FTL 2015 - 2nd Symposium on Figurative Thought and Language

Annalisa Baicchi annalisa.baicchi at gmail.com
Thu Oct 2 17:21:10 UTC 2014

(Apologies for multiple postings)

*FTL 2015: 2nd International Symposium on Figurative Thought and Language*

*28-29 October 2015*

*Dept. of Humanities, University of Pavia, Italy*

*Contact: Prof. Annalisa Baicchi - symposiumftl2015 at gmail.com
<symposiumftl2015 at gmail.com>*

The 2nd Symposium on *Figurative Thought and Language* concentrates on the
centrality of conceptual metonymy, conceptual metaphor and metaphtonymy in
language and the reasoning processes with a view to fostering
interdisciplinary and intercultural dialogue, promoting the study of
figuration in different languages and cultures, and enhancing dissemination
of research results. We invite contributions from different theoretical and
applied perspectives (e.g. cognitive linguistics, cognitive science,
neuroscience and the philosophy of the mind), and methodologies (e.g.,
experimental protocols, cross-linguistic comparison, synchronic and
diachronic analyses, translation, corpus studies). Suggested topics include
(but are not restricted to) the impact of figuration on levels of
linguistic analysis (morphology, lexis, semantics, pragmatics), on areas of
grammar, on various types of discourse (e.g., the discourse of economics,
law, medicine, philosophy, politics, psychology and psychotherapy), on the
language of emotions. The working language of the symposium is English.
Submissions on languages other than English are encouraged.

The Symposium will bestow the FTL Young Researcher Award (FTL-YRA) upon a
deserving young researcher, who must be a doctoral candidate or a doctoral
graduate within the five years prior to 30 June 2015. The paper must be an
original unpublished investigation dealing with figuration. Only one work
per candidate is admitted. The manuscript must be in English. The selection
of the winning paper will be the responsibility of the Young Researcher
Award Committee, which is appointed by the FTL2015 Scientific Committee.
The main selection criteria are the high scientific quality and relevance,
and the level of argumentation. The award will consist of a monetary prize
of 300 euros with a certificate of achievement that will be presented at
the Award Ceremony.

*Abstract submission guidelines:*

Please, upload your abstract as a .doc file via EasyAbs  (
http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/FTL2015) no later than 28th March 2015.
Abstracts should not exceed 500 words including figures and references.
They should also list up to five keywords. Please, specify ‘FTL Young
Researcher Award (FTL-YRA)’ at the very beginning of your abstract if you
are a doctoral candidate or doctoral graduate within the five years prior
to 30 June 2015 and intend to run for the award. Paper presentations will
be allotted 20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion. Poster presentations
will be displayed at a special poster session. A selection of peer-reviewed
paper-length versions of accepted submissions will be published with an
international publisher in 2017.

Early bird registration: 1 May 2015 – 30 July 2015; professionals € 100,00;
students € 60,00.

Standard registration: 1 Aug 2015 – 20 Oct 2015; professionals € 120,00;
students € 70,00.

On-site registration (after 20 Oct 2015): cash only; professionals €
140,00; students € 80,00.

*Keynote speakers:*

Prof. Stefano Arduini, Università di Urbino, Italy

Prof. Angeliki Athanasiadou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Prof. Mario Brdar, Osijek University, Croatia

Prof. Herbert Colston, University of Alberta, Canada

Prof. Zóltan Kövecses, Eötvös-Loránd University, Hungary

Prof. Klaus-Uwe Panther, Nanjing Normal University, China

Prof. Günter Radden, University of Hamburg, Germany

Prof. Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibánéz, University of La Rioja, Spain

Prof. Luca Vanzago, University of Pavia, Italy

*Meeting Location:*

Dept. of Humanities, University of Pavia, Italy

*Contact Information:*

Annalisa Baicchi

symposiumftl2015 at gmail.com


*Meeting Dates:*

The 2nd Symposium on Figurative Thought and Language

will be held from 28-Oct-2015 to 29-Oct-2015.

*Abstract Submission Information:*

Abstracts can be submitted from 27-Oct-2014 until 28-Mar-2015.

*Abstract Rating Information:*

Submitted Abstracts will be reviewed and rated from 29-Mar-2015 until

Authors will be notified of their acceptance after 27-Apr-2015.

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