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Perception Metaphor Workshop

12-13 October
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (Room 163)


The humanities and social sciences are in the throes of “embodiment” and this has put perception to the forefront of inquiry. In this workshop we explore the myriad ways perceptual language serves as the basis of, or target for, metaphorical extension. We bring together scholars from linguistics, anthropology, and psychology to tackle perception and metaphor from historical, typological, corpus, experimental, and developmental perspectives.

 

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Day 1 - 12 October

9.00am

 Badge pick-up for participants

9.30am

 Asifa Majid
  Welcome and opening remarks

9.50am

 Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano
  The biocultural grounding of perception metaphors

10.45am

 COFFEE BREAK

11.15am

 Wendy Anderson
  Perception metaphor: A bird’s eye-view

12.10pm

 Elisabeth Steinbach
  Taste metaphors in hieroglyphic-Egyptian

12.35pm

 LUNCH

2.00pm

 Rosario Caballero
  “I dreamt the dish and then it tasted as I had dreamt it”: Sensory experiences, meaning and language

2.55pm

 Ulrike Nederstigt, Margot van Mulken and Andreu van Hooft
  Visual metaphor in advertising: Comprehension and tolerance of ambiguity

3.20pm

 COFFEE BREAK

3.45pm

 Francesca Strik Lievers and Irene De Felice
  Metaphors and perception in the lexicon: A diachronic perspective

4.10pm

 Bodo Winter
  Re-analyzing the synesthetic metaphor hierarchy using modality norms

5.05pm

 Poster session

6.45pm

 DINNER

13 OCTOBER

 

 PLEASE NOTE: Martine Vanhove's talk ('Perception-based metaphors in some Afroasiatic languages', originally scheduled for 9:30am) has been cancelled due to unforeseeable circumstances

10.30am

 COFFEE

10.55am

 Bambi B. Schieffelin and Lila San Roque
  Perception verbs in context: Perspectives from Bosavi (Kaluli) child/caregiver interactions

11.50am

 Vicky Fisher and Ad Foolen
  Hold that thought – The role of kinesthetic experience in perception metaphors

12.15pm 

LUNCH

1.40pm

 Ulrike Zeshan
  Perceptual metaphors in sign language

2.35pm

 Yufuko Takashima
  Metaphors of perception in Japanese sign language

3.00pm

 COFFEE BREAK

3.30pm

 Daria Ryzhova, Maria Kyuseva and Liliya Kholkina
  Approaching perceptual adjectives: The case of “heavy”

3.55pm

 Zoltán Kövecses
  Perception and metaphor

4.50pm

 Closing remarks

 

 Poster presentations

1. Ease-of-simulation norms for 452 adjective metaphors – Pei Liu, Louise Connell, & Dermot Lynott
2. Visual synaesthetic metaphors: An exploratory study – Marianna Bolognesi & Francesca Strik-Lievers
3. A comparative study of taste term metaphors in Thai and Vietnamese – Rujiwan Laophairoj
4. The usage of Chinese and Serbian smell and taste words – does it really reveal the culture? – Biljana Simic Velickovic
5. Children’s processing of metonyms: evidence from eye movements and picture selection – Franziska Köder, Ingrid L. Falkum
6. Why do we understand music as moving? The metaphorical basis of musical motion revisited – Nina Julich
7. Iconic priming and metaphoric mapping in deaf signers of American Sign Language – Franziska Schaller, Karen Emmorey, Brittany Lee, Zed Sevcikova Sehyr, & Cindy O’Grady
8. Cross-modal associations between taste and colour in Turkish and Dutch – Parla Buyruk, John Huisman & Asifa Majid
9. Finding, catching, and losing oneself: Metaphors of perceptual self-awareness – Barry Grossman
10. The acquisition of spatial metaphors for time in Farsi speaking children – Bahareh Mansoory
11. Musical pitch metaphors in speech and gesture: evidence from Swedish and Turkish – Peer Christensen & Marianne Gullberg
12. When you speak Mandarin, your past is in front of you: How language and culture shape spatial conceptions of time – Yan Gu & Marc Swerts
13. Metaphors in documentaries – Dariia Orobchuk
14. Perception of visual metaphor: response latencies – Luuk Lagerwerf, Margot van Mulken & Iris Blokland
15. When language enlightens sensory perception. A study of perception verbs, from sensation to misperception – Rémi Digonnet
16. Russian metaphors of smell: An experimental study – Ekaterina Antonova
17. “Sweet dreams are made of this”: the metaphorical meanings of sweet in English – Marco Bagli
18. Can a blackboard see? Polysemy of the Estonian perception verb nägema ‘to see’ on the basis of a sorting task and behavioural profile analysis – Mariann Proos
19. Taste, sound, touch, sight, smell: Exploring metaphors across registers using a semantic annotation tool – Tina Krennmayr

Where and when:
Oct 12-13, 2016
Room 163, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
Organizers:
Asifa Majid
Carolyn O'Meara
Lila San Roque
Laura Speed
Sponsors:
Centre for Language Studies, Radboud University
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research)
Contact:
Laura Speed,

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