CogLingDays 6, Ghent

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, 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:

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 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

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