LINGUIST List 24.4639

Wed Nov 20 2013

Calls: Semantics, Ling & Literature, Discourse Analysis, Text/Corpus Ling, Philosophy of Lang/UK

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <>

Date: 20-Nov-2013
From: Jeremy Scott <>
Subject: 6th Conference of the International Association of Literary Semantics
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Full Title: 6th Conference of the International Association of Literary Semantics Short Title: IALS 2014
Date: 03-Jul-2014 - 05-Jul-2014 Location: Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom Contact Person: Jeremy Scott
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Philosophy of Language; Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2014

Meeting Description:

Literary Semantics: Past, Present, Future?

2014 will mark the 22nd anniversary of the first IALS conference in 1992, which was also held at Eliot College at the University of Kent. Also, in 2014 the University of Kent celebrates its 50th anniversary. In keeping with the spirit of marking milestones, the theme of the conference will be general, and diachronic in orientation.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Beatrix Busse (University of Heidelberg)
Dr Billy Clark (University of Middlesex)
Prof. Astrid Ensslin (Bangor University)

Address: Rutherford College, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NX

Call for Papers:

The 6th conference of the International Association of Literary Semantics (IALS) will take place at the University of Kent, Canterbury, from Thursday to Saturday, 3-5 July 2014.

We will be interested in any abstracts that make use of language-based explorations of how literary works get and/or make their meanings, and, particularly, in discussions of potential future directions for work at the language/literature border (for example, within the domain of multimodality).

Abstracts for 20-minute papers (plus 10 minutes discussion) may be submitted by email to

The conference website is at:

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