SCLA Conference (SCLC-2014)

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, The Provostial Fund Committee for the Arts and Humanities,

The Department of Linguistics, the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, 

and the Language Resource Center

at Harvard University




February 15-17, 2014

Harvard University (Cambridge/Boston, Massachusetts)

The Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association (SCLA) will hold the SCLC-2014 conference on the campus of Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts), Saturday, February 15 through Monday, February 17, 2014.

Keynote speakers

  • Lera Boroditsky, University of California, San Diego
  • Michael Flier, Harvard University
  • Johanna Nichols, University of California, Berkeley

Call for Papers

Notification of acceptance for abstract submissions were already sent out. If you haven't heard back from the organizers yet, please contact  Steven Clancy or Tore Nesset.


Workshops on the Russian National Corpus and on Empirical Methods in Linguistics are planned for the conference.

Conference Fee

The Conference Registration Fee will be $60USD for regular participants and $40USD for graduate student participants.

Conference Dinner

An additional fee of $50USD will cover the conference dinner costs for those wishing to attend.


Please answer the questions in the following survey to help us plan for meals and seating: Pre-Registration Form.


The conference will be held on the Harvard University campus in the Lamont Library. We will meet in the Forum Room on the third floor. All participants should check in at the front desk on the ground floor of the library to pick up a name badge.

Conference Program

The preliminary conference program is available here. And the PDF of the book of abstracts is available here.


Travel and Accommodations

The following inns are within walking distance from the university. Please make your reservations as soon as possible, as they have limited availability. Please note that the price does not include the 14.45% room tax.

If you are driving in, without staying overnight, we suggest you buy a parking permit through the Harvard University Daily Parking Permits site.

Irving House Bed & Breakfast
Rooms from $125 for rooms with shared bath to $155 for rooms with private bath
The rate includes a hearty continental breakfast, afternoon coffee, tea, and snacks,  free local calls,  wireless internet access (there is a computer for the use of guests), and cable television. 
24 Irving Street
Cambridge MA 02138
(0.5 miles from Harvard Yard)

A Friendly Inn at Harvard
rooms: $147, single occupancy; $167, double occupancy
The rate includes continental breakfast and parking.
1673 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(0.4 miles from Harvard Yard)

The Harding House
rooms: from $120 for single bed, with shared bath to $155 for queen bed, with private bath
The rate includes hearty Continental breakfast with a special hot entree.
288 Harvard Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
(0.6 miles from Harvard Yard)

Parkside on Ellery
rooms: from $150 to $180
The rate includes continental breakfast with choice of regular or decaffeinated coffee and tea, English muffins with assorted jams and muesli cereal with milk and orange juice, served in-room.
74 Ellery Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(0.4 miles from Harvard Yard)

You may also stay at either of these hotels. Both provide a shuttle service going to Harvard Square.

DoubleTree by Hilton
rooms: from $126 to $305 - please use the following LINK when you are booking at DoubleTree to get these discounted rates
400 Soldiers Field Road
Boston, MA 02134
(1.1 mile from Harvard Yard, the hotel has a shuttle service going to Harvard Square)

Hyatt Regency Cambridge
rooms: from $143.10 for AAA members to $189
Cambridge, MA 02139
(1.7 miles from Harvard Yard, the hotel has a shuttle service going to Harvard Square)


If you have questions, contact Steven Clancy or Tore Nesset.

We hope you will be able to join us for SCLC-2014. 


Tore Nesset
President, SCLA
Dagmar Divjak
Vice-President/President-Elect, SCLA

Steven Clancy
Past-President, SCLA 
Conference Organizer and Host

on behalf of the SCLA officers and the 2012 SCLA organizing committee

Last updated: 1 February 2014

sclc-2014bookofabstracts.pdf2.65 MB