LINGUIST List 31.2736

Fri Sep 04 2020

Confs: Cog Sci/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 02-Sep-2020
From: Nelly Tincheva <>
Subject: Figurative Thought and Language 5
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Figurative Thought and Language 5

Date: 29-Oct-2020 - 31-Oct-2020
Location: Online, Bulgaria
Contact: Nelly Tincheva
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Meeting Description:

UPDATE: Please note that the FTL 5 conference will take place virtually (online) on October 29-31. All our plenaries graciously agreed to participate in the online event, for which we express our gratitude! Thank you for your understanding!

Original Posting:
The 5th International Conference on Figurative Thought and Language (FTL5) will take place at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridsky”. It continues the tradition of regular forums for the discussion of links between figurative thought and language started at previous events in Thessaloniki-Greece (2014), Pavia-Italy (2015), Osijek-Croatia (2017) and Braga-Portugal (2018).

Cognitive linguistics has had from its very inception as its buzzwords conceptual metaphors and metonymies, image schemas and blending. These signposts gave rise to new topics and methodologies which are gradually pushing conceptual metaphors and metonymies out of the limelight opening the stage for vigorous research into how conceptual metaphors and metonymies interact and motivate grammatical structures, discourse types, communication processes, and overall structuring of human knowledge and behaviour.

Program Information:

The program will be posted here soon:

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