Finnish Cognitive Linguistics Association FiCLA

The Finnish Cognitive Linguistics Association FiCLA fosters dialogue between researchers interested in the relationship between language and cognition. It aims to facilitate collaborations between researchers in cognitive linguistics and adjacent fields, and to promote the study of cognitive linguistics in Finland. FiCLA is affiliated with the International Cognitive Linguistics Association (ICLA).

FiCLA was founded in Stockholm, Sweden, on 14 July 1999, and its first annual meeting was held at the Finnish Conference of Linguistics, Oulu, Finland, on 20 May 2000.

FiCLA organises seminars, workshops and other academic events related to cognitive linguistics and the study of language and cognition. To support our activities, you can become a member by sending an email to FiCLA’s secretary Veera Hatakka (firstname.lastname at Remember to include your name, address, email address and membership category in the message. The membership categories are: regular member (membership fee: €25 per year), life-long member (€200), supporting member (for public bodies, €100 per year), ICLA/SALC member (€20 per year), and doctoral student/unemployed member (€15 per year, or €10 per year if also a member of ICLA/SALC).


  • Chair Anton Granvik, University of Helsinki (
  • Deputy chair Laura Visapää, University of Helsinki (laura.visapaa(a)
  • Secretary Veera Hatakka, University of Helsinki (veera.hatakka(a)
  • Deputy secretary Gaïdig Dubois, University of Helsinki (gaidig.dubois(a)
  • Treasurer Olli Silvennoinen, University of Helsinki (olli.silvennoinen(a)
  • Members
    • Milla Luodonpää-Manni, University of Helsinki (milla.luodonpaa-manni(a)
    • Emilia Tuuri, University of Tampere (emilia.tuuri(a)