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The theme of the binational conference of the universities Frankfurt/Oder, Torun and Poznan is “Embodiment, cognition and language”.

The organizers are pleased to invite papers on both theoretical issues and empirical findings that address topics from the fields of gesture studies, cognitive linguistics, cognitive semantics, stylistics/poetics, phonetics, phonology, prosody, pragmatics, evolution/sign language, discourse studies, media analysis, and sociolinguistics within the following themes:

· Embodiment and language (in general)

· Multimodal communication

· Language evolution

· Dynamics of metaphor 

We are  kindly inviting abstracts for 20-minute papers from researchers, PhD students or other colleagues from Poznan, Torun and Frankfurt/Oder. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words (excluding references) and should be sent as a PDF attachment by e-mail to and The deadline for submission is Friday, 13th September 2013. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by the beginning of October 2013.

Please note: We hereby announce that the Call for Papers will be extended until 20th September 2013, and invite all of you to send in your talk proposals for the conference.


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