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Name: Thora  Tenbrink
Institution: Bangor University
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Specialty: spatial cognition / linguistic human-robot interaction / application of spatiotemporal expressions
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Farrar, Scott, Thora Tenbrink, Robert Ross, and John Bateman. 2005. On the Role of Conceptual & Linguistic Ontologies Spoken Dialogue Systems. Proceedings of the Symposium on Dialogue Modelling and Generation, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 7, 2005. ISBN: 3-921823-30-7

Moratz, Reinhard and Thora Tenbrink. 2006. Spatial reference in linguistic human-robot interaction: Iterative, empirically supported development of a model of projective relations. Spatial Cognition and Computation, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp. 63-106.

Tenbrink, Thora. 2005. Semantics and application of spatial dimensional terms in English and German. SFB/TR8 Report No. 004-03/2005, Universität Bremen / Universität Freiburg.

Tenbrink, Thora. 2005. Identifying objects on the basis of spatial contrast: An empirical study. In Freksa, Christian, Markus Knauff, Bernd Krieg-Brückner, Bernhard Nebel, and Thomas Barkowsky (eds.), Spatial Cognition IV: Reasoning, Action, Interaction. International Conference Spatial Cognition 2004, Frauenchiemsee, Germany, October 2004, Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

Tenbrink, Thora. 2005. Localising objects and events: Discoursal applicability conditions
for spatiotemporal expressions in English and German. Dissertation, University of Bremen. Mikrofiche, Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Bremen, ej 6922/E03.

Tenbrink, Thora & Frank Schilder. 2003. (Non)temporal concepts conveyed by before, after, and then in dialogue. In: Peter Kühnlein, Hannes Rieser and Henk Zeevat (eds.): Perspectives on Dialogue in the New Millennium. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins., pp 353-380.

Tenbrink, Thora, Kerstin Fischer, & Reinhard Moratz. 2002. Spatial Strategies in Human-Robot Communication. Künstliche Intelligenz 4/02 Themenheft Spatial Cognition, ISSN 0933-1875, arendtap Verlag, Bremen (Germany).

Moratz, Reinhard, Kerstin Fischer, & Thora Tenbrink. 2001. Cognitive Modelling of Spatial Reference for Human-Robot Interaction. International Journal On Artificial Intelligence Tools, 10:4, World Scientific Publishing, Singapur.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Space, Time, and the Use of Language
 Spatial Language and Dialogue
 Representing Space in Cognition
Courses Taught: Spring 2006: Spatial Cognition and Language

Winter 2006: Communication and Miscommunication
Dissertation Abstract: Localising Objects and Events: Discoursal applicability conditions for spatiotemporal expressions in English and German
Reviewer of: Semantics: Tyler & Evans (2003) (LL Issue 15.296)
Semantics/Cognitive Science: Evans (2004) (LL Issue 15.2430)
Semantics/Psycholing: Carlson & van der Zee (2004) (LL Issue 16.2207)
Semantics/Pragmatics: Bras & Vieu (2001) (LL Issue 14.1086)
Cognitive Science/Semantics: van der Zee & Slack, eds. (2003) (LL Issue 15.1321)
Cognitive Science: Levinson (2003) (LL Issue 14.2458)

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