Call for papers: Cognitive approaches to metaphors of power
jaleino at cc.jyu.fi
Fri Aug 18 13:06:39 UTC 2006
Second call for papers:
"Cognitive approaches to metaphors of power"
Therefore, the Finnish Cognitive Linguistic Association (FiCLA) and the
Finnish graduate school in Language Studies Langnet will organize a
symposium "Cognitive approaches to metaphors of power" on 12-13 October
2006 at the University of Helsinki, Finland. The plenary speakers will
- Zoltán Kövecses from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
- Riikka Kuusisto from the University of Helsinki
- Elena Semino from Lancaster University
- Gerard Steen from Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
Aim and themes
The aim of this symposium is to focus on a theme which despite its
centrality has not yet been discussed in FiCLA symposiums, i.e.
metaphor, especially with respect to political and ideological language,
and to bring together both advanced and postgraduate researchers in the
fields of cognitive metaphor theory and critical discourse analysis.
Suggested themes for discussion include (but are not limited to) the
- Mind and language in the context of power: the functions of metaphor
in it (semantic interaction, analogies, substituting one metaphor for
another); conscious creativity in metaphor uses as against less
conscious uses; source domains for political metaphors; metaphors and
values (do non-metaphorical values exist?); is it possible to define a
finite set of acceptable ideological metaphors? how are these metaphors
(mentally) motivated and how are they understood?; emotions, paradoxes,
incongruencies; semantic models and their interpretations, constructions
- Ideology: its language and conventions, ideological representations,
intentions, and metaphors; the power of ideological language (how do
metaphors spread and how do they influence our lives?, how do they
create identities?); the relationship of ideological metaphors to
everyday metaphors and metaphors of science, their identification;
beliefs, how ideological metaphors relate to the "real world", their
possibly hypothetical nature, their social and psychological reception
- Is it possible to neutrally analyze and evaluate metaphors (of power)?
To participate, please send a one-page Word- or RTF-abstract to Michaela
Pörn <michaela.porn at abo.fi> by 3 September 2006. Acceptance will be
notified personally via e-mail by 8 September 2006, and a fully detailed
schedule published on the FiCLA home page on later in September 2006.
The language of the symposium is English.
The registration fee is 30 euros (15 euros for postgraduate students,
free for undergratuate students and members of FiCLA). It includes
participation in the symposium and all that is served during coffee
breaks. Lunches and dinners are not included. A symposium dinner will be
organized on Thursday 12 October.
Please send your payment to the FiCLA account before 6 October 2006.
Account number Sampo 800012-70761654
BIC code PSPBFIHH
The conference will take place at the University of Helsinki main
building, Unioninkatu 33, 3rd and 4th floor.
Any further questions or enquiries concerning the symposium should be
directed to Jaakko Leino <jaleino at cc.jyu.fi>. Questions concerning
the registration fee and payment should be directed to Anni Jääskeläinen
<anni.m.jaaskelainen at helsinki.fi>
More information can also be found on the Internet:
FiCLA home page <http://www.cis.hut.fi/tho/ficla/index_english.html>
Accommodation in Helsinki: see a former FiCLA symposium page:
Gerard Steen <http://www.let.vu.nl/staf/gj.steen/index_en.htm>
Elena Semino <http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/staff/elena/elena.htm>
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