On 8 May 2019 Professor Ronald W. Langacker received an honorary docotrate at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. Professor Langacker is the creator of Cognitive Grammar and one of the pioneers of cognitive linguistics.
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From 23 to 27 October 2016 Professor Mark Turner, a co-author of Conceptual Blending Theory, conducted open lectures and workshops in Wrocław. Professor Turner’s lectures and workshops were aimed mainly at students, teachers, researchers. The lectures focused on (among other things) the origin of concepts, metaphorical and metonymical thinking patterns, and multimodal communication.