CfP (Yearbook): Critical Cognitive Linguistics

The Work Group “Language and the Public” is issuing a call for papers for the next Yearbook of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association, which will appear at the end of this year and will have the title Critical Cognitive Linguistics.

We invite contributions that deal with the role of language in the negotiation of social processes and their perception by individuals from a critical and cognitive-linguistic perspective.

As a discipline anchored both in the study of linguistic usage and in the study of mental processes, cognitive linguistics offers suitable models for describing the function of language as a connection between society and individual, investigating specific phenomena and events within public discourse, identifying potentially negative consequences of particular usage patterns, framings, construals etc., and possibly offering alternatives

Contributions may focus on any of these aspects, we welcome both theoretical and empirical papers with a length between 3000 and 5000 words.

Potential contributors are asked to submit a short expression of interest, including a working title or short description of their proposed paper, by mail to <>.

The deadline for the contributions themselves is May 15th, 2020. Contributions should be in English. They should be submitted in the formats .odt, .rtf or .docx and include as little formatting of headings etc. as possible. References should be formatted according to the Unified Style Sheet for Linguistics.