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Category Archive for: ‘Meaning, Culture and Cognition Agenda’

  • MPI Colloquium

    Room: Conference Room MPI Date: Tuesday June 30th Time: 10 am Dr. Jennie Pyers – The emergence of spatial language and spatial categories in Nicaraguan Sign Language Center for Language Studies (CLS)  PI groups Multimodal Language and Cognition and Meaning, Culture and Cognition are co-hosting a …

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  • Colloquium Categories, Diversity and Contact

    Room: E 1.06 Date: Wednesday June 17th 2015 Time: 15:30 – 17ː00 Carolyn O’Meara: Seri smell verbs in the context of a changing smellscape The sense of smell has been widely viewed in various disciplines as inferior to other senses, such as vision, touch and taste (Henning 1916; …

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  • Colloquium Categories, Diversity and Contact

    Room: E 1.06 Date: Wednesday June 3rd 2015 Time: 15:30 – 17ː00  Laura Speed – Representing meaning: embodied vs. distributional theories To understand the meaning of words we must map the arbitrary form of a word to its corresponding concept. In this talk I will discuss …

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  • Colloquium Categories, Diversity and Contact

    Room: E.1.06 Date: Wednesday 6 May 2015 Time: 15:30 – 17ː00 Pieter Muysken – From bilingual speech to language change In this talk I will briefly survey the development of the languages of Surinam, and focus on the question of West-African influence on the Surinam Creole …

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  • Colloquium Categories, Diversity and Contact

    Room: E 2.18 Date: Wednesday 8-4-2015 Time: 15:30-17:00 Artin Arshamian – The mental representation of odors   Most people have no problem imagining visual objects or sounds without the appropriate external stimuli. However, when it comes to creating odor images in our mind (i.e., trying …

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  • Colloquium Categories, Diversity and Contact

    Dateː Wednesday 25 March 2015 Timeː 15ː30 – 17ː00 Locationː E1.17 Categorization of perceptual stimuli by mind and machine Emiel van Miltenburg & Alessandro Lopopolo Research in computational linguistics has largely ignored studies about human categorization, and the relation between language and thought. Conversely, there hasn’t …

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  • Workshop: Exploring the senses

    Date: Wednesday January 14th Time: 9:30 – 17ː30 Location:  Grotiusgebouw, Room 1.116 The research group “Meaning, culture and cognition” organizes a workshop “Exploring the senses” together with the Institute for African Studies, University of Cologne. The workshop brings together speakers from various research fields who …

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  • Colloquium “Categories, Diversity & Contact”

    Date: Wednesday 3 December 2014 Time: 15:30 – 17ː00 Location: GN 6 (Gymnasion, Heyendaalseweg 141) Kara Hoover (University of Alaska Fairbanks) – Eat what you smell: patterns of global variation in human olfactory receptors My olfactory population genetics research engages with the long-standing assumption that the sense of …

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  • MCC&LinC Colloquium “Language Politics in North East Nigeria: The Wukari Example”

    Together with Pieter Muyskens’ Languages in Contact (LinC) group, the Meaning, Culture & Cognition group organizes a fortnightly colloquium series titled “Categories, diversity, and contact”. Our next lecture will be: Date: Wednesday 17 September 2014 Time: 15:30 – 17ː00 Location: TvA 8.00.13 (Thomas von Aquino) …

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