FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS - 4th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference

Vyv Evans v.evans at
Fri Feb 25 22:50:34 UTC 2011


    4^th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference (UK-CLC4)


The UK Cognitive Linguistics Association is pleased to announce the 4^th 
UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference (UK-CLC4), to be held at King's 
College London on July 10-12, 2012. For more information, please visit 
the conference website at


Confirmed keynote speakers:

·         Professor Stephen Levinson (Max Planck Institute for 

·         Professor George Lakoff (University of California - Berkely)

·         Professor Gilles Fauconnier (University of California - San Diego)

·         Professor Elena Lieven (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary 

·         Professor Martin Pickering (University of Edinburgh)

·         Professor Lawrence Barsalou (Emory University)



We invite the submission of abstracts (for talks 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 linguistic relativity

·         Language acquisition and language impairment

·         Language evolution and language change

·         Language use


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 
therefore invite interdisciplinary research that combines theories and 
methods from across the cognitive, biological and social sciences.  
These include, but are not limited to:

·         Linguistics

·         Psycholinguistics

·         Anthropology

·         Evolution

·         Paleoanthropology

·         Primatology

·         Neuroscience

·         Cognitive and developmental psychology

·         Discourse and Communication studies


Talks 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 
submitted online via the conference website:  All 
abstracts will be subject to double-blind peer review by an 
international Scientific Committee.  The deadline for abstract 
submission is 15 December, 2011. Notification of acceptance decisions 
will be communicated by 15 February 2012.


Important dates:

    * Abstract submission deadline: 15 December 2011
    * Notification of authors: 15 February 2012
    * 'Early bird' registration deadline: 1 March 2012
    * Registration deadline: 1 May 2012
    * Conference: 10-12 July 2012


Prof. Vyv Evans
Professor of Linguistics

Head of School
School of Linguistics & English Language
Bangor University

General Editor of 'Language & Cognition'
A Mouton de Gruyter journal

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