Culture · Cognition · Communication CFP

The Departments of Cognitive Linguistics and Cultural Linguistics at the Institute of English, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin (UMCS), are pleased to announce the Second Edition of the Culture • Cognition • Communication conference aimed to offer researchers of different persuasions a convenient forum for sharing ideas and discussing issues concerning the relation between culture, cognition and language from a range of scholarly viewpoints.

Language and Culture in Social Cognition (LCSC 2019) is the second conference of the series. In this edition, we invite scholars to explore the intricate relations holding between language, culture, and the social mind.

Date: 21-22 November 2019

Venue: The Humanities Faculty of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin

Language: English

Plenary lectures

Antonio Barcelona Sánchez, The University of Cordoba

Anders Hougaard, The University of Southern Denmark

Henryk Kardela, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin

Submission of abstracts

We invite papers concerning the relation between language, culture, and the social mind. Suggested topics for discussion include, but are not limited to:

  • Cognitive Linguistics and the study of the social mind
  • social cognition through a literary lens
  • storytelling through the lens of social cognition
  • literary and/or intersemiotic translation in a social/sociocultural context
  • diachronic approaches to the ways of expressing the social mind in language and culture across space and time
  • the role(s) of iconicity, multimodality, embodiment, and sociocultural situatedness in social cognition
  • methodological challenges and opportunities in the cognitive explorations of the social mind, including problems that lie at the intersection of science and the humanities.

The language of the conference is English. Each paper will be allowed 30 minutes (20 minutes for the presentation, 10 minutes for discussion). All abstracts (ca. 350 words, 4-5 keywords, references, if any) should be submitted via EasyChair by 15 September 2019. The abstracts should specify research questions, methodology, data, and expected results.

The abstracts will be reviewed anonymously. Please make sure your abstract does not include any details that might indicate its author. You will be notified about the acceptance/ rejection of your abstract by 20 September 2019.

Post-conference publication

The organizers invite the authors of the papers presented at the conference to submit their manuscripts for consideration in a Special Issue of Tertium Linguistic Journal, dedicated to the promotion of research with a social-cognitive and anthropological slant. The journal will be indexed on the Journal List issued by the Ministry of Higher Education in Poland. The review process will follow the standards of the journal.

Conference fee and registration

To register, please use our Registration form.

The registration form will be available on the conference website when registration opens.

Registration opens: 20 September 2019

Registration closes: 20 October 2019

Fees for faculty members:

  • early-bird (by 4 October 2019): 400 PLN / 90 EUR
  • regular (by 15 October 2019): 450 PLN / 105 EUR

Fees for PhD students: 300 PLN/ 70 EUR

The conference fee covers conference materials, coffee breaks and lunches on Day 1 and Day 2 of the conference, as well as the costs of the post-conference publication.


Should you have any enquiries about the conference, please contact the organisers by sending an email to

You can also send an email directly to contact persons:

Organising committee:

  • Daria Bębeniec
  • Hubert Kowalewski
  • Joanna Jabłońska-Hood
  • Ewelina Prażmo
  • Katarzyna Stadnik
  • Angelina Żyśko
  • Konrad Żyśko

For news and updates, please visit the conference website:,11846.htm

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