ICLC-12 (June 2013)

The 12th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC) is being held 23-28 June 2013 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  ICLC is the biennial conference of the International Cognitive Linguistics Association.

This is the first time the conference is being held in Canada––it was last in North America in 2001 (UCSB). Since then, meetings have been held in Spain (2003), Korea (2005), Poland (2007), and China (2011).

The deadline for submission of abstracts was Monday, 5 November 2012. All authors whose abstracts were accepted have been asked to submit a final version of their abstract for the conference booklet by Friday, 15 March 2013.  Instructions and template for the final abstract format are available on the Abstracts Template page.

The overall theme of the conference is COGNITIVE LINGUISTICS AT 25, with three sub-themes:

  • LOOKING BACK: We take stock of the past 25 years in cognitive linguistics. The year 2013 marks nearly 25 years since the 1989 Duisburg conference that solidified the cognitive linguistics movement, reified it in name, and established the journal, Cognitive Linguistics.
  • LOOKING FORWARD: We consider the next generation of cognitive linguistics research.
  • LOOKING OUTWARD: We look to understudied populations and applications, particularly in regard to endangered languages and signed languages.

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 The online version of the conference program is here

 Links to online videos of the plenary talks and the two open fora can be found here.