Call for papers: PG Conference in Cognitive Linguistics

Anu Koskela a.m.koskela at
Fri Feb 10 12:40:08 UTC 2006

CALL FOR PAPERS: The First UK Postgraduate Conference in Cognitive 
Department of Linguistics and English Language,
University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

We are delighted to announce the first UK Postgraduate Conference in 
Cognitive Linguistics, to take place at the University of Sussex on 
Saturday, 27th May 2006.

This is the first conference in the UK aimed specifically for postgraduates 
working in the field of Cognitive Linguistics. Cognitive Linguistics is a 
relatively new, interdisciplinary approach to the study of language which 
focuses on the interaction between human language, cognition and 
experience. The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for 
postgraduate researchers in Cognitive Linguistics to exchange ideas and 
present new research.

The conference will also feature plenary talks and workshops by the 
following invited speakers:

Dr Vyvyan Evans (University of Sussex): keynote lecture on "The Cognitive 
Linguistics Enterprise: An Overview"

Prof. Gilles Fauconnier (University of California San Diego): a workshop on 
conceptual blending theory

Prof. Chris Sinha (University of Portsmouth): a keynote lecture on 
"Language as a biocultural niche"

Abstract submissions:

We invite submissions of abstracts for 20 minute presentations (followed by 
10 minutes of discussion) on research pertaining to any area of Cognitive 

Deadline for abstracts: 24th March
Notification of acceptance: 24th April

Abstract format:
- Only electronic submissions are accepted.
- The abstracts should be submitted to the email address 
abstracts at, with the email subject "First PG Conference in 
Cognitive Linguistics"
- The abstract should be sent as an attachment to an email message, in 
either MS Word (.doc), Rich Text Format (.rtf) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf ) 
- The length of the submissions is a maximum of 500 words or 1 A4 side. The 
abstract should clearly indicate the title of the talk, and may include 
references, but the total word count should not exceed 500 words.
- The abstracts will be subject to anonymous review, so the abstract should 
not include the name(s) of the author(s)
- The body of the email message should contain the following information: 
The author's name, affiliation, title of the paper and contact details 
(postal and email address)

For further details about the conference, please visit 
and click on the link for Conferences and then PGCCL.

The First UK Postgraduate Conference in Cognitive Linguistics is associated 
with the Portsmouth-Sussex Symposium on Language and Cognition, which takes 
place at the Universities of Sussex and Portsmouth on the two days 
preceding the First Postgraduate Conference in Cognitive Linguistics - 
25-26th May 2006. Links to further information about the Portsmouth-Sussex 
Symposium on Language and Cognition can be found under Conferences at

We look forward to receiving your abstract(s) and seeing you at Sussex at 
The First UK Postgraduate Conference in Cognitive Linguistics!

Anu Koskela
Chair of the Organising Committee for the First UK Postgraduate Conference 
in Cognitive Linguistics

Anu Koskela
DPhil Candidate
Dept. of Linguistics and English Language/
Centre for Research in Cognitive Science
University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QN

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