LINGUIST List 9.1368

Fri Oct 2 1998

Calls: French Lang., Spanish Ling., Metaphor

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Directory

  1. Treffers-Daller, Jeanine, Association for French Language Studies
  2. Dr. Ana Roca, XVII National Conference on Spanish in the United States
  3. Gerard Steen, RESEARCHING AND APPLYING METAPHOR III

Message 1: Association for French Language Studies

Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 14:25:19 -0400 (EDT)
From: Treffers-Daller, Jeanine <Jeanine.Treffers-Dalleruwe.ac.uk>
Subject: Association for French Language Studies


CALL FOR PAPERS

Association for French Language Studies

in conjunction with

The Centre for European Studies in the Faculty of Languages
and European Studies at the University of the West of 
England, Bristol

WORKSHOP 

Discours masculins, discours feminins 

Saturday, 6 February 1999

Contributions are invited for this day-workshop promoted by 
AFLS and hosted by the Centre for European 
Studies at UWE, Bristol addressing any aspect of the 
relationship between Language and Gender in French. 
Speakers should aim to speak for 25 minutes with 15 minutes 
for questions.

Please send abstracts (c.100-150 words) by Friday, 6 
November 1998 to:

Kate Beeching
Faculty of Languages and European Studies
UWE, Bristol
Frenchay Campus
Coldharbour Lane
Bristol BS16 1QY
Telephone 	0117 965 6261, ext 2911
Fax		0117 976 3843
E-mail		Kate.Beechinguwe.ac.uk
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Message 2: XVII National Conference on Spanish in the United States

Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 10:38:34 -0400
From: Dr. Ana Roca <rocaafiu.edu>
Subject: XVII National Conference on Spanish in the United States

Reminder! Call for Papers Deadline--October 19, 1998
XVII El Espaol in los Estados Unidos

March 11-13, 1999 Coral Gables (Miami-Dade County) and Miami
Sponsored by The Department of Modern Languages and the Latin American
and Caribbean Center
Florida International University, Miami, Florida

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Dr. Guadalupe Valds, Stanford University
Dr. John M. Lipski, University of New Mexico (Albuquerque)

Abstracts for 20-minute papers are invited on the following topics
vrelated to Spanish in the United States: language maintenance and
language shift, language variation, discourse analysis, language policy
and planning issues, attitudes and politics, testing, heritage language
education in the secondary schools and in higher education, language and
public life (such as court interpreting, Spanish and the law, Spanish in
the media, Spanish in the corporate world, Spanish journalism),
bilingual education, and other relevant sociolinguistic topics and
issues pertaining to Spanish in the United States.

Persons interested in presenting a paper at the Conference are requested
to submit five copies of a one-page abstract of the paper. The abstract
should be accompanied by a separate pagebstating the title of the paper,
your name, affiliation, institutional address, your telephone numbers
including fax, e-mail address, and home address and telephone number.
Please do not identify yourself on the abstract itself. A bibliography
may be included on a second page of the abstract if necessary. Abstracts
cannot be accepted by mail and must be received by October 19, 1998.
Queries and abstracts should be addressed to:

Dr. Ana Roca, Conference Chair
XVII Spanish in the United States Conference
Department of Modern Languages
Florida International University
DM 498A
Miami, FL 33199

305-348-2046, 305-348-2851
Rocaafiu.edu

Absracts will be reviewed anonymously by an abstract committee and
notification will be sent by the end of November.

Full conference information will be available at a later date on a web
site which is currently being set up via FIU (Spanish in the United
States). You can also obtain further conferenece information by calling
305-348-2894 (ask for Marla Castellanos) after November 20.

Hotel rates at the David Williams Hotel are set at $99 per night
(special conference rate and a great rate for Miami during the season).
The actual conference will be at the nearby and beautiful The Biltmore
Hotel in Coral Gables. For reservations at the David Williams Hotel,
call: 305-445-7821 and explain you are requesting the arranged
conference rate for FIU's Spanish in the US Conference. Contact person
there: Ruby Gonzlez, Sales Representative.
Space is limited and reservations must be made by around February 10 in
order to obtain the less expensive conference rate.
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Message 3: RESEARCHING AND APPLYING METAPHOR III

Date: Thu, 1 Oct 1998 20:22:16 MET
From: Gerard Steen <G.J.Steenkub.nl>
Subject: RESEARCHING AND APPLYING METAPHOR III

RESEARCHING AND APPLYING METAPHOR III

Tilburg University, 30 June to 2 July 1999



METAPHOR ACROSS LANGUAGES:

TRANSLATION AND INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION,
INCLUDING LITERATURE



CALL FOR PAPERS

Tilburg University is pleased to announce the third 
international conference on Researching And Applying 
Metaphor from 30 June to 2 July 1999. The conference 
will focus on fundamental and applied research on metaphor 
across languages, in particular on metaphor in translation 
and metaphor in intercultural communication. Moreover, we 
would like to include the domain of literature as a special 
area of attention, in that it poses problems of translation 
and in that it can be seen as an interesting instance of 
intercultural communication in more than one respect (see 
below). We are hence inviting linguists, psycholinguists,
sociolinguists, discourse analysts, translation theorists
and translators, literary scholars and writers, and
educationalists, to submit proposals for papers on these
topics by December 31, 1998.


Goal

The conference will have a highly informal and practical 
character: the main aim is to bring people together from 
different linguistic and cultural backgrounds to foster 
exchange of information and discussion about metaphor 
across languages. This aim was chosen as a result of the 
experiences at the previous two RAAM conferences, in which 
it was felt that the international study of metaphor was 
too much oriented to British and American English. At 
the end of RAAM II in Copenhagen (May 1997), it was 
concluded that the availability of a new paradigm for 
metaphor studies since Lakoff and Johnson's Metaphors We 
Live By may have given a tremendous impetus to linguistic 
research on metaphor, but a cross-linguistic and 
cross-cultural perspective have remained comparatively 
underdeveloped. It is the specific purpose of this 
conference to alleviate this problem.


Suggestions for topics

Fundamental research:
-	Identification of conceptual metaphors; 
-	Identification of linguistic metaphors; 
-	Analysis of conceptual metaphors; 
-	Analysis of linguistic metaphors.
Including literature:
-	Special difficulties in identifying and analysing 
	linguistic and conceptual metaphors in literary texts, 
	contemporary and historical.

Translation:
-	Linguistic aspects of metaphor influencing translation.
-	Conceptual aspects of metaphor influencing translation.
-	Translation strategies and metaphor translation.
Including literature:
-	Special difficulties in metaphor translation in 
	literary texts, contemporary and historical.

Intercultural communication:
-	Conventional metaphor as the cause of or solution to 
	intercultural communication problems.
-	Deliberate metaphor as the cause of or solution to 
	intercultural communication problems.
-	Metaphor in communication training and intercultural 
	settings.
Including literature:
-	Metaphor usage by non-native writers of literature in a 
	particular language;
-	Metaphor processing by non-native readers of literature
	in a particular language.


Organization

The goal of the conference requires an organization 
that is slightly different. Given the suspected lack of a 
critical mass of cross-linguistic and cross- and 
intercultural studies of metaphor, it is the conference 
itself which will have to reinforce these perspectives by 
bringing together speakers from different backgrounds. In 
particular, we would like to organize a number of 
workshops in which papers on similar topics but from 
different linguistic and cultural backgrounds are combined. 
It is hoped that the interaction between the speakers 
during the conference will create a cross-linguistic and 
cross- and intercultural perspective on metaphor.


Procedure

Consequently, we are envisaging the following procedure. 
Proposals for papers have to be sent in by December 31, 
1998. The program committee will examine the contents of 
the proposals in January and put together a provisional 
vprogram in which papers are combined in a number of 
workshops. Workshops may vary from self-regulating with a 
self-appointed chair to tightly organized and 
goal-directed with precirculation of papers and/or data, 
depending on the state of the research in each of them. 
Authors of papers will be notified of the preliminary 
program in February and will be asked if they can agree 
with their position in the program. If alterations are to 
be made to the program, they will be announced by 
March 1rst. This will leave ample time for participants in 
workshops to prepare their sessions before the conference, 
in the form of precirculation of papers, data, and so on. 
The program committee will include suggestions for 
preparation and approach individuals for taking on some of 
the organizational responsibilities per workshop.


Program committee

Lynne Cameron, Peter Crisp, Alice Deignan, Anders Engstr"m,
Charles Forceville, Ray Gibbs, Rachel Giora, Johan Hoorn, 
Graham Low, Yeshayahu Shen, and Gerard Steen


Submission of proposals for papers

Proposals for papers should not exceed 300 words and be 
submitted electronically by December 31 1998. Please use 
the following address: raamiiikub.nl. The proposal should 
give a clear indication of the general area of research 
(fundamental, intercultural, or translation, excluding or
including literature). It should also specify how the paper 
could contribute to a workshop; in other words, what can 
other participants take away from the workshop in which the 
paper is presented: a theory, a method of analysis,
data on linguistic metaphor, data on conceptual metaphor, 
or applications to particular domains of discourse? 
Finally, the proposal should suggest how it can be used 
best in a workshop: with prior circulation of the 
complete paper, with prior circulation of the central 
aspect (like an outline of the theory, method, data, or 
application), without prior circulation but with 
incorporation in a top-down organized session, or without 
prior circulation and top-down organization altogether.


Registration

When the program has been finalized by March 1, 
registration forms will be sent out to participants and 
posted at the conference website: 

(http://cwis.kub.nl/~fdl/general/people/steeng/raamiii/index.htm) for
those who wish to attend the conference but do not give a paper.
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