Congreso, coloquio o simposio

Infoling 12.52 (2017)
Título:4th International Conference on Figurative Thought and Language (FTL4)
Entidad organizadora:Catholic University of Portugal, Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences
Lugar de celebración:Braga, Portugal
Fecha de inicio:23 de octubre de 2018
Fecha de finalización:26 de octubre de 2018
Circular Nº:1
Contacto:FTL4 - Organizing Committee,
DescripciónThis Conference aims to continue as a forum for the discussion of links between figurative thought and language started at previous events in Thessaloniki (2014), Pavia (2015) and Osijek (2017). Cognitive linguistics was at the time of its inception all about conceptual metaphors, and also about metonymies, image schemas and blending. As a result of the rapid development and diversification of cognitive linguistics, new topics and methodologies emerged, gradually pushing conceptual metaphors and metonymies out of the center stage. However, vigorous research into how conceptual metaphors and metonymies interact and motivate grammatical structures, discourse types and communication processes that we have recently witnessed justifies its coming back into the limelight.

We invite contributions from various theoretical and applied perspectives (e.g. cognitive linguistics, cognitive science, neuroscience, psychology, cognitive semiotics, cognitive poetics, cognitive anthropology and philosophy of mind), and methodologies (e.g. corpus studies, experimental techniques, synchronic and diachronic analyses, critical discourse analysis, sociovariational analysis, cross-linguistic and cross-cultural comparison, translation).

Suggested topics include (but are not restricted to):
- the impact of figuration on levels of linguistic analysis (morphology, lexis, syntax, semantics, pragmatics)
- the impact of figuration on areas of grammar (grammatical constructions, grammatical categories, parts-of-speech)
- the impact of figuration on various types of discourse: politics, economics, business, media, public sphere, advertising, story-telling, narrative, law, science, medicine, healthcare, illness, education, poetry, sports, religion, etc.
- corpus-based, experimental and multivariate statistical approaches to figuration
- diachronic and sociocultural approaches to figuration; figuration and language change and variation
- figuration from body, culture and society
- figuration and ideology
- figuration and rhetoric, persuasion and manipulation
- figuration, creativity and blending
- figuration and artificial intelligence
- figuration and emotion
- figuration and problem solving in business, politics, education, healthcare, counselling, psychotherapy and conflict situations (war, terrorism, climate change, migration, racism, globalization, populism)
- figuration and cognitive development: figurativeness acquisition, processing and comprehension
- figuration and language teaching and pedagogy
- multimodal figuration: figuration in images, music and gestures
- figurative gestures and figuration in sign languages
- humor, irony, sarcasm
- antithesis, antiphrasis, euphemism, hyperbole, hypallage, simile, synecdoche, synesthesia and other understudied figures or “rhetorical tropes”.

The language of the conference is English. Session slots will be allocated 25 minutes, which includes questions and discussion.

1. Theme Sessions
Deadline: 10 February 2018. Notification: 28 February 2018

Theme session organizers should submit their theme session proposals directly to the conference organizers (by email: either in a .pdf or a .doc(x) format. Theme session proposals should include: session title, name and affiliation of the theme session convener, a description of the topic and research questions (no more than 1000 words excluding references), a list of the authors and titles of the individual papers, and all abstracts for the theme session in a suitable order.

Once the theme session has been accepted as a whole, theme session authors will need to submit their abstracts for review (following the guidelines below).

2. General Session and submission of all abstracts
Deadline: 31 March 2018. Notification: 30 Abril 2018

Abstract guidelines:
- The abstract, either in a .pdf or a .doc(x) format, should be sent to the following address:
- Abstracts should not exceed 500 words (including examples, and excluding figures and references), and should include 5 keywords and state research questions, approach, method, data and (expected) results.
- All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by three referees of the Scientific Committee.
- Please do not mention the author’s name, institution or address in the abstract.
- The subject header of your email should include: FTL4 – name/s.
- Please include the following information in the main body of your email: (1) name of author/s, (2) affiliation, (3) title of the presentation, (4) email address, (5) postal address.
Área temática:Análisis del discurso, Ciencia cognitiva, Lingüística cognitiva, Lingüística de corpus, Pragmática, Semántica, Sintaxis
ProgramaPlenary Speakers:
Kathryn Allan, University College London, UK
John Barnden, University of Birmingham, UK
Geert Brone, University of Leuven, Belgium
Gareth Carrol, University of Birmingham, UK
Dirk Geeraerts, University of Leuven, Belgium
Dylan Glynn, Universite Paris 8, France
Solange Vereza, Fluminense Federal University, Brazil
Esme Winter-Froemel, Trier University, Germany
Jordan Zlatev, Lund University, Sweden
Comité científicoAna Margarida Abrantes, Catholic University, Lisbon, Portugal
Maria Clotilde Almeida, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Angeliki Athanasiadou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Panos Athanasopoulos, Lancaster University, UK
Annalisa Baicchi, University of Pavia, Italy
Antonio Barcelona, University of Cordoba, Spain
Margarida Basílio, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Hanna Jakubowicz Batoréo, Open University, Lisbon, Portugal
Réka Benczes, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
Enrique Bernárdez, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Per Aage Brandt, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Mario Brdar, Osijek University, Croatia
Rita Brdar-Szabó, Eötvös-Loránd University, Hungary
Cristiano Broccias, University of Genoa, Italy
Rosario Caballero, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Alan Cienki, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Herbert Colston, University of Alberta, Canada
Maria Josep Cuenca, University of Valencia, Spain
Barbara Dancygier, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Javier E. Díaz Vera, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Dmitrij Dobrovol'skij, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia
Malgorzata Fabiszak, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
Lilian Ferrari, University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Kurt Feyaerts, University of Leuven, Belgium
Ad Foolen, Radboud University, The Netherlands
Charles Forceville, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ray Gibbs, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Miguel Gonçalves, Catholic University, Braga, Portugal
Elżbieta Górska, University of Warsaw, Poland
Gábor Győri, University of Pécs, Hungary
Christopher Hart, Lancaster University, UK
Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Veronika Koller, Lancaster University, UK
Krzysztof Kosecki, University of Lodz, Poland
Gitte Kristiansen, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Marcin Kuczok, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, University of Lodz, Poland
José Pinto de Lima, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Jeanette Littlemore, University of Birmingham, UK
Ana Cristina Macário Lopes, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Ricardo Maldonado, UNAM, Mexico
Ana Mineiro, Catholic University, Lisbon, Portugal
Edwiges Maria Morato, University of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Cornelia Müller, European University Viadrina, Germany
Andreas Musolff, University of East Anglia, UK
Susanne Niemeier, University of Koblenz, Germany
Klaus-Uwe Panther, University of Hamburg, Germany
Esther Pascual, Zhejiang University, China
Ana Cristina Pelosi, Santa Cruz University and Federal University of Ceará, Brazil
Sandra Peña Cervel, University of La Rioja, Spain
Lorena Pérez Hernández, University of La Rioja, Spain
Frank Polzenhagen, University of Heidelberg, Germany
María Dolores Porto, University of Alcalá, Spain
Günter Radden, University of Hamburg, Germany
Ana Rojo, University of Murcia, Spain
Manuela Romano, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
Francisco Ruiz de Mendoza, University of La Rioja, Spain
Margarida Salomão, University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Paul Sambre, University of Leuven, Belgium
Tony Berber Sardinha, Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil
Ulrike Schröder, University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Elena Semino, Lancaster University, UK
Christopher Shank, Bangor University, UK
Augusto Soares da Silva, Catholic University, Braga, Portugal
Cristina Soriano, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Gerard Steen, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
José Teixeira, University of Minho, Portugal
Linda L. Thornburg, Nanjing Normal University, China
Mark Turner, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Javier Valenzuela, University of Murcia, Spain
Michael White Hayes, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Mara Sophia Zanotto, Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil
Comité organizadorOrganizing Committee:
Augusto Soares da Silva (Chair)
Dafne Palú
José Gabriel Andrade
Luísa Magalhães
Manuel Cunha
Miguel Gonçalves
Plazo de envío de propuestas: hasta el31 de marzo de 2018
Notificación de contribuciones aceptadas:30 de abril de 2018
Lengua(s) oficial(es) del evento:inglés

Fecha de publicación en Infoling:21 de diciembre de 2017
Augusto Soares da Silva
Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Braga