Lecture Schedule for CIFCL-22/23

 Schedule for CIFCL-22/23, 2022-2023, Beijing

http://cifcl.buaa.edu.cn/


Theme: Ten Lectures on Cognitive Linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis

Speaker: Christopher Hart (Professor of Linguistics, Lancaster University)

Venue: ZOOM/Tencent for all speakers

7:00-9:00pm, 28-30 November, 1-9 December, 2022 (Beijing Time)

Date

Topic

Mon

28 Nov


1. Introduction

1a. Aims and overview

1b. Language, cognition and social action in contexts of political communication: Toward a critical cognitive linguistics or cognitive CDA  

Tue

29 Nov

2. Event-structure

2a. Event-structure in discourses of political protest

2b. Event-structure in discourses of migration

Wed

30 Nov

3. Attention

3a. Attentional distribution and mystification of responsibility in discourses of conflict

3b. Profiling in media discourses of violence on the Gaza border  

Thu

1 Dec

4. Viewing Arrangements

4a. Spatial point of view and ideology in discourses of disorder

4b. Subjectification / objectification in military interventionist discourse

Fri

2 Dec  

5. Deixis

5a. Distance and proximity in military interventionist discourse

5b. Distance and proximity in anti-immigration discourse

3 Dec (Saturday) and 4 Dec (Sunday): Participants Presentation (to be confirmed)

Mon

5 Dec


6. Metaphor

6a. Metaphor and ideology

6b. WAR metaphors in public discourse

Tue

6 Dec


7. Multimodal Metaphor

7a. Metaphor and intertextuality in images of strikes and protests

7b. Frame-consistent images in discourses of migration

Wed

7 Dec


8. Multimodal Constructions

8a. Multimodal constructions

8b. Intersemiotic convergence in news photographs and their captions

Thu

8 Dec


9. Experimental Methods

9a. Action chains and blame assignment

9b. The metaphor framing effect

Fri

9 Dec


10. Gesture

10a. Gesture in political communication

10b. Wrap-up


Theme: Ten Lectures on the Bodily Sources of Meaning, Thought, and Language

Speaker: Mark Johnson (Philip H. Knight Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Emeritus, University of Oregon)

Venue: ZOOM/Tencent for all speakers

9:00-11:00am, 30 January-10 February, 2023 (Beijing Time)

Date

Topic

Mon

30 Jan

1. The Need for an Embodied Linguistics and Philosophy

Tue

31 Jan

2. Bodily Sources of Meaning I: Image Schemas, Body-part Concepts, and Spatial Relations

Wed

1 Feb

3. Bodily Sources of Meaning II: Movement, Felt Qualities, and Emotions

Thu

2 Feb

4. How Abstract Thought is Grounded in the Body: Conceptual Metaphor Theory

Fri

3 Feb

5. Embodied Philosophical Concepts: Events and Causation

4 Feb (Saturday) and 5 Feb (Sunday): Break

Mon

6 Feb

6. Metaphors of Mind and Thought

Tue

7 Feb

7. The Neural Basis of Mind, Thought, and Language

Wed

8 Feb

8. Aesthetic Dimensions of Meaning and Thought

Thu

9 Feb

9. Meaning in Music, Art, and Literature

Fri

10 Feb

10. The Wisdom of the Body: Bodily Sources of Morality


Theme: Ten Lectures on Grammaticalization

Speaker: Christian Lehmann (Professor of General and Comparative Linguistics, Emeritus, University of Erfurt)

Venue: ZOOM/Tencent for all speakers

3:00-5:00pm, 10-21 April, 2023 (Beijing Time)


Date

Topic

Mon

10 Apr

1. Introduction: Some Paradigm Cases of Grammaticalization

Tue

11 Apr

2. Basic Concepts of Grammaticalization Theory

Structure of the Language System. The Penthouse Principle. Synchrony – Diachrony – History.

Wed

12 Apr

3. Types of Variation in Grammar

Conversion, Analogy, Reanalysis, Grammaticalization

Thu

13 Apr

4. Criteria and Parameters of Grammaticalization

Paradigmatic and Syntagmatic Autonomy

Fri

14 Apr

5. Delimiting Grammaticalization

Reduction and Enrichment, Desemanticization and Metaphor, Decategorization, Persistence, Renewal and Reinforcement

15 Apr (Saturday) and 16 Apr (Sunday): Participants Presentation (to be confirmed)

Mon

17 Apr

6. Semantic and Pragmatic Aspects of Grammaticalization

Univerbation, Chunking, Lexicalization. Lexical vs. Grammatical Concepts? Pragmaticalization?

Tue

18 Apr


7. Grammaticalization in Diverse Functional Domains

Pronouns, Determiners, Articles. Case Relators. Numeral Classifiers. Periphrastic Aspect. Word-order Change. Information Structure: left-dislocation topic marking, clefting focus marking. Discourse Markers?

Wed

19 Apr

8. Directionality of Grammaticalization

Oriented vs. Non-oriented Variation, Unidirectionality, Degrammaticalization

Thu

20 Apr

9. Grammaticalization and Linguistic Typology

Grammaticalization Scenarios. Roots, Stems, Word Classes.

Fri

21 Apr

10. Cognitive Basis of Grammaticalization

Consciousness, Teleonomic Hierarchy. Action, Process and Automatization.






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