21.4450, Calls: Discourse Analysis/Spain

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Subject: 21.4450, Calls: Discourse Analysis/Spain

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Date: 05-Nov-2010
From: Rosario Caballero [MRosario.Caballero at uclm.es]
Subject: Metaphor in Social Interaction
 

	
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From: Rosario Caballero [MRosario.Caballero at uclm.es]
Subject: Metaphor in Social Interaction

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Full Title: Metaphor in Social Interaction 
Short Title: MSI 

Date: 08-Sep-2011 - 11-Sep-2011
Location: LogroƱo (La Rioja), Spain 
Contact Person: Rosario Caballero
Meeting Email: MRosario.Caballero at uclm.es

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis 

Call Deadline: 12-Nov-2010 

Meeting Description:

This workshop is intended to be a forum where scholars working within 
various fields (Cognitive Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics or 
Pragmatics) can discuss both theoretical and applied issues related to the 
occurrence and function of metaphor in social interaction.

Claiming that human reasoning is largely metaphorical and
imaginative not only involves attempting to determine the role of metaphor in
cognition, but also how we use metaphor to communicate with each other. 
Metaphor is both a conceptual and a socialization tool, and one that is 
partly acquired and effectively put to work through discourse interaction. 
Hence, there is a need to incorporate the cognitive, linguistic, and cultural 
aspects of figurative phenomena in metaphor research aimed at explaining 
why and how people communicate through metaphor. This makes it 
necessary to combine both a cognitive and a discourse perspective on 
metaphor if reliable insights are to be gained.

In this context, this workshop is intended to be a forum where scholars 
working within various fields (Cognitive Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, 
Sociolinguistics or Pragmatics) can discuss both theoretical and applied 
issues related to the occurrence and function of metaphor in social 
interaction. The main goal, then, is to provide a collaborative environment 
where the Cognitive Linguistics bottom-up approach to metaphor and other 
related phenomena can be combined with the top-down procedures of 
Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics etc., in an attempt to yield a richer view of 
metaphor, with special emphasis on how metaphor contributes to the 
shared cultural and cognitive schemas of discourse communities. 

Call For Papers

Some of the topics that this workshop includes are listed below. The 
presentations should place emphasis on the value of addressing these 
topics from a perspective that integrates different approaches and/or 
dimensions of analysis:

- Procedures, approaches, and tools to explore metaphor, metonymy, etc., 
in discourse contexts, particularly genres.

- Function of metaphor, metonymy and the like above the level of lexis (e.g. 
in texts, genres etc.).

- Discussions of metaphor as both an individual and collective tool for
cognition and communication. Issue: how metaphor is used, expanded, and
interpreted in both macro-cultures and their local sub-cultures (e.g.
professional communities).

- Metaphorical patterns in discourse contexts: types and functions.

- Metaphor variation across communities, genres etc. Issues for metaphor
identification and/or interpretation.

- Genres as acculturation tools in metaphor use. The role of discourse
interaction and language in the expansion and 'health' of metaphor.

-All presentations will be 20 minutes plus a 10 minute question time.

-Interested researchers in taking part in this workshop are kindly invited to 
contact Rosario Caballero (MRosario.Caballero at uclm.es) with their name, 
affiliation and a provisional abstract (max. 200 words) by 12 November 
2010.

-If the present workshop proposal is accepted (the date of notification being 
15th December 2010), abstracts should be submitted to SLE' conference 
website (http: //sle2011.cilap.es/) by 15 January 2011.

Rosario Caballero
Departamento de Filologia Moderna
Facultad de Letras
Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Avenida Camilo Jose Cela s/n
13071 CIUDAD REAL
Phone number: + 34 926 295300 ext. 3128
Fax number:+ 34 926 295312





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