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Full Title: 12th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference

      
Short Title: ICLC-12
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Start Date: 23-Jun-2013 - 28-Jun-2013
Contact: Sally Rice
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.foa.ualberta.ca/iclc2013
Meeting Description: The overall theme of ICLC-12 is ‘Cognitive Linguistics at 25’, with three sub-themes:

Looking Back: We take stock of the past 25 years in cognitive linguistics. The year 2013 marks nearly 25 years since the 1989 Duisburg conference that solidified the cognitive linguistics approach, reified it in name, and established the journal, Cognitive Linguistics.

Looking Forward: We consider the next generation of cognitive linguistics research.

Looking Outward: We look to understudied populations and applications, particularly in regard to endangered languages and signed languages.

Plenary Speakers:

Joan Bybee, University of New Mexico
Nick Evans, Australian National University
Ron Langacker, University of California, San Diego
Elena Lieven, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
Hongyin Tao, University of California, Los Angeles
Ulrike Zeshan, University of Central Lancashire
Linguistic Subfield: Cognitive Science; History of Linguistics; Linguistic Theories
LL Issue: 23.4196

The following session(s) will be held during this meeting:
Cognitive and Functional Approach to the Study of Japanese as a Second Language Symposium
Cognitive Sociolinguistics: Variationist and Interactional Sociolinguistics from a Cognitive Linguistics Point of View
Mixed Points of View in Narratives

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