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LINGUIST List 24.4253

Mon Oct 28 2013

Calls: Cognitive Science, Applied Linguistics/China

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 27-Oct-2013
From: Klaus-Uwe Panther <klauspantheraol.com>
Subject: Cognitive Linguistics and Pragmatics: Theory and Practice
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Full Title: Cognitive Linguistics and Pragmatics: Theory and Practice
Short Title: CLP 2014

Date: 24-Oct-2014 - 26-Oct-2014
Location: Nanjing, China
Contact Person: Klaus-Uwe Panther
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science

Call Deadline: 24-April-2014

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
October 24 - 26, 2014


The language of the conference is English.

Web Address (from November 24, 2013):


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

Call for Papers:

Extended deadline for submission: April 24, 2014.

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute presentations (with 10-minute discussion) addressing all theoretical, applied, and pedagogical aspects of cognitive linguistics and cognitive pragmatics, and related fields.

We welcome contributions from theoretical, empirical, experimental, and applied perspectives on (but not limited to) the following topics:

- Mental spaces and conceptual integration in meaning construction
- Pragmatic inferences in the construction of meaning
- Speech acts from a cognitive linguistic perspective
- Cognitive linguistic approaches to second language teaching and learning
- Metaphor and metonymy in grammar and discourse
- Categorization, prototypes, polysemy
- Frame semantics
- Embodied meaning
- Cognitive semiotics
- Cognitive linguistic approaches to the analysis of discourse
- Cognitive linguistic approaches to linguistic typology
- Constructionist studies across languages
- Neurolinguistic / psycholinguistic evidence for cognitive linguistic analyses


Abstracts should be written in English, be 300-500 words in length (excluding References), and be prepared for anonymous refereeing (i.e., author-specific information should be avoided). Abstracts should be submitted electronically via the online submission system EasyAbs, which can be accessed at the following address:


Abstracts may also be submitted via email to liuyuhong@njnu.edu.cn.

Important Dates:

Abstract submission period: 24 November 2013 - 24 April 2014
Abstract acceptance notification: 24 May 2014
Conference dates: 24, 25, 26 October 2014


Klaus-Uwe Panther (klauspantheraol.com)
Yuhong Liu (liuyuhongnjnu.edu.cn)

Organizing Committee:

Nanjing Normal University:

Jie Zhang, Dean, School of Foreign Languages and Cultures
Xiaomei Gu
Shuguang Li
Yuhong Liu
Chuanbin Ni
Klaus-Uwe Panther
Linda L. Thornburg
Hongbo Wang
Yongxiang Wang
Bin Xin
Xiaodong Xu
Hui Zhang

Nanjing University:

Lingling Chang
Xinren Chen
Ren Zhang

Shanghai International Studies University:

Dingfang Shu, President, China Cognitive Linguistics Association

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