Change of Paradigms – New Paradoxes: Volume and Symposium


In October 2015, a new volume has been published in De Gruyter's Applications of Cognitive Linguistics [ACL] series: Change of Paradigms – New Paradoxes: Recontextualizing Language and Linguistics (2015) edited by Jocelyne Daems, Eline Zenner, Kris Heylen, Dirk Speelman & Hubert Cuyckens.

In Paradigm and Paradox, Dirk Geeraerts formulated many of the basic tenets that were to form what Cognitive Linguistics is today. Change of Paradigms – New Paradoxes links back to this seminal work, exploring which of the original theories and ideas still stand strong, which new questions have arisen and which ensuing new paradoxes need to be addressed. It thus reveals how Cognitive Linguistics has developed and diversified over the past decades.

More information can be found here:


On October 21, 2015, the Change of Paradigms – New Paradoxes event was organised in Leuven, in honour of Dirk Geeraerts's 60th birthday, with talks by Raphael Berthele, Kathryn Allan, Dylan Glynn, Dagmar Divjak, Ewa Dąbrowska and Jacob Mey.

The programme of the symposium and abstracts of the six invited speakers can be found here.

An impression of the day: