Call for Papers

We invite papers on a broad range of topics taking a cognitive approach to the study of language. For more information, see the  DGKL/GCLA website about tenets of Cognitive Linguistics.

Call for papers is closed!

 List of accepted papers (PDF, 504 kB) (version: June 2024)

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: January 15, 2024

Deadline for receipt of theme session proposals: January 15, 2024

Deadline extension for both calls: January 31, 2024

General session and poster session

We invite papers for oral presentation (20 minutes + 10 minutes discussion) or poster presentation in German or English. Since abstracts are submitted to blind review, please omit any author-specific information. Author names, affiliation, and contact information can be added in the finalized version. 

Abstracts should clearly state the approach taken, research questions, method, and (expected) results, and should not exceed 500 words (excluding references). Abstracts should be formatted according to the  Unified Style Sheet for Linguistics

Authors may submit a maximum of one single-authored and one co-authored paper or two co-authored papers.

The deadline for the receipt of abstract is January 31, 2024. Please submit your abstracts here:

Theme sessions

We invite theme session proposals for 4-12 oral presentations (20 minutes + 10 minutes discussion) in German or English. Theme session proposals should not exceed 500 words (excluding references). They may include a list of potential participants but need not include individual abstracts at this stage. 

Once the theme session has been accepted, theme session organizers may themselves accept abstracts for review and send out notifications of acceptance. 

The deadline for the receipt of theme session proposals is January 31, 2024. Please submit your proposals here: