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Full Title: Meaning Construction, Meaning Interpretation: Applications and Implications

Short Title: CRAL 2103
Location: Logroño (La Rioja), Spain
Start Date: 18-Jul-2013 - 20-Jul-2013
Contact: Paula Pérez
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://cral13.cilap.es/
Meeting Description: CRAL 2013. III International Conference on Meaning Construction, Meaning Interpretation: Applications and Implications
July 18-20, 2013

The Center for Research on the Applications of Language (CRAL), based at the University of La Rioja, Spain, is pleased to announce the III International Conference on Meaning Construction, Meaning Interpretation: Applications and Implications (CRAL 2013), to be held on July 18-20, 2013, at the Quintiliano building of the University of La Rioja.

Plenary Speakers (in alphabetical order):

Marcella Bertuccelli (University of Pisa, Italy): ‘The pragmatics of insinuation’
Sabine De Knop (Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis Brussels, Belgium): ‘Language pedagogy at the crossroads between language typology, contrastive linguistics and construction grammar’
Charles Forceville (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands): ‘Relevance Theory and communicating by pictures and word & image texts’
Francisco Gonzálvez (University of Almería, Spain): ‘On the role of coercion in meaning construction and meaning interpretation in cognitive-functional linguistics’
Klaus Uwe Panther (Nanjing Normal University, China & University of Hamburg, Germany): ‘Culturally motivated animal metaphors in an expressive construction’
Günter Radden (University of Hamburg, Germany): ‘Metonymic blending’

Questions and correspondence may be addressed to Paula Pérez, co-chair of the Organizing Committee, to paula.perezs@unirioja.es and/or cral2013@gmail.com.


Modern Philologies Department (University of La Rioja)
Vice-rectorate of Research (University of La Rioja)
John Benjamins Publishing Co.
Peñaclara (Mineraqua, S.A.)

If you would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities for the CRAL 2013 Conference, please contact the Organizing Committee at cral2103@gmail.com.

Registration Fees*:

Registration before June 6, 2013:
Presenter (1): 110 euros
Attendant: 60 euros
Student (2): 50 euros
Accompanying person: 35 euros

Registration before July 12, 2013**:
Presenter (1): 140 euros
Attendant: 60 euros
Student (2): 50 euros
Accompanying person: 35 euros

(1) In the case of co-authored papers, certificates will only be issued to those participants that register in the Conference.
(2) Students must provide either a certificate signed by the Head of their Department/Institute or a scanned copy of their student card. Please submit your certificate via email to cral2013@gmail.com. Please note that this rate only applies for students wishing to attend to the Conference; students with oral communication should register as presenters.

*All registration fees include: Wine of honor at the F&G Hotel on July 18, 2013, sponsored by John Benjamins Publishing Co.; access to the entire conference.
**After July 12, 2013 the registration will be closed.

For resolution of extra cases, please contact cral2013@gmail.com.

Additional Fees:

Conference dinner at Bodegas Francoespañolas on July 19, 2013: 45 euros
Excursion to Suso and Yuso Monasteries on July 20, 2013: 49 euros

For more information, please visit http://cral13.cilap.es/en/social-program.
Linguistic Subfield: Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories
LL Issue: 24.1262

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