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28 - 30 July, University of Birmingham


The University of Birmingham and the Department of English Language and Linguistics are proud to host the 7th UK Cognitive Linguistics Association Conference from 28 – 30 July 2020 at the University of Birmingham.

The UKCLA aims to develop and promote the field of Cognitive Linguistics in the United Kingdom and internationally. The conference will be an opportunity to share the latest research on language and cognition, and to advance new insights in the field of cognitive linguistics.

Delegates will have the pleasure to experience the unique environment of our historic campus, as well as the city of Birmingham, a city beating at the heart of the United Kingdom, a hotbed of rich culture and diversity.


With new coronavirus/COVID-19 stories every day, you are likely thinking about your plans for the coming weeks and months.

The situation at the University of Birmingham is that we are following Public Health England's advice.

At the moment, this is to continue with business as usual so, with that in mind, the UKCLC 2020 will still go-ahead.

Our online payment system was scheduled to open in March 2020, in light of the above we have decided to postpone this to monitor the situation in the next few weeks. If possible, we would also advise you not to confirm your travel plans as of yet.

We are monitoring the situation and, if this position changes, we will let you know as soon as possible.

The university has coronavirus guidance on the website

Take care and, all being well, we'll see you on 28 July 2020.

Plenary Speakers

Key Dates

  • Date of the Conference: 28 – 30 July 2020

  • Pre-conference workshops: 27 July 2020

  • Abstract submission system is now closed

  • Abstract submission deadline: January 10, 2020.

  • Decision communicated by: March 2020

  • Online payment system opens: March 2020

  • Online payment system closes: May 2020