7.0509 CFP: Int'l Cognitive Linguistics Conf (1/61)

Tue, 22 Feb 1994 22:24:38 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0509. Tuesday, 22 Feb 1994.

Date: Tue, 22 Feb 94 06:30 MST
From: wilcox@triton.unm.edu (Sherman Wilcox)
Subject: Call for Papers: ICLA

4th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference

July 17- July 21, 1995, Albuquerque, New Mexico

* Aims and Scope

The International Cognitive Linguistics Conference offers a forum for
research within the perspective of cognitive linguistics. This perspective
subsumes a number of concerns and broadly compatible theoretical approaches
that share a common basis: the idea that language is an integral part of
cognition which reflects the interaction of cultural, psychological,
communicative, and functional considerations, and which can only be
understood in the context of a realistic view of conceptualization and
mental processing.

Topics of interest for cognitive linguistics include the structural
characteristics of natural language categorization (such as
prototypicality, metaphor, mental imagery, and cognitive models), the
functional principles of linguistic organization (such as iconicity and
naturalness), the conceptual interface between syntax and semantics, the
experiential and pragmatic background of language-in-use, and the
relationship between language and thought. In addition, topics of special
interest for the 1995 conference include cross-linguistic studies and
cognitive linguistic approaches to signed language research.

* Conference Site

The 1995 conference will take place on the campus of the University of New
Mexico (UNM) in Albuquerque. Albuquerque lies between the foothills of the
Sandia Mountains (with peaks of more than 10,000 feet) and the West Mesa
(which is dotted with the cinder cones of long-extinct volcanoes); dividing
the city is the winding Rio Grande valley, famous for its Bosque nature
preserve. At an altitude of roughly 5000 feet, the university campus enjoys
warm summer days and cool nights. Excursions to nearby pueblos, Santa Fe,
and the Sandia Mountains are being planned.

Also taking place at UNM during the summer of 1995 is the Linguistic
Society of America's biennial Linguistic Institute. Under the direction of
Joan Bybee, LI-95 will run for six weeks from late June to early August and
will include over 50 courses taught by visiting faculty as well as special
lectures. The conceptual structure for LI-95 applies cross-linguistic
comparison and a functional orientation to the major areas of linguistics
and the language emphases of the University of New Mexico program: signed
languages, Spanish, and Native American languages. Several other
conferences are planned to precede and follow the 1995 ICLA conference.

* Submission of Abstracts

Authors are requested to submit four copies of a one-page abstract in
hardcopy format to the address below. Abstracts must be received before
November 30, 1994. Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by
January 1, 1995.

Sherman Wilcox/ICLA95
Department of Linguistics
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131