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CfP DGKL-9 reloaded

After postponing DGKL-9 to 2021, the German Cognitive Linguistics Association (DGKL/GCLA) is again inviting proposals for new contributions or updates of accepted contributions to its 9th international conference (DGKL/GCLA-9), now to be held from 29th Sept to 2nd October 2021 at Erfurt University.

In line with the framing theme “Cognitive Linguistics as an Interdisciplinary Endeavour: Theoretical and Methodological Challenges”, our confirmed plenary and keynote speakers will bring in a wide variety of cognitive and usage-based perspectives on language, illustrating the impressive methodological repertoire that the proponents of the cognitive-functional paradigm in linguistic research have accumulated over the past decades: Ewa Dąbrowska (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg), Dirk Geeraerts (KU Leuven), Adele E. Goldberg (Princeton University), Irene Mittelberg (RWTH Aachen), Natalia Levshina (MPI Nijmegen), Friedemann Pulvermüller (FU Berlin), Sabine Stoll (UZH, University of Zurich), Kristian Tylén (Aarhus University), Stefanie Wulff (University of Florida & UiT The Arctic University of Norway).

New or updated abstracts for talks and posters can again be submitted via our conference management system from 1st February until 15th March, 2021. If you wish to do so, please go to Choose ”Calls for papers” and use the link to the abstract submission system provided there (all existing user IDs and passwords remain valid). Notifications of acceptance will go out by 1st June, 2021.

Our pre-conference methods workshop ”Classification trees and random forests for linguistic data” will be given on the 28th of September by Stefan Th. Gries (University of California at St. Barbara & University of Gießen). Please contact us if you wish to participate.

Please visit for all further information. Do not hesitate to use our conference mail or the link to the conference office provided at our conference website to send us any more specific queries.

DGKL 9 postponed to 2021

For obvious reasons, the 9th International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association cannot take place in autumn 2020 as planned and has therefore been postponed. The new dates are: 29th Sept to 2nd Oct 2021. The pre-conference workshop(s) will take place on the 28th of September.

If you have already submitted an abstract, it will remain in the conference system. The reviewing process has been taken up again and will be finished by the end of September. All participants whose abstracts for 2020 are accepted are invited to take part in the 2021 conference. However, new or revised abstracts will also be accepted in a new round of abstract submission. A new call for papers will be sent round towards the linguist list and the DGKL mailing list later this year.

The direct entry point to the conference management system is still to be found at From there you can always return to our conference homepage via “back to event website”.

The conference home page (to be updated for the details of the 2021 conference in the next few weeks) can be found at

The new conference days fall into the last weeks of BUGA 2021 Erfurt (Germany’s Federal Garden Show), a big event that will let us see the city in bloom (literally) and at its very best.

CfP: DGKL-Yearbook 2019

Submissions are now open for the seventh issue of the Yearbook of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association [1], edited by Constanze Juchem-Grundmann.

The participants of the DGKL 2018 in Koblenz and previous DGKL conferences as well as all members of the DGKL are invited to submit papers based on their talks at the Koblenz conference or any other current research project.

There are no topical restrictions: we welcome papers from all areas of Cognitive Linguistics as well as related fields such as psycholinguistics, gesture research, usage-based approaches, Cognitive Poetics, and, of course, the focus of this year’s conference, Applied Cognitive Linguistics. We especially welcome papers using empirical methods.

Anyone interested in contributing a paper should submit a title and abstract by DECEMBER 15th, 2018 to <> to help us plan the volume. This can be identical to a title and abstract submitted for the conference, but does not have to be. The full paper must be submitted by MARCH 1st, 2019. Papers should be between 3000 and

6000 words in length including references and appendices, and must conform to the LSA’s “Unified Style Sheet for Linguistics” (especially with respect to the formatting of references) [2].

Papers will be peer-reviewed. You will be notified about the rejection or acceptance of your paper, as well as any changes the reviewers may suggest, by APRIL 15th, 2019, the revised versions will then be due on MAY 15th, 2019.

We are looking forward to your contributions!

Constanze Juchem-Grundmann (for the Volume Editors) Anatol Stefanowitsch (for the Series Editors)





Publication Timeline

– December 15th, 2018: Title and abstract due.

– March 15th, 2019: Full paper due.

– April 15th, 2019: Notification of acceptance/rejection.

– May 15th, 2019: Revised paper due.

– August 2019: 1st proofs.

– December 2019: Publication.

CfP for DGKL-8

The 8th International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association (GCLA 8) will take place at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz, Germany, from September 26th to September 28th, 2018.
The focus of the conference is “Applied Cognitive Linguistics”.

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Save the date: DGKL-8

The Eighth International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association will be held at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz, from September 26th to September 28th 2018. More information following soon.

Call for Participation: “Annotating constructions”

Workshop: Annotating grammatical constructions: issues, options, tutorials

When? June 26, 2017, 10 a.m ? 5

Where? Haus der Universität (“Wichelmann-Raum”), Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Invited guest: Michael Ellsworth (International Computer Science Institute, FrameNet, Berkeley)

Topics & aims:

Constructions are said to be pairings of form and meaning that can be both schematic (e.g. the ditransitive construction) or abstract (e.g. the predicate-subject construction). How can we determine the meaning(s) of constructions based on semantic annotations? The grammaticographic workshop brings together linguists who are facing the challenge of annotating grammatical constructions beyond frequency-related issues in quantitative corpus linguistics.

Methodologically, the workshop is based on preliminary work within the so-called FrameNet constructicon (e.g., Fillmore et al. 2012, for an overview: Ziem 2014). Important issues include, but are not limited to,

-Defining construction-related terminology

-Identifying construction elements, construction evoking elements, and triggers of constructions

-The “lumping-and-splitting” problem in grammaticography

-Modeling form and meaning of constructions and networks of constructions

-Determining the “depth” of the annotation

-Coping with discontinuous constructions.

Michael Ellsworth (ICSI, Berkeley) will join us as expert on the field of annotating both semantic frames and grammatical constructions. Although the major focus lies on practical issues, including hands-on sessions, there will be the opportunity of discussing issues arising from analyses of specific constructions addressed by the participants.

If you are interested in participating in the one-day workshop, please send an email not later than May 20th to

Training materials as well as coffee, drinks, and snacks will be provided.

The participation fee is 60 Euro.

Mentioned literature:
Fillmore, Charles J., Russell Lee-Goldman und Russell Rhomieux (2012): The FrameNet-Constructicon. ? In: Boas, Hans, C. und Ivan Sag (eds.): Sign-based Construction Grammar. Stanford: CSLI Publications, pp. 309-372.

Ziem, Alexander (2014): Von der Kasusgrammatik zum FrameNet: Frames, Konstruktionen und die Idee eines Konstruktikons. In: Ziem, Alexander und Alexander Lasch (eds.): Grammatik als Inventar von Konstruktionen? Sprachwissen im Fokus in der Konstruktionsgrammatik. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter, pp. 351-388.

Organizing Team:
Prof. Dr. Alexander Ziem
Johanna Flick
Anastasia Neumann

GCLA Mailing List

The DGKL / GCLA has launched a mailing list, hosted by Linguist List. We invite you to use the mailing list for distributing relevant announcements (e.g. conferences, job ads, publications). Please note that it is a moderated list, i.e. each message has to be approved by a moderator. Your messages will therefore be delayed by a couple of hours.

If you are not yet a member of the DGKL / GCLA, you can subscribe to the list in the process of applying for membership (here). Membership in the DGKL / GCLA is currently free of charge. Note that if you already are a member, you can also use the membership form to update your information. Alternatively, you can subscribe to the list directly at Linguist List. Via this link, you can also unsubscribe from the list at any time.