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LINGUIST List 23.2111

Wed May 02 2012

Calls: Cognitive Sci, Ling Theories, History of Ling/Canada

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

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Date: 30-Apr-2012
From: Sally Rice <sally.riceualberta.ca>
Subject: 12th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference
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Full Title: 12th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference
Short Title: ICLC-12

Date: 23-Jun-2013 - 28-Jun-2013
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Contact Person: Sally Rice
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.foa.ualberta.ca/iclc2013

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; History of Linguistics; Linguistic Theories

Call Deadline: 01-Nov-2012

Meeting Description:

The overall theme of ICLC-12 is 'Cognitive Linguistics at 25', with three sub-themes:

Looking Back: We take stock of the past 25 years in cognitive linguistics. The year 2013 marks nearly 25 years since the 1989 Duisburg conference that solidified the cognitive linguistics approach, reified it in name, and established the journal, Cognitive Linguistics.

Looking Forward: We consider the next generation of cognitive linguistics research.

Looking Outward: We look to understudied populations and applications, particularly in regard to endangered languages and signed languages.

Plenary Speakers:

Joan Bybee, University of New Mexico
Nick Evans, Australian National University
Ron Langacker, University of California, San Diego
Elena Lieven, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
Hongyin Tao, University of California, Los Angeles
Ulrike Zeshan, University of Central Lancashire

Call for Papers:

We invite a broad range of papers taking a cognitive, functional, typological, and discourse approach to the study of language and cognition in relation to body, culture, and context of use, as well as those focusing on the history, present state, and future of the cognitive linguistics movement.

The range of topics at past ICLCs has typically included (but is not limited to):

Categorization, prototypes, and polysemy; Cognitive and Construction Grammars; cognitive corpus linguistics; cognitive phonology; cognitive semantics; discourse and grammar, text and discourse; domains and frame semantics; embodiment and situated cognition; empirical methods in cognitive linguistics; grammaticalization, language evolution, and change; image schemas and force dynamics; language development, impairment, attrition, and loss; linguistic relativity, culture, and ethnosyntax; metaphor and metonymy; mental spaces and conceptual blending; neural models of language; signed languages, gesture, and modality; usage-based approaches.

General Session and Poster Session:

The language of the conference is English. Platform presentations will be allocated 20 minutes, which includes questions and discussion. Posters will stay up for a day and be allocated to dedicated, timetabled sessions over the lunch break. Light refreshments or boxed lunches will be available for purchase.

Theme Sessions:

All theme sessions will take place during the weekend preceding the conference or on the Monday and Thursday nights of the conference week. We encourage theme session organizers to submit theme session titles and detailed proposals for either 6-hour sessions (Sunday) or 3-hour sessions (Monday or Thursday nights) directly to the conference organizers, along with the names of authors and titles of the individual papers. Theme session authors will still need to submit their abstracts directly for review (see below).

Abstract Submission:

General (parallel) session talks will be 20 minutes in length, including discussion. Authors may submit up to two abstracts, one individual and one joint, regardless of whether they are intended for the general or a special theme session. Abstracts must be submitted electronically through Easy Abstracts (EasyAbs).


The submission period is 1 August-1 November.

Abstract length must not exceed 500 words (excluding title, data, and references). Be mindful that authors will only have 20 minutes to present their work, including questions, so please limit the scope of your presentation accordingly. Abstracts will be subjected to blind review by a minimum of two referees from an international Scientific Committee, so author names should not appear anywhere on abstracts (you may cite yourself as [Author]).

Authors must include the following information on the EasyAbs web page: (1) name(s) of author(s); (2) affiliation(s); (3) postal address, email address, and phone number; (4) five keywords that describe the research; and (5) preference for oral or poster presentation (or either). Authors should use 11-point font and upload .pdf versions of their abstracts to preserve special formatting or fonts. Abstracts must be submitted through Easy Abstracts (EasyAbs) starting on 1 August 2012. Abstracts will be evaluated on the basis of scope, relevance, originality, methodology, and strength of conclusions. Please direct all inquiries to iclc2013ualberta.ca.

Important Dates:

Abstract submission becomes available on EasyAbs: 1 August 2012
General and theme session abstract submission deadline: 1 November 2012
Notice of acceptance: 1 January 2013
Final accepted abstract submission for conference program: 1 March 2013
Early registration deadline: 1 April 2013
Registration deadline (on-site registration will be available at a substantial surcharge): 1 June 2013
Conference dates: 23-28 June 2013

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