4th International Conference on Figurative Thought and Language

Country: Portugal

City: Braga

Abstr. due: 31.03.2018

Dates: 23.10.18 — 26.10.18

Area Of Sciences: Humanities;

Organizing comittee e-mail: ftl4@braga.ucp.pt

Organizers: Catholic University of Portugal Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences


The 4th International Conference on Figurative Thought and Language (FTL4) 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.

Conference Web-Site: http://braga.ucp.pt/ftl4/