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The Second Call for Papers for ICLC 15 (with a new deadline for theme session proposals)

By 11 septiembre, 2018No Comments

ICLC is the biennial conference of the International Cognitive Linguistics Association (ICLA; ICLC 15 will be hosted by the Japanese Cognitive Linguistics Association, and will be held at Kwansei Gakuin University in the city of Nishinomiya. More information about the conference can be found at the following page:

We invite a broad range of papers on any topic taking a cognitive, functional, typological, or discourse approach to the study of language and cognition.

There are three different types of sessions, and submission processes are different.

Theme Session:

A group of prospective participants can propose a theme session, in which thematically related papers are presented. A theme session can be on any topic in cognitive linguistics.

There are two stages for submissions for a theme session. First, theme session organizers should submit their theme session proposals directly to the conference organizers at the following address by September 22, 2018 [The deadline has been extended].

iclc2019themesessions @

Theme session proposals should include: the session title, the name and affiliation of the theme session organizer, an introduction of up to 400 words explaining the theme, a list of the authors and titles of the individual papers, and all abstracts of the papers in the proposed theme session (100 words each) in a suitable order.

The conference schedule particularly suits sessions comprised of 6, 7 or 11 slots (25 minutes each). Indicate in the proposal whether you would like to have a 25-minute time slot for an introduction and/or a general discussion. We strongly encourage diversity at the level of the affiliations involved in the theme session—one third of the papers should be contributed by authors outside the affiliation of the theme session organizer. The acceptance of theme session proposals will be made in mid-October.
Once a theme session has been accepted as a whole, individual theme session authors will need to submit their abstracts for review, following the same guidelines of submission for general and poster sessions below. Papers need to be individually accepted in order to form a theme session.

General Session and Poster Session:

Abstracts for general (oral) sessions and poster sessions are to be submitted through an abstract submission page, following the guidelines below. On the submission page you are asked to state whether the paper should be considered for oral session only, poster session only, or both.
Each presentation in a general session will be 25 minutes long, including questions and discussion.
New for this ICLC is that we plan to have more posters than at previous conferences. Efforts will be made to render the poster session into a pleasant and inspiring locus of exchange. Posters will be allocated to dedicated, timetabled sessions.

Abstract Submission:

Each author may submit maximally one single-authored and one co-authored paper. Submitting two abstracts as a co-author is also accepted.

This is regardless of whether they are intended for the general, poster, or theme session. All abstracts must be submitted electronically through the abstract submission page, using a link appearing at:

The submission page will be active during the submission period, which is August 1 – November 5, 2018.

Abstracts must not exceed 1 page in A4 or letter-size paper, with 2.54 cm (1 inch) margins on all sides and 12-point Times New Roman font (complex data, figures, and references can be included on an additional page). They must be in a pdf file, and the file size should not exceed 5 MB. Author names should not appear anywhere on abstracts (you may cite yourself as [Author] or in the third person for previously published work).

The title must be at the top of the abstract. Please include a list of five keywords that describe the research right below the title to assist in the reviewing process. Theme session authors should also make sure to note the title of the theme session at the top of their abstracts.

Important Dates:
New Deadline for theme session proposals: September 22, 2018
Notification of acceptance of theme session proposals: Oct 15, 2018
Deadline for abstract submission: November 5, 2018
Notification of acceptance: January 15, 2019

Please direct all enquiries to iclc2019 @

ICLC 15 Organizing Committee
Yo Matsumoto (Chair; NINJAL); see the conference website for a complete list of members.