LINGUIST List 27.2368

Fri May 27 2016

Calls: Cog Sci, Semantics/Croatia

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <ashleylinguistlist.org>


Date: 26-May-2016
From: Mario Brdar <mbrdarffos.hr>
Subject: 3rd International Symposium on Figurative Thought and Language
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Full Title: 3rd International Symposium on Figurative Thought and Language
Short Title: FTL3

Date: 26-Apr-2017 - 28-Apr-2017
Location: Osijek, Croatia
Contact Person: Mario Brdar
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.ffos.unios.hr/anglistics/FTL3/en/index.html

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Semantics

Call Deadline: 01-Nov-2016

Meeting Description:

The three-day symposium aims to continue as a forum for the discussion of links between figurative thought and language started at previous events in Thessaloniki (2014) and Pavia (2015). Cognitive linguistics was at the time of its inception all about conceptual metaphors, and also about metonymies and image schemas. As a result of the rapid development and diversification of cognitive linguistics, new topics and methodologies emerged, gradually pushing conceptual metaphors and metonymies out of the centre stage. However, vigorous research into how conceptual metaphors and metonymies interact and motivate grammatical structures that we have recently witnessed justifies its coming back into the limelight.

We invite contributions from various theoretical and applied perspectives, and methodologies. Suggested topics include (but are not restricted to) the impact of figuration on levels of linguistic analysis (morphology, lexis, semantics, pragmatics), on areas of grammar, on various types of discourse (e.g., the discourse of economics, law, medicine, philosophy, politics, psychology and psychotherapy), as well as figurative multimodality and the relationship between language and emotions, language and humour, irony, sarcasm, euphemism, etc.

The symposium will also feature a round table on the state of research in figurative language.

Plenary Speakers:
Charles Forceville (University of Amsterdam)
Raymond W. Gibbs Jr (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Zoltán Kövecses (ELTE, Budapest)
Jeanette Littlemore (University of Birmingham)
Marija Omazić (University of Osijek)
Klaus-Uwe Panther (University of Hamburg) & Linda L. Thornburg (Kendal)
Francisco Ruiz de Mendoza (University of La Rioja, Logroño)
Kristina Štrkalj Despot (Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics, Zagreb)
Milena Žic Fuchs (University of Zagreb)

Round Table Convenors:
Angeliki Athanasiadou (Atstotle University of Thessaloniki)
Annalisa Baicchi (University of Pavia)
Günter Radden (University of Hamburg)

Call for Papers:

We invite contributions from various theoretical and applied perspectives (e.g. cognitive linguistics, cognitive science, neuroscience and the philosophy of the mind), and methodologies (e.g., experimental protocols, cross-linguistic comparison, synchronic and diachronic analyses, translation, corpus studies). Suggested topics include (but are not restricted to) the impact of figuration on levels of linguistic analysis (morphology, lexis, semantics, pragmatics), on areas of grammar, on various types of discourse (e.g., the discourse of economics, law, medicine, philosophy, politics, psychology and psychotherapy), as well as figurative multimodality and the relationship between language and emotions, language and humour, irony, sarcasm, euphemism, etc.

The working language of the symposium is English. Submissions on languages other than English are encouraged.

Abstracts should not exceed 500 words including figures and references. They should also list up to five keywords. Regular presentations will be allotted 20 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion. Poster presentations will be displayed at a special poster session.

Volumes with a selection of peer-reviewed paper-length versions of accepted submissions will be published with international publishers in 2018.

Please, send your abstract as a .doc file to ftl3.osijekgmail.com no later than November 1, 2016.

Important dates:

Abstract submission:
June 15 – November 1, 2016

Abstract rating:
November 1 – December 10, 2016

Acceptance notification:
December 15, 2016 – January 1, 2017

Symposium dates:
April 26-28, 2017


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