Universität Erfurt

Calls for papers

Deadline Extensions

Due to a number of requests, we have extended our deadline for abstract submission a second time.

Abstracts for talks and posters can now be submitted via our conference management system until 31st March 2020. If you wish to do so, use the link to the abstract submission system provided right on this page. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by 1st June 2020.

Please, do not hesitate to use our conference mail <DGKL2020@uni-erfurt.de> .

Best wishes to everyone,

Beate Hampe (for the local organisers)

1st call for papers, posters and theme sessions


Wednesday, September 23 – Saturday, September 26, 2020

Erfurt University, Germany

The German Cognitive Linguistics Association (DGKL/GCLA) is pleased to announce its 9th international conference, DGKL/GCLA-9, to be held at the University of Erfurt, from 23rd to 26th Sept. 2020. We are now inviting proposals for contributions.

In line with the framing theme of the DGKL-9 “Cognitive Linguistics as an Interdisciplinary Endeavour: Theoretical and Methodological Challenges”, our plenary and keynote speakers will bring in a wide variety of cognitive and usage-based perspectives on language, illustrating the impressive methodological repertoire that the proponents of the cognitive-functional paradigm in linguistic research have accumulated over the past decades:

  • Ewa Dabrowska (FAU Erlangen): The effects of literacy on grammar

  • Dirk Geeraerts (KU Leuven): Boons and Bournes of Cloud Chasing. Recent developments in distributional corpus semantics

  • Natalia Levshina (MPI Nijmegen): Communicative efficiency: typological, corpus-based and experimental evidence

  • Irene Mittelberg (RWTH Aachen): Cognitive semiotic theory as common denominator for interdisciplinary, empirical gesture research

  • Friedemann Pulvermüller (FU Berlin): Neural assemblage and decomposition in construction learning

  • Sabine Stoll (University of Zurich): Title to be announced

  • Kristian Tylén (Aaarhus University): Language as shaped by the environment

  • Stefanie Wulff (University of Florida & UiT The Arctic University of Norway): Enjoying methods responsibly: in favor of theory-driven methods selection

Papers from all subfields of Cognitive-Functional Linguistics are kindly invited, including those wishing to discuss points of a theoretical nature or those pursuing applied perspectives. Papers supporting the conference theme, i.e. exhibiting a strong empirical basis and/or clear interdisciplinary approach, are especially welcome. The working languages of the conferences are English and German, proposals in both languages are welcome.

Abstracts for posters and presentations can be submitted via this conference website from 15th Dec 2019 to 15th Feb 2020. Colleagues wishing to organize a theme session in line with the conference theme are kindly asked to contact us before 15th Jan 2020 via our conference mail <DGKL2020@uni-erfurt.de>. Our notifications of acceptance will go out by 30th April 2020, with registration opening on this latter date as well.

Please, do not hesitate to mail any more specific queries directly to DGKL2020@uni-erfurt.de.

With our very best wishes to everyone considering to join us at Erfurt next year,

Beate Hampe and Anja Binanzer (local organizers of DGKL-9)




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