New Call for Papers

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With Covid-19 conditions improving, we feel we are in a position to hold our onsite conference on June 27-29, 2022. The 12th International Conference of the Spanish Cognitive Linguistics Association (AELCO/SCOLA) will take place at the University of La Rioja, Spain, under the topic “Embodied cognition at the crossroads: Research methods and explanatory frameworks” (

The following plenary speakers have confirmed their participation:

  • Seana Coulson (University of California at San Diego)
  • Irene Mittelberg (RWTH Aachen University)
  • Arie Verhagen (Leiden University)
  • Francisco Gonzálvez García (University of Almería)
  • Antonio Barcelona Sánchez (University of Córdoba)

This is a new call for abstracts for the GENERAL sessions. Papers in all areas of Cognitive Linguistics are welcome, but contributions are especially encouraged on the following topics:

  • Cognitive models and their interaction.
  • Cognitively-oriented constructionist approaches to language.
  • Research methods for the study of language and embodied cognition.
  • Cross-linguistic research on language and embodied cognition.
  • Multimodal research on language and embodied cognition.


The languages of the conference are Spanish and English. Oral session slots will be allocated 30 minutes, which includes 20 minutes for each presentation, followed by 5 minutes for questions and discussion, and 5 minutes to change rooms.


General session: Proposals of oral presentations will be sent to the email address in both Word and pdf format (500 words, including examples but excluding figures, tables, images, and references), no later than November 22, 2021. They should include the following information: title, five keywords, and an abstract specifying research questions, methodology, data, expected results, and references. They should not contain the names, affiliations, or addresses of the authors of the presentations. The body of the message should include the names, affiliations, or addresses of the authors of the presentations, as specified below.

Notification of acceptance: February 18, 2022.

Note: The abstract should be completely anonymous; references to previous work by the author(s) should only be listed as Author(s)1, Author(s)2, etc.

Each contributor is allowed to submit a maximum of two abstracts (a fully authored abstract and a co-authored abstract, or two co-authored abstracts).

Each proposal will be reviewed anonymously by two members of a large international panel.

Each abstract will have to be accompanied by the following information (included in the body of the message):

  • author name(s)
  • contact author
  • affiliation(s)
  • full mailing address
  • telephone number
  • email address
  • title of presentation
  • 5 keywords

Guidelines for references:


Görlach, M. (2003). English words abroad. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Spear, N. E., & Miller, R. R. (Eds.). (1981). Information processing in animals: Memory mechanisms. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Article (in book):

Adams, C. A., & Dickinson, A. (1981). Actions and habits: Variation in associative representation during instrumental learning. In N. E. Spear & R. R. Miller (Eds.), Information processing in animals: Memory mechanisms (pp. 143-186). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Article (in journal):

Claes, J., & Ortiz López, L. A. (2011). Restricciones pragmáticas y sociales en la expresión de futuridad en el español de Puerto Rico [Pragmatic and social restrictions in the expression of the future in Puerto Rican Spanish]. Spanish in Context, 8, 50–72.

Rayson, P., Leech, G. N., & Hodges, M. (1997). Social differentiation in the use of English vocabulary: Some analyses of the conversational component of the British National Corpus. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 2(1), 120–132.


  • November 22, 2021: Deadline for general session proposals.
  • February 18, 2022: Notification of acceptance of general session proposals.



  • AELCO/SCOLA Award to the best oral presentation by PhD or master’s degree students.

We are pleased to announce that the Spanish Association of Cognitive Linguistics will give an award to the best oral presentation by a PhD or master’s degree student at AELCO-12. The award consists of:

  • Award Certificate.
  • Reimbursement of the conference and conference dinner fees.
  • The winner will be invited to send the written version (article format) of his/her oral presentation to the Review of Cognitive Linguistics to be assessed for publication after peer-reviewing. Go to  for more details on publication guidelines.

Note that in order to apply for the award you should:

  • Indicate your wish to enter the competition and attach proof of your PhD student status in the space provided in the Registration Form.
  • Be a member of the Association.
  • Submit a short CV (via Registration Form) and the materials for the oral presentation (PowerPoint, handout, or similar), which should be sent to the Organizing Committee ( at least seven working days before the beginning of the conference.


Another call will be issued in April 2022 with full details regarding the conference venue, the conference website, registration fees, and other relevant information.

We are excited for this opportunity to meet with you at the University of La Rioja in Logroño, La Rioja, Spain.


For some information on La Rioja and Logroño, access:


On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee:

Mª Sandra Peña Cervel

Francisco J. Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez


- Head Organizers: Mª Sandra Peña Cervel, Francisco J. Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez

- Secretary: Aneider Iza Erviti

- Treasurer: Andrés Canga Alonso

- Members: Lorena Pérez Hernández, María Asunción Barreras Gómez, Paula Pérez Sobrino, Mª Pilar Agustín Llach, Mahum Hayat Khan, Inés Lozano Palacio, Carla Ovejas Ramírez