LINGUIST List 26.3430

Wed Jul 29 2015

Calls: Cognitive Science/Spain

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 29-Jul-2015
From: Montse Esbri-Blasco <>
Subject: IV International Conference on Metaphor and Discourse
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Full Title: IV International Conference on Metaphor and Discourse

Date: 03-Dec-2015 - 04-Dec-2015
Location: Castelló de la Plana, Spain
Contact Person: Montse Esbrí
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Call Deadline: 06-Sep-2015

Meeting Description:

IV International Conference on Metaphor and Discourse:
“New Cognitive Domains in the 21st Century”
Castelló de la Plana (Spain), 3-4 December 2015

The IV International Conference on Metaphor and Discourse will focus especially on the New Cognitive Domains in the 21st Century, but all aspects of metaphor in discourse are object of study and debate in the Seminar. Following previous editions, the IV International Conference on Metaphor and Discourse will be held at Universitat Jaume I (UJI), Castelló de la Plana (3 -4 December 2015).

Our aim is to bring together specialists and researchers involved in these research matters in order to discuss recent contributions to the field, as well as to open new debates about the relevance of metaphor in discourse with special emphasis on the following topics:

- Identification procedures and metaphor analysis in discourse
- Creativity in context and cultural variation
- The use of corpora in metaphor analysis
- Multimodal metaphor in virtual environments
- Virtual cognitive domains
- New cognitive domains in science and technology
- Metaphor and consciousness

The following keynote speakers have so far accepted the invitation to participate in the seminar:

- Dr. Zoltán Kövecses (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)
- Dr. Elena Semino (University of Lancaster)
- Dr. Gerard Steen (University of Amsterdam)

Registration Fees:

- General participant fee: 80 Euro
- Student: 40 Euro (Students need to prove their student status by means of a photocopy of their student ID card or registration form)

Call for Papers:

Contributions are encouraged on all aspects of metaphor and discourse studies, departing from the basic tenets on conceptual metaphor theory already set by landmark publications like Lakoff and Johnson's (1980) up to the more recently emergent trends that deal with the study of metaphor in discourse and thought.

Papers may be submitted as either oral presentations or posters. Oral presentations will be 20 minutes in length plus a 10-minute discussion. As for poster sessions, a suitable time will be reserved so that poster presentations receive due attention on the part of all the assistants. Abstract submission may be realized through the web page. Only abstracts with a maximum of 500 words (including references) will be accepted.

All submissions will undergo a double-blind peer-review process. Please, do not include the author's name, email and affiliation in the abstract files.
The official languages of the seminar are Spanish and English.

Important Dates:

- 6 September 2015: Deadline for abstract submission (oral presentation and /or poster)
- 30 September 2015: Notification of acceptance/rejection
- 30 October 2015: Deadline for registration and payment
- 3-4 December 2015: IV International Seminar on Metaphor and Discourse
- 11 January 2016: Deadline for full manuscript submission


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