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Welcome to ICCG13

We are pleased to welcome you to Gothenburg for the 13th International Conference on Construction Grammar in 2024! The Conference will be held on-site, 26 - 28 August.



If you have any questions about the conference please contact us at

Call for papers

Submission of abstracts

We invite papers presenting constructionist approaches to various linguistic phenomena, from theoretical and/or applied perspectives, in the form of oral presentations (20 min. plus 5 min. discussion) or posters. Please submit your abstracts by January 17th, 2024, to EasyAbs. Authors may (co-) submit at most two abstracts, either one single-authored paper and one co-authored one (not as first author) or two co-authored papers (at most one as first author).

Abstracts should not exceed 400 words (excluding references) and should clearly state research questions, approach, method, data and (expected) results. Since all abstracts will be submitted to blind review, make sure no author-specific information is available in the text of the abstract or in the file metadata.

Program committee

  • Hans C. Boas, chair (University of Texas at Austin)
  • Benjamin Lyngfelt (University of Gothenburg)
  • Joel Olofsson (University West)

Important dates

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts: January 17, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: by early March, 2024
  • Early bird registration: tba
  • Regular registration: tba
  • ICCG13: August 26–28, 2024

Plenary speakers



Practical information


The conference is taking place at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Humanisten) at Renströmsgatan 6, 41255 Göteborg


The conference is organized by the West Swedish Network for Construction Grammar. We are an informal network of researchers who work at higher education institutions in the West of Sweden and who make use of the framework of construction grammar. 

Benjamin Lyngfelt (University of Gothenburg)

Evie Coussé (University of Gothenburg)

Joel Olofsson (University West)

Julia Prentice (University of Gothenburg)

Kristian Blensenius (University of Gothenburg)

Linnéa Bäckström (Halmstad University)

Maia Andréasson (University of Gothenburg)

Peter Andersson Lilja (University of Borås)

Peter Ljunglöf (University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University)

Apart from organizing ICCG13, we are working together within several projects, often with a focus on showcasing the vibrant research community in construction grammar in West Sweden and the wider Nordic region.

Constructions in the Nordics

Constructions in the Nordics is a biennial series of workshops intended as a forum for both constructionist researchers in the Nordic countries, regardless of what languages they are studying, and linguists applying constructionist approaches to any of the Nordic languages, regardless of where they are studying. 

Constructional Approaches to Nordic Languages

Constructional Approaches to Nordic Languages is a book volume published in the series Constructional Approaches to Language (CAL) at John Benjamins. The volume presents eight studies of linguistic phenomena in Nordic languages (notably Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish) from a construction grammar perspective. 

A Constructicon for Swedish

The project A Constructicon for Swedish has built a database of Swedish constructions, a so-called constructicon. It is a large-scale electronic resource for linguistic, lexicographic, and educational purposes, as well as for language technology applications.