LINGUIST List 33.2249

Mon Jul 11 2022

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Cognitive Science/Greece

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 08-Jul-2022
From: Anastasios Vogiatzis <>
Subject: Political Language in Motion
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Full Title: Political Language in Motion
Short Title: POLMO

Date: 28-Jan-2023 - 28-Jan-2023
Location: On-line, Greece
Contact Person: Anastasios Vogiatzis
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis

Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2022

Meeting Description:

On-line workshop

Call for Papers:

Online workshop - Call for papers
Political Language in Motion

Saturday 28 January, 2023
Workshop organizer: Dr. A. Vogiatzis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of English

With the world experiencing events and changes of historical proportions, such as the pandemic, the attack of Russia on Ukraine, the climate crisis, the transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy, political leaders, policy makers, and stakeholders have had to introduce, promote, - or even deny - changes and events that alter the status quo and affect the public directly or indirectly.

In physical space, motion entails constant change and evolution; when political language is in motion it is used dynamically in order to accommodate and account for policy change. Political Language in Motion aims to actively address the issue of the way politicians, policy makers, and stakeholders make use of conceptual tools and draw from central islands of the Cognitive Linguistics archipelago (cognitive grammar, conceptual metaphor, image schema, metonymy, frame semantics, construction grammar,...)(Geeraerts, 2006: 2) in political discourse (Charteris-Black, 2005; Lakoff, 2004; Musolff et al., 2022; Perrze et al., 2019; Vogiatzis, 2022), synchronically or diachronically, in order to address events/changes that are taking place or that will take place in the future.

The workshop welcomes proposals, in the framework of Cognitive Linguistics, on both verbal and multimodal communication that examine the use of language and modalities in different contexts such as: social media, crisis communication, strategic communication, disinformation, print and/or digital press, parliamentary addresses, corporate communication, NGOs, to name but a few.

All researchers will be allocated 15 minutes for presentation, plus 5 minutes for discussion.
Abstracts should be up to 250 words and must be sent to (Google forms) by November 30th, 2022.

The workshop will take place via Zoom.
Fees: free


Charteris-Black, J. 2005. Politicians and Rhetoric: The Persuasive Power of Metaphor. Basingstoke/New York: Palgrave MacMillan.
Geeraerts, D. 2006. A rough guide to cognitive linguistics. In Cognitive Linguistics: Basic readings. D.Geeraerts, R. Dirven, & J., R. Taylor, R., W Langacker (Eds). Berlin & New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
Lakoff, G. 2004. Don’t think of an elephant. Vermont: Chelsea Green.
Musolff, A., Breeze, R., Kondo K., Vilar-Lluch, S (Eds). 2022. Pandemic and Crisis Discourse. Communicating COVID-19 and Public Health Strategy. Blumsbury
Perrez, J., Reuchamps, M., Thibodeau, P., (Eds). 2019. Variation in Political Metaphor, John Benjamins publishing company.
Vogiatzis, A. 2022. Valenced metaphors in strategic communication: the case of the Greek economic crisis. International Journal of Strategic Communication.

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