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