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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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.
The Call for Papers for the 9th International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association is online: https://www.uni-erfurt.de/tagungen/dgkl-2020/calls-for-papers/
The preliminary programme of the 8th International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association is now online. You can find it here. DGKL8 will take place from September 26th to September 28th at the University of Koblenz.
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.
The deadline for the 7th International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association: Cognitive Approaches to Interaction and Language Attitudes (October 5-7 2016, University of Duisburg-Essen) has been extended to March 31, 2016.
The Call for Papers can be found here:
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.
The Fall 2015 newsletter of the International Cognitive Linguistics Association can be found here. It contains notes about the last ICLC conference, on-line registration and membership, membership types, registration deadline, newsletter subscription, a note for colleagues in China, ICLA social fund, and about the Secretary/Treasurer position