The Organizing Committee of the 11th International Conference of the Spanish Cognitive Linguistics Association (AELCO/SCOLA) is pleased to announce that this 11th edition will take place at the University of Córdoba (Spain) on the 17th, 18th and 19th of October 2018 under the theme "Cognitive linguistic research in metonymy, metaphor, constructions and frames: Scope, models and methods".
Thanks to its rich cultural and monumental legacy, Córdoba was designated World Heritage City by the UNESCO in 1984. A crossroads of diverse cultures throughout its history, it possesses a large number of impressive monuments like the Mosque-Cathedral, the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos (Fortress of the Catholic Monarchs), the palatial city Medina Azahara, or the medieval Fernandina churches. The Judería (Jewish Quarter) stands out for its narrow, winding streets.
The following plenary speakers have confirmed their participation:
- Mario Brdar, Professor, University of Osijek (Croatia).
- Günter Radden, Emeritus Professor, University of Hamburg (Germany).
- Francisco J. Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez, Professor, University of La Rioja (Spain).
- Leonard Talmy, Emeritus Professor, University of Buffalo, New York (U.S.A.).
Contributions are encouraged on topics included in, or related to, the theme proposed for this edition, such as:
- Theoretical models for research metaphor, metonymy, constructions and frames.
- Scientific research methods in the study of metaphor, metonymy, constructions and frames.
- The interaction of metaphor, metonymy, constructions and frames.
- The development of detailed repositories and databases for metaphor, metonymy, constructions and frames.
- Cross-linguistic studies on these areas.
- Multimodal research on these areas.
AELCO/SCOLA's conferences always aim to serve as a forum for discussion of any topic within the field of cognitive linguistics. Therefore, we invite a broad range of papers on other traditional topics in cognitive linguistics such as:
- The structural characteristics of natural language categorization, including (apart from metaphor, metonymy and frames) prototypicality, image schemas, mental imagery and cognitive models).
- The explicit characterization of linguistic meaning in terms appropriate to its nature (figure/ground, profiling, grounding, scope of predication, etc.).
- The functional principles of linguistic organization (such as iconicity and naturalness).
- The relationship between language and thought.
- The conceptual interface between syntax and semantics.
- The experiential and pragmatic basis of language.
- The conceptual basis and structural organization of signed languages.
- The nature of language in its evolutionary and historical perspectives.
- The acquisition of language via cognitive, communicative and general social experience.
- The relationship between language and non-linguistic aspects of communication such as gesture.
The languages of the conference are Spanish and English. Oral session slots will be allocated 30 minutes, which includes 20 minutes for each presentation, followed by 5 minutes for questions and discussion, and 5 minutes to change rooms.
The conference features a number of theme sessions and a general session.
1. Theme sessions
Organizers will send a proposal for the panel in pdf directly to the conference organizers (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 15th March 2018, with the following content and format: Session title, name and affiliation of the theme session convener(s), a description of the theme session of up to 500 words (including examples but excluding images and references), a list of the authors and titles of 6 to 8 individual papers and, if possible, all the abstracts of the individual papers in a suitable order. If the session is provisionally accepted (notification: 22nd March), the author or authors of each paper included in the session will submit their own proposals separately via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/
Notification of acceptance of individual theme session papers: June 1st 2018.
2. General session
Proposals will be sent in pdf format (500 words, including examples but excluding figures and references), no later than April 1st 2018. They should have the following content: type of the presentation (oral or poster presentation), its title, five keywords, and an abstract specifying research questions, methodology, data and expected results. They should not contain the names, affiliations or addresses of the authors of the presentations. They will be submitted through EasyChair (https://easychair.org/
Notification of acceptance: June 1st 2018.
As in previous editions, with the aim of promoting both the participation of young researchers and the presentation in poster format, two prizes will be awarded by the Association:
AELCO/SCOLA Award to the best oral presentation by PhD or master's degree students.
AELCO/SCOLA Best Poster Award.
Criteria for participation can be found on the Association's website: http://www.aelco.es/
Registration fees and deadlines
Registration fees until 31stJuly 2018
Registration fees after 31st July 2018
Participant (AELCO member)*
Participant (not AELCO member)
* AELCO members (yearly membership fee 55€) enjoy free online access to the Review of Cognitive Linguistics, in addition to paying a reduced fee in AELCO conferences. For information on how to become an AELCO member, visit http://aelco.es/afiliacion/
In case of multi-authored submissions, EVERY AUTHOR must register and pay the appropriate registration fee, regardless of their attendance, in order to get the Conference certificate.
The registration procedure will be specified in the conference's webpage. The page (www.uco.es/aelco2018) will most likely be operative within the first ten days of February 2018.
We look forward to welcoming you at Córdoba in October 2018!
The Organizing Committee:
Antonio Barcelona, Olga Blanco Carrión, Isabel Durán Muñoz, Eva Lucía Jiménez Navarro, Gitte Kristiansen, Mª Dolores Porto Requejo, Manuela Romano Mozo, Antonio José Silvestre López
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