AFLiCo conference

Every other 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).

Next conference

9th International Conference of the French Association for Cognitive Linguistics (AFLiCo 9)
Theme: "Embodied and Ecolinguistic Approaches to Cognitive Linguistics"

Lyon, France, 15 - 17 May 2024


The 9th AFLiCo conference will take place in Lyon from 15th to 17th May 2024. The theme of this year's conference is "Embodied and Ecolinguistic Approaches to Cognitive Linguistics". We welcome 20-minute presentations (with 8 minutes for follow-up questions) from students and researchers interested in cognitive linguistics, and more specifically on embodied and ecolinguistic approaches to cognitive linguistics. However, as in previous editions, the conference will not be limited to thematic sessions devoted to the main foci described below. The organisers also encourage researchers to submit proposals within all areas of cognitive linguistics.

Previous conferences

Workshops (JET)

The AFLiCo also regularly organizes workshops (JET for "Journée d'études").

Previous workshops:

Grenoble Cognitive Linguistics Winter School (CL@UGA)

The AFLiCo organised a Winter School in Autrans near Grenoble, France, on 13-16 March 2023. The aim was to foster discussion on current hot topics in Cognitive Linguistics while allowing for rich interactions between senior and younger researchers. The programme thus included 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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The 6 Masterclasses of our invited lecturers:

The interactive sessions:

Workshop "Constructions and Context(s)"

The AFLiCo was 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 was 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)


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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