LINGUIST List 9.606

Fri Apr 24 1998

Confs: Meaning, Metaphor & Religion

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Message 1: Symposium Meaning, Metaphor & Religion

Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 11:00:36 +0200
From: Kurt Feyaerts <kurt.feyaertsarts.kuleuven.ac.be>
Subject: Symposium Meaning, Metaphor & Religion

SYMPOSIUM ANNOUNCEMENT 


MEANING, METAPHOR & RELIGION: COGNITIVE SEMANTICS AND THE BIBLE

The importance of a cognitive theory of meaning for the study of
religious language

University of Leuven, 6-8 July 1998

AIM OF THE MEETING

This symposium aims at determining how a cognitively inspired theory
of meaning (taken in the broad sense) provides the study of religious
language with new valuable insights. Specifically, it will be
investigated to what extent established and ongoing research into the
semantics of bible texts is supported and/or questioned by the
cognitive semantic paradigm. Although this meeting is primarily
conceived from a linguistic point of view, it is not meant for
linguists alone. Instead, it explicitly aims to bring together
semantic expertise from both linguistics and theology in order to
explore some of the possibilities and limitations of a combined study
of religious language.


WHERE?

The symposium takes place in Leuven (B) at the historical Begijnhof
site (Chievre house & Faculty Club)

PROGRAM

- Ralph Bisschops (Brussel/Duisburg): "Metaphors disclosing new
religious experiences: Lover, Bride and Adulteress in Hosea and
Ezekiel"

- Lieven Boeve (Leuven): "Linguistica ancilla theologiae: the interest
of fundamental theology in cognitive linguistics"

- Kristin De Troyer (Breda/Leuven): "'and God was created...' On
translating Hebrew concepts into Greek."

- Rene Dirven (Duisburg): "A metonymic view of the world and religion,
contrasted to a metaphorical one"

- Brian Doyle (Leuven): "How Do Isotopes Meet? A Rare Word-Play
Metaphor in Isa. 25:6-8."

- James Francis (Sunderland): "'I am lowly as a child' - Child
Metaphor in the Ancient World"

- Katrin Hauspie (Leuven): "A cognitive approach to the Septuagint?
Placing the Septuagint in its original context in Alexandria"

- Joel Hoffman (New York): "Identifying, Understanding and Translating
the Metaphors of a Dead Language: how to move beyond the denotation of
the words to the connotation of the words."

- Olaf Jaekel (Hamburg): "The cognitive theory of metaphor: an
explanation on the basis of biblical language"

- Kjell Magne Yri (Oslo): "Recreating religion - Semantic theories and
the problem of theologically central terms in ("exotic") Bible
Translation."

- Ken McElhanon (Arlington): "Explorations in prototype theology"

- Nelly Stienstra (Utrecht): "Conceptual vs. individual metaphors in
the Old Testament: a matter of interpretation"

- David Tuggy (Tucson): "Literal vs. idiomatic translation in
Cognitive Linguistics"

- Pierre Van Hecke (Leuven): "The metaphorical use(s) of the Hebrew
verb ra'ah. A cognitive approach to the SHEPHERD-metaphor"


REGISTRATION

IF YOU WISH TO REGISTER, PLEASE COMPLETE (A HARDCOPY OF) THIS FORM AND
SEND IT BACK (HARD COPY) WITH (EVIDENCE OF) PAYMENT TO THE FOLLOWING
ADDRESS:

Kurt Feyaerts 
Dept. of Linguistics
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Blijde-Inkomststraat 21, B-3000 Leuven

NAME:_______________________________

ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE: 
____________________________________________________
____________________________________________________
Email: ______________________________________

I would like to register for (please circle A or B):

A. the whole conference package (conference fee + all lunches): 2900,-
BEF (see below)

B. the conference fee + the lunch options as indicated below (please
put a tick on the line next to your chosen options)

Conference fee (obligatory)			500,- BEF

[Staff members of the belgian unversities and students are exempt from
paying the conference fee.]

Options:
Lunch (6th July)				800,- BEF ____
Lunch (7th July)				800,- BEF ____
Lunch (8th July)				800,- BEF ____
						Total:	 ____

PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE BEFORE THE END OF MAY 1998 


METHODS OF PAYMENT (return a hard copy of this form):

1. O VISA		O EUROCARD/MASTERCARD

Complete and sign the following instruction:
Card number: ___________________________________
Name of cardholder: ______________________________
Address of cardholder: _____________________________
________________________________________________
________________________________________________
Expiration date: ___________________________________
"Please debit ______ BEF of my VISA // EUROCARD/MASTERCARD"
Signature: ________________________


2. International Eurocheque (please fill out all sums in BEF and make
payable to "KULeuven - congres Theosemantiek")

3. Direct Bank Transfer to "KU LEUVEN - Congres Theosemantiek",
Blijde-Inkomststraat 21, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
- bank (name & address): Kredietbank, Ladeuzeplein 27, 3000 Leuven
- account number: 431-0375511-91 
- bank code (SWIFT): KRED.BEBB 100 
(Please enclose a bank receipt)

Please make sure your payment reaches us in due time. Your
registration will be confirmed by, and made effective with your
payment only. ACCOMODATION

Please note that accomodation cannot be arranged by the organizers.
Information about hotels in Leuven (prices, phone numbers, addresses,
map of Leuven, ...) will be sent immediately after registration (or on
demand before registration). Information can also be obtained directly
from the tourist office in Leuven: phone: +32.16.211539; fax:
+32.16.211549. The average price for a single room (with breakfast) in
Leuven is 2300 BEF (with 950 and 4900 BEF as extremes) and 3000 BEF
for a double room (with 1700 and 5400 BEF as extremes).

ORGANIZATION / CORRESPONDENCE
Kurt Feyaerts & Dirk Geeraerts

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven 
Department of Linguistics
Blijde-Inkomststraat 21
B-3000 Leuven
phone:	+32.16.32 48 05
fax:	+32.16.32 47 67
email:	kurt.feyaertsarts.kuleuven.ac.be
dirk.geeraertsarts.kuleuven.ac.be
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