21.4620, Confs: Cognitive Science, Psycholinguistics/Germany

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Date: 17-Nov-2010
From: Monica Gonzalez-Marquez [mgonzale at cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de]
Subject: Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics 5.1

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Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 12:54:20
From: Monica Gonzalez-Marquez [mgonzale at cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de]
Subject: Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics 5.1

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Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics 5.1 
Short Title: EMCL 5 

Date: 06-Mar-2011 - 11-Mar-2011 
Location: Freiburg, Germany 
Contact: Monica Gonzalez-Marquez 
Contact Email: mgonzale at cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de 
Meeting URL: http://https://sites.google.com/site/emcl5freiburg/ 

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Psycholinguistics 

Meeting Description: 

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 

Workshop Faculty

Group 1:
Alan Cienki, Vrije Universiteit. Interests:  cognitive linguistics, pragmatics,
spoken language, gesture, political discourse, contrastive linguistics.

Group 2:
Kenny Coventry, Northumbria University. Interests: language and 
perception, spatial language, embodiment, decision making.
Katharina Rohlfing, Bielefeld University. Interests: emergentist semantics,
early literacy, human-machine interaction, rhetoric and communication.

Group 3:
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, embodied cognition.
Michele Feist, University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Interests: lexical
semantics, spatial language, psycholinguistics, acquisition of semantics,
language and cognition. http://www.ucs.louisiana.edu/~mif8232/

Group 4:
Seana Coulson, University of California, San Diego. Interests: conceptual
blending, joke comprehension, metaphor, analogical reasoning, concept
combination, sentence processing. http://www.cogsci.ucsd.edu/~coulson/
Panos Athanasopoulos, Bangor University. Interests: bilingualism and 
cognition, language and thought, emotion, language acquisition, conceptual 
development. http://www.bangor.ac.uk/linguistics/about/panos.php.en

Group 5:
Anatol Stefanowitsch, University of Hamburg. Interests: encoding of motion
events, second language research, construction grammar, quantitative 
corpus linguistics, metaphor, negative evidence. http://www1.uni 

This workshop is supported by the FRIAS at Freiburg University
(http://www.frias.uni-freiburg.de/), the research training group (GRK DFG
1624/1) Frequency Effects in Language (http://frequenz.uni-
freiburg.de/abstract&language=de), and the DFG (www.dfg.de).

Organizing Committee:
Monica Gonzalez-Marquez, Chair, Cornell University
Martin Hilpert, University of Freiburg
Raymond Becker, Bielefeld University
Lars Konieczny, University of Freiburg


To apply, please send the following by December 15, 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.

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 15, 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 http://frequenz.uni-freiburg.de/abstract&language=de

and the DFG (pending). www.dfg.de

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.

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