Mind, Language and Metaphor - EuroConference on Consciousness and the Imagination (Euresco 02-184)

Venue: Kerkrade (near Maastricht)

Location: Kerkrade (near Maastricht),

Event Date/Time: Apr 20, 2002 End Date/Time: Apr 24, 2002
Registration Date: Feb 01, 2002
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 01, 2002
Paper Submission Date: Feb 01, 2002
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Mind, language and metaphor is a new conference series that will explore the role of metaphor and metonymy in language and thought. This first conference will consider points of convergence between three major fields of contemporary research: figurative language, imagination and consciousness. It will consider such questions as: the role of conscious and unconscious processes in metaphor production and interpretation; the role of ‘seeing as’ in the development of consciousness; interactions between imagination, perception and cognition; and how bodily and neural processes create and constrain the imagination. The aim is to generate a new understanding of the relationship between consciousness and the imagination. Cross-linguistic data and research into all European languages is particularly encouraged.


Additional Information

The conference is open to researchers world-wide, whether from industry or academia. Participation will be limited to 100. The emphasis will be on discussion about new developments. The conference fee covers registration, full board and lodging. Grants will be available, in particular for nationals under 35, from EU or Associated States.