Final Call: EMCL 5.1 - new faculty, extended deadline
monica.gonzalez.marquez at gmail.com
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Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics 5.1 – Freiburg ****
March 6 – 11, 2011
!!!!!!!!!Note extended deadline and new faculty!!!!!!
--------------------Application deadline: extended to December 20,
We invite applications for the,
5th Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics workshop,
to be held in,
March 6 – 11, 2011
The goal of EMCL is to facilitate dialogue among language researchers
with different methodological backgrounds, i.e. theorists,
experimentalists, corpus linguists, etc. We do this by creating an
environment where specialists learn from each other by developing a
research project together where their various skills are combined.
Intended audience: Language researchers with an embodiment, situated
cognition and/or cognitive linguistics background. No prior experimental
or corpus training is required though an understanding of the
theoretical issues is necessary. Participants can be at different early
stages in their careers, i.e. graduate students, post-grads, post-docs,
junior faculty, etc.
Format: During the course of a week, participants will join one of 5
hands-on mini-labs. Each mini-lab will be responsible for completing a
joint research project. A select group of students (max. 8 per group for
a total of 40***) will be invited to participate. Each group will work
with two researchers who will guide the group in selecting an idea for
the group to investigate, structuring and organizing a research project,
and carrying it out. The session will end with the presentation of
findings and a general discussion.
Topics to be covered include,
- Deciding on a research topic
- Transforming the research topic into a research question
- Developing experimental hypotheses and designing an experiment
- Data collection
- Statistical analysis and interpretation
- Presentation of findings to an audience
NOTE: Competition for spots in the mini-labs is high. To avoid
disappointment, please select at least 2 mini-labs, and give your order
Alan Cienki, Vrije Universiteit
Interests: cognitive linguistics, pragmatics, spoken language, gesture,
political discourse, contrastive linguistics
Raymond B. Becker, CITEC, Bielefeld University
Interests: cognitive linguistics, time, action and affordances,
cross-modal switching costs
Kenny Coventry, Northumbria University
Interests: language and perception, spatial language, embodiment,
Katharina Rohlfing, Bielefeld University
Interests: emergentist semantics, early literacy, human-machine
rhetoric and communication
Lars Konieczny, University of Freiburg
Interests: Theoretical, Empirical, and Computational Psycholinguistics,
Eye-movements research, Reading, Spoken language comprehension
in the Visual-World-paradigm, Spatial reasoning and wayfinding,
Cognitive modeling (ACT-R, Connectionist Modeling), Embodied Cognition
Michele Feist, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Interests: lexical semantics, spatial language, psycholinguistics,
semantics, language and cognition
Seana Coulson, University of California, San Diego
Interests: Conceptual Blending, Joke Comprehension, Metaphor, Analogical
Reasoning, Concept Combination, Sentence Processing
Panos Athanasopoulos, Bangor University
Interests: Bilingualism and Cognition, Language and Thought, Emotion,
Language Acquisition, conceptual development
Kristian Tylén, Aarhus University
Interests: Object Cognition, Social Cognition, Language and Cognition,
Anatol Stefanowitsch, University of Hamburg
Interests: Encoding of motion events, Second language research,
Quantitative Corpus Linguistics, Metaphor, Negative evidence
Accommodation: Accommodation at walking distance to the university will
be arranged for all student participants. Cost will be €20 per night.
(We “may” receive funds to cover student accommodation, in which case
all applicants will be notified.)
Participation Fee: €125 **, payable by bank transfer or upon arrival by
(This fee helps cover the costs of organization and faculty travel.)
To apply, please send the following by December 20, 2010. All materials
must be submitted electronically to emcl5.freiburg (at) googlemail.com
PLEASE WRITE 'APPLICATION' IN THE SUBJECT LINE.
1. A maximum of two (2) pages, (1000 words), describing,
- your background,
- your reasons for wanting to participate,
- the research group you would like to work in and why. Please include
in this section a
brief description of your research interests. NOTE: Competition for
spots in the mini-labs is high. To avoid disappointment, please select
at least 2 mini-labs, and give your order preference.
All topics listed above must be addressed. Incomplete applications will
not be reviewed.
2. A copy of your curriculum vitae.
The application deadline is December 20, 2010
Accepted applicants will be notified on or before January 15, 2011
This workshop is supported by:
the FRIAS at Freiburg University
the Research training group (GRK DFG 1624/1) Frequency effects in language
and the DFG (pending).
** 2 (two) tuition scholarships will be awarded by lottery to students
traveling from Eastern Europe and 3rd world countries. Please state in
your application whether you would like to be included in the lottery.
*** Please note: Attendance is strictly limited to invited participants.
No exceptions will be made so as to preserve pedagogical integrity.
**** EMCL 5.2 will be held in Chicago, USA, June 2011 with a different
set of faculty. That notice will follow in January, 2011.
EMCL 5 Organizing Committee:
Monica Gonzalez-Marquez, Chair, Cornell University
Martin Hilpert, University of Freiburg
Raymond Becker, Bielefeld University
Lars Konieczny, University of Freiburg
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