About the conference

The 12th International Conference on General Linguistics (CILG2016) will be held at the University of Alcalá from 23 – 25 May, 2016. This is the next in the series of conferences which began in Valencia (1994) and subsequently continued in the cities of Granada (1996), Salamanca (1998), Cádiz (2000), León (2002), Santiago de Compostela (2004), Barcelona (2006), Madrid (2008), Valladolid (2010), Zaragoza (2012) and Pamplona (2014).

In the centenary year of the publication of the Cours de linguistique générale by the Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure, the CILG2016 seeks to be the forum in which scholars specialising in language and languages may present their research to the scientific community. By means of different types of session, linguists will have the opportunity to show those linguistic studies being carried out from their theoretical perspective; to attend plenary lectures by prestigious researchers; to participate in round tables on current issues; to exchange experiences with other participants; and, of course, to visit the city of Alcalá de Henares, a UNESCO World Heritage city since 1998.