LINGUIST List 25.2254

Thu May 22 2014

Calls: Linguistics & Literature, Text/Corpus Linguistics/Germany

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <>

Date: 22-May-2014
From: Anja Mueller-Wood <>
Subject: Inaugural Conference of the International Association of Literary Linguistics
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Full Title: Inaugural Conference of the International Association of Literary Linguistics

Date: 15-Apr-2015 - 17-Apr-2015
Location: Mainz, Germany
Contact Person: Anja Müller-Wood
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Jun-2014

Meeting Description:

Literary linguistics – that is, research exploring the interface of two academic fields all too often deemed irreconcilable – has enjoyed renewed popularity in recent years, as a growing number of scholars have come to acknowledge the value of this kind of interdisciplinary endeavour. The aim of this conference is to take stock of the scholarly work conjoining linguistics and literary studies, identify current research interests and point out possible future directions of the field.

Keynote Speakers:

Nigel Fabb (Strathclyde)
Johanna Laakso (Vienna)
Deirdre Wilson (UCL)

2nd Call for Papers:

Inaugural Conference of the International Association of Literary Linguistics
Research Agendas in Literary Linguistics
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, 15-17 April 2015

The organisers invite proposals for 20-min papers addressing the conference’s special topic. They may cover (but are not limited to) issues such as the following: Cognitive processes in language processing, comprehension and literary form; foundations of metaphor, metonymy, irony and related figures of speech; modern theoretical approaches to argumentation and comprehension in relation to traditional concerns of rhetoric; cognitive, aesthetic and emotive impacts of figures of speech and style; appraisal, intertextuality and dialogism.

More recently, the rise of multilingualism in the wake of globalization has given the study of multilingualism more prominence. Increasing multilingualism surely affects literary productions of multilingual societies. In addition to the general topics outlined above, we therefore invite contributions to the study of multilingualism in literature. This topic will also be discussed at the conference Multilingualism in Baltic-Sea Europe, to be held in Mainz 13-15 April 2015 (

Please post short proposals (300 words) by 15 June 2014 to:

Selected papers will be published in the Open Access journal International Journal of Literary Linguistics (

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