LINGUIST List 30.3745

Fri Oct 04 2019

Calls: Cog Sci, Lang Acquisition, Ling Theories, Psycholing, Semantics/United Kingdom

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 03-Oct-2019
From: Florent Perek <>
Subject: 7th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference
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Full Title: 7th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference
Short Title: UK-CLC 7

Date: 27-Jul-2020 - 30-Jul-2020
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Florent Perek
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Linguistic Theories; Psycholinguistics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 30-Dec-2019

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce that the next International Conference of the UK Cognitive Linguistics Association (UK-CLC) will take place at the University of Birmingham from 27 to 30 July 2020. The conference will welcome contributions from all fields of cognitive linguistics, as well as from related fields more broadly concerned with language and cognition.

Plenary speakers:

- Adele Goldberg (Princeton University)
- Caroline Rowland (MPI, Nijmegen)
- Gabriella Vigliocco (University College London)
- Mark Dingemanse (MPI & Radboud University, Nijmegen)

Please visit our main website for more information.

Conference chairs: Florent Perek, Marcus Perlman, Bodo Winter

Organising Committee: Gareth Carrol, Ewa Dabrowska, Dagmar Divjak, Jason Grafmiller, Rachel Hatchard, Jeannette Littlemore, Gerardo Ortega, Amanda Patten, Adam Schembri

Call for Papers:

We are now inviting paper submissions, as well as workshop proposals (see below). We aim to cover a wide range of research including, but not limited to, the following topics:

- Functional and usage-based approaches to language
- Cognitive grammar and construction grammar
- Cognitive/constructionist approaches to linguistic diversity and typology
- Metaphor, metonymy, blends and other forms of figurative language
- Cognitive semantics and frame semantics
- Prototypes and categorization
- Cognitive discourse analysis
- Cognitive pragmatics
- Cognitive semiotics
- Cognitive approaches to historical linguistics
- Language evolution
- Language acquisition
- Experimental semantics and pragmatics
- Sign language research
- Linguistic relativity
- Language and space
- Language and perception
- Gesture and multimodality
- Iconicity
- Embodied cognition and situated cognition

Cognitive linguistics is by definition highly interdisciplinary, and so in addition to primarily linguistic research, we also invite language related submissions that are based on disciplines such as (cognitive and social) psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, anthropology, biology, artificial intelligence, and discourse and communication studies.

​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 no more than 500 words (excluding references) should be submitted using EasyChair at

All abstracts will be subject to double-blind peer review by an international scientific committee (and should therefore not contain author names). Participants will be allowed to present at most one talk (as a single or first author) and one poster. However, there is no restriction on the number of co-authored papers. Upon submission, you will be asked to indicate if you intend the submission for a talk or a poster.

Pre-Conference Workshops:

UKCLC 2020 will host a selection of workshops on 27 July 2020, the day before the conference. We are calling for workshop proposals related to any theme from the main conference, as well as skill-based topics (e.g. corpus linguistics, reproducible research methods, data visualization, statistics, professional development, gesture analysis, multimodal data analysis, video annotation). The workshops will be 3 hours long, which may be structured as suitable for the topic.

Workshop proposals should contain a maximum 300-word summary of the topic and its importance to cognitive linguistics, as well as brief summaries (2-3 sentences) of the specific contributions of proposed speakers. Please be specific about how you plan to organize the 3 hours.

Proposals, and any questions, should be emailed to Marcus Perlman at The deadline for submission is December 30, 2019.

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