Prof. Zoltán Kövecses (Hungary) 4.05.2013

The City of Poznań and Adam Mickiewicz University invite you to an open lecture entitled: "Conceptualizing emotions. A cognitive lingusitic perspective" delivered by Professor Zoltán Kövecses - famous expert in the field of linguistics. The lecture will be held on 4 May 2013 at 10 a.m.  in Collegium Novum (room C1) at Niepodległości 4 Street in Poznań.


Professor Zoltán Kövecses received his M.A. from EötvösLorándUniversity, Budapest, in 1972 and his Ph.D. and D.Sc. from the HungarianAcademy of Sciences in 1988 and 1996, respectively. He is Professor of Linguistics in the Department of American Studies at EötvösLorándUniversity, Budapest. In 1982-83, he worked on his Ph.D. in the Linguistics Department of the University of California at Berkeley.
He is one of the four editors of the international scholarly journal, Metaphor and Symbol, published by Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers in the U.S. He also serves on the advisory board of Cognitive Linguistics and several other international professional journals. He has lectured widely as an invited plenary speaker at various international conferences. He has received several scholarships from the Fulbright Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
He is also working as a lexicographer, and is the author of several Hungarian-English, English-Hungarian dictionaries. For his work as a lexicographer, he was awarded the peer-reviewed Országh László Prize in 2004, and for one of his English-Hungarian dictionaries he received the Quality Award in 2000. He has taught at several American and European universities, including the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Rutgers University, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Hamburg University, Odense University, and the University of California at Berkeley. He has served as an advisor of several completed Ph.D. dissertations at Eötvös Loránd University and the University of Vienna. He was a Ph.D. defense committee member at the University of Murcia, Spain, and an external examiner at Cambridge University, U.K. and the University of Helsinki.
His most important books include Language, Mind, and Culture. A Practical Introduction (2006); Metaphor in Culture. Universality and Variation (2005); Metaphor. A Practical Introduction (2002); Metaphor and Emotion (2000); Emotion Concepts (1990); The Language of Love (1988), and Metaphors of Anger, Pride and Love. A Lexical Approach to the Structure of Concepts (1986).
He is currently working on the language and conceptualization of emotions, cross-cultural variation in metaphor, and the issue of the relationship between language, mind, and culture from a cognitive linguistic perspective.

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