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Meeting Program Units

2011 Annual Meeting

San Francisco, CA

Meeting Begins11/19/2011
Meeting Ends11/22/2011

Call for Papers Opens: 1/25/2011
Call for Papers Closes: 3/4/2011

Requirements for Participation

Cognitive Linguistics in Biblical Interpretation


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For a session on "Family and Power in Biblical Texts," we seek papers deploying cognitive linguistic methods to explore how the domains of family, kinship or household and power (control, rule, force) interact in a discrete biblical text. Successful proposals will name a specific text, indicate which cognitive linguistic concepts and methods will be applied, and give a sense of the significance of the study for providing a new or better-grounded reading of the text. That is, answer the “so what?” question. We expect that scholars will draw from an array of cognitive methodologies: frame semantics, conceptual integration networks and mental space blends, conceptual metaphor analysis, prototype theory and schematic networks.

Program Unit Chairs

Bonnie Howe

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