The workshop is organised by the Thessaloniki Cognitive Linguistics Research Group member Dr Anastasios Vogiatzis and it will take place on January 28th 2023 (10:00-19:00).
With the world experiencing events and changes of historical proportions, such as the pandemic, the attack of Russia on Ukraine, the climate crisis, the transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy, political leaders, policy makers, and stakeholders have had to introduce, promote, - or even deny - changes and events that alter the status quo and affect the public directly or indirectly. In physical space, motion entails constant change and evolution; when political language is in motion it is used dynamically in order to accommodate and account for policy change. Political Language in Motion aims to actively address the issue of the way politicians, policy makers, and stakeholders make use of conceptual tools and draw from central islands of the Cognitive Linguistics archipelago (cognitive grammar, conceptual metaphor, image schema, metonymy, frame semantics, construction grammar,...)(Geeraerts, 2006: 2) in political discourse (Charteris-Black, 2005; Lakoff, 2004; Musolff et al., 2022; Perrez et al., 2019; Vogiatzis, 2022), synchronically or diachronically, in order to address events/changes that are taking place or that will take place in the future.
Dr. Andreas Musolff, University of East Anglia
Dr. Veronika Koller, Lancaster University
Dr. Anaïs Augé, University of Louvain, Institute of Political Sciences Louvain-Europe (ISPOLE)
The workshop will take place via Zoom. Fees: free
The audience registration form will be open until January 18, 2023.
Find the Abstracts, Programme and more information about the workshop in the TCLRG web page.