LINGUIST List 26.3054

Fri Jun 26 2015

Calls: Cognitive Sci, General Ling, Lang Acquisition, Typology/UK

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 26-Jun-2015
From: Alan Wallington <>
Subject: 6th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference
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Full Title: 6th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference
Short Title: UK-CLC6

Date: 19-Jul-2016 - 22-Jul-2016
Location: Bangor University, Bangor, Wales, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Alan Wallington
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Typology

Call Deadline: 06-Dec-2015

Meeting Description:

The 6th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference (UK-CLC5) will be hosted by Bangor University.

Confirmed plenary speakers are:

- Penelope Brown (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, NL)
- Kenny Coventry (University of East Anglia, UK)
- Vyv Evans (Bangor University, UK)
- Dirk Geeraerts (University of Leuven, BE)
- Len Talmy (University at Buffalo, NY, USA)
- Dedre Gentner (Northwestern University, IL, USA)

The conference aims to cover a broad range of research concerned with language and cognition. We are especially interested in promoting empirical work pertaining to cognitive semantics, embedded discourse, and applied cognitive linguistics. Thematic sessions will be organised around the following topics:

- Functional approaches to cognitive linguistics
- Cognitive linguistic approaches to language teaching
- Lexicology and lexical concepts
- Language and space
- Embodiment
- Analogy and conceptual transfer
- Situated cognition and language

In addition to these themes, other relevant topics include:

- Domains and frame semantics
- Categorisation, prototypes and polysemy
- Mental spaces and conceptual blending
- Language evolution
- Linguistic variation and language change
- Gesture
- Typology and constructional analyses of the languages of the world
- Acquisition
- Corpora and statistical methods
- Metaphor and discourse
- Cognitive computational models

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.

The cathedral and university city of Bangor is widely recognised as one of the most scenic university settings in the UK, set between the famous Snowdonia Mountains and the sea. The location, the scenery and the surrounding area are amongst the reasons why Bangor University enjoys rising student numbers and continuously attracts researchers from around the world for conferences and extended research visits, spanning many disciplines and research areas. This provides an ideal setting for an intense and thought provoking interdisciplinary conference, following the spirit of previous UK-CLCs.

Bangor is easily reached through excellent road and railway networks, with easy connections to London, Manchester, and Liverpool airports. It is situated between the historical cities of Conwy and Caernarfon, with their famous castles and many further attractions close by for social events and conference outings.

Information about the conference can be found at, which will be updated as more details become available

Call for Papers:

We invite the submission of abstracts (for paper or poster presentations) addressing all aspects of cognitive linguistics.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words (excluding references) will be submitted using EasyChair at the link, which will open in due time. Participants will be allowed to present at most one talk (as a single or first author) and one poster, but can be co-authors on other work. Please indicate on your abstract if you intend the submission for a poster.

All abstracts will be subject to double-blind peer review by an international scientific committee.

Key Dates:

Abstract deadline: 6 December 2015
Decisions communicated by: 15 February 2016
Pre-conference workshops: Monday July 18, 2016
Main conference: Tuesday July 19 – Friday July 22, 2016

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.

Since 2012 UK-CLA has published selected conference presentations in the series 'Selected Papers from UK-CLA Meetings' (ISSN 2046-9144); UK-CLC6 will continue this tradition.

Separate from the abstract, please indicate to the organisers if you have any special needs or disabilities to allow support to be organised well in advance.

Registration fees will be on a par with previous UK-CLC conferences. In addition to the benefits of the conference, registration will now also include membership in the UK-CLA (Cognitive Linguistics Association) including free online access to the Language & Cognition journal for a year.

Chair: Thora Tenbrink
Co-chairs: Christopher Shank, Alan Wallington

Local management: Javier Olloqui Redondo, Josie Ryan


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