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René Dirven (1932-2016)

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of René Dirven’s passing.

Dirven (1932-2016), who was emeritus professor of English linguistics at the Uni-
versity of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, was one of the most influential figures in Cognitive Linguistics in Europe. His role in the popularization of the Cognitive-Linguistic Approach can hardly be overestimated and he will be missed dearly.

An obituary can be found on Linguist List.

Call for Papers: AELCO 2016

The 10th International Conference of the Spanish Cognitive Linguistics Association: Discourse, Culture and Contexts takes places from 26.-28. October 2016 at the University of Alcalá.

The Plenary speakers are:

  • Enrique Bernárdez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
  • Mercedes Belinchón, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)
  • Barbara Dancygier, University of British Columbia (Canada)
  • Dirk Geeraerts, University of Leuven (Belgium)

The Deadline for submissions is March 30th 2016.

The call for papers can be found here.