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Sat May 3 1997

Confs: 5th Int'l Cognitive Lx Conference

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  1. Gisela Redeker, 5th Int'l Cognitive Linguistics Conference

Message 1: 5th Int'l Cognitive Linguistics Conference

Date: Sat, 3 May 1997 14:29:29 +0200
From: Gisela Redeker <>
Subject: 5th Int'l Cognitive Linguistics Conference


 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, July 14 - 19, 1997

Our Web site has recently been updated to include the abstracts of all
plenary lectures and theme sessions, as well as a list of all paper and
poster presentations (including schedule information). Visit our site at:

Registration forms and short program information are also available in
ASCII format from .

 10 May 1997 Early Registration Deadline (payments must definitely be
 received before 20 May to qualify for the lower 'early' fee)
 mid May '97 Abstract volume, program information, etc. will be sent 
 to all registered participants
 1 June 1997 Deadline for abstracts for a small special Student Session
 (contact Maaike Belien & Ronny Boogaart at

The conference features the following PLENARY LECTURES:

 George Lakoff (UC Berkeley)
 The Centrality of Explanatory Grounding 
 Among Cognitive Linguistic Methodologies
 Len Talmy (SUNY Buffalo)
 Relating Language to Other Cognitive Systems
 Peter Harder (University of Copenhagen)
 Ontology and Methodology: Some Questions about Function, 
 Experiential Grounding and _Langue_ in Cognitive Linguistics
 Dirk Geeraerts (University of Leuven)
 Idealistic Tendencies in Cognitive Linguistics
 William Croft (Manchester University)
 The Contribution of Typology to Cognitive Linguistics
 Eve Sweetser (UC Berkeley)
 Mental Spaces and Cognitive Linguistics:
 A Cognitively Realistic Approach to Compositionality
 Ron Langacker (UC San Diego)
 Unity in Diversity: The Coherence of Cognitive Linguistics
 Melissa Bowerman (MPI Nijmegen)
 Form-Meaning Mapping in First-Language Acquisition
 Gilles Fauconnier (UC San Diego)
 Methods and Generalizations

The final highlight of the conference will be a
FEATURED PLENARY TALK on Saturday, 19 July:

 Douglas Hofstadter (Indiana University)
 I'm a guy; you're a guy; he's a guy, but is she one?
 We are guys; you guys are guys; she sure would like to be one.


 ICLC'97 (Theo Janssen & Gisela Redeker)
 Faculteit der Letteren, Vrije Universiteit
 De Boelelaan 1105
 NL-1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 fax: +31-20-4446500

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