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Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association

The Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association (PCLA), an affiliate of the International Cognitive Linguistics Association (ICLA), is a non-profit science organization existing officially since October 2001 (unofficially a year longer). Among honorary members are Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk (the first president of the Association; between 2001 and 2008), Ronald W. Langacker, and Laura Janda.


20 December 2019

A contrastive perpective on figurative languageThe volume A contrastive perpective on figurative language, edited by Paulina Biały, Marcin Kuczok, and Marcin Zabawa, is devoted to cognitive and contrastive studies of language, including metaphor and metonymy in cross-linguistic perspective.

20 December 2019

Cognitive Linguistics in the Year 2017Two volumes of proceedings were published after the Association’s 2017 conference in Rzeszów: Cognitive Linguistics in the Year 2017 and Culture, Cognition, Discourse and Grammar. Cognitive Considerations on Formulaic Language.

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Current issue of LaMiCuS

The current issue of LaMiCuS 3/2019 featuers, among others, the record of the debate on multimodality during PCLA conference in 2018 and reviews of books by Krystyna Waszakowa, Adele Goldberg, and William H. Edmondson.

Membership fee

The membership fee is 20 euro per year. The payment can be made via a bank transfer. Click here for more information.