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

Mondays 1:00-2:30

Dwinelle B-4

contact information

January 26, 2015

Jerry Feldman (UC Berkeley EECS & ICSI)
Affordances, Actionability and Simulation (abstract)

February 2, 2015

George Lakoff (UC Berkeley Linguistics)
Neural Integration and Cascades in Cognitive Linguistics (abstract)

February 9, 2015

Bill Croft (UNM-Albuquerque Linguistics)
Force-dynamic image schemas: between verb and argument structure construction(abstract)

February 16, 2015

No meeting - President's Day

February 23, 2015

Barbara Dancygier (University of British Columbia)
Viewpoint: constructions and discourse (abstract)

March 2, 2015

Anna Jurgensen (UC Berkeley Linguistics)
Polysemy of Georgian preverb gada-: The story's not quite over (abstract)

March 9, 2015

David Vinson (UC Merced Cognitive & Information Sciences)
Language use under social and cognitive constraints (abstract)

March 16, 2015

I-Hsuan Chen (UC Berkeley Linguistics)
Word Order Constrains the Diachronic Development of Mandarin 'One'-phrases as NPIs (abstract)

March 23, 2015

No meeting - Spring Break

March 30, 2015

Emily Cibelli (UC Berkeley Linguistics)
Cross-modal speech training in the acquisition of novel phoneme categories (abstract)

April 6, 2015

Kristina Štrkalj Despot (Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics)
Conceptual structure of Mind in Croatian: a diachronic and a synchronic approach (abstract)

April 13, 2015

Teenie Matlock (UC Merced Cognitive & Information Sciences)
Looking at framing in everyday language (abstract)

April 20, 2015

Marcin Grygiel (University of Rzeszów English Studies)
Grammar as an exaptation of spatial cognition: Affirmation in Slavic and English (abstract)

April 27, 2015

Geoff Bacon (UC Berkeley Linguistics)
Tense systems across languages support efficient communication (abstract)

May 4, 2015

Seana Coulson (UCSD Cognitive Science)
Conceptual Integration and Multi-Modal Discourse Comprehension (abstract)

May 11, 2015

Yang Xu (UC Berkeley Language & Cognition Lab)
Historical semantic chaining and efficient communication: The case of container names (abstract)