THE SLAVIC COGNITIVE LINGUISTICS ASSOCIATION (SCLA)

SCLA History and Aims

The Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association (SCLA) is an affiliate of the International Cognitive Linguistics Association (ICLA) and pursues a fourfold mission:

Laura A. Janda (then of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and now at the University of Tromsø) and Stephen M. Dickey (then of the University of Virginia and now at the University of Kansas) founded the Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association (SCLA) in Spring 2000 and was approved as an affiliate of the International Cognitive Linguistics Association in 2001. The inaugural conference for the group was held at UNC-Chapel Hill in Autumn 2000. The organization has continued annual meetings in most years since then, either independently or in collaboration with other organizations for Cognitive Linguistics or Slavic Linguistics.

SCLA Constitution

At the SCLC-2009 business meeting, we resolved to form a Constitutional Committee consisting of the President and Vice-President in order to revise the SCLA constitution to simplify the document and bring it into line with the practices of the organization since its founding in 2000. We forumlated a new draft and circulated that in advance of the SCLC-2010 business meeting, at which we adopted the document that is available here (SCLA Constitution 2010) by a vote of the members.

Joining SCLA

Membership in SCLA is free. If you would like to join, please send your contact information to Steven Clancy. We request the following information for our membership database:

Last name:
First name:
Middle name, initial, or patronymic (if used):
Preferred email address:
Country:
University or other affiliation:
Rank/Title:
Research Languages:

History of Annual Meetings of the Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association

2000 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, North Carolina), November 2000
2001 University of Virginia (Charleston, Virginia), October 2001
2002 Joint conference with FiCLA at the University of Turku (Turku, Finland), September 2002
2003 (no conference)
2004 Joint conference with Perspectives on Slavistics at University of Leuven (Leuven, Belgium), September 2004
2005 University of Kansas (Lawrence, Kansas), October 2005
2006 Sessions at the Society for Slavic Linguistics 1st Annual Conference, Indiana University (Bloomington Indiana), September 2006
2007 SCLC-2007 at the University of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois) (more information), October 12-14, 2007
2008 SCLC-2008 as a joint conference with the Estonian Cognitive Linguistics Association (ECLA) at the University of Tartu (Tartu, Estonia) (more information), May 29-June 1, 2008
2009 SCLC-2009 at Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic) (more information), October 15-17, 2009. Book of Abstracts. Program. Business Meeting Minutes. Corpus Workshop Presentation.
2010 SCLC-2010 at Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island) (more information), October 9-11, 2010.
Book of Abstracts. Conference Program. Business Meeting Minutes.
2011 SCLC-2011 at American University (Washington, D.C.) (Official Conference Site), October 14-16, 2011
Call For Papers and Conference Website. Abstracts. Conference Program. Participant List. Business Meeting Minutes.
2012 University of Zagreb (Zagreb, Croatia) (Official Conference Site), September 27-29, 2012
Call For Papers and Conference Website. Abstracts. Conference Program. Participant List. Business Meeting Minutes.

SCLA Officers

The current SCLA officers are:
Tore Nesset (University of Tromsø), President since 2010
Dagmar Divjak (University of Sheffield), Vice-President/President-Elect since 2010

SCLA officers consist of a President and Vice-President/President-Elect who serve for indefinite terms of at least three years. The Vice-President/President-Elect succeeds the President and a new Vice-President/President-Elect is elected. The previous association President continues to serve as Past-President in an advisory role. The most recent SCLA elections were held at the SCLC-2010 conference and the next elections will take place at the 2013 Annual Conference.

First Term
2000-2004
Second Term
2004-2007
Third Term
2007-2010
Fourth Term
2010-present
President Laura A. Janda Stephen M. Dickey Steven J. Clancy Tore Nesset
Vice-President Stephen M. Dickey Alina Israeli Tore Nesset Dagmar Divjak


The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb (Zagreb, Croatia) and the Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association present

THE TWELFTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF
THE SLAVIC COGNITIVE LINGUISTICS ASSOCIATION (SCLC-2012)

September 27-29, 2012

University of Zagreb (Zagreb, Croatia)

The Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association (SCLA) will hold the 2012 annual conference on the campus of the University of Zagreb (Zagreb, Croatia), Thursday, September 27 through Sunday, October 16, 2011. We will announce the Call for Papers in Winter or Spring 2012.

Keynote speakers:

TBA

If you have questions, contact Mateusz-Milan Stanojević or Tore Nesset.

We hope you will be able to join us for SCLC-2012.
Sincerely,

Tore Nesset
President, SCLA
Dagmar Divjak
Vice-President/President-Elect, SCLA
Mateusz-Milan Stanojević
Conference Organizer and Host
University of Zagreb
Steven Clancy
Past-President, SCLA
on behalf of the SCLA officers and the 2012 SCLA organizing committee

Last updated: 12 March 2012