Call for Papers – AFLiCo 7

Discourse, Cognition and Constructions: Implications and Applications

Seventh International Conference of the French Association for Cognitive Linguistics (AFLiCo 7)

University of Liège, Belgium

May 31 – June 3, 2017


Myriam Bouveret (Université de Rouen & CNRS)
Barbara Dancygier (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Nicole Delbecque (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Sandra Halverson (Bergen University College, Norway)
Peter Harder (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Nick Riches (Newcastle University, UK)


This conference will be the seventh international conference of the French Association for Cognitive Linguistics (AFLiCo; The conference welcomes proposals linking discourse and cognition from various perspectives while taking into account how cognitive linguistics can be linked to broader social and cultural contexts.

The following areas are especially relevant to the theme of the conference:

– The relationship between cognitive linguistics and discourse studies
– Discourse and multimodality
– Constructionist approaches to discourse studies
– Cognitive approaches to discourse grammar
– Emergent contructions in discourse
– Discourse in L1 and L2 acquisition
– Discourse as interaction and intersubjectivity
– Language, culture and ideology: cognitive and discursive models
– Contrastive analysis of discourse as and in translation
– Interdisciplinary applications of cognitive linguistics (education, engineering, translation studies, …)

The conference will not be limited to the main foci described above. The organisers also encourage researchers to submit proposals within other areas of cognitive linguistics, such as:

– Categorization, prototypes and polysemy
– Metaphor and metonymy
– Mental spaces and conceptual blending
– Domain and frame semantics
– Image schemas and force dynamics
– Embodiment and situated cognition
– Construction grammar(s)
– Cognitive grammar(s)
– Grammaticalization
– Empirical methods in cognitive linguistics
– …

Young researchers are especially encouraged to submit an abstract.


Abstracts will undergo a double blind review. They should be fully anonymous and not exceed 500 words (excluding references). Submission is online via the conference website (

Format for abstracts

500 words max., Times, single-spaced, title centred in bold at the top of the page, total number of words stated clearly on the abstract page, anonymous;

Clear statement of the research question(s), the significance and originality for the field of the proposal, methods, analysis, discussion;

Examples, tables, figures, and references should be placed on the second page of the same document;

Word or pdf files to be uploaded on the platform.

Abstracts may be submitted in English or French. The languages of the conference are English, French, FSL (please notify organisers in advance).


Submission deadline: November 30, 2016
Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2017
Workshops: May 31, 2017 (9-12 am)
Sessions: May 31, 2017 (1.30 pm) – June 3, 2017 (4.30 pm)


Local organising committee

Julien Perrez, Université de Liège
Lot Brems, Université de Liège
Christelle Maillart, Université de Liège
Laurent Rasier, Université de Liège

Expanded organising committee

Barbara De Cock, Université catholique de Louvain
Sabine De Knop, Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles
Paul Sambre, KU Leuven
Lieven Vandelanotte, Université de Namur


Details about the registration procedure and registration deadlines will be posted on the conference website as soon as they become available. There will be reduced registration fees for AFLiCo members, students, and delegates registering early.

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