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Mind, language and metaphor : Euroconference on consciousness and the imagination, Kerkrade (the Netherlands), april 20-24, 2002.

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  • Metapher
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  • Kognitive Linguistik


SAR ZN2a5 234 Z E S Z Y T Y N A U K O W E UNIWERSYTETU RZESZOWSKIEGO SERIA FILOLOGICZNA ZESZYT 14/2003 STUDIA ANGLICA RESOVIENSIA 2 Pedro J. CHAMIZO DOMÍNGUEZ, Carmen M. BRETONES CALLEJAS MIND, LANGUAGE AND METAPHOR: EUROCONFERENCE ON CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE IMAGINATION. KERKRADE (THE NETHERLANDS), APRIL 20–24, 2002 The Mind, Language and Metaphor Euroconference took place thanks to the European Commission, Research DG, Human Potential Programme, and it was co-sponsored by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. Since the study of metaphor has become multidisciplinary, the meeting was a clear proof of the variety of interests and points of view in this field. Among attendants, we found linguists, psychologists, philosophers, computer scientists and even archeologists. For the most part they showed that metaphor is not only a linguistic phenomenon but a cognitive and cultural one. This conference went beyond other metaphor conferences insofar as it explored points of convergence between three major fields of contemporary research: figures of speech, imagination and consciousness. The presentations delivered at the conference reached an impressively high scientific level and can be divided in three different blocks; first, the plenary sessions; second, the poster sessions; and third, the round tables and symposium sessions. The plenary sessions included the following talks: Cristina Cacciari (“Do we really use perceptual information in understanding metaphors?”, University of Modena, Italy); Zazie Todd (“Responding to the literary imagination”, University of Leeds, United Kingdom); Wallace Chafe (“The pervasiveness of imagination in thought and language”, University of California, United States); Brigitte Nerlich (“Metaphors and images in individual and popular consciousness and imagination”, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom); Ray Gibbs (“What makes figurative language easy, or difficult, to comprehend?”, Univer

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