ICLC-14, 10-14 July 2017: Third Call for Papers

Third Call for Papers
The Fourteenth International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC-14)
University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
July 10-14, 2017

Third Call for Papers

The Fourteenth International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC-14)

University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

July 10-14, 2017


The ICLC is the biennial conference of the International Cognitive
Linguistics Association (www.cognitivelinguistics.org). The local
organisers of ICLC-14 are based in the Estonian affiliate organization ECLA
(www.ecla.ut.ee). There is no requirement to be an ICLA member for
conference participation, but members will get a substantial reduction in
conference fee as well as enjoy other benefits (more information and member
signup via ICLA website <http://www.cognitivelinguistics.org/>).

We invite a broad range of papers on any topic taking a cognitive,
functional, typological, and discourse approach to the study of language
and cognition. The special theme of ICLC-14 is "Linguistic Diversity and
Cognitive Linguistics". We hope to promote the relevance of Cognitive
Linguistics to a wide range of languages and to encourage papers that draw
data from lesser known languages and language families. The term
"linguistic diversity" is used in its broadest sense and it can refer to
either diversity within one particular language or diversity of languages
in general.

Plenary speakers

Dagmar Divjak, University of Sheffield, UK


Nick C. Ellis, University of Michigan, USA


Laura A. Janda, University of Tromso, Norway


Ronald W. Langacker, University of California, San Diego, USA


Asifa Majid, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands


John Newman, University of Alberta, Canada


Submission formats

The language of the conference is English. Session slots will be allocated
25 minutes, which includes questions and discussion.

1. Theme sessions

Deadline: 15 September 2016; notification: 15 October 2016

- Theme session organisers should submit their theme session proposals
directly to the conference organisers (by email: iclc14@ut.ee) either in a
.pdf or a .doc(x) format. Theme session proposals should include: session
title, name and affiliation of the theme session convener, an introduction
of up to 400 words explaining the theme, a list of the authors and titles
of the individual papers, and all abstracts for the theme session in a
suitable order.

- The conference schedule particularly suits sessions comprised of 6 slots
(25 minutes each), including time for introduction and general discussion.
The maximum length of the theme session is 12 slots. Papers in each theme
session should be thematically linked. We strongly encourage diversity at
the level of the affiliations involved at the theme session – one third of
the papers should be contributed by authors outside the affiliation of the
theme session convener. Theme session conveners are encouraged to launch a
broad call for submission.

- Once the theme session has been accepted as a whole, theme session
authors will need to submit their abstracts for review (following the
guidelines below).

2. General and poster session

Deadline: 1 November 2016; notification: 15 January 2017

- Each author may submit one single-authored and one co-authored paper,
regardless of whether they are intended for the general or a theme session.

Abstract Submission

Submissions should include: title, name, affiliation, e-mail address,
500-word abstract, and the type of submission (general session, theme
session or poster session). Abstracts must not exceed 1 page of A4
(including title, data, figures and references), and should be formatted in
the following way. Please use 10 point Arial (Unicode) font, single-spaced
and set margins to 1 inch (2.54cm) all around. Abstracts will be subjected
to blind review by a minimum of two referees from an international
Scientific Committee, so author names should not appear anywhere on
abstracts (you may cite yourself as [Author] or in the third person for
previously published work). Please include a list of five keywords that
describe the research at the top of the abstract to assist the reviewing
process. Authors are requested to upload both a .pdf and a .doc(x) version
of their abstracts.

Please submit your abstract electronically using the link below:


Important dates*

Abstract submission becomes available: 1 August 2016

Submission of theme session proposals: 15 September 2016

Notification of acceptance for theme sessions: 15 October 2016

Submission of abstracts for oral presentations and posters: 1 November 2016

Notification of acceptance for oral presentations and posters: 15 January

Dates of conference: 10-14 July 2017

*All dates use the Eastern European Time Zone (GMT + 02:00)

Local Organizing Committee

Jane Klavan (conference chair)

Liina Lindström

Mariann Proos (conference secretary)

Ilona Tragel (conference chair)

Ene Vainik

Ann Veismann

Information about the conference can be found at:

Please direct all enquiries to: iclc14@ut.ee

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