LINGUIST List 24.2414

Thu Jun 13 2013

Calls: Cognitive Science, Neurolinguistics/Netherlands

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Date: 13-Jun-2013
From: Mily Crevels <>
Subject: Workshop: Universals in the Semantic Representation of Verbs and Nouns
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Full Title: Workshop: Universals in the Semantic Representation of Verbs and Nouns
Date: 26-Oct-2013 - 26-Oct-2013 Location: Leiden, Netherlands Contact Person: Roel Jonkers
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Neurolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Jul-2013

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.

Call for Papers:

The workshop will be held on Saturday October 26, 2013, as part of the KNAW conference Diversity and Universals in Language, Culture, and Cognition, which will be organised October 24-26, 2013 in Leiden. In the general morning session of the conference Dr. Kemmerer will give a plenary lecture and in the afternoon (14-17) there will be five slots of 30 minutes available in the workshop to discuss recent research on the topic of semantic processing of verbs and nouns. Abstracts (max 1 A4) can be sent to Roel Jonkers, organizer of the workshop, no later than July 1. Notification of acceptance will be sent before July 15.

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