Cognitive Linguistics as an Interdisciplinary Endeavour: Theoretical and Methodological Challenges

DGKL/GCLA-9 (2022) is framed by a range of plenaries and (pre)conference workshops fleshing out the conference topic.

Plenary lectures

Bringing in a broad repertoire of methods from corpus linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycho-/ neurolinguistics, typological linguistics and language-acquisition research, the plenary lectures highlight important dimensions of the interdisciplinary approaches that characterise much empirical work in contemporary Cognitive Linguistics.

We look forward to welcoming the following colleagues to Erfurt:

Ewa Dabrowska(Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg), "The effects of literacy on grammar"

Dirk Geeraerts(KU Leuven), "Lessons from the Lexicon?"

Adele E. Goldberg(Princeton University), "Conventional metaphors are more engaging than literal paraphrases"

Natalia Levshina(MPI Nijmegen), "Communicative efficiency: Evidence from typology, experiments and corpora"

Sabine Stoll(UZH, University of Zurich), "First language acquisition: How to extract patterns from the linguistic environment"

Kristian Tylén(Aarhus University), "Language as shaped by the environment"

Stefanie Wulff(University of Florida), "Examining usage: in favor of theory-driven empirical approaches".

Pre-conference methods workshop

"Classification trees and random forests for linguistic data", given on Tuesday, 1st March 2022, by Stefan Th. Gries.

Specialized conference workshop

"Cognitive Linguistics and Cognitive Neuroscience", organised by Friedemann Pulvermüller, given on Thursday, 3rd March 2022.

  • Opening keynote given by Friedemann Pulvermüller: "Neural mechanisms of form meaning assemblage in construction learning"
  • Veronique Boulenger (CNRS, Lyon) : "Cross-talk between language, action and tactile perception: the grounding of semantics and syntax"

  • Luigi Grisoni (FU Berlin) : "Predictive semantic activity in the brain: New arguments for the relevance of sensory and motor systems in meaning processing"

  • Rachel Moseley (University of Bournemouth) : "Sensorimotor 'grounding' of emotion words: lessons from the autism spectrum"