clac 12/ 2002


Castello de la Plana


April 3-4, 2003


Jaume I University, Spain



Call for papers


Contributions are encouraged on all aspects of  metaphor and metonymy studies, with special emphasis on the interrelation  between two approaches, on the one hand, the well known cognitive theory of  metaphor initiated by Lakoff and Johnson (1980) and similar approaches that  deal with the role of conceptual mappings in thought, language and culture;  and, on the other hand, the recently emergent trend that deals with  metaphor and metonymy phenomena at the level of discourse and their role in  text coherence, text development, and social interaction. Our aim is to bring together specialists and researchers involved in these  research matters in order to discuss recent and new contributions to the  field, as well as to open new debates about the relevance of conceptual  mappings in relation to thought, language, and discourse analysis.


The following speakers have already accepted to participate:


Antonio Barcelona (Universidad de Murcia)

Graham Low (University of York)

Günter Radden (Universität Hamburg)

Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza (Universidad de La Rioja)


We invite abstracts for 20 minute presentations, plus 10 minutes discussion. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words (including references)  and should be sent electronically in one of the common formats (preferably  ASCII) to by February 1st 2003. Anonymous  abstracts must include the title and be accompanied by a separate  document/page with the title, the authors' name and address (both  electronic and snail mail addresses), as well as their affiliation. The  languages of the workshop are English, Spanish and Catalan. Notification of acceptance will be sent by February 20th. The program will be announced by March 1st.

For any request of further information please contact the organizers at and/or





Ignasi Navarro i Ferrando

José Luis Otal Campo

Departament de Filologia Anglesa i Romànica

Universitat Jaume I

Campus de Riu Sec,

Avda. Sos Baynat s/n,

Castelló de la Plana 12080 (Spain).



Important dates: Deadline for abstracts: February 1st, 2003

Notification of acceptance: February 20, 2003

Programme announcement: March 1, 2003

Workshop: 3-4 April, 2003



© Circle of Linguistics Applied to Communication/ Círculo de Lingüística Aplicada a la Comunicación 12, November 2002. ISSN 1576-4737.


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