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Wed Nov 17 2010

Confs: Cognitive Science, Psycholinguistics/Germany

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        1.     Monica Gonzalez-Marquez , Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics 5.1

Message 1: Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics 5.1
Date: 17-Nov-2010
From: Monica Gonzalez-Marquez <mgonzalecit-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: mgonzalecit-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.
http://www.let.vu.nl/en/about-the-faculty/academic-staff/staff-listed-
alphabetically/staff-a-d/dr-a-cienki/index.asp

Group 2:
Kenny Coventry, Northumbria University. Interests: language and
perception, spatial language, embodiment, decision making.
http://kenny.coventry.googlepages.com/home
Katharina Rohlfing, Bielefeld University. Interests: emergentist semantics,
early literacy, human-machine interaction, rhetoric and communication.
https://www.techfak.uni-bielefeld.de/~rohlfing/website/data/index.html,
http://www.cit-ec.de/es

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.
http://portal.uni-freiburg.de/cognition/Members/konieczny
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
hamburg.de/stefanowitsch/

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

Application:

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
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 (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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