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Thu Dec 10 2020

Confs: Applied Ling, Cog Sci/Online

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Date: 09-Dec-2020
From: Caroline Rossi <>
Subject: AFLiCo Lecture Series 2020
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AFLiCo Lecture Series 2020

Date: 14-Dec-2020 - 18-Dec-2020
Location: Online, France
Contact: Caroline Rossi
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science

Meeting Description:

AFLiCo Lecture Series 2020 (online)
Registration is free but closes on Friday, December 11 (12 noon, CET)

The Lecture Series is a new initiative by the French Cognitive Linguistics Association (AFLiCo).

The Association has held successful biennial workshops (AFLiCo JET) for 10 years now, and the 6th edition was due to take place in Grenoble in the fall of 2020. AFLiCo JET workshops have provided a forum for high-quality research in cognitive linguistics and, more generally, usage-based approaches to language (see e.g. CogniTextes special issue 19). With the COVID-19 crisis preventing us from planning the usual gathering, we have outlined an alternative proposal. Our 2020 workshop will be held online, and the format will change accordingly. We will have only invited talks, and the Series will be published in CogniTextes, the AFLiCo's online journal.

Access to the Lectures will be free and open to all, but registration is required using the form linked from

Program Information:

Monday Dec 14, 2020, 12.30-2.30 pm (CET)
Speaker: Kari Sullivan (University of Queensland)
Lecture title: Abstract artworks 'speak' to fewer people and have less to 'say' than figurative works

Tuesday Dec 15, 2020, 5.30-7.30 pm (CET)
Speaker: Stefan Th. Gries (UC Santa Barbara & JLU Giessen)
Lecture title: Increasing (quantitative) precision: blend production, contexts of alternations, and corpus-linguistic association

Wednesday Dec 16, 2020, 5.30-7.30 pm (CET)
Speaker: Reyes Llopis-GarcĂ­a (Columbia University)
Lecture title: No Functions... Constructions! CxG and Cognitive Linguistics: Powerful Allies for User friendly L2 Pedagogy

Thursday Dec 17, 2020, 5.30-7.30 pm (CET)
Speaker: Florent Perek (University of Birmingham)
Lecture title: Construction Grammar in action: The English Constructicon project

Friday Dec 18, 2020, 5.30-7.30 pm (CET)
Speaker: Lauren Fonteyn (Leiden university Centre for Linguistics)
Lecture title: Prepositional Polysemy through the lens of contextualized word embeddings

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