LINGUIST List 10.882

Wed Jun 9 1999

Calls: Cognitive Linguistics, SECOL 2000

Editor for this issue: Karen Milligan <>

As a matter of policy, LINGUIST discourages the use of abbreviations or acronyms in conference announcements unless they are explained in the text.


  1. alan harris, Cognitive Linguistics
  2. Rebecca Larche Moreton, SECOL 2000, 6-8 April 2000

Message 1: Cognitive Linguistics

Date: Tue, 8 Jun 1999 14:55:45 -0700 (PDT)
From: alan harris <>
Subject: Cognitive Linguistics

Circular No 1


University of Koblenz-Landau
in Landau (Germany)

27-30 March 2000

'Ten Years After'
Cognitive Linguistics:
Second Language Acquisition, Language Pedagogy,
and Linguistic Theory

The LAUD symposium held in Duisburg in 1990 marked "the birth of cognitive
linguistics as a broadly grounded, self-conscious intellectual movement"
(Langacker). Ten years after this First International Cognitive Linguistics
Conference, LAUD once again invites papers related to issues in cognitive
linguistics, but this time with special reference to language acquisition
research and language pedagogy. Although cognitive linguistics can
certainly be characterized as the most rapidly expanding linguistic
paradigm of the last decade, the impact of this linguistic theory on
research in language acquisition and foreign language teaching has no more
than appeared at the periphery of CL and its pedagogical implications have
been left largely unexplored. Consequently, LAUD 2000 intends to stimulate
the contributions that CL can make to the areas of language acquisition and
language pedagogy. At the same time, it wants to discuss new positions and
developments in more general fields of cognitive linguistics research that
may be relevant for Cognitive Applied Linguistics (CAL).

The conference is therefore aimed at three interrelated areas within
cognitive linguistics. 

We invite papers which consider (1) the interaction between language,
cognition and acquisition, (2) the pedagogical implications that cognitive
linguistics may favour, and (3) cognitive principles of linguistic, i.e.
conceptual organization while acquiring and learning second or foreign

(1)	Language, cognition, and language acquisition
Specific areas of inquiry at the symposium will include, but will not be
limited to:

- models of second language acquisition in natural settings
- cognitive approaches to language learning research
- psycholinguistic experiments in language learning
- comprehension and production strategies in language learning
-	languages in contrast: L1 and L2 conceptualizations
- corpus requirements in language learning
- the role of the first language
- the role of memory and lexical learning

(2)	Pedagogical implications favoured by cognitive linguistics
Specific areas of inquiry at the symposium will include, but will not be
limited to:

- general: insights prevailing in CL and their possible relevance for the
teaching of grammar/vocabulary in foreign language pedagogy
- basic level items and prototype categories in the acquisition of vocabulary
- CL and pedagogical grammars
- the function of a cognitive grammar of English
- from meaning-focused to form-focused instruction
- the role of grammatical rules as applications of cognitive principles
- CL and the 'consciousness raising' movement
- the teaching of language-specific conceptualizations

(3)	Cognitive principles of linguistic, i.e. conceptual organization in
Specific areas of inquiry at the symposium will include, but will not be
limited to:

-	linguistic categories and cognitive models
-	conceptual metaphors and metonymies, e.g. emotion concepts
-	schemas and prototypes exploited and built up in and across language(s)
- construals within languages and across languages
- iconicity in language and thought
- language and space as the basis of concrete and abstract conceptualization
-	language, culture and thought, i.e. language as a culture's symbolization

The final date for submitting one-page abstracts will be July 1, 1999.

Please let us know whether your paper fits section 1, 2 or 3.

Abstracts should be sent by email to each of the following, from whom
further information can also be obtained:

Martin P\252tz 
email: <>

Susanne Niemeier
email: <>

Local Conference Organizer:

Martin P\252tz 
University of Koblenz-Landau
in Landau
Institut f\252r Anglistik
Im Fort 7
76829 Landau, Germany
Tel: +49-6341-280-162 * Fax: +49-6341-280-376

in cooperation with
Susanne Niemeier 
University of Bremen, Germany

Dr. Susanne Niemeier
Universitaet Bremen, FB 10
Fremdsprachendidaktik Englisch
Postfach 330440
28334 Bremen

Tel.: 0421-218-7792
Fax: 0421-218-4283
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Message 2: SECOL 2000, 6-8 April 2000

Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 06:16:37 -0500
From: Rebecca Larche Moreton <>
Subject: SECOL 2000, 6-8 April 2000

SECOL 2000, the sixty-second meeting of the Southeastern Conference on
Linguistics, will be held next Spring, 6-8 April 2000, at the University
of Mississippi (Oxford, MS). The featured speaker will be Muriel
Saville-Troike, Professor of English at the University of Arizona at

Proposals are invited for presentations in any field of linguistics;
abstracts are due by 6 December 1999. Further details for the submission
of abstracts,and all other conference information, are available on the
SECOL 2000 webpage:

Rebecca Larche Moreton
For the Program Committee, SECOL 2000
Department of Modern Languages
The University of Mississippi
University, Mississippi 38677
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue