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Full Title: AFLiCo 7 - Discourse, Cognition and Constructions: Implications and Applications

Short Title: AFLiCo7
Location: Liège, Belgium
Start Date: 31-May-2017 - 03-Jun-2017
Contact: Julien Perrez
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Meeting Description: Discourse, Cognition and Constructions: Implications and Applications

Seventh International Conference of the French Association for Cognitive Linguistics (AFLiCo 7)

University of Liège, Belgium
May 31 – June 3, 2017

Plenary Speakers (confirmed):

Myriam Bouveret (Université de Rouen & CNRS)
Barbara Dancygier (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Nicole Delbecque (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Sandra Halverson (Bergen University College, Norway)
Peter Harder (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Nick Riches (Newcastle University, UK)

Conference Themes:

This conference will be the seventh international conference of the French Association for Cognitive Linguistics (AFLiCo; The conference welcomes proposals linking discourse and cognition from various perspectives while taking into account how cognitive linguistics can be linked to broader social and cultural contexts.

The following areas are especially relevant to the theme of the conference:

- The relationship between cognitive linguistics and discourse studies
- Discourse and multimodality
- Constructionist approaches to discourse studies
- Cognitive approaches to discourse grammar
- Emergent constructions in discourse
- Discourse in L1 and L2 acquisition
- Discourse as interaction and intersubjectivity
- Language, culture and ideology: cognitive and discursive models
- Contrastive analysis of discourse as and in translation
- Interdisciplinary applications of cognitive linguistics (education, engineering, translation studies, …)

The conference will not be limited to the main foci described above. The organisers also encourage researchers to submit proposals within other areas of cognitive linguistics, such as:

- Categorization, prototypes and polysemy
- Metaphor and metonymy
- Mental spaces and conceptual blending
- Domain and frame semantics
- Image schemas and force dynamics
- Embodiment and situated cognition
- Construction grammar(s)
- Cognitive grammar(s)
- Grammaticalization
- Empirical methods in cognitive linguistics
- …
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition
LL Issue: 27.4910

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