S.H.E.S.L. 2009 conference : Presentation
(Université de Paris VII, 30-31 janvier 2009)
The 2009 annual meeting of the SHESL (Société d’Histoire et d’Epistémologie des Sciences du Langage) will be dedicated to the history and epistemology of Cognitive Linguistics. The expression “Cognitive Linguistics” designates theories which base their analysis of linguistic structure / constructs on meaning and on general-purpose cognitive processes, and which identify meaning with mental representations and operations. The conference aims to advance the understanding of the historical development of cognitive linguistics and of its relation to other theories. It also seeks to provide a forum for expounding and critically examining the theoretical notions and descriptive tools which have been elaborated or adopted by Cognitive Linguistics, and which are characteristic of the way it envisages language.
The conference will cover the following themes (the list is not exhaustive) :
* Grammaire Générale (Beauzée’s ideas)
* Cognitive Linguistics in the French tradition (Guillaume)
* The contemporary history of Cognitive Linguistics - the second “cognitive revolution”
* The history of the “cognitive turn” (in the 60s-70s) - its consequences for linguistic theories
* Structuralism and Cognitive Linguistics, Wortfeldtheorie and Cognitive Semantics
* The relation of Cognitive Linguistics to functional linguistics
* Some important concepts and tools of Cognitive Linguistics (iconicity, prototypes, semantic primitives ; the use of corpora in Cognitive Linguistics)
* The Cognitive Linguistics approach in phonology
* The philosophy behind the Cognitive Linguistics approach
* Jean-Michel Fortis (CNRS, Université Paris-Diderot Paris 7) * Jacques François (Université de Caen Basse-Normandie) * Dirk Geeraerts (K.U. Leuven) * Brigitte Nerlich (University of Nottingham) * Mathieu Valette (ATILF, Université de Nancy) * Stijn Verleyen (FWO, K.U. Leuven)
* Christian Puech (Université de la Sorbonne nouvelle, membre de l’UMR 7597, Président de la SHESL) * Sylvie Archaimbault (CNRS, Université Paris-Diderot Paris 7, Directrice du laboratoire d’Histoire des Théories Linguistiques [UMR 7597]) * Bernard Colombat (Université Paris-Diderot Paris 7, UMR 7597, Vice-Président de la SHESL) * Jean-Michel Fortis (CNRS, Université Paris-Diderot Paris 7, UMR 7597) * Stijn Verleyen, (FWO, K.U. Leuven) * Danielle Candel (CNRS, Université Paris-Diderot Paris 7, UMR 7597) * Valérie Raby (Université Paris-Sorbonne [Paris 4], UMR 7597) * Odile Leclercq (Université de Provence, Aix-Marseille 1, UMR 7597) * Alessandro Garcea (Université de Toulouse 2, UMR 7597)
* Dirk Geeraerts (K.U. Leuven) * Pieter Seuren (Max Planck Inst., Nimègue) * Pierre Swiggers (K.U. Leuven) * Mathieu Valette (ATILF, Université de Nancy) * Klaas Willems (Universiteit Gent) * Sylvain Auroux (CNRS, Université Paris-Diderot Paris 7, UMR 7597)
Call for papers The call for papers is now closed but is still available for information purpose (SEE the call in English). There is no registration fee.
Practical information and contact
Travel and accommodation expenses of speakers will be refunded during the Conference. However, these costs should be paid for in advance by speakers. In order to reduce travel costs, we strongly encourage speakers to make their reservations well ahead of time. In any case, plane or train reservations (economy class or second class only) should be made before December 15. Tickets purchased after this date will not be refunded. There is no refund in case of no-show. Hotel booking will be arranged by the organizing committee.