CFP: 8th International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association


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:
Deadline Call for Theme Sessions: 31-Dec-2017
Deadline Call for Papers: 31-Jan-2018

Meeting description:
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)
Cognitive linguistics and the corpus
• 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 pre-conference 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//, 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 Sunday, December 31, 2017 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.


Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 12:30


Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 12:30

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