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Full Title: Cognitive Linguistics and Pragmatics: Theory and Practice

Short Title: CLP 2014
Location: Nanjing, China
Start Date: 24-Oct-2014 - 26-Oct-2014
Contact: Klaus-Uwe Panther
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: International Conference
Cognitive Linguistics and Pragmatics: Theory and Practice

The conference aims to present a broad range of research on (i) the cognitive foundations of language structure and pragmatic function, and (ii) cognitive linguistic approaches to language teaching and learning and other applications.


Nanjing Normal University (Suiyuan Campus)
Ninghai Road 122, Gulou District
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China


Friday - Sunday
24 - 26 October 2014


The language of the conference is English.

Web address: http://clp.njnu.edu.cn

Plenary Speakers:

Gilles Fauconnier, University of California, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.
Jeannette Littlemore, University of Birmingham, U.K.
Yuhong Liu, Nanjing Normal University, China
Klaus-Uwe Panther, Nanjing Normal University & University of Hamburg
Dingfang Shu, Shanghai International Studies University, China
Hui Zhang, Nanjing Normal University, China
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science
LL Issue: 25.1329

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