LINGUIST List 29.3615

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Calls: Applied Linguistics/Croatia

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Date: 18-Sep-2018
From: Anita Memišević <>
Subject: 33rd International Conference of the Croatian Applied Linguistics Society: Meaning in Language - From Individual to Collective
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Full Title: 33rd International Conference of the Croatian Applied Linguistics Society: Meaning in Language - From Individual to Collective
Short Title: 33 CALS - MALFIC

Date: 16-May-2019 - 18-May-2019
Location: Rijeka, Croatia
Contact Person: Anita Memišević
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2018

Meeting Description:

33rd International Conference of the Croatian Applied Linguistics Society

Expression and transfer of meaning are the foundations of the development of language. Therefore, it is not surprising that the study of meaning is one of the central issues that have preoccupied linguists since the very beginnings of this scientific discipline, since the time when linguistics was taking shape within the fold of philosophy, up until the present time when by studying language and meaning we are trying to gain new insights into how the human brain works. Contemporary linguistics approaches meaning through several main stages, from Structuralist analysis of the relationship between linguistic signs, over the short, and only seeming abandonment of the primacy of meaning in relation to the expressive powers of combinatory forces of grammatical structures, to the nowadays dominant cognitive-semantic research which studies meaning in language in relation to concepts (conceptualisation) and other abilities and principles of the human mind. Throughout the history of semantics one of the most intriguing issues has been the one of the relationship between the individual and the linguistic community within the framework of the wider relation sign-meaning. This vital, but under-researched, relation is the topic of this year’s conference.

Call for Papers:

Croatian Applied Linguistics Society
33rd International Conference

Meaning in Language - From Individual to Collective

16 – 18 May 2019
Rijeka (Croatia)

Since semantics is a discipline that encompasses all linguistic levels it stretches through both the synchronic and diachronic perspective, and, since it is interdisciplinary, it irradiates into other areas that correspond to linguistic communication. Therefore, we recommend the following three thematic approaches:

(1) The relationship between the sign and the world (the real and the possible)
(2) The relationship between the sign and other linguistic signs
(3) The relationship between the sign and the speaker from the a) pragmatic and b) cognitive-semantic perspective (the relationship between the sign and concept(s))

We also propose specific topics:

- Grammatical and grammaticalized meanings
- Grammatical approaches to the description of the meaning of word classes
- Semantic component in determining and describing word classes
- Challenging the concept of lexical and grammatical words
- Meaning on the morphological and syntagmatic level
- Phono-syntax
- Syntacto-semantics
- Metaphor, metonymy
- Imageability
- Discourse aspects of the collective in meaning
- Standardology and sociolinguistics – social meaning in language
- Linguistic change, mistake, innovation and meaning
- Meaning and the criteria of the language norm
- Semantic interpretations of individual structures and phenomena in a linguistic community (paronymy, retronymy, etc.)
- Corpus linguistics approaches to meaning
- Intercultural communication and meaning
- Lexicological and lexicographic approaches to meaning
- Lexicographic procedures in the description of meaning
- Diachronic semantics
- Approaches to semantics in language teaching
- Meaning and multilingualism
- Translation studies approaches to meaning
- The role of mass media in the creation and change of meaning
- Terminology in semantics, etc.


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For instructions on how to write your abstract go to:

Submissions will open on 1 October 2018, and the submission deadline is 15 November 2018. Detailed instructions about the submission process will be given in the Second Call.

Presenters may submit only one paper proposal (as presenters or co-presenters). Exceptions may be made under special circumstances.

Notification of acceptance: 10 January 2019.

Conference fee:

Early bird (payment by 15 February 2019):

Presenters: 90 €; Doctoral student presenters and participants: 60 €

Late payment (payment from 16 February until 15 March 2019):

Presenters: 116 €; Doctoral student presenters and participants: 90 €

Conference venue:

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, Sveučilišna avenija 4 (Kampus), Rijeka, Croatia

Important dates:

- Submission deadline: 15th November 2018
- Notification of acceptance: by 10th January 2019
- Conference fee deadline: early-bird by 15th February 2019; late payment from 16th February until 15th March 2019
- Conference dates: 16 – 18 May 2019
- Manuscript submission deadline: 30 September 2019

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