INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP SYLEX III:

SPACE AND MOTION ACROSS LANGUAGES AND APPLICATIONS

21-22 novEMBER 2013         Universidad de zaragoza

Welcome

How do speakers of different languages perceive and talk about space and motion?

This is one of the hottest research topics in Linguistics nowadays. Different studies from a wide variety of theoretical and applied frameworks investigate not only how speakers (native or learners) describe space and motion in their own languages but also which kind of cognitive mechanisms take part in their conceptualization.

This Workshop brings together specialists in the field of space and motion research—all of them involved in the research project MovEs (FFI2010-14903)—and offers an overview of current research in this area with a special focus on semantic typology and its application to language acquisition and translation. More concretely, this workshop is organised around three main topics:

 

· Panel A: Physical motion events: problems and underexplored issues

· Panel B: Metaphorical and fictive motion events

· Panel C: Applications of motion events: Translation and Language Acquisition.

 

The Workshop includes a series of talks offered keynote speakers and poster sessions open to all researchers working in the domain of space and motion from any perspective and framework.

 

Extended deadline for submission of poster abstracts: 11 October 2013

Notification of acceptance: 15 October 2013

Registration (only for poster presenters): 30 October 2013

Workshop: 21-22 November 2013

 

Poster submission and registration form are available at this address:

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14RoPoYbEee1D9R9dqgg11RL0AoiR3nInu_4dbthJibY/viewform

IMPORTANT DATES:

For more info, contact: sylex3@unizar.es