Current Trends in Figurative Language Research

Страна: Германия

Город: Tübingen

Тезисы до: 31.08.2016

Даты: 08.12.16 — 09.12.16

Область наук: Филологические;

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Организаторы: University of Tübingen


This workshop, organized by the SFB 833 at the University of Tübingen, invites junior and senior researchers to exchange ideas about current research on figurative language.

The prevalence of figurative language can be seen both in its common use in everyday written and spoken language but also through its presence as a linguistic and literary phenomenon. Figurative language includes a broad variety of forms including metaphors, idioms, puns, proverbs, metonymies, and ironies to name a few. While we are familiar with the operations and function of literal language, the complexities presented by figurative language are less well-understood. Researchers from various fields have examined figurative language looking at its place in theoretical linguistics or literature, its effect on listeners and readers, as well as the processing, comprehension, and even cognitive neuroscience surrounding this phenomenon.

This workshop is intended to promote an exchange between experienced and junior researchers in the field of figurative language research on the current practices and findings in this ever-growing field of research. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- acquisition
- processing
- cognitive neuroscience
- syntax
- semantics
- corpus studies

Invited speakers:

Stéphanie Caillies, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne
Gareth Carrol, University of Birmingham
Alexander Rapp, University of Tübingen
Manfred Sailer, Goethe University Frankfurt
Simone Sprenger, University of Groningen

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