CfP für DGKL-8

Die 8. Internationale Konferenz der DGKL findet vom 26. bis 28. September 2018 an der Universität Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz, statt. Das Hauptthema der Konferenz lautet “Applied Cognitive Linguistics”.

Bestätigte Plenarvorträge:

  • Teresa Cadierno (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
    Thinking for speaking in an L2: From research findings to pedagogical implications
  • Jörg Roche (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany)
    Foundations and applications of a cognitive language pedagogy (Didactics)
  • Ute Römer (Georgia State University, USA):
    Emerging L2 constructions: From corpus evidence to pedagogical implications
  • Anatol Stefanowitsch (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
    Cognitive linguistics and the corpus
  • Mark Turner (Case Western Reserve University, USA)
    Multimodal constructions for blended classic joint attention

Darüber hinaus gibt es einen Pre- und einen Post-Conference-Workshop. Der Pre-Conference-Workshop richtet sich an SprachlehrerInnen, die sich für die Grundprinzipien und zentralen Ideen der Kognitiven Linguistik interessieren. Der Post-Conference-Workshop findet am Sonntag, 29. September, nach der Konferenz statt. In diesem Workshop wird das Red Hen Lab vorgestellt, und es wird darum gehen, wie man seine Werkeuge und Infrastruktur für kognitiv-linguistische Forschung nutzen kann ( Details zu den Workshops folgen demnächst auf der Konferenzhomepage


Call for papers and theme sessions

Call for Theme Sessions:

We invite submissions for theme sessions concentrating on specific topics in cognitive and usage-based linguistics (see further details on topics in Call for Papers below). Theme sessions are expected to conform to the 30-minute rhythm of the general sessions and may contain six OR nine 30-minutes talks (please indicate your choice in your proposal). At least half of the slots (i.e., a minimum of three slots if a session of six is suggested and a minimum of five slots if a session of nine is aimed at) already need to be filled with potential contributors when the proposal is submitted. Please submit your theme session abstract by Sunday, December 31, 2017 Wednesday, January 31, 2018 via the conference webpage.

Please note that the abstract for your theme session should not contain your name(s) or affiliation(s) and be no longer than 500 words (plus references). The abstracts of the individual talks should follow below and should also neither mention names nor affiliations. The abstracts of the individual talks should not exceed 200 words each.

Proposals for theme sessions will be anonymously reviewed as a whole. Review criteria are coherence, cross-references among the individual contributions, relevance of topics, originality of research, clarity of structure and language as well as strength of argumentation.

The notification of acceptance for the theme sessions is scheduled for the end of January 2018, i.e., a few days before the regular call for papers closes, which gives you the chance to inform your contributors concerning the possibility to resubmit their individual papers for the general sessions in case the theme session proposal in question was not successful.


2nd Call for Papers:

We are inviting abstracts dealing with topics from cognitive and usage-based linguistics. We especially encourage the submission of papers engaging with the main topic of the conference, Applied Cognitive Linguistics, i.e., exploring the potential of cognitive linguistic findings for language teaching and learning. Furthermore, we welcome contributions dealing with different aspects of cognitive linguistics, ideally taking a cognitive perspective on language on the basis of methods employed in corpus linguistics, psychology, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, artificial intelligence and other fields in cognitive science. Explorations of the links between these disciplines and cognitive linguistics are also very welcome.

Conference languages are English and German.

There are two types of presentation:

– 20-minute oral presentations (plus 10 minutes for discussion)

– poster presentations (gallery walk)

Please submit your abstract by Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 via the conference webpage.

Please note that your abstract should not contain your name(s) and affiliation(s) and should be no longer than 500 words (plus references). All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously on the basis of the following criteria: relevance of topic, originality of research, clarity of structure and language as well as strength of argumentation.

The notification of acceptance for papers and posters is scheduled for March 15, 2018.
Online registration for the conference opens on April 15, 2018.

For further details, please visit the conference website: