Third Cultural Linguistics International Conference (CLIC 2020)


June 17, 2020 – June 19, 2020 all-day
Judit Baranyiné Kóczy

Date: 17-Jun-2020 – 19-Jun-2020

Location: Budapest, Hungary

Contact Person: Judit Baranyiné Kóczy


Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics


Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2019


Aims and scope: Cultural Linguistics is an emerging field that focuses on the interrelation between language and cultural conceptualisations. Over the last decade or so, Cultural Linguistics has witnessed tremendous growth and development in terms of theory, methodology, and application. The Cultural Linguistic framework has been applied to a range of different phenomena within and beyond language, culture, and cognition, integrating the theory and methodological tools of various disciplines, such as cognitive psychology, Complexity Science, Distributed Cognition, and anthropology.


Current research in Cultural Linguistics shows that its analytical framework can offer fruitful inquiries into research areas such as pragmatics, emotions, religion, political discourse, World Englishes, intercultural communication, and Teaching English as an International Language (TEIL). Within these domains, cultural conceptualisations manifest in the forms of cultural schemata, cultural metaphors and cultural categories.


Keynote speakers:

Professor Zoltán Kövecses | ELTE University, Hungary

Professor Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk | State University of Applied Sciences in Konin, Poland

Professor Helen Meng | Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Professor Farzad Sharifian | Monash University, Australia

Professor Csaba Pléh | Central European University, Hungary

Professor Hans-Georg Wolf | University of Potsdam, Germany



Honorary Chair: Professor Farzad Sharifian | Monash University, Australia

Chair: Dr Judit Baranyiné Kóczy | University of Győr, Hungary


International Scientific Board:

Professor Lívia Ablonczy-Mihályka | University of Győr

Professor Angeliki Athanasiadou | Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Dr Ad Foolen | Radboud University Nijmegen

Professor Jean-Marc Dewaele | University of London

Professor Roslyn M. Frank | University of Iowa

Professor László Imre Komlósi | University of Győr

Professor Zoltán Kövecses | Eötvös Loránd University

Professor Ian Malcolm | Edith Cowan University

Professor Andreas Mulsoff | University of East Anglia

Professor Martin Pütz | Koblenz University

Dr Frank Polzenhagen | Heidelberg University

Professor Farzad Sharifian | Monash University

Professor Ning Yu | Pennsylvania State University


Final Call for Papers:

The conference welcomes presentations based on studies conducted from a Cultural Linguistic perspective, involving research into the nature of underlying cultural conceptualisations in language, the role of cultural conceptualisations in intercultural pragmatics, language development and language teaching. CLIC-2020 hopes to provide an interesting platform for researchers and academics interested in the proposed topics, detailed below:


Highlighted topics:

– Language and cultural categorisation

– Metaphors across cultures

– Cultural conceptualisations and embodied language

– Language and cultural conceptualisations of emotion / religion / kinship / naming / animals etc.

– Intercultural re-conceptualisation

– Cultural conceptualisations in sign languages

– Cultural conceptualisations and syntax

– Cultural conceptualisations and pragmatics

– Cultural Linguistics and (im)politeness

– Cultural Linguistics and intercultural communication

– Cultural Linguistics and political discourse analysis

– Cultural Linguistics and World Englishes

– Cultural Linguistics and corpus linguistics

– Research methods in Cultural Linguistics

– Cultural Linguistics and learning/teaching additional languages

– Cultural Linguistics and Teaching English as an International Language (TEIL)

– Cultural Linguistics and translation/interpreting

– Diachronic Cultural Linguistics


Abstracts no longer than 400 words should be submitted through the EasyChair electronic submission system on the website, using the template available also on the website.

Abstract submission date: 15 November, 2019