****3rd CALL FOR THEME SESSIONS & CALL FOR PAPERS****
(Due to technical issues, we have had to change the submission procedure and thus have
extended the deadline for submissions for a last time. We are sorry for any inconveniences
and are looking forward to your submissions.)
Full Title: 8th International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association
Short Title: DGKL/GCLA 8
Date: 26-Sep-2018 – 28-Sep-2018
Location: Koblenz, Germany
Contact Person: Constanze Juchem-Grundmann
Meeting E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline Call for Theme Sessions: 31-Jan-2018
Deadline Call for Papers: 20-Feb-2018
The 8th International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association (GCLA 8)
takes 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".
Confirmed keynote speakers:
• 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)
The cognitive linguist and public discourse about language
• Mark Turner (Case Western Reserve University, USA)
Multimodal constructions for blended classic joint attention
Furthermore, we are organizing a pre- as well as a post-conference workshop. The preconference
workshop takes place on Tuesday, September 25th 2018, before the main
conference and is aimed at language teachers interested in the basic principles and key ideas
of cognitive linguistics. The post-conference workshop, which will take place on Saturday,
September 29th 2018, after the main conference, is going to be a Red Hen workshop
(http//redhenlab.org), which presents the Red Hen tools and infrastructure for research into
cognitive linguistics. Details will be available on the conference website in due time.
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
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 as email attachment via the conference email
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 end of February 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.
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
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, February 28, 2018 as email attachment via the
conference email (email@example.com).
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 mid-March.
Online registration for the conference opens on April 15, 2018.
For further details, please visit the conference website: http://dgkl.uni-koblenz.de