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 - AFLiCo 7

Extended to 18 December

Discourse, Cognition and Constructions: Implications and Applications

Seventh International Conference of the French Association for Cognitive Linguistics (AFLiCo 7)

University of Liège, Belgium
May 31 - June 3, 2017

Plenary speakers (confirmed)

Conference themes

This conference will be the seventh international conference of the French Association for Cognitive Linguistics. The conference welcomes proposals linking discourse and cognition from various perspectives while taking into account how cognitive linguistics can be linked to broader social and cultural contexts.

The following areas are especially relevant to the theme of the conference:

The conference will not be limited to the main foci described above. The organisers also encourage researchers to submit proposals within other areas of cognitive linguistics, such as:

Young researchers are especially encouraged to submit an abstract.

Submission prodedure

Abstracts will undergo a double blind review. They should be fully anonymous and not exceed 500 words (excluding references). Submission is online via the conference website (

Format for abstracts:

500 words max., Times, single-spaced, title centered in bold at the top of the page, total number of words stated clearly on the abstract page, anonymous;

Clear statement of the research question(s), the significance and originality for the field of the proposal, methods, analysis, discussion;

Examples, tables, figures, and references should be placed on the second page of the same document;

Word or pdf files to be uploaded on the platform.

Abstracts may be submitted in English or French. The languages of the conference are English, French, FSL (please notify organisers in advance).

Important dates

Submission deadline: November 30, 2016

Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2017

Workshops: May 31, 2017 (9-12 am)

Sessions: May 31, 2017 (1.30 pm) - June 3, 2017 (4.30 pm)


Local organizing committee:

Expanded organizing committee:


Details about the registration procedure and registration deadlines will be posted on the conference website as soon as they become available. There will be reduced registration fees for AFLiCo members, students, and delegates registering early.