LINGUIST List 33.2250

Mon Jul 11 2022

Calls: Cog Sci, Applied Ling, Pragmatics, Psycholing, Semantics/Germany

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Date: 08-Jul-2022
From: Torgrim Solstad <torgrim.solstaduni-bielefeld.de>
Subject: AG9: Creativity in Meaning (45th DGfS conference workshop)
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Full Title: AG9: Creativity in Meaning (45th DGfS conference workshop)
Short Title: CiM2023

Date: 08-Mar-2023 - 10-Mar-2023
Location: Cologne, Germany
Contact Person: Torgrim Solstad
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: https://www.uni-bielefeld.de/fakultaeten/linguistik-literaturwissenschaft/forschung/arbeitsgruppen/experimentelle-pragmatik/ag-creativity-in-meaning/index.xml

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 22-Aug-2022

Meeting Description:

Linguistic creativity augments conventional interpretation and expands meaning beyond conventionally interpretative limits imposed by the linguistic system at all linguistic levels, be it intentionally or unconsciously. The workshop aims at combining insights from linguistics and cognitive psychology into phenomena like metonymic shifts, indirect speech acts, comlement coercion, methaphors, idioms, word plays, open texture and irony.

Call for Papers:

Speakers aim to produce utterances that optimally convey their intended meanings. For this purpose, they normally resort to the conventionally shared inventory of expressions and productively compose them into more complex expressions. However, in many circumstances ordinary productivity is not sufficient, causing speakers and listeners cooperatively to move beyond the resources of their mental dictionaries and compositional constraints by creating new ad hoc meanings and interpretations well beyond literal meaning.

Linguistic creativity augments conventional interpretation and expands meaning beyond conventionally interpretative limits imposed by the linguistic system at basically all linguistic levels, be it intentionally or unconsciously. The range of relevant phenomena can be anchored on different levels and elements of an expression to frame and sharpen the meaning in a certain context as in metonymic shifts (''The hepatitis called''), indirect speech acts (''Hasn’t the mail arrived by now?'' intended as a request for someone to get the mail) or contextually occurring sortal shifts (''Suzie finished the cigarette'' for finishing the painting of a cigarette, as discussed by Asher 2011).

The workshop aims at combining insights from linguistics and cognitive psychology into the above-mentioned phenomena as well as to other related fields such as metaphors, idioms, word plays, open texture, and irony.

We invite submissions for presentations (20 minutes + 10 minutes discussion) of theoretical and/or empirical contributions investigating creative meaning enrichment in a wide range of linguistic phenomena with a focus on the following questions:

- In how far does creative meaning emerge from (i) contextual influences, (ii) mechanisms of compositionality, or (iii) alterations of established elements of compositional meaning, such as lexical semantics?
- To what extent is creativity anchored in the language system and to what extent does it operate extra-systemically?
- What are the limits of creativity in interpretation?
- And when do highly particularized and contextually determined meaning alterations result in the preservation within the language system?

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Abstracts should be German or English and should not exceed 2 pages (A4) including examples, references and other supplemental material. Please submit your abstract as a PDF to our EasyChair website for submission:

https://easychair.org/conferences/submission_new?a=29044842

TRAVEL GRANTS

A limited number of travel grants of up to 500 Euro are available for accepted contributions by DGfS members with low/without income.

IMPORTANT DATES

Call deadline: August 22, 2022
Notification of acceptance: September 15, 2022
Workshop dates: March 8-10, 2023

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS

Anna Kutscher, Oliver Bott, and Torgrim Solstad (Bielefeld University)




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