CogNetwork is an interdisciplinary weekly forum focused on discussing ongoing research in language and cognition; both theoretical and experimental approaches are welcomed.

It features presentations of works in progress by members of the UC Berkeley Linguistics Department and other campus departments as well as invited visitors.

A major goal of the forum is to foster cross-department and cross-disciplinary communication and contact.

when & where

Monday 1:00-2:30
1229 Dwinelle Hall

contact information

August 31, 2015

Eve Sweetser & Isaac Smith (UC Berkeley Linguistics) (website)
Conditional constructions, gestural space, and mental spaces (abstract)

September 14, 2015

Elisabeth Wehling (UC Berkeley Linguistics, ICSI) (website)
Morally Queasy: Insula and Basal Ganglia Responses to Literal and
Metaphoric Disgust Language

September 28, 2015

Laura Henderson (UC Berkeley Linguistics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Rupture and Repair: The Effect of Framing on Legal Discourse after 9/11 (abstract)

October 5, 2015

Laure Sarda (École Normale Supérieure, LATTICE Linguistics Lab) (website)
Existential constructions in typological perspective : Drawing a map from
parallel corpora data

October 12, 2015

Vanessa Matalon (UC Berkeley)
Categorical Perception of Containers (abstract)

October 19, 2015

Katherine Tillman (UC San Diego, Department of Psychology) (website)
Children’s acquisition of time words: Language, space, and the development of conceptual structure (abstract)

October 26, 2015

Elizabeth Kon (UC Berkeley Cognitive Science)
Bayesian pragmatics in a spatial language game (abstract)

November 2, 2015

Alexandra Carstensen (UC Berkeley Psychology) (website)
Language evolution in the lab tends toward informative communication (abstract)

November 9, 2015

Mahesh Srinivasan (UC Berkeley Psychology) (website)
The scope of conventionality: Do children expect newly-learned words to be mutually known? (abstract)

November 16, 2015

Miriam R. L. Petruck (ICSI) (website)
Integrating FrameNet and MetaNet (abstract) (slides)

November 23, 2015

Manfred Eppe (ICSI) (website)
A Computational Framework for Conceptual Blending, with Applications in
Mathematics and Music

November 30, 2015

Oana David (UC Berkeley Linguistics, ICSI) (website)
A frame semantic approach to the interpretation of null arguments in
English and Spanish

December 7, 2015

Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr. (UC Santa Cruz Psychology) (website)
Metaphor Wars: Conceptual Metaphor in Human Life (abstract)