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Tue Jun 28 2016

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

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Date: 27-Jun-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
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

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

Meeting Description:

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

Contributions are organized around the following thematic sessions:
- Approaches to discourse
- Approaches to meaning
- Approaches to metaphor and metonymy
- Bilingualism
- Cognitive and mental processes
- Cognitive computational models
- Cognitive Linguistic approaches to teaching
- Construction Grammar
- Constructional analyses and Cognitive Grammar
- Gesture
- Language acquisition
- Language and space
- Language and time
- Language evolution and change
- Mental spaces
- Sign languages

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)

Key dates
- Registration is open
- Accommodation booking on campus closes: 8 July 2016
- Pre-conference workshops: Monday July 18, 2016
- Main conference: Tuesday July 19 – Friday July 22, 2016

There will be 5 parallel slots of peer-reviewed talks (each 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions and discussion) through 3 full days, and a poster session. The language of the conference is English.

Please indicate to the organisers by email to if you have any special needs or disabilities.

Pre-conference workshops
- Alan Wallington (Bangor University): Metaphors of space and time (FULL)
- Willem Hollmann: (Lancaster University) Cognitive sociolinguistics
- Michael Spranger (Sony Labs, Tokyo, Japan): Language evolution
- Peter Stockwell (Nottingham University): Cognitive Poetics
- Andrea Tyler (Georgetown University): Cognitive Linguistics in second language teaching (FULL)
- Welsh for Adults Centre (Bangor): 'Pocket Welsh' for beginners

Conference participation fees:
Registration: Faculty £290, Students £235

Workshop registration: £40 for attending one workshop (Monday morning or afternoon), and £60 for attending two (morning and afternoon). This applies for both students and faculty, and includes lunch and refreshments.
Registration for workshops is processed on a first come, first served basis. A maximum of 25 participants will be accepted for each workshop.

In addition to the benefits of a 3.5-day conference including daily lunches, registration includes membership in the UK-CLA (Cognitive Linguistics Association) for 2016, with free online access to the Language & Cognition journal.

Chair: Thora Tenbrink
Co-chairs: Anouschka Foltz, Alan Wallington
Local management: Javier Olloqui Redondo, Josie Ryan

Please consult the website at for further information on workshops, excursions, and the programme.

Twitter: UKCLC2016
Facebook: UKCLC2016


The detailed Programme and Proceedings with abstracts for all talks and posters are now online:

Page Updated: 28-Jun-2016