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Full Title: Workshop: Universals in the Semantic Representation of Verbs and Nouns

      
Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Start Date: 26-Oct-2013 - 26-Oct-2013
Contact: Roel Jonkers
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: Verbs and nouns do not seem to be uniform semantic categories. It is therefore assumed that semantic subcategories should be distinguished within the categories of verbs and nouns. One of the important theories in the field of semantic processing is the Embodied Cognition Framework. Within this framework it is assumed that semantic knowledge of verbs is not amodal, but incorporated in motor-sensory systems in the brain.

In the Netherlands, different research groups work on the representation of verbs and nouns within the Embodied Cognition Framework. This workshop will bring groups studying non-language disturbed and language disturbed subjects together, aiming at combining neuropsychological and clinical evidence to distinguish universal subcategories for verbs and nouns in the brain. Dr. David Kemmerer, Professor at Purdue University, is invited as guest speaker. He has performed several studies to the localization of verbs in the brain, using both neuroimaging and clinical data.
Linguistic Subfield: Cognitive Science; Neurolinguistics
LL Issue: 24.2414


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