27.5087, Support: Cognitive Science / Spain

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Subject: 27.5087, Support:  Cognitive Science / Spain

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Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2016 12:47:21
From: Marta Coll-Florit [mcollfl at uoc.edu]
Subject: Cognitive Science, PhD, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain

 Institution/Organization: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya 
Department: Arts and Humanities 
Web Address: http://www.uoc.edu 

Level: PhD 

Duties: Research
Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science 


The Open University of Catalonia (UOC) has launched a call to award PhD
scholarships in several areas of research. One of these is Conceptual Metaphor
and Mental Health under the supervision of Drs. Marta Coll-Florit and Salvador
Climent. The central aim of this research will be to analyze texts produced by
individuals affected by mental disorders in the web (blogs, social networks)
in the light of the Conceptual Metaphor Theory (CMT) cf. Lakoff & Johnson
(1980), Lakoff (1991, 1993), Gibbs (1994). Other topics at the crossroads of
CMT and the Information and Knowledge Society can also be proposed by those
applying to the position.

Both distance and full-time face-to-face positions are offered but only the
latter are eligible for scholarships –on a competitive basis. The maximum
duration of the internship is 4 years. This line of research is associated to
the “Information and Knowledge Society Doctoral Programme”. This proposal is
part of the research line “Culture, Society and Language” supported by the
“Interuniversity Research Group in Linguistic Applications (GRIAL)''
–officially recognised as a consolidated research group by the Government of
Catalonia (2014).

Detailed information and requirements to apply for the scholarships can be
found in the link below. Candidates who are not citizens of English-speaking
countries are required to accredit their level of English as equal to or
higher than level B2 in accordance with the Common European Framework of
Reference for Languages.

In addition to complete the forms, candidates must address a statement of
interest explaining his/her specific reasons for applying to the programme and
a description of his/her interest in carrying out research in the field of
Conceptual Metaphor and Mental Health. This statement should be addressed to:

Dr. Salvador Climent - scliment at uoc.edu
Dr. Marta Coll-Florit - mcollfl at uoc.edu


Call is open and closes on 31 January 2017. The application requires several
documents to be submitted. Make sure you prepare your application in advance.

References Mentioned:

Gibbs, R. (1994). The Poetics of Mind. Figurative Thought, Language and
understanding. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Lakoff G. (1991). “Metaphor and war: the metaphor system used to justify war
in the gulf”, Peace Research, Vol. 23, No. 2/3, pp. 25-32. Canadian Mennonite
Lakoff, G. (1993). “The contemporary theory of metaphor”. A. Ortony (Ed.),
Metaphor in thought (pp.202-251). New York: Cambridge University Press.
Lakoff, G. & Johnson, M. (1980). Metaphors We Live By. Chicago: University of
Chicago Press.

Application Deadline: 31-Jan-2017 

Web Address for Applications: https://goo.gl/HuADSS 

Contact Information: 
	Dr. Marta Coll-Florit 
	mcollfl at uoc.edu  


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