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2013 Annual Meeting

Baltimore, MD

Meeting Begins: 11/23/2013
Meeting Ends: 11/26/2013

Call For Papers Opens: 12/15/2012
Call For Papers Closes: 3/1/2013
Requirements for Participation

Cognitive Linguistics in Biblical Interpretation


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Cognitive Linguistics in Biblical Interpretation section invites papers for 2 sessions at the 2013 meeting. The abstracts for these sessions should state the paper's thesis and outline the approach that will be taken. (1) "Open Session": The papers in this session will apply findings of cognitive linguistics to biblical studies with a particular focus on the ways cognitive approaches help scholars to grapple with how language makes meaning, how a text evokes authority, and/or how contemporary readers interact with ancient texts. (2) "Mnemonic Modalities": This panel, co-sponsored with "Senses and Culture in the Biblical World," will discuss the intersection between sensory experience and memory as they are represented in and prompted by texts from the biblical world. As cognitive science demonstrates, sensory cues often serve as mnemonic devices. This enables sensory vocabulary to evoke memory in a most efficient way. Papers presented in this panel are expected to discuss: (1) evidence for the use of linguistic sensory cues to evoke memory in ancient texts, and/or (2) ways in which sensory vocabulary is used to create, sustain, or otherwise manipulate memory.

Program Unit Chairs

 Robert H. von Thaden, Jr.

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