The Department of French and Italian

Italian Placement Testing on 08/28 in HRH 2.106B @ 1:30 pm

Lecture Body-Specific Abstract Concepts: Mental metaphors with and without linguistic metaphors

Mon, April 20, 2009 | PAR 301

3:00 PM

When people talk about abstract ideas, they often use metaphors from more concrete domains like space. In the first part of this talk, Casasanto reviews a series of experiments showing that these linguistic metaphors correspond to non-linguistic 'mental metaphors', which people activate automatically when they're talking and thinking. The last part of the lecture addresses the question: Where do these mental metaphors come from?

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Tavola Italiana

Informal Italian conversation practice Fridays 3-4pm at the Texas Union's Cactus Café. Open to all students of Italian. Contact Antonella Olson for more information.

Le Cercle français

Informal French conversation practice Fridays in the Texas Union's Cactus Café from 3-4pm. Open to all students of French. Contact Nancy Guilloteau for more information.


Italian Placement Testing 

Professor Antonella will be administering placement exams on Monday, August 28th in HRH 2.106B at 1:30 pm. If you are seeking to take an Italian Language Placement Test, please attend this session. Due to time constraints makeups are not guranteed.

Cineforum Italiano

Hosting Italian films with English subtitles every Thursdays at 8:00 pm in Mezes B0.306. 

  • Department of French and Italian

    University of Texas at Austin
    201 W 21st Street STOP B7600
    HRH 2.114A
    Austin, TX 78712-1800