Building Figurative Language Repositories: Methods, Risks, and Challenges

We are pleased to announce a new RaAM-endorsed event!

** Please note that the deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended **

Building Figurative Language Repositories: Methods, Risks, and Challenges

Symposium and Round Table at the Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics and Croatian Institute of History, Zagreb, Croatia.

To be held on 27 and 28 May, 2016.

This symposium gathers a number of top cognitive linguists whose main research interests involve conceptual metaphor and metonymy theory and/or neural theory of language at an interactive and productive series of talks and discussions.

The invited speakers will present some of the most recent and prominent endeavors in this area and provide a variety of approaches to the topic. The focus will be on interdisciplinary methods of research that lead towards the building of figurative language repositories (i.e. repositories of cognitive primitives, image schemas, frames, conceptual metaphors, and metonymies).

The symposium will also feature a round table discussion on the methods, risks, and challenges of building such repositories.

Keynote speakers:

  • Eve Sweetser, University of California, Berkeley (USA)
  • George Lakoff, University of California, Berkeley (USA) (video-link)

Scholars who feel they can contribute to the topic with a 30-minute talk as part of the invited talks session are invited to send an abstract (up to 400 words excluding references) to Kristina Despot ( no later than March 7th. The Scientific Committee will select three talks to be presented at the symposium and published in the symposium proceedings. Notification of acceptance/rejection will be sent by March 20th.

If you are interested in attending this event and taking part in the round table, please register via email to Ivan Pandžić ( no later than May 1st.

All information about the symposium is available on the Croatian Metaphor Repository project website.