:: converging evidence ::
Third International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association
Leipzig, Germany, September 25 - 27, 2008
    :: deutsch ::

Conference Programme

On this page you find the conference programme. Click here for a list of accepted papers and posters including keywords.

Thursday, 25/09/2008 ::  Friday, 26/09/2008 ::  Saturday, 27/09/2008

Wednesday, 24/09/2008




get together ("Luise", Bosestr. 4)

Thursday, 25/09/2008




Opening & Plenary Talk: Bernard Comrie "Confessions of a mentalist, with particular regard to numeral systems"

- coffee break -


General Session A1
Metaphor & Metonymy
chair: Klaus Heimeroth

General Session B1
Concepts & Categories

General Session C1
L1 Acquisition
chair: Beate Seidel

Theme Session
Prototypicality, Gradience and Fuzziness in Cognitive Linguistics

Theme Session
Motivation in Gesture


Birte Lönneker-Rodman & Behrang Mohit
"Translation of the Non-Literal: Evidence from an Aligned Corpus"

Gerlind Große
"Infants appreciate cooperativeness in imperative communication"

Katerina Stathi
"Prototypicality, indeterminacy, and fuzziness: evidence from a corpus-based approach to German VP idioms"

Cornelia Müller
"From actions to gesture: How gestural modes of representation intertwine with motor patterns and image schemas "


Nuria del Campo Martínez & Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez
"Metaphor and metonymy in oblique subject alternations"

Rasmus Steinkrauss
"Was für Fragen? - The Impact of Functional Factors on L1 Acquisition"

Elke Diedrichsen
"Gradience in German grammar and the feature hierarchy - a usage-based account"

Robert F. Williams
"Path schemas in gesturing for thinking and teaching "


Christine Sing
"A new perspective on an `old problem` - A discourse-based account of the polysemy of the adjective `new`"

Daniel Casasanto
"Do Mandarin and English speakers really think about time differently?"

Aivars Glaznieks
"Children's verbal and non-verbal means of intensifying expressions"

Gaëtanelle Gilquin & Andrew McMichael
"Measures of prototypicality: convergence or divergence? The case of `through`"

Sedinha Teßendorf & Silva Ladewig
"The brushing-aside and the cyclic gesture - reconstructing their underlying patterns "

- lunch break -


Plenary Talk: Gerard Steen "Is metaphor always a matter of thought? A case study in converging evidence."

- coffee break -


General Session A2
Metaphor & Metonymy
chair: Sabine Fiedler

General Session B2
Lexical Semantics

General Session C2
L1 Acquisition
chair: Ursula Kania

Theme Session
Prototypicality, Gradience and Fuzziness in Cognitive Linguistics

Theme Session
Motivation in Gesture


Dagmara Dowbor
"The Case of `Over` Revisited: Results from a Corpus-Linguistic Analysis and Further Proposals"

"A cognitive approach to opposites. The case of Swedish levande `alive` and död `dead`"

Dorothé Salomo & Eileen Graf, Elena Lieven, Michael Tomasello
"Young children's sensitivity to joint attention and joint context in the use of referring expressions"

Gunther Kaltenböck
"Functional categorisation and co-textual realisation: the case of `I think`"

Irene Mittelberg
"Icon and index in symbol: Peircean and cognitivist perspectives on the semiotic reality of image schemas in gesture "


CANCELLED: Patrick Farrell
"The Conceptual Semantics of the English Preposition `with`"

Reijirou Shibasaki
"Conceptual change and informational change: Toward a deeper understanding of semantic change"

Silvana Poltrock & Barbara Höhle, Uli Sauerland
"Implicit Measuring of Children`s Comprehension of Sentences Containing a Complement Taking Mental Verb - Evidence from Eye-tracking -"

Hilke Elsen & Sascha Michel
"Prototypicality in Word Formation"

Jana Bressem
"Clusters of image schematic patterns in coverbal gestures "


Tatiana Reznikova & Anastassia Bonch-Osmolovskaia, Ekaterina Rakhilina
"Metaphors and conceptualizations of PAIN"

Silke Brandt & Evan Kidd, Elena Lieven, Michael Tomasello
"The Discourse Basis of Relativization: German and English-speaking children`s performance on object relatives across different methods"

Chao Li
"Gradience, Lexical Information, and Resultative Implicational Hierarchies"

Mats Andrén
"Iconicity, object manipulation, and schematicity in the development of children's bodily communication"


Mareike Buss & Jörg Jost
"Organizing meaning through multimodal metaphors. A case study in financial advertising"

Insa Gülzow & Thomas Roeper
"Verb semantics versus grammaticality: German children's comprehension of reciprocity and reflexivity markers in symmetrical and non-symmetrical events"

Rolf Kreyer
"`Basic-level categories` and `cue validity` in a network model of the language system"

Alan Cienki
"Mental simulation as a nexus for research on the role of schemas in gestures and in linguistic semantics "


Tina Krennmayr
"Identifying linguistic metaphor in news texts"

CANCELLED: Gitte Kristiansen
"Linguistic Stereotyping and Lectal Acquisition: an Empirical Study"

Rainer Schulze
"Cognitive linguists as chroniclers of absence: On the strengths and weaknesses of diagrammatic representations in linguistic writings"

General Discussion


Official Reception (Städtisches Kaufhaus)

Friday, 26/09/2008


Plenary Talk: Stefan Th. Gries "Quantification and converging evidence in cognitive linguistics: What I'd like to see more of, and what I'd like to see less of"


General Session A3
Metaphor & Metonymy
chair: Jürgen Ronthaler

General Session B3
Construction Grammar
chair: Peter Tosic

General Session C3
Language Processing
chair: Doris Schönefeld

Theme Session
Empirical Evidence

Theme Session
A Comprehensive Cognitive Approach to Lexicology


Christian Langerfeld
"Metaphern im deutschen und norwegischen Wirtschaftsdiskurs: Ein korpus-linguistischer Ansatz"

Anatol Stefanowitsch
"Levels of Schematicity in Grammatical Constructions: Corpus-Based Evidence and Theoretical Implications"

Vitor Zimmerer & Patricia E. Cowell, Rosemary A. Varley
"Using Artificial Grammar Learning to find recursive syntax processing in humans"

Günter Radden
"Event metonymies"


CANCELLED: Stephan Vierkant
"Metaphor in German Live Radio Football Commentary"

Volker Harm
"Fusion, blends, and recategorization: On the relationship between verbs and constructions"

Denisa Bordag & Thomas Pechmann
"Encoding of grammatical gender and declensional class: Evidence from the picture - word interference paradigm"

Benjamin Fagard
"Diachronic (corpus and non-corpus) data for a cognitive approach to semantic change: Romance "out of" and "except""

- coffee break -


General Session A4
Meaning & Frequency
chair: Birte Lönneker-Rodman

General Session B4
Construction Grammar
chair: Peter Tosic

General Session C4
L2 Acquisition
chair: Susanne Niemeier

Theme Session
Empirical Evidence

Theme Session
A Comprehensive Cognitive Approach to Lexicology


Arne Zeschel
"Item-based effects in metaphorical language use"

CANCELLED: Barbara Schlücker
"Naming strategies between syntax and lexicon"

Åsta Haukås
"Input frequency and the acquisition of the German unreal conditional"

Hans-Jörg Schmid
"Looking behind the scenes of collostructional analysis"

Galina I. Kustova & Ekaterina V. Rakhilina, Tatiana I. Reznikova, Olga Yu. Shemanaeva
"Metaphor, metonymy and their interaction in semantic-derivational models of adjectives (Evidence from the lexical databases for the Russian National Corpus)"


Sandra Handl
"The entrenchment of metonymic mappings: Frequency and conceptual structure"

Kerstin Fischer
"Deriving Relations between Grammatical Constructions from Child-Directed Speech"

Nina Reshöft
"He fell in his own running: Motion verbs in the interlanguage of Romance learners of English"

Stefanie Wulff & Stefan Th. Gries
"To- vs. ing-complementation: corpus- and psycholinguistic evidence on their meaning and distribution"

Klaus-Uwe Panther & Linda Thornburg
"Antonymy, Metonymy, and Irony: A Cognitive-Pragmatic Analysis"


Juliana Goschler & Anatol Stefanowitsch
"Frequency and centrality in lexical categories"

Beate Hampe
"Watching syntactic networks grow"

CANCELLED: Eleonora Alexandra Vraciu
"Final Stages of L2 Acquisition by Catalan and French Learners of English: the Case of the Progressive"

Dylan Glynn
"Multivariate Construction Grammar. A Quantitative Approach to Constructional Semantics"

Paul Gévaudan
"Lexical traces of the mental representation of dialogic duality"

- lunch break -


Plenary Talk: Holger Diessel "The linear structuring of complex sentences: Converging evidence from linguistic typology and corpus linguistics"

- coffee break -


General Session A5
chair: Kerstin Fischer

General Session B5
Aspect & Constructions
chair: Peter Tosic

General Session C5
chair: Matthias Irmer

Theme Session
Empirical Evidence

Theme Session
A Comprehensive Cognitive Approach to Lexicology


Poppy Siahaan
"The embodied model of mind. Does it apply to German and Indonesian? "

Stefan Fuhs
"The aspectual character of the English Durative Adverbial construction [for TIMEINTERVAL] - A corpus-based investigation"

CANCELLED: Johan Pedersen
"The Construction of Macro Events - a typological perspective"

Elena Tribushinina
"Questioning the axioms: a constructionist approach to adjectival scalarity"

Gaëtanelle Gilquin
"Prototypical equivalence and lexical learning"


Alexander Ziem & Sven Staffeldt
"Der Körper in der Sprache: zur Semantik von Somatismen aus Sicht des embodiment-Theorems"

Silke Höche
"I am about to die or I am going to die - Does it matter? A comparison between two constructions indicating future time"

Magdalena Derwojedowa & Magdalena Zawislawska, Jadwiga Linde-Usiekniewicz
"A FrameNet for Polish"

Svetlana Sokolova
"Constructional Profiles: a Tool for Revealing the Semantics of Russian Natural Perfectives"

Peter Koch
"Lexical change - lexical motivation - ambiguity - synonymy: a comprehensive cognitive approach"


Yoshiharu Takeuchi & Hiroyuki Miyashita
"Negation als koerperlich fundierte Kognition - Aus einer Betrachtung der mit sprachlichen Aeusserungen kookurrierenden Gestik"

Francisco Cortés Rodrí­guez
"On lexical-constructional subsumption processes: The case of the inchoative construction"

CANCELLED: Julia Wrede
"Zum Verhältnis von Kognition und Kultur in der lexikalischen Semantik - eine korpuslinguistische Untersuchung"

Daniel Wiechmann
"On the Computation of Collostruction Strength. Testing Measures of Association as Expressions of Lexical Bias."

Final Discussion


General meeting of the GCLA


Conference Dinner (Panorama Tower Leipzig)

Saturday, 27/09/2008


Plenary Talk: Seana Coulson "Constructing Meaning in Discourse: ERP Studies of Iconic Co-Speech Gesture Comprehension"


Poster Session (with coffee break)

Hsia Ai-Wen "Third Tone Sandhi in Mandarin Chinese: Ambiguous Tone Processing in Sentence Context among Non-native Speakers"

Somsukla Banerjee, Achla Raina, Harish Karnick "Modelling Concept Space"

Reka Benczes & Susanne Borgwaldt "Constraints and variation in word formation: A cross-lingusitic study on novel compounding"

Ana Teresa Contier & Marcio Lobo Netto "Proposition: a common element in the narrative and paradigmatic thinking?"

Natalia Furaschowa "Kognitive Mechanismen der Entstehung von sekundären Bedeutungen (am Beispiel der Handlungsverben im Deutschen)"

Sanjukta Ghosh "An image-schematic study of the polysemy of the Hindi verb aanaa"

Cao Haiyan "Mental space theory, space builder, English teaching, exercise form"

Wang Huili & Liu Wenyu "Neural bases of asymmetric language switching in Chinese second-language learners: An ERP study"

CANCELLED: Sixta Quaßdorf "Shakespeare, Mousetraps and Indirect Directions: Quotations and Allusions as a Linguistic Phenomenon"

Helge Skirl "Emergence in Metaphor Interpretation"

Daniela Wawra "Empathizing and systemizing brains: The cognitive basis of gender-typical language use"


General Session A6

General Session B6
Specific Constructions
chair: Klaus-Uwe Panther

General Session C6
Complex Lexical Expressions
chair: Hans-Jörg Schmid

Theme Session
Constructing Meaning in the Field of Taste

Theme Session
Re-Constructing Meaning



Alexander Ziem & Jeanette Nuessli Guth & Heike Behrens

Reyes Llopis García
"Operational Grammar: Cognitive Teaching of Spanish Mood in the FL Classroom "


CANCELLED: Sylvie Hancil
"Emergence of sentence-final `but`: evidence from Northern English"

Elma Kerz
"Register-specific partially lexically filled constructions: A case study of the use of research verbs in academic texts"

Reka Benczes & Susanne Borgwaldt
"Constraints and variation in word formation: A cross-lingusitic study on novel compounding"

Jeanette Nuessli Guth & Felix Escher
"From physical stimuli to verbalization of sensory perception - a food sensory science perspective"

Marjolijn Verspoor & Wander Lowie
"A conceptual approach to the English lexicon"


CANCELLED: Anita Fetzer
"Theme zones in context: forms and functions"

Thomas Egan
"Perception and Conception: the `see x to be y` construction from a cognitive perspective"

Christiane Hümmer
"Korpusdaten und kognitive Kategorien - eine Untersuchung anhand von quasi-synonymen Mehrworteinheiten"

Asifa Majid
"Taste across language and culture"

Constanze Juchem-Grundmann
"Teach concepts not expressions: Cognitive metaphor theory in the second language classroom"

- lunch break -


General Session A7
chair: Joachim Schwend

General Session B7
Specific Constructions
chair: Silke Höche

General Session C7
chair: Sylvia Reuter

Theme Session
Constructing Meaning in the Field of Taste

Theme Session
Re-Constructing Meaning


Elisabeth Zima & Kurt Feyaerts
"Negotiating meaning in social interaction: The case of creative interruptive comments in parliamentary debates"

Arne Zeschel & Anatol Stefanowitsch
"Elliptical measure noun constructions: a cognitive approach"

CANCELLED: Daniel Wiechmann & Conor Snoek
"Lexicon Expansion in Tok Pisin: A Quantitative Corpus Linguistic Perspective"

Adrienne Lehrer
"The many tastes of wine"

Alberto Hijazo Gascón
"Metaphors as language learning strategies. Metaphors for Emotions in Class: Lust in English and Spanish"


Geert Brône & Bert Oben & Elisabeth Zima
"A cognitive linguistic model of joint actions - the case of resonance activation in spontaneous multi-agent discourse"

Ad Backus & Maria Mos
"Islands of (im)productivity in corpus data and acceptability judgments: Contrasting two potentiality constructions in Dutch"

Dirk Geeraerts & Veronika Szelid
"Usage-based dialectology"

Alexander Ziem & Heike Behrens
"Discussion: Perception and verbalization of taste sensations: Defining the field from a Cognitive linguistics perspective"

Sabine De Knop
"Conceptualisation and case-marking of abstract motion events in German or why do Germans wish `einen guten Rutsch ins Neue Jahr` on New Year`s eve?"


Olaf Jäkel
"Planet Pluto: A Conceptual Contest in Scientific Expert Discourse"

Maurice Vliegen
"Kommunikationsverben im Deutschen: Subjektivität und Redewiedergabe "

Andreas Langlotz
"Cognitive Linguistics and Cognitive Microethnography"


- coffee break -


Plenary Talk: Günter Radden "Generic reference: An instance of the INSTANCE FOR TYPE metonymy"
Closing Session