The last few years have seen a growing interest for Cognitive Linguistics in France, resulting in new studies and stimulating exchanges. After various cognitively-oriented conferences and workshops, it was time to establish in France a more general hub for discussion, which motivated the creation of the French Association for Cognitive Linguistics (AFLiCo) in 2005.

Although Cognitive Linguistics is the main focus of the AFLiCo, the association aims to maintain a constructive and profitable discussion with the various French theoretical approaches in linguistics. In doing so, it will differ from the International Cognitive Linguistics Association (, with which the AFLiCo is also associated since its creation. The AFliCo aims to include French scholars working in various theoretical frameworks and to encourage them to take an active part in its activities.

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Call for papers: ICCG 10, Paris, 16-18 July 2018

Tenth International Conference on Construction Grammar
Construction grammar(s) today: Methodologies, concepts and Applications

The International Conference on Construction Grammar (ICCG-10), organized by Sorbonne Paris Cité University (USPC) and the AFLiCo, will take place in Paris, France, July 16-18, 2018.

ICCG-10 aims to provide a forum of discussion between various constructionist approaches such as cognitive construction grammar, embodied construction grammar, fluid construction grammar, radical construction grammar, sign based construction grammar, or other approaches.

It also aims to focus on the different methodologies used as well as the different applications of Construction Grammar. What are the methods currently in use (statistics, experiments, large corpora, small corpora, etc.). How is data collected? How does the notion of Construction enlighten the research in language teaching, in language acquisition? What are the possible industrial implementations?

The conference will also organize two days of tutorials focusing on data and methodology.

Keynote speakers

Organizing committee

Abstract for regular conference papers (20 min talk and 10 min discussion) and posters are invited on theoretical and applied topics in construction grammar.

Guidelines for abstract submission

The length of each abstract should not exceed 500 words, not including references. Abstracts must be submitted electronically through the conference website

Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously and therefore must exclude all references to the author(s).

Important dates

Reception of abstracts starts: September 1, 2017

Deadline for reception of abstracts: December 1, 2017

Notification of acceptance: February 1, 2018

Program announcement: March, 2018

Early registration deadline: April, 2018