LINGUIST List 27.1652

Fri Apr 08 2016

Confs: Cog Sci, General Ling, Lang Acq, Typology/UK

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 05-Apr-2016
From: Alan Wallington <>
Subject: 6th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference
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6th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference
Short Title: UK-CLC6

Date: 19-Jul-2016 - 22-Jul-2016
Location: Bangor University, Bangor, Wales, United Kingdom
Contact: Alan Wallington
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Typology

Meeting Description:

Call for participation
6th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference
19 - 22 July 2016, Bangor University, Wales, UK

Register now: Early bird registration closes on 15 April 2016

The conference will cover a broad range of research concerned with language and cognition. It promotes 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
- Metaphor and discourse
- Metonymy and discourse
- 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
- Cognitive computational models

Cognitive linguistics is by definition highly interdisciplinary, and so in addition to primarily linguistic research, the conference will also include language related contributions that are based on disciplines such as (cognitive and social) psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, anthropology, biology, artificial intelligence, and discourse and communication studies.

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 area offers many opportunities for family recreation at sandy beaches and rocky cliffs. Just around the corner, the Snowdonia National Park's 25 miles of mountains, lakes and rivers offer plenty of opportunities for walking, climbing, kayaking, canoeing, and more – plus Europe's longest zip-wire.

Confirmed plenary speakers:
- 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)

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