LINGUIST List 32.2028

Fri Jun 11 2021

Calls: Cog Sci/Poland

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 11-Jun-2021
From: Patryk Dobkiewicz <>
Subject: 6th International Conference on Figurative Thought and Language
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Full Title: 6th International Conference on Figurative Thought and Language
Short Title: FTL6

Date: 20-Apr-2022 - 24-Apr-2022
Location: Poznań, Poland
Contact Person: Patryk Dobkiewicz
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Call Deadline: 15-Sep-2021

Meeting Description:

A four-day event organised by the Department of Cognitive Linguistics at the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań is already the sixth in a series of meetings aimed at presenting and discussing current research on the intersection of figurative thought and language, following the conferences in Thessaloniki (2014), Pavia (2015), Osijek (2017), Braga (2018) and Sophia (2020). We have chosen “Dynamicity, schematicity and variation in Figurative Thought and Language” as the leitmotif of the conference in recognition of how much the field of cognitive studies has grown since its inception and how wide a range of issues, perspectives and methodologies it presently covers.

Plenary speakers who have kindly confirmed their participation:
- Herbert L. Colston
- Irene Mittleberg
- Julien Perrez
- Elżbieta Tabakowska

Call for Papers:

We invite theoretical and empirical contributions representing various takes on the interplay between language and mind, synchronic and diachronic, adopting a panoply of methodologies (e.g., quantitative studies, experimental techniques, cross-cultural and cross-linguistic comparisons, CDA, sociovariational analysis, translation). Suggested topics include (but are not restricted to):
- dynamicity and variation in figurative language and thought
- figuration in gesture and multimodal expression
- embodiment and figuration
- figuration and emotions
- figuration and ideology
- figurative language and thought in story-telling

Abstract submission:
Submission deadline: 15 September 2021
Notification of acceptance: 31 October 2021

Fully anonymous abstracts of 300 words (excluding references) must be submitted via EasyChair. Accepted file formats are .pdf, .doc(x) and .rtf. Please include up to five keywords at the top of the abstract to facilitate the reviewing effort. The languages of the conference are English and Polish.

Each presentation will last 30 minutes, including 10 minutes for discussion.

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