Distinguished Lectures in Cognitive Linguistics

Editor: Thomas Fuyin LI
Distinguished Lectures in Cognitive Linguistics publishes the keynote lectures series given by prominent international scholars at the China International Forum on Cognitive Linguistics since 2004. Each volume contains the transcripts of 10 lectures under one theme given by an acknowledged expert on a subject, and readers have access to the audio recordings of the lectures through links in the e-book and QR-codes in the printed volume. This series provides a unique course on the broad subject of Cognitive Linguistics. Speakers include George Lakoff, Ronald Langacker, Leonard Talmy, Laura Janda, Dirk Geeraerts, Ewa Dąbrowska and many others.

Biographical Note

Fuyin (Thomas) Li (PhD, 2003, the Chinese University of Hong Kong) is Professor of Linguistics at Beihang University, Beijing. His primary research interests are in Talmyan semantics, event representations, semantic typology, etc. He is the founder and organizer of China International Forum on Cognitive Linguistics and the editor for the peer reviewed journal Cognitive Semantics. He authored a number of books including Metaphor, Image, and Image Schemas in Second Language Pedagogy (Cologne, 2009).

Editorial Board


Fuyin (Thomas) Li, Beihang University, Beijing, China

Editorial Assistants

Jing Du, Hongxia Jia and Lin Yu, doctoral students at Beihang University

Editorial Board

Jürgen Bohnemeyer:State University of New York at Buffalo

Alan Cienki, Vrije University (VU) in Amsterdam, Netherlands

William Croft, University of New Mexico at Albuquerque, USA

Ewa Dąbrowska, Northumbria University, UK

Gilles Fauconnier, University of California at San Diego, USA

Dirk Geeraerts, University of Leuven, Belgium

Nikolas Gisborne, The University of Edinburgh, UK

Cliff Goddard, Griffith University, Australia

Stefan Gries, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Laura A. Janda, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway

Zoltán Kövecses, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary

George Lakoff, University of California at Berkeley, USA

Ronald W. Langacker, University of California at San Diego, USA

Chris Sinha, University of Portsmouth, UK

Leonard Talmy, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA

John R. Taylor, University of Otago, New Zealand

Mark Turner, Case Western Reserve University, USA

Sherman Wilcox, University of New Mexico, USA

Phillip Wolff, Emory University, USA


Students and scholars interested in cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics, general linguistics.