Call for Papers: 6th International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association

Full information here: http://dgkl.fau.de/en/call.php

Constructions and Cognition

Executive Summary

  • Possible contributions: Presentations, Posters and Theme Sessions
  • Deadline for abstracts for presentations and posters: February 28, 2014
  • Deadline for proposals for theme sessions: February 15, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: March 31, 2014
  • Registration opens: April 15, 2014
  • Conference Website: dgkl.fau.de
  • Conference Committee email address: kongress-dgkl@fau.de.

Call for Papers

The Sixth International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association (DGKL/GCLA), Constructions & Cognition, will be held from September 30 to October 2, 2014 at FAU in Erlangen, Germany.

Presentations

We are looking forward to your abstracts for papers dealing with Constructions & Cognition or other topics in the area of cognitive usage-based linguistics. We welcome contributions dealing with different aspects of cognitive linguistics as well as contributions taking a cognitive perspective on language on the basis of methods employed in psychology, psycholinguistics, corpus linguistics, historical linguistics and artificial intelligence or explorations of the links between these disciplines and cognitive linguistics.

Conference languages are English and German.

There are two types of presentation:

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

Submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations

Please submit your abstract by February 28th, 2014 via email to kongress-dgkl@fau.de.

The subject line of your email should read “Abstract Submission – AUTHOR NAME(S)”.

The file name of your abstract should consist of your last name followed by your first name. In the case of multiple submissions by the same person, please number the files.

The main body of your email message should contain the following information:

  • Title of your presentation
  • Name(s) of author(s)
  • Affiliation
  • Email address for correspondence
  • 3-5 key words
  • Preferred presentation type (oral or poster)

When preparing your abstract, please note:

  • The abstract should be no longer than 500 words (plus references).
  • Please give your presentation a clear, descriptive title.
  • The abstract should not contain your name(s).
  • Please keep figures and diagrams to a minimum.
  • Please submit your abstract as a PDF file.

The abstracts will be reviewed on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Relevance of topic
  • Originality
  • Clarity of structure
  • Plausibility of the arguments presented

Theme Session

In addition to the general sessions, the conference will include roughly 4 theme sessions dealing with specific topics in cognitive usage-based linguistics. As in the case of the general sessions, these topics include all research areas of cognitive linguistics as well as topics focusing on links to psychology, psycholinguistics and artificial intelligence. Theme sessions are expected to conform to the 30-minute time slots of the general sessions and may contain up to seven 30-minute slots.

The main body of your email message should contain the following information:

  • Title of the theme session
  • Name(s) of organizer(s)
  • Affiliation
  • Email address for correspondence
  • 3-5 key words
  • Titles and names of individual talks

When preparing your theme session proposal, please note:

  • The description of the theme session should be no longer than 500 words (plus references).
  • The abstracts of the individual talks should be contained in the same file as the description of the theme session and should be no longer than 200 words each.
  • Please give your theme session and the individual talks clear, descriptive titles.
  • The proposal should not contain the names of authors and organizers.
  • Please keep figures and diagrams to a minimum.
  • Please submit your proposal as a PDF file.
  • Please note the earlier deadline for theme sessions: February 15th, 2014

Each theme session proposal will be reviewed as a whole. Organizers are thus asked to ensure a high quality of the individual contributions. The proposals will be reviewed on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Relevance of topic
  • Relations between the individual contributions and coherence of the section as a whole
  • Originality
  • Clarity of structure
  • Plausibility of the arguments presented

General remark concerning submission

Submission by email always carries the risk that individual emails will be caught by spam filters. Thus, if you have not received an acknowledgement that your submission has been received within a week after submission, please contact the conference committee by email.

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