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2016 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, TX

Meeting Begins: 11/19/2016
Meeting Ends: 11/22/2016

Note that the deadline for paper proposals is 11:59 PM (23:59) Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5) on the day PREVIOUS to the deadline below.

Call For Papers Opens: 12/16/2015
Call For Papers Closes: 3/2/2016
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 will hold 2 sessions at the 2016 meeting. The abstracts for these sessions should state the paper's thesis and explicitly describe the cognitive linguistic approach that will be taken. (1) The FIRST SESSION is an open call for papers. 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) The SECOND SESSION, a joint session of the Performance Criticism of the Bible and Other Ancient Texts section with the Cognitive Linguistics in Biblical Studies section, issues a call for papers that focuses on HUMOR in cognition and performance.

Program Unit Chairs

Robert H. von Thaden, Jr.

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