CRAL-2009 Conference CFP October 29-31
"Francisco José Ruiz De Mendoza Ibáñez"
francisco.ruizdemendoza at unirioja.es
Tue Jun 16 16:46:51 UTC 2009
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The Center for Research on the Applications of Language (CRAL), based at the University of La Rioja, Spain, solicits papers for the International Conference on Figurative Language Learning and Figurative Language Use: Theory and Applications. An International Conference in Honor of Professor Paul Meara, to be held on October 29-31, 2009, at the University of La Rioja.
The conference is open to presentations on a range of topics related to Cognitive Linguistics and compatible approaches to language, both from a theoretical and an applied perspective. We invite proposals on subjects including but not limited to: metaphor theory; metonymy theory; cognitive models; cognitive stylistics; figurative language use in L1 and in additional languages including foreign languages and multilingual acquisition; figurative language acquisition and development; vocabulary and figurative language in foreign languages; applications of figurative language (to lexicography, translation, language teaching and methodology, etc.).
General Session: Abstracts for 20-minute presentations (plus ten-minute discussion) should be no more than 500 words (plus references, tables, and figures), and should also include 5 keywords. Abstracts should be sent by 1-September-2009 through the CRAL webpage at cral09.cilap.es
Round Tables last a maximum of 90 minutes. The proposal should include not more than 5 presentations of ten minutes each; round tables should have a discussant that will act as debate moderator; debate time should take at least 40 minutes. Round Table proposals should have a general description of the aims of the session, and one abstract for each of the presentations. All abstracts should comply with the same specifications as the abstracts for the General Session.
Laudatio: We intend to hold this Conference in honor of Professor Paul Meara (University of Swansea) on occasion of his retirement. The closing ceremony will feature a plenary lecture by Professor Meara and a laudatio.
Publication: A selection of contributions will be edited by the organizers and submitted to a major international press.
Chair: Francisco J. Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez <francisco.ruizdemendoza at unirioja.es>
Co-chair: Rosa María Jiménez Catalán <rosa.jimenez at unirioja.es>
Paul Meara (Swansea, UK): title pending confirmation
Elena Semino (Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University, United Kingdom): "Figurative language in expert publications and educational materials"
Frank Boers (Erasmus University College Brussels, Belgium): "Ways of teaching L2 figurative phrases: an assessment"
Zoltan Kövecses (Faculty of Humanities, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary): "Recent findings in metaphor theory and their application to foreign language teaching."
David Singleton (Center for Language and Communication Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland): "Figurative aspects of the taboo lexicon"
Other plenary speakers to be announced in due time
Call Deadline: September 1, 2009
Acceptance notification: September 10
Registration deadline: October 15
Date: October, 29-31, 2009
Conference fee: 60 euros
Special fee for undergraduate students: 20 euros
Questions and correspondence may be addressed to <cral at cilap.es>
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