25
kms from Brussels, the town of Leuven is easy to reach. The
conference will take place in the classicist buildings of the
18th century Maria-Theresia College, situated in the
historical center of Leuven. The participants will be housed
in the immediate neighborhood of the Maria-Theresia College,
either in the Pauscollege or in the Holiday Inn Hotel. The
Pauscollege offers single rooms at the price of approximately
1000 francs per night per room. The Holiday Inn charges
approximately 3000 francs per night per room, regardless of
the number of persons occupying it (up to a maximum of four
persons). Participants will receive definitive prices by
January 15, 1993.
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
 The organizing committee consists of Dirk Geeraerts,
Nicole Delbecque, Brygida Rudzka-Ostyn, Ren~B Dirven and Stefan
Grondelaers. All correspondence should be addressed to Dirk
Geeraerts, Departement Ling~Aistiek KU Leuven, Blijde-
Inkomststraat 21, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium (telephone: 32-16-
284815, FAX: 32-16-285025, e-mail: (FFAAB01 at
BLEKUL11.EARN). (Also: FFAAB01 at BLEKUL11.BITNET).
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THE THIRD ICLA CONFERENCE,
SEND THE FOLLOWING REGISTRATION FORM TO:
 ------------------------------------------------------------
 DIRK GEERAERTS / ICLA93
 DEPARTEMENT LINGISTIEK KUL
 BLIJDE-INKOMSTSTRAAT 21
 B-3000 LEUVEN
 BELGIUM
Name:
Affiliation:
Address:
___ I intend to participate and would like to receive
 further information.
___ I intend to submit an abstract by November 1, 1992.
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