Grenoble Cognitive Linguistics Winter School (CL@UGA), March 13-16, 2023

The aim of CL@UGA is to foster discussion on current hot topics in Cognitive Linguistics while allowing for rich interactions between senior and younger researchers. The programme thus includes both Masterclasses and more practical and interactive sessions.

Invited Lecturers: Maarten Lemmens (Univ. Lille, France, and STL lab.), Guillaume Desagulier (Univ. Paris 8, France and MoDyCo lab.), and Susanne Flach (Univ. Zurich, Switzerland)

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Provisional programme

Six Masterclasses by our invited lecturers:

Three different types of interactive sessions:

Application process

To apply to the Winter School, PhD students and post-docs will send us a cover letter, CV and summary of their PhD work. Selected students will give two presentations: a 3-minute pitch on the first day, and a fuller presentation of their projects for discussion in workshops. They are also expected to bring a draft paper or an abstract and publication project for the final session on paper writing and publishing.

Workshop "Constructions and Context(s)"

The AFLiCo is pleased to sponsor the workshop "Constructions and Context(s)", organized by Benoît Leclercq, Guillaume Desagulier and Dylan Glynn, and which took place on 9 November 2022 at Paris 8 University. The goal of this workshop is to provide a platform for any research on construction grammar that is concerned with how context (either linguistic or extra-linguistic) plays a role in a construction's meaning, usage, or representation (alone or within a paradigm).

Invited speaker: Dominique LEGALLOIS (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle)

The Call for Papers (PDF) is written in both English and French and provides all the necessary information. You will also find all the details on the JET's website:

AFLiCo conference

In the spring of every uneven year, the AFLiCo organizes an international conference. The idea is that each conference is hosted by a French or francophone university and has its own theme. Attendance at these conferences as listener is open to any researcher, in France or abroad; however, AFLiCo membership is required for presenters. Submissions for papers are evaluated by a scientific board (double blind review).

Last conference

8th International Conference of the French Association for Cognitive Linguistics (AFLiCo 8)
Theme: "Language, Cognition, and Creativity"

Mulhouse, France, 5-7 June 2019

Call for papers


Previous conferences

Workshop (JET)

In alternation with the conference, in the spring of every even year, the AFLiCo organizes a workshop (JET for "Journée d'études").

Previous workshops:

AFLiCo Lecture Series 2020 (online)

In 2020, year of the pandemic, the AFLiCo organised an online Lecture Series with invited talks. The Association has held successful biennial workshops (AFLiCo JET) for over 10 years, and the 6th edition was due to take place in Grenoble in the fall of 2020. AFLiCo JET workshops have provided a forum for high-quality research in cognitive linguistics and, more generally, usage-based approaches to language (see e.g. CogniTextes special issue 19). With the COVID-19 crisis preventing us from planning the usual gathering, we have outlined an alternative proposal. Our 2020 workshop was held online, and the format changed accordingly.

The series of invited talks took place from the 14th to 18th of December 2020, and they were published in Volume 21 of CogniTextes, the AFLiCo's online journal.

CogniTextes, Volume 21

Programme and abstracts

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