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Call for Papers

The conference welcomes contributions from all fields of cognitive linguistics, as well as from related fields more broadly concerned with language and cognition. We aim to cover a wide range of research including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Functional and usage-based approaches to language

  • Cognitive grammar and construction grammar

  • Cognitive/constructionist approaches to linguistic diversity and typology

  • Metaphor, metonymy, blends and other forms of figurative language

  • Cognitive semantics and frame semantics

  • Prototypes and categorization

  • Cognitive discourse analysis

  • Cognitive pragmatics

  • Cognitive semiotics

  • Cognitive approaches to historical linguistics

  • Language evolution

  • Language acquisition

  • Experimental semantics and pragmatics

  • Sign language research

  • Linguistic relativity

  • Language and space

  • Language and perception

  • Gesture and multimodality

  • Iconicity

  • Embodied cognition and situated cognition

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.

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.


Participants will be allowed to present at most one talk (as a single or first author) and one poster. However, there is no restriction on the number of co-authored papers. Upon submission, you will be asked to indicate if you intend the submission for a talk or a poster.

Abstracts of no more than 500 words (excluding references) should be submitted on EasyChair, using the link at the bottom of this page.

The Call for Papers will be open from September 2019 until December 30, 2019

If you require a BSL interpreter, please get in contact with the organisers

All abstracts will be subject to double-blind peer review by an international scientific committee (and should therefore not contain author names).