FINAL CFP: 3rd UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference

Christopher Hart c.j.hart at
Tue Dec 1 15:29:16 UTC 2009



The third UK Cognitive Linguistics conference (UK-CLC3) will take place
at the University of Hertfordshire, over three days: 6-8th inclusive,
July 2010. The conference theme is "meaning, mind and (social) reality".
The following distinguished scholars will be giving keynote lectures
relating to aspects of the conference theme:

      * Professor William Croft (University of New Mexico, USA)
      * Professor Ewa Dabrowska (University of Sheffield, UK)
      * Professor John Lucy (University of Chicago, USA)
      * Professor Peter Stockwell (University of Nottingham, UK)
      * Professor Gabriella Vigliocco (University College London, UK)

We invite the submission of abstracts (for paper or poster
presentations) addressing all aspects of Cognitive Linguistics. These
include but are by no means limited to:

      * Domains and frame semantics
      * Categorisation, prototypes and polysemy
      * Metaphor and metonymy
      * Mental spaces and conceptual blending
      * Cognitive and construction grammar
      * Embodiment and language acquisition
      * Language evolution and language change
      * Language use and linguistic relativity

Cognitive Linguistics is an inherently interdisciplinary enterprise
which is broadly concerned with the connection between language and
cognition in relation to body, culture and contexts of use. We are
therefore especially interested in interdisciplinary research -
theoretical, empirical, applied - that combines theories and methods
from across the cognitive, biological and social sciences. These include
but are not limited to:

      * Linguistics
      * Anthropology
      * Evolution
      * Paleoanthropology
      * Primatology
      * Neuroscience
      * Cognitive and developmental psychology
      * (Critical) Discourse and Communication studies

Papers will be allocated 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for question.
Posters will stay up for a day and be allocated to dedicated, timetabled
sessions. The language of the conference is English.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words (excluding references) should be
sent by email as a Word attachment to c.j.hart at
by 15 December 2009. The document should
contain presentation title, the abstract and preference for paper or
poster presentation. Please DO NOT include information identifying the
author(s) in the email attachment. Author(s) information including name,
affiliation and email address(es) should be detailed in the body of the
email. All abstracts will be subject to peer review by an international
Scientific Committee. Notification of acceptance decisions will be
communicated by 15 February 2010.

Presenters will be invited to submit papers based on the conference
theme for an edited volume to be published by Equinox Publishing Co. in
the Advances in Cognitive Linguistics series. Accepted papers will be
subject to peer-review.

Keep up-to-date by bookmarking and checking the conference website

The conference is organised by Chris Hart (Chair of local organising
committee), and Vyv Evans (on behalf of the UK-CLA). For details of the
UK-CLA see:
Christopher Hart
Lecturer in English Language and Communication
School of Humanities
University of Hertfordshire

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