The 7th conference of the Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition

Aarhus, Denmark, May 22-24, 2019


Welcome to the 7th conference of the Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition, which will be held at the Department for Linguistics, Cognitive Science and Semiotics, School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University, Denmark, May 22-24, 2019!


We are very happy to present six high-profile, international plenary speakers: Morten Christiansen (Cornell University & Aarhus University), Judith Holler (MPI & Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition & Behaviour, Radboud University, Nijmegen), Sean Roberts (Bristol University), Sophie Scott (UCL, London), Alexander Huth (University of Texas), Ewa Dabrowska (University of Birmingham).



By closing of the CFP, we received approximately 130 paper and poster submissions and 7 theme sessions proposals. Based on careful double-blind review by members of the scientific committee, we have accepted 88 papers for oral presentation and the remaining 42 for poster presentation. We have also accepted the seven theme sessions “This is it! Deictic communication and cognition“, “Meet MetNet Scandinavia!”, “Cultural Semantics in the North”, “The Puzzle of Danish”, “Language and Thinking in Design”, “Frontiers of Nonadjacent Dependency Learning”, “One size fits all”, and “Cognitive approaches to L2 grammar”.


Find the full program and the abstracts for the plenary sessions in the menu on the left. A full book of abstracts is pending and will be available online from late April.


Paper Prize: Like previous years, there will be a “Best Student Paper Prize”. If you are a PhD or master student and you have a paper accepted for oral presentation at the conference, you can self-nominate for the prize by contacting the organizers ( before May 22nd. The prize will be awarded on the last day of the conference.


Travel Grants: Notice also that there will be a limited number of student travel grants available. Travel grants are intended for students presenting an oral paper at the conference and who have limited funds available for traveling and accommodation from their home institutions. In order to apply for a travel grant, please send a max 1-page motivation letter + CV to Make sure to mark the subject field: “SALC7 Student Travel Grant”. Deadline is April 17th 2019.  


Vi glæder os til at se dig i Aarhus! / We look forward to seeing you in Aarhus!



About SALC

The Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition (SALC) was formed on June 11 2009 during the Second International Conference of the Swedish Association for Language and Cognition, held at Stockholm University involving linguists, psychologists, cognitive scientists and semioticians, working on a variety of topics and utilising different methodologies.

The major goal of the association is to promote the study of the relationship between language and cognition. This involves any type of research in which language is not treated in isolation (e.g. as a “module”), but both as based on structures and processes of general cognition and social cognition, and as affecting such structures and processes. The association is intended to be a forum for cooperation and exchange of ideas between disciplines, fields of study and theoretical frameworks.


Aarhus University, Faculty of Arts, School of Communication and Culture