LINGUIST List 23.2784

Wed Jun 20 2012

Confs: Cognitive Science, Psycholing, Semantics, Typology/Spain

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <>

Date: 20-Jun-2012
From: Irene Reixa <>
Subject: Spatial Relations German / Spanish / English
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Spatial Relations German / Spanish / English Short Title: SPATREL2012

Date: 04-Oct-2012 - 06-Oct-2012 Location: Santiago de Compostela, Spain Contact: Irene Doval Contact Email: < click here to access email > Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Typology

Subject Language(s): English; German; Spanish

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.

Keynote Speakers:

Raphael Berthele (University of Freiburg)Von kategorischen Typen zum multidimensionalen Kontinuum.Variationsmuster sprachlicher Raumreferenz zwischen Theorie und Empirie.

Brigitte Handwerker (Humboldt University, Berlin)Ortswechsel und Zustandswechsel. Konstruktionsvarianten im Sprachvergleich

Thora Tenbrink (University of Bremen)Reference systems of space and time in English and German

Gerd Wotjak (University of Leipzig)Zur Versprachlichung von Lageveränderungen im Deutschen und Spanischen

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