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The 12th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC) was held 23-28 June 2013 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ICLC is the biennial conference of the International Cognitive Linguistics Association, an organization that promotes interdisciplinary research on the relation of language to human thought, behavior, and culture.

ICLC has been held in many countries, including the US, Spain, Korea, Poland, and China. This was the first year that UC Merced students presented at this international conference. Conference submissions are peer reviewed, and all UC Merced presentations were accepted as prestigious spoken presentations.

Here is a list of UC Merced Cognitive and Information Sciences researchers, including undergraduates, graduates, postdocs, and faculty, and their talk titles.

The role of body orientation and motion verbs in visual memory
David W. Vinson & Drew H. Abney

ARGUMENT IS WAR Metaphors in Current Politics
Chelsea Coe & Bodo Winter

The Historical Development of Fictive Motion
Till Bergmann

How motion metaphors drive political races
Teenie Matlock, Marcus Perlman, Morgan Fleming, & Chelsea Coe

Testing SIMILARITY IS PROXIMITY in realistic reasoning situations
Bodo Winter & Teenie Matlock

Vocal charades: An exploration of vocal iconicity
Marcus Perlman

See the full program here.