Applied	Cognitive Linguistics - DGKL 8 Koblenz - Eights International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association, Koblenz, September 26th - 28th, 2018

Executive Summary (updated after 2nd Call)

Call for Papers

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.

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 abstract by Wednesday, February 14, 2018 as email attachment via the conference email dgkl2018@uni-koblenz.de.

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

When preparing your theme session proposal, please note:

Proposals for theme sessions will be anonymously 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:

The notification of acceptance for the theme sessions is scheduled for the the end of Feburary 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.

Presentations

We are inviting abstracts dealing with topics from cognitive and usage-based linguistics. We especially encourage the submission of papers engaging with the main topic of the conference, Applied Cognitive Linguistics, i.e., exploring the potential of cognitive linguistic findings for language teaching and learning. Furthermore, we welcome contributions dealing with different aspects of cognitive linguistics, ideally taking a cognitive perspective on language on the basis of methods employed in corpus linguistics, psychology, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, artificial intelligence and other fields in cognitive science. Explorations of the links between these disciplines and cognitive linguistics are also very welcome.

Conference languages are English and German.

There are two types of presentation:

Please submit your abstract by Wednesday, February 28, 2018 as email attachment via the conference email dgkl2018@uni-koblenz.de.

The subject line of your email should read "Abstract Submission - AUTHOR NAME(S)".

The file name of your abstract should consist of a short title of your contribution.

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

When preparing your abstract, please note:

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

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.