LINGUIST List 23.2778

Wed Jun 20 2012

Calls: English, Spanish, German, Cognitive Sci, Typology, Semantics/Spain

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 20-Jun-2012
From: Irene Reixa <>
Subject: Spatial Relations German / Spanish / English
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Full Title: Spatial Relations German / Spanish / English Short Title: SPATREL2012
Date: 04-Oct-2012 - 06-Oct-2012 Location: Santiago de Compostela, Spain Contact Person: Irene Doval
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Typology

Subject Language(s): English; German; Spanish

Call Deadline: 28-Jun-2012

Meeting Description:

From October 4-6 2012 the research group 'Spatial Relations Contrastive German / Spanish' (SPATREL) of the Department of English and German Philology (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain) will hold an international symposium on spatial relations in German, as well as contrastive German/English or German/Spanish.

Studies of the lexical semantics of spatial terms across languages have provided evidence of considerable variation in the details of how spatial relations are linguistically categorized even in typological similar languages. The main focus of this symposium is to explore how German encodes spatial concepts such as motion, location and orientation and to examine the cross-linguistic similarities and differences between German and English or Spanish.

2nd Call for Papers:

Extended deadline: June 28, 2012

This symposium aims to bring together researchers working on different linguistic and methodological approaches and to provide for discussions on how German, English and Spanish organize linguistically space. We welcome abstracts presenting theoretical or practical studies on this subject.

Please submit abstracts of 200-300 words (excluding references) for a thirty-minute talk (twenty minutes for the presentation, plus ten minutes for discussion).

The languages of the symposium are English, German and Spanish.

Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference website. All papers reviewed and accepted by the scientific committee will be published in the symposium proceedings volume.

Submission Guidelines:

All abstracts must be submitted anonymous by email to: formatted as Word files with the author's name as the filename. Please use the abstract submission form of the website. The body of the email message must contain the following information:

1. Paper title2. Name(s) of author(s)3. Affiliation(s) of author(s)4. Email address for each author. In the case of joint authorship one email address should be designated for official communication.

The author will receive an email message confirming the receipt of the abstract.

Please consult the Symposium Website for more information on the programme and registration.

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