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Conceptual Stucture, Discourse and Language (CSDL) Conferences

Upcoming CSDL conference

CSDL 12: The next conference, CSDL 12, will take place 4-6 November 2014 in Santa Barbara, CA at the Hyatt Santa Barbara. Plenary speakers: William Croft (UNM), Adele E. Goldberg (Princeton Univ.), and Elizabeth C. Traugott (Stanford Univ.). Organizers: Stefan Th. Gries (Dept. of Ling., UCSB) and Viola G. Miglio (Dept. of Span. & Port., UCSB). Organizer contact:

NEW extended abstract deadline: May 15, 2014.

Past CSDL conferences

CSDL 11: The 11th CSDL conference was held May 17-20, 2012 at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Volume from CSDL 11: Language and the Creative Mind, ed. by Mike Borkent, Barbara Dancygier, Jennifer Hinnell.

CSDL 10: The 10th CSDL conference and The Embodied and Situated Language Processing Workshop (ESLP), California met jointly at UCSD, La Jolla, CA, September 16-19, 2010. Organizers: Ben Bergen and Pia Knoeferle. Keynote speakers: Michael Arbib, Lera Boroditsky, Craig Chambers, Matthew Crocker, Vic Ferreira, Adele Goldberg, George Lakoff, Teenie Matlock, Fey Parrill, Gabriella Vigliocco, Rolf Zwaan.

CSDL 9: The 9th CSDL conference, CSDL 9: Meaning, Form, and Body, Case Western University, Cleveland, OH, October 18-20, 2008. Organizers: Fey Parrill, Vera Tobin, and Mark Turner. Volume from CSDL 9: Meaning, Form, and Body, ed. by Fey Parrill, Vera Tobin, and Mark Turner.

CSDL 8: The 8th CSDL conference, CSDL 2006, November 3-5, 2006, Dept. of Cognitive Science, UCSD. Organizer: Seana Coulson. Keynote speakers: William Croft and Ronald Langacker. Two special workshops: Language Evolution and Evolutionary Linguistics, organized by Arie Verhagen, and Constructions and Language Change, organized by Suzanne Kemmer and Martin Hilpert. (no volume)

CSDL 7: CSDL 2004: Experimental and Empirical Methods took place at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, October 8-10, 2004. Organizers: John Newman and Sally Rice. Keynote speakers: Larry Barsalou (Emory University), Russ Tomlin (University of Oregon) and Nick Evans (University of Melbourne). Volume from CSDL 7: Empirical and Experimental Methods in Cognitive/Functional Research, edited by John Newman and Sally Rice.

CSDL 6: The 6th CSDL conference, CSDL 6: Language, Culture and Mind, was hosted by the Department of Linguistics and the Center for the Study of Cultures, Rice University, Houston, Texas, October 11-14, 2002. Organizers: Michel Achard and Suzanne Kemmer. Keynote speakers: John Lucy (U. Chicago), Susanna Cumming (UCSB), Ronald Langacker (UCSD). Volume from CSDL 6: Language, Culture, and Mind, ed. by Michel Achard and Suzanne Kemmer, Stanford: CSLI Publications, 2004.

CSDL 5: The 5th CSDL conference, CSDL 2000, was hosted by UC Santa Barbara's Center for the Study of Discourse and the Department of Linguistics, in Santa Barbara, California, May 11-14, 2000. The invited speakers were Kathryn Bock, Wallace Chafe, Dedre Gentner, Rachel Giora, George Lakoff, Ron Langacker, Charles Li, and Sandra Thompson. Organizers: Susanna Cumming and Jack Du Bois. (no volume)

CSDL 4: The 4th CSDL conference was October 10-12, 1998, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Organizer: Alan Cienki. Theme sessions: Grammatical Constructions (invited speakers Joan Bybee, Brian McWhinney, T. Givon); First Language Acquisition (invited speakers Nancy Budwig, Eve Clark, Michael Tomasello); Conceptual Blending and Metaphor (invited speakers Eve Sweetser, Gilles Fauconnier, George Lakoff). Volume from CSDL 4: Conceptual and Discourse Factors in Linguistic Structure, ed. by Alan Cienki, Barbara J. Luka, and Michael B. Smith, Stanford: CSLI Publications, 2001.

CSDL 3: The 3rd CSDL conference, CSDL '97, took place at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, May 24-26, 1997. Co-organizers: Laura Michaelis, Dan Jurafsky and Barbara Fox. Invited speakers: Herb Clark, Susanna Cumming, Walter Kintsch, George Lakoff, Dan Slobin, Elizabeth Traugott. 3 panel sessions: Spatial Relations; Text; Historical Change. Panelists included: William Croft, Gilles Fauconnier, Arthur Glenberg, Annette Herskovits, Ronald Langacker, Lise Menn, Elizabeth O'Dowd, Eve Sweetser, Leonard Talmy. Volume from CSDL 3: Cognition and Function in Language, ed. by Barbara Fox, Dan Jurafsky, and Laura Michaelis, Stanford: CSLI Publications, 1999.

CSDL 2: The Second CSDL Conference was held at SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, New York. Organizer: Jean-Pierre Koenig. Volume from CSDL 2: Discourse and Cognition: Bridging the Gap, ed. by Jean-Pierre Koenig, Stanford: CSLI Publications, 1998.

CSDL 1: The First CSDL conference, Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language, took place in November 1994 at UCSD, San Diego, California. Organizer: Adele Goldberg. Volume from CSDL 1: Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language, ed. by Adele Goldberg, Stanford: CSLI Publications, 1996.

Updated 1 April 2014

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