Cognitive Linguistics conference--reminder

Vyv Evans vyv.evans at
Wed Aug 17 12:12:56 UTC 2005

Dear Colleagues,

This is a reminder that the pre-conference registration deadline for the 
'New Directions in Cognitive Linguistics' conference, taking place at the 
University of Sussex in October is fast approaching.  The deadline is Sept. 
19th.  Details of how to register (whether presenting or attending only) 
are available from the conference website:  [click on 

The most recent version of the conference schedule has just been posted on 
the website and is available here: 

This promises to be an extremely exciting event, not to be missed, which in 
addition to founding a new national UK Cognitive Linguistics association is 
playing host to a large number of cognitive linguists and cognitive 
scientists from around the world who will be talking and presenting on a 
wide range of topics.  The conference also features 7 plenary speakers:

Paul Chilton, 'Dimensions of Discourse'
William Croft, 'Toward a Social Cognitive Linguistics'
Ronald Langacker, 'Constructions and Constructional Meaning'
Brigitte Nerlich, 'Cognitive Linguistics: A Tale of Two Cultures?'
Chris Sinha, 'Mind, Brain, Society: Language as Vehicle and Language as 
Mark Turner, 'Blending and Compression'
Jordan Zlatev, 'Intersubjectivity, Bodily Mimesis, and the Grounding of 

The conference additionally features three invited theme sessions involving 
leading scholars both from within and outside cognitive linguistics.  The 
theme sessions are:

Cognitive approaches to lexical semantics
Approaches to Conceptual Projection
Making Sense of Embodiment

There is also a satellite event, a tutorial on 'Frame semantics, corpora, 
and lexicography' being run by two leading experts: Sue Atkins and Adam 
Kilgarriff,  [click on 'Satellite event' for details] .

We hope to see you in Brighton in October!


Chair, NDCL Conference Organising Committee

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