Call for Papers

Call for Papers

A four-day event organised by the Department of Cognitive Linguistics at the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań is already the sixth in a series of meetings aimed at presenting and discussing current research on the intersection of figurative thought and language, following the conferences in Thessaloniki (2014), Pavia (2015), Osijek (2017), Braga (2018) and Sophia (2020). We have chosen “Dynamicity, schematicity and variation in Figurative Thought and Language” as the leitmotif of the conference in recognition of how much the field of cognitive studies has grown since its inception and how wide a range of issues, perspectives and methodologies it presently covers.

We invite theoretical and empirical contributions representing various takes on the interplay between language and mind, synchronic and diachronic, adopting a panoply of methodologies (e.g., quantitative studies, experimental techniques, cross-cultural and cross-linguistic comparisons, CDA, sociovariational analysis, translation). Suggested topics include (but are not restricted to):

  • dynamicity and variation in figurative language and thought
  • figuration in gesture and multimodal expression
  • embodiment and figuration
  • figuration and emotions
  • figuration and ideology
  • figurative language and thought in story-telling

Plenary speakers who have kindly confirmed their participation:

  • Herbert L. Colston
  • Irene Mittleberg
  • Julien Perrez
  • Elżbieta Tabakowska