[Lingtyp] 2nd CFP: Time and Language (Turku, August 25–26, 2016)
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Please find below the second call for papers for this year's symposium
organized by the Linguistic Association of Finland (SKY).
[Apologies for cross-posting]
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Time and Language
Turku, August 25–26, 2016
Traditionally, the study of time in linguistics has focused first and
foremost on tense and aspect systems and, to a lesser degree, lexical
expressions of time. In late 20th century linguistics, the study of the
conceptualization of time emphasized the inherent metaphoricity of temporal
language, and underlined the parallelism of temporal and spatial paths or
points in space and time. In recent works, the basic idea that
representations for time are structured in terms of space is questioned,
and attention is drawn also to features which are specific to temporal
expressions and not spatial by nature and origin. Meanwhile, typological
studies of tense, aspect and related phenomena develop further.
The linguistics of time appears to have divided into different branches.
Cognitive linguistics has produced a considerable amount of literature
based on metaphor theory, conceptual integration, spatial semantics, and
the like. Language typology, on the other hand, has produced a considerable
body of knowledge on the grammatical means of expressing time (tense,
aspect, etc.), cross-linguistic generalizations and comparison, and the
like. At the intersection of linguistics and philosophy, there is a long
tradition of studying the linguistic manifestations of time in different
world-views and philosophies. Despite the versatility of different
approaches, there is still plenty of work to be done in understanding the
intricate interconnections of language and time.
The aim of this symposium is to bring together researchers from different
traditions, working with topics related to time and language. We hope the
symposium to provide a common forum for researchers all interested in time
and language but looking at the field from different angles, so as to
encourage new combinations of ideas, and new vantage points to time and
Possible topics for talks may relate to (but are not restricted to) the
following intersections of time and language:
- metaphors of time
- temporal motion
- lexical expressions of time
- philosophies of time and their counterparts in language
The following plenary speakers have confirmed their participation:
- Prof Teenie Matlock (University of California, Merced)
- Dr. Kevin Ezra Moore (San José State University)
Anonymous abstracts of no more than 500 words, excluding data and
references, should be submitted by March 31, 2016. They will be evaluated
by the organizing committee and by the members of the scientific committee.
Notifications of acceptance will be announced by April 30, 2016. The talks
will be 30 minutes long: 20 min for presentation and 10 min for discussion.
Please submit your abstract at:
Please convert your abstract to a PDF file before you submit.
For all correspondence concerning the symposium, please contact:
templing-2016 at helsinki.fi.
Organizer: The Linguistic Association of Finland, http://www.linguistics.fi
Symposium URL: http://www.linguistics.fi/templing-2016
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