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Date: 03-Feb-2015
From: Monica Gonzalez-Marquez <>
Subject: Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics 7 - Brazil
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Full Title: Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics 7 - Brazil
Short Title: EMCL 7 Brazil

Date: 02-Aug-2015 - 08-Aug-2015
Location: Joao Pessoa, Brazil
Contact Person: Monica Gonzalez-Marquez
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 28-Feb-2015

Meeting Description:

Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics 7 – João Pessoa, Brazil
August 2 -8, 2015

To precede the 7th Conference on Linguistics and Cognition (7a Conferência Linguística e Cognição) August 9-11, 2015

EMCL is a workshop series that brings together researchers who study language from different perspectives, to develop a joint project over the course of a week.

The goal of EMCL is to facilitate dialogue among language researchers with different methodological backgrounds, i.e. those working on theory, experimentation, corpus linguistics, etc. We do this by creating an environment where researchers with varying levels of expertise 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.

Call for Participants:

Application deadline: February 28, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: March 15, 2015

We invite applications for the 7th Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics workshop to be held in Joao Pessoa, Brazil, August 2 -8, 2015, pending confirmation of funding.

Format: Participants will join one of seven hands-on mini-labs for the duration of the week-long workshop. Each mini-lab will be responsible for completing a joint research project. A select group of students (max. eight per group for a total of 56) will be invited to participate. Each group will work with two researchers who will guide them in selecting an idea to investigate. They will then participate in structuring and organizing a research project, and carrying it out. The session will end with a mini-conference where findings will be presented, followed by a general discussion.

The minilabs for EMCL 7 are as follows.

Alan Cienki Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam & Moscow State Linguistic University
José Ferrari Neto Universidade Federal da Paraiba

Michael Spivey University of California, Merced
Diogo Pinheiro Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Benjamin Bergen University of California, San Diego
Maity Siqueira Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Raymond Becker RWTH Aachen University
Lilian Ferrari Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Panos Athanasopoulos, Lancaster University
Jan Edson Leite Universidade Federal da Paraiba

Daniël Lakens Eindhoven University of Technology
Rosangela Gabriel Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul

Michele Feist University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Edwiges Morato UNICAMP - Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Please visit the website for details on admission and fees.

Questions should be addressed to:

EMCL 7 Organizing Committee:

Monica Gonzalez-Marquez, Chair, Cornell University & Bielefeld University
Raymond Becker, RWTH Aachen University
Marianne Cavalcante, Universidade Federal da Paraiba
Alan Cienki, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam & Moscow State Linguistic U.
Michele Feist, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Jan Edson Leite, Universidade Federal da Paraiba
Danielly Lima, Universidade Federal da Paraiba
Mábia Toscano, Universidade Federal da Paraiba

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