24.4576, Calls: Cognitive Science, Typology, Lang Acquisition/UK

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Subject: 24.4576, Calls: Cognitive Science, Typology, Lang Acquisition/UK

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Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2013 11:42:27
From: Willem Hollmann [w.hollmann at lancaster.ac.uk]
Subject: 5th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference

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Full Title: 5th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference 
Short Title: UK-CLC5 

Date: 29-Jul-2014 - 31-Jul-2014
Location: Lancaster, United Kingdom 
Contact Person: Willem Hollmann
Meeting Email: w.hollmann at lancaster.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/events/uk-clc5/index.htm 

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Typology 

Call Deadline: 20-Dec-2013 

Meeting Description:

5th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference: Empirical Approaches to Language and Cognition

29-31 July 2014, Lancaster University, United Kingdom


The 5th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference (UK-CLC5) will be hosted by Lancaster University. Confirmed plenary speakers are:

Daniel Casasanto (The New School, New York)
Alan Cienki (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
William Croft (University of New Mexico)
Adele Goldberg (Princeton University)
Stefan Gries (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Elena Semino (Lancaster University)

Information about the conference can be found at http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/events/uk-clc5/index.htm, which will be updated as more details become available. 

Final Call for Papers:

We invite the submission of abstracts (for paper or poster presentations) addressing all aspects of cognitive linguistics.

The conference aims to cover a broad range of research concerned with language and cognition. We will be especially interested in promoting strongly empirical work. To this end, we intend to organise (some of) the papers into thematic sessions, with our plenary speakers acting as discussants. The themes will be:

- Embodiment
- Gesture
- Typology and constructional analyses of the languages of the world
- Acquisition
- Corpora and statistical methods
- Metaphor and discourse

In addition to these themes, submissions on other aspects of the field are also welcome, including:

- Domains and frame semantics
- Categorisation, prototypes and polysemy
- Mental spaces and conceptual blending
- Language evolution
- Linguistic variation and language change
- Cognitive linguistic approaches to language teaching

Talks will be 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions and discussion. There will also be a poster session. The language of the conference is English.

Abstracts of max. 300 words (excl. references) should be submitted using EasyChair: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ukclc5. Participants may submit abstracts for no more than one single-authored paper and one joint-authored paper.

Abstracts must be anonymous, and should be submitted in plain text and/or PDF format. If you need phonetic characters, please ensure that they are displayed correctly.

To submit an abstract you must use your existing EasyChair login details. If you have not registered with EasyChair before, please do so using the link above. Once you have created an account or signed in follow the following steps:

1. Click on the ‘New Submission’ link at the top of the page.
2. Agree to the terms and conditions (if prompted).
3. Fill in the relevant information about the author or authors.
4. Give the title of the paper in the ‘Title’ box and then:
(a) enter/paste your abstract into the ‘Abstract’ box (remember that this is plain text only) and/or,
(b) upload your abstract as a PDF file by clicking ‘Choose File’ under ‘Upload Paper’.
5. At the top of your abstract, indicate whether you prefer an oral presentation, a poster, or either. Please do this by entering “oral presentation”, “poster”, or “oral presentation/poster” at the top of your abstract, above the title.
6. Type three or more keywords into the ‘Keywords’ box (these will help us choose reviewers for your abstract, as well as a possible thematic session for your paper).
7. When you are done, press ‘Submit’ at the bottom of the page.

Selected conference presentations are published by UK-CLA in ‘Selected Papers from UK-CLA Meetings’ (ISSN 2046-9144).

Key Dates and Information:

Abstract deadline: 20 December 2013
Decisions communicated by: 1 February 2014
Early bird registration opens: 1 February 2014
Early bird registration closes: 15 March 2014
Registration closes: 1 June 2014
Conference dates: 29-31 July 2014
Queries: uk-clc5 at languageandcognition.net

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