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Brief - Online Journal of Snippets

Call Deadline: 31-Dec-2013

Call Information:
We invite you to contribute papers to the second issue of Brief - Online Journal of Snippets.

Brief is an open access online journal of short academic texts (so­called "snippets") published under the auspices of Maria Curie­-Skłodowska University of Lublin, Poland. It endeavors to serve as a repository of research prompts in various fields of Cognitive Linguistics. Specific areas of interest include but are not limited to:

- cognitive grammar and construction grammar
- mental spaces and conceptual blending
- conceptual metaphor and metonymy
- iconicity in language
- intercultural studies from cognitive perspective
- cognitive pragmatics
- frame semantics
- subjectification
- cognitive sociolinguistics
- cognitive stylistics

Papers (approximately 500 words) should be sent by December 31, 2013 to

For further information visit the journal's website:

Hubert Kowalewski & Julia Nikiel
editors of 'Brief - Online Journal of Snippets'