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        1.     Michele Feist , Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics

Message 1: Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics
Date: 02-Feb-2011
From: Michele Feist <feistlouisiana.edu>
Subject: Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics
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Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics
Short Title: EMCL 5.2

Date: 13-Jun-2011 - 18-Jun-2011
Location: Chicago IL, USA
Contact: Michele Feist
Contact Email: emcl5.2.chicagogmail.com
Meeting URL: http://languages.uchicago.edu/emcl5-2

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Psycholinguistics; Text/Corpus
Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The EMCL workshop series aims to encourage dialogue between language
researchers who routinely employ different methodologies. This dialogue is
initiated within an environment where novices and specialists combine their
skills to develop a research project together. For EMCL 5.2, we will focus
on the integration of corpus and experimental methods in language
research.

The Center for the Study of Languages at the University of Chicago
together with The Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies
(CEERES) present:

Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics 5.2 (EMCL-5.2) ? Chicago
The Integration of Corpus and Experimental Methods
13 - 18 June 2011

http://languages.uchicago.edu/emcl5-2

Calls for Participation:

We invite applications to the next workshop on Empirical Methods in
Cognitive Linguistics - EMCL 5.2 - to be held at the University of Chicago
(Chicago, IL), 13 - 18 June 2011.

The EMCL workshop series aims to encourage dialogue between language
researchers who routinely employ different methodologies. This dialogue is
initiated within an environment where novices and specialists combine their
skills to develop a research project together. For EMCL 5.2, we will focus
on the integration of corpus and experimental methods in language
research.

Intended audience: Early career language researchers (i.e., graduate
students, postdocs, junior faculty, etc.) grounded in theoretical issues
surrounding cognitive linguistics, cognitive science, embodiment, and/or
situated cognition. No prior training with corpus or experimental methods is
necessary.

Format: Selected students (maximum 8 per group, for a total of 24) will be
invited to join one of the 3 hands-on mini-labs at the workshop. Each group
will be led by two researchers who will work cooperatively - one specializing
in corpus methods, and one in experimental methods. As a group, each
mini-lab will walk through the process of deciding on a research question;
developing empirically testable hypotheses and designing the means to test
those hypotheses; collecting, analyzing, and interpreting the data; and
presenting their findings before an audience. The workshop will end with a
mini-conference in which each group will have the opportunity to present
their study and participate in a general discussion.

Workshop faculty:

Group 1:
Michele Feist
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Research interests: lexical semantics; spatial and motion language;
acquisition of semantics; linguistic typology; language and thought
www.ucs.louisiana.edu/~mif8232

Steven Clancy
University of Chicago
Research interests: cognitive linguistics; case semantics and verbal
semantics; grammaticalization; historical linguistics; quantitative methods
and corpus methods
home.uchicago.edu/~sclancy

Group 2:
Dagmar Divjak
University of Sheffield
Research interests: lexical semantics, usage-based cognitive linguistics, the
role of frequency, corpus methods, grammar-lexis interface, near-
synonyms, aspect and modality, language acquisition
www.sheffield.ac.uk/russian/staff/profiles/divjakd.html

Ben Bergen
University of California San Diego
Research interests: lexical and constructional meaning processing;
figurative language comprehension; embodiment in models of language use
www.cogsci.ucsd.edu/~bkbergen

Group 3:
Laura Carlson
University of Notre Dame
Research interests: spatial language; spatial reference frames; how we
remember and use landmarks; why we get lost
www.nd.edu/~lcarlson

Mark Davies
Brigham Young University
Research interests: corpus design, creation, and use; historical change
(especially syntax); genre-based variation (especially syntax), frequency
and collocational data; English, Spanish, and Portuguese
http://davies-linguistics.byu.edu/

Accommodations:

Accommodations are available within easy walking distance of the
university; prices range from $60+ per night for a single, or $80+ per night
for a double. Further information will be given to accepted participants after
notification of acceptance to the workshop.

Participation fee: $300.00

Fees will cover the costs of organization and faculty travel and
accommodations and will also cover most meals for participants during the
workshop.

Application:

To apply, please send the following:
1. A letter of application, maximum of two pages, describing
a. Your background and research interests
b. Your reasons for wanting to participate in EMCL 5.2
c. The research group you would like to work in and why
2. A copy of your curriculum vitae.

Please submit all materials electronically to emcl5.2.chicago (at) gmail.com.

The application deadline is 15 March 2011. Accepted applicants will be
notified on or before 1 May 2011.

Please note: Participation is strictly limited to accepted applicants so as to
preserve the pedagogical integrity of the workshop atmosphere.

We thank the following organizations for their generous support of EMCL
5.2

The Center for the Study of Languages
The Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CEERES)

EMCL 5.2 Organizing Committee:

Michele I. Feist, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Steven Clancy, University of Chicago
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