ICLC13: Final call for papers

October 23, 2014

13th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC13)

http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/iclc13

20-25 July 2015, Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

This is a final call for abstracts for the 13th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference to be held at Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, 20-25 July 2015. The deadline for all abstracts (for the general session, poster session, and previously submitted theme sessions) is Monday, 3 November 2014.
We invite a broad range of papers taking a cognitive, functional, typological, and discourse approach to the study of language and cognition. The special theme of ICLC13 is “bringing together theory and method”. We welcome papers that demonstrate, or reflect upon, the successful union of modern empirical methods with sound theory.

A (non-exhaustive) list of potential topics is provided on the conference homepage http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/iclc13. Go to: Call for Papers > Potential Topics.

The language of the conference is English. Both general and theme (parallel) session talks will be allocated 25 minutes, which includes time for questions and discussion. Posters will stay up for a day and will be allocated to dedicated, timetabled sessions.

Abstract Submission:

Each author may submit maximally one single-authored and one co-authored paper, regardless of whether they are intended for the general or a special theme session. All abstracts must be submitted electronically through EasyAbs:

http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/iclc13

The submission period is 1 August – 3 November 2014.

Abstracts must not exceed 1 page of A4 (including title, data, figures and references), and should be formatted in the following way. Please use 10 point Arial (Unicode) font, single-spaced and set margins to 1 inch (2.54cm) all around. Abstracts will be subjected to blind review by a minimum of two referees from an international Scientific Committee, so author names should not appear anywhere on abstracts (you may cite yourself as [Author] or in the third person for previously published work). Please include a list of five keywords that describe the research at the top of the abstract to assist the reviewing process.

Theme session authors should also make sure to note the title of the theme session at the top of their abstracts.

Authors must include the following information on the EasyAbs web page: (1) name(s) of author(s); (2) affiliation(s); (3) email address; and (4) preference for general, theme or poster presentation. Authors should upload .pdf versions of their abstracts to preserve special formatting or fonts.

Important Dates:

Deadline for abstract submission: 3 November 2014

Notification of acceptance: 15 January 2015

Dates of conference: 20-25 July 2015

Please direct all enquiries to ICLC13@northumbria.ac.uk


Cogling-6 (11-12 Dec 2014, Ghent): online registration

October 2, 2014

We would like to inform you that registration for Cogling-6, the biennial conference of the Belgium Netherlands Cognitive Linguistics Association (BeNeCLA), is now open, via the following online registration form. You will find a provisional programme and some practical information on the conference website.

The conference fee is 80 EUR, which covers all conference materials, refreshments and coffee breaks, as well as two cold lunches at the conference venue on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 December. The deadline for online registration is 4 December 2014. In addition, there is a conference dinner on Friday evening in restaurant Het Pakhuis. The price is 70 EUR for a three-course menu with matching wines, aperitifs and coffee (cf. the online registration form).

We hope to welcome you in Ghent in December,

The CogLing-6 organisers

Timothy Colleman (Ghent University)
Renata Enghels (Ghent University)
Tim Geleyn (Ghent University)
Peter Lauwers (Ghent University)
Miriam Taverniers (Ghent University)

Frank Brisard (University of Antwerp)
Paul Sambre (University of Leuven)


Call for Papers: TDL-2, June 3-5, 2015

September 23, 2014

THINKING, DOING, LEARNING: USAGE BASED PERSPECTIVES ON SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Teresa Cadierno
Wander Lowie
Simona Pekarek Doehler
Steve Thorne

Invited Colloquium:
Converging evidence in Thinking, Doing, Learning from one dataset
Gale Stam

After the successful first conference in Denmark in 2013 (http://www.selc.dk/conference/), the University of Groningen will host the second one. The conference will take place from Wednesday June 3 to Friday June 5 at the University of Groningen in Groningen, The Netherlands
The field of second language (L2) learning research has come to sustain a multitude of perspectives on language and learning but also on broader issues such as the crossing points between sociality, the nature of human interaction, and individual cognition. Along with this great theoretical, methodological and empirical variety comes an expansion of what is traditionally thought of as the core of language and the nature of learning.
This conference brings together perspectives that find mutual kinship in a view of language as an embodied, semiotic, symbolic tool used for communicative and interactional purposes and an understanding of language use as the preeminent condition for language learning – perspectives that we conjoin under the umbrella term of usage based perspectives.
Such perspectives yield a wide variety of questions to be answered – from societal issues of what it means to interact in an L2 to how speakers carry out social, sense-making moment-to-moment activities, and from the environments of language use and learning to the nature of the sediments of these usage events that are left as “acquired linguistic constructions” in the individual language learner.
The conference will promote and advance this multitude of theoretical and methodological perspectives in second language learning research. We therefore invite conference contributions that draw on theories and methods from across the spectrum of usage based language learning research, including data-driven and theory driven empirical investigations of the relation between cognition, context, interaction and language learning.

We invite the submission of abstracts (for paper, poster or panel presentations) addressing issues in second language learning research, including but not limited to:

Usage-based linguistics in language learning
Embodiment and language learning
Construction-based language learning, including the role of formulaic sequences and frequency issues
Dynamic Systems / Chaos-Complexity-based language learning
Linguistic relativity and language learning
Thinking-for-speaking and SLA
Socio-cognitive language learning
Socio-cultural language learning
Ecological language learning
Language socialization
Conversation Analysis in language learning
Language learning as social activity

Talks: 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for questions.
Posters: whole conference
Panels: 2 hours and 15 minutes (about 3-5 presentations on common theme)

Please submit by visiting the conference website at http://www.rug.nl/let/tdl. The following information will be requested:

Full name, affiliation and e-mail of corresponding author/panel organizer
Choice of talk, poster, panel general proposal, or panel presentation
Names of authors/ organizers
Title
Abstract 300 words
References
Summary 25 words
Choice of general stream: Thinking (L1-L2 concepts), Doing (interaction), Learning (development or teaching)

All abstracts will be subject to double-blind peer review by an international Scientific Committee. The deadline for abstract submission is December 1st 2014. Notification of acceptance will be given by January 20th 2015.

For further information, visit the conference website at http://www.rug.nl/let/tdl or contact us (Marjolijn Verspoor and Rasmus Steinkrauss) by using the following e-mail: tdlgroningen2015@gmail.com.

On behalf of the organizers,
Marjolijn Verspoor
Rasmus Steinkrauss


ICLC-13 Second Call for Papers

August 4, 2014

13th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC13)

http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/iclc13

20-25 July 2015, Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

We invite a broad range of papers taking a cognitive, functional, typological, and discourse approach to the study of language and cognition in relation to body, culture, and context of use. The special theme of ICLC-13 is “bringing together theory and method”. We welcome papers that demonstrate, or reflect upon, the successful union of modern empirical methods with sound theory.

Potential Topics:

The range of topics at past ICLCs has typically included (but is not limited to):

Categorization, prototypes, and polysemy; Cognitive and Construction Grammars; cognitive corpus linguistics; cognitive phonology; cognitive semantics; discourse and grammar, text and discourse; domains and frame semantics; embodiment and situated cognition; empirical methods in cognitive linguistics; grammaticalization, language evolution, and change; image schemas and force dynamics; language development, impairment, attrition, and loss; linguistic relativity, culture, and ethnosyntax; metaphor and metonymy; mental spaces and conceptual blending; neural models of language; signed languages, gesture, and modality; usage-based approaches.


General Session and Poster Session:

The language of the conference is English. General (parallel) session talks will be allocated 25 minutes, which includes questions and discussion. Posters will stay up for a day and will be allocated to dedicated, timetabled sessions.

Theme Session:

Theme sessions will be integrated into the conference schedule. We encourage theme session organisers to submit theme session titles and proposals (up to 500 words) directly to the conference organisers (by email: ICLC13@northumbria.ac.uk) along with the names of authors and titles of the individual papers.

We will consider sessions of varying lengths and formats (with or without an allocated “discussion” slot). However, we would like to note that the conference schedule particularly suits sessions comprised of 6 slots (of 25 minutes each). The maximum length for theme sessions is 12 slots (of 25 minutes each). Theme session authors will still need to submit their abstracts for review (following the guidelines below) and should make sure to note the title of the theme session at the top of their abstracts.

The deadline for organisers to submit proposals for Theme Sessions is September 15, 2014.

Abstract Submission:

Each author may submit maximally one single-authored and one co-authored paper, regardless of whether they are intended for the general or a special theme session. Abstracts must be submitted electronically through EasyAbs:

http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/iclc13

The submission period is 1 August – 3 November 2014.

Abstracts must not exceed 1 page of A4 (including title, data, figures and references), and should be formatted in the following way. Please use 10 point Arial (Unicode) font, single-spaced and set margins to 1 inch (2.54cm) all around. Abstracts will be subjected to blind review by a minimum of two referees from an international Scientific Committee, so author names should not appear anywhere on abstracts (you may cite yourself as [Author] or in the third person for previously published work). Please include a list of five keywords that describe the research at the top of the abstract to assist the reviewing process.

Authors must include the following information on the EasyAbs web page: (1) name(s) of author(s); (2) affiliation(s); (3) email address; and (4) preference for oral or poster presentation. Authors should upload .pdf versions of their abstracts to preserve special formatting or fonts. Abstracts must be submitted through EasyAbs starting on 1 August 2014.

Abstracts will be evaluated on the basis of scope, relevance, originality, methodology, and strength of conclusions. It is possible that we will require authors submitting papers to ICLC-13 to assist in the reviewing process. Please note that submitting an abstract constitutes an agreement to reviewing a maximum of 5 other abstracts.

ICLA Membership:

ICLC is the biennial conference of the International Cognitive Linguistics Association (ICLA, http://www.cognitivelinguistics.org). There is no requirement to be an ICLA member to submit an abstract. Participation in the ICLC conference will require standard ICLA membership (at a revised rate of approximately 25€ to 30€), which also gives ICLC participants access to several member benefits.

Important Dates:

Abstract submission becomes available on EasyAbs: 1 August 2014

Deadline for theme session proposals: 15 September 2014

Deadline for abstract submission (general and theme session): 3 November 2014

Notification of acceptance: 15 January 2015 Dates of conference: 20-25 July 2015

Please direct all enquiries to ICLC13@northumbria.ac.uk


ICLC-13: First call for papers

June 5, 2014

13th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC-13)

http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/iclc13

20-25 July 2015, Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

We invite a broad range of papers taking a cognitive, functional, typological, and discourse approach to the study of language and cognition in relation to body, culture, and context of use. The special theme of ICLC-13 is “bringing together theory and method”. We welcome papers that demonstrate, or reflect upon, the successful union of modern empirical methods with sound theory.

Potential Topics:
The range of topics at past ICLCs has typically included (but is not limited to):

Categorization, prototypes, and polysemy; Cognitive and Construction Grammars; cognitive corpus linguistics; cognitive phonology; cognitive semantics; discourse and grammar, text and discourse; domains and frame semantics; embodiment and situated cognition; empirical methods in cognitive linguistics; grammaticalization, language evolution, and change; image schemas and force dynamics; language development, impairment, attrition, and loss; linguistic relativity, culture, and ethnosyntax; metaphor and metonymy; mental spaces and conceptual blending; neural models of language; signed languages, gesture, and modality; usage-based approaches.


General Session and Poster Session:

The language of the conference is English. General (parallel) session talks will be allocated 25 minutes, which includes questions and discussion. Posters will stay up for a day and will be allocated to dedicated, timetabled sessions.

Theme Session:
Theme sessions will be integrated into the conference schedule. We encourage theme session organisers to submit theme session titles and proposals (up to 500 words) directly to the conference organisers (by email: ICLC13@northumbria.ac.uk) along with the names of authors and titles of the individual papers.

We will consider sessions of varying lengths and formats (with or without an allocated “discussion” slot). However, we would like to note that the conference schedule particularly suits sessions comprised of 6 slots (of 25 minutes each). The maximum length for theme sessions is 12 slots (of 25 minutes each). Theme session authors will still need to submit their abstracts for review (following the guidelines below) and should make sure to note the title of the theme session at the top of their abstracts.

The deadline for organisers to submit proposals for Theme Sessions is September 15, 2014.


Abstract Submission:

Each author may submit maximally one single-authored and one co-authored paper, regardless of whether they are intended for the general or a special theme session. Abstracts must be submitted electronically through EasyAbs via the “Abstract Submissions” tab on the ICLC-13 homepage: http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/iclc13.

The submission period is 1 August – 3 November 2014.

Abstracts must not exceed 1 page of A4 (including title, data, figures and references), and should be formatted in the following way. Please use 10 point Arial (Unicode) font, single-spaced and set margins to 1 inch (2.54cm) all around. Abstracts will be subjected to blind review by a minimum of two referees from an international Scientific Committee, so author names should not appear anywhere on abstracts (you may cite yourself as [Author] or in the third person for previously published work). Please include a list of five keywords that describe the research at the top of the abstract to assist the reviewing process.

Authors must include the following information on the EasyAbs web page: (1) name(s) of author(s); (2) affiliation(s); (3) email address; and (4) preference for oral or poster presentation. Authors should upload .pdf versions of their abstracts to preserve special formatting or fonts. Abstracts must be submitted through EasyAbs starting on 1 August 2014.

Abstracts will be evaluated on the basis of scope, relevance, originality, methodology, and strength of conclusions. It is possible that we will require authors submitting papers to ICLC-13 to assist in the reviewing process. Please note that submitting an abstract constitutes an agreement to reviewing a maximum of 5 other abstracts.


ICLA Membership:

ICLC is the biennial conference of the International Cognitive Linguistics Association (ICLA, http://www.cognitivelinguistics.org). There is no requirement to be an ICLA member to submit an abstract. Participation in the ICLC conference will require standard ICLA membership (at a revised rate of approximately 25€ to 30€), which also gives ICLC participants access to several member benefits.


Important Dates:

Abstract submission becomes available on EasyAbs: 1 August 2014
Deadline for theme session proposals: 15 September 2014

Deadline for abstract submission (general and theme session): 3 November 2014

Notification of acceptance: 15 January 2015
Dates of conference: 20-25 July 2015

Please direct all enquiries to ICLC13@northumbria.ac.uk.


CogLingDays 6, Ghent

April 8, 2014

After successful meetings in Utrecht, Leuven, Leiden, Antwerp, and Groningen, the sixth edition of the biennial conference of the Belgium Netherlands Cognitive Linguistics Association (BeNeCLA, http://benecla.com) will take place at Ghent University on 11–12 December 2014. The conference provides a forum to scholars based in the Low Countries or abroad to present and discuss their research in the various strands of cognitive linguistics or other cognitively inspired usage-based approaches to language, including construction grammar.


 
Conference website: http://www.contragram-network.ugent.be/node/10

 
Plenary speakers:

Ewa Dąbrowska (Northumbria University)
Dirk Geeraerts (University of Leuven)
Muriel Norde (Humboldt University Berlin)
Gerard Steen (VU University Amsterdam)

 
Organising committee:

Frank Brisard (University of Antwerp)
Timothy Colleman (Ghent University)
Renata Enghels (Ghent University)
Tim Geleyn (Ghent University)
Peter Lauwers (Ghent University)
Miriam Taverniers (Ghent University)

 
Scientific committee:

Jóhanna Barđdal (Ghent), Ronny Boogaart (Leiden), Frank Brisard (Antwerp), Bert Cappelle (Lille), Timothy Colleman (Ghent), Bert Cornillie (Leuven), Hubert Cuyckens (Leuven), Barbara De Cock (Louvain), Gert De Sutter (Ghent), Renata Enghels (Ghent), Kurt Feyaerts (Leuven), Ad Foolen (Nijmegen), Liesbet Heyvaert (Leuven), Francisco Gonzálvez-García (Almeria), Peter Lauwers (Ghent), Dominique Legallois (Caen), Maarten Lemmens (Lille), Tanja Mortelmans (Antwerp), Esther Pascual (Groningen), Paul Sambre (Leuven), Miriam Taverniers (Ghent), Arie Verhagen (Leiden), Dominique Willems (Ghent)

 
We invite abstracts for regular 20-minute conference presentations, which will be reviewed anonymously. Abstracts must not exceed 500 words, including references and data, and should mention main research question(s), methodology, dataset and (expected) results. The conference languages are English, Dutch, and French.

 
Please send your abstract as a pdf attachment to cogling6@UGent.be. Please do not reveal the identity of the author(s) in the abstract; this implies not making explicit references to one’s own work in the first person. Include author names and affiliations in the body of your e-mail.

 
Deadline for submission: 15 May 2014
Notification of acceptance: 10 June 2014


“The Political Impact of Metaphors”, University of Liège, 15-16 May 2014

April 7, 2014
International interdisciplinary conference on “The Political Impact of Metaphors”, University of Liège (ULg), 15-16 May 2014.
Arranged by the Departments of Modern Languages of the University of Liege (ULg) and of Political Science form the University of Louvain (UCL).

Scope and issues
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In the wake of Lakoff and Johnson’s seminal work, much attention has been devoted to the study of metaphors not as rhetoric figures but as conceptual tools to express a complex reality in more familiar terms. While conceptual metaphors occur in every area of life, the political domain remains one prominent area where to find metaphors.

Though a large body of research has been devoted to the study of (conceptual) metaphors in the political domain, it is striking to notice that the question of the political impact of metaphors has hardly been addressed. While metaphors are described as devices structuring our perception of political realities and representations, and as devices frequently used by political elite to frame particular debates, their actual political impact has mostly been taken for granted. We therefore suggest that the next turn in the study of political metaphors is to grasp their political impact. This issue raises several questions: they tap on the “production” side and on the “reception” side of the metaphor chain, as well as on the intermediary process itself both at the individual level and at the collective level:

- Who, why and how do we use metaphors in political discourse?

- What’s the short-term, mid-term and long-term political impact of metaphor use?

- How do metaphors circulate from one discourse type to another?

- Do they travel across issues, languages and countries?

- What does political impact more precisely mean?

- What are the political consequences of metaphors in terms of attitudes and behaviours?

- Taking an interdisciplinary perspective, the aim of this conference is to offer not only conceptual insights but also real world oriented research to explain how discourses, through metaphors, actively shape the political reality.
The conference will include talks by Gerard Steen, Ray Gibbs, Tina Krenmayr, Didier Caluwaerts, Emilie L’Hôte, Camille Debras, Brigitte Nerlich, Dimitrios Karmis and Christ’l De Landstheer.

 

Practical information
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Please visit https://sites.google.com/site/metaimpactulg/ for further information about the conference, including full programme and registration.


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