EDUCATION
WORK HISTORY
FIELD WORK
PARTICIPATIONS
ORGANIZING ROLES
HONORS AND AWARDS
PUBLICATIONS
PRESENTATIONS
VIDEOS OF TALKS DELIVERED AND INTERVIEWS GIVEN

Leonard Talmy -- Curriculum Vitae

Professor Emeritus of Linguistics

University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Visiting Scholar

University of California, Berkeley

Email:

talmy@buffalo.edu

Website:

http://linguistics.buffalo.edu/people/faculty/talmy/talmy.html

(includes most of my written work)

EDUCATION

Ph.D.

3/72, Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley

B.A.

6/63, Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley

Upper Division

Undergraduate

9/61 - 6/63, Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley

Lower Division

Undergraduate

9/59-6/61, Mathematics, University of Chicago

WORK HISTORY

University at Buffalo

8/01 - 12/05

Professor, Department of Linguistics

9/90 - 8/04

Director, Center for Cognitive Science

12/98 - 12/05

Adjunct Professor, Department of Philosophy

9/90 - 8/01

Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics

Prior Positions:
Administrative

1984 - 1990

Academic Coordinator, Program in Cognitive Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1/84-8/90

Teaching

Spring 1990

Fulbright Scholar in USSR, Moscow Research Institute of Languages

Fall 1988

Visiting Assistant Professor, Linguistics Department, University of California, Berkeley

1980 - 1986

Lecturer in Historical Linguistics and Yiddish Linguistics/Language/ Cultural Context, German Department, University of California, Berkeley, 9/80-12/86

Summer 1985

Professor, Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Summer Institute, Georgetown University

1976 - 1977

Assistant Professor (Dozent) in Linguistics, University of Hamburg, 10/76-7/77

Spring 1975

Fulbright Scholar in Italy, University of Rome

Research

Summer 1986

Invited Researcher in Linguistics, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Summer 1984

Consultant on language and its representation of space. Project on computer representation of commonsense reasoning. SRI, International. Jerry Hobbs, project director.

1978 - 1980

Post-doctoral Fellow in Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego, Center for Human Information Processing, (with Donald Norman, David Rumelhart, Jay McClelland), 9/78-9/80

1977 - 1978

Clinical Linguistics Fellow, Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California, Los Angeles (research / evaluation / therapy of language-impaired children), 9/77- 8/98

1975 - 1976

Child Communication / Socialization Videotape Project, Institute of Human Learning (Ervin-Tripp), University of California, Berkeley, 9/75-5/76

1972 - 1975

Language Universals Project Member, Stanford University (with Joseph Greenberg, Charles Ferguson), 9/72-2/75

1969

Child Language Acquisition Researcher, Language Behavior Research Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, (with Paul Kay), 5/69-12/69

Summer 1966

Computer Linguistics Researcher, General Electric "TEMPO" Research Facility, Santa Barbara

FIELD WORK

1987 - 1990

Mandarin (with native speaker in Berkeley)

Summer 1983

Tzotzil (brief stint in the field)

Summer 1979

Huichol (brief stint in the field)

Summers: 1964,

Atsugewi (in the field)

1965, 1970,
1972, 1989

1962 - 1963

Kikuyu (with native speaker in Berkeley)

PARTICIPATIONS

Consultantships and Project Advisement

2014 - present

Advanced Academic Adviser. Research Center for Language and Cognition. Shenzhen University, China.

2010 - present

Consultant, Department of English and Linguistics, Johannes-Gutenberg University. Overall project: "Determinants of linguistic variation", coordinated by Britta Mondorf and Damaris Nuebling. Specific project: "Linking cognitive systems in language", headed by Guenther Lampert and Martina Lampert.

2010 - present

Consultant, University of Zurich. Project: "Conceptual and neural structure of mental time". Kurt Stocker, principal investigator, University of Zurich. Project start/end: Jan. 2010 - Feb. 2012.

2006 - present

Consultant, National Institutes of Health (NIH). Project: "Spatial Language: Developmental and Neural Studies". Anjan Chatterjee, principal investigator, Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania. Project start/end: 2006-2012.

1991

Cognitive Science Organizing Committee, University of Michigan

1981 - 1986

Advisor on the expression of motion. Project on American Sign Language structure. Elissa Newport & Ted Suppala, directors, University of Illinois, 9/81-6/86

1979 - 1980

Advisor on pragmatics. Project on preschool language impairment and its outcome. Paula Tallal, principal investigator, University of California, San Diego, 9/79-9/80

Publication Board Memberships:
Editorial Board Member

2014 - present

Cognitive Studies of Language. Series of the Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences. Tambov State University.

2009 - present

International Journal of Cognitive Linguistics. the journal of the China International Forum of Cognitive Linguistics.

2002 - present

Journal of Discourse and Cognition, Journal of the Discourse and Cognitive Linguistics Society of Korea

1991 - present

Cognitive Linguistics Journal

1988 - 1996

Cognitive Science Journal Editorial Advisory Board Member

2013 - present

Cognitive Linguistic Studies. John Benjamins Publishing Company. Advisory Board Member.

2008 - present

CORELA - Cognition, Representation, Language. Online journal of the Cercle Linguistique du Centre et de l’Ouest, France. Member of the International Scientific Board.

2008 - present

China International Forum on Cognitive Linguistics (CIFCL), a journal issued jointly by six Beijing Universities. Li Fuyin, editor. Science Press, publisher. Member of the Board of Consulting Editors

2007 - present

Cognitive Semiotics, a journal issued by The Center for Cognition and Culture, Department of Cognitive Science, Case Western Reserve University. Peter Lang Verlag, publisher

2005 - present

Grammaire et Cognition series of volumes. Editions l’Harmattan publishers. Paris, France

2002 - present

Journal of Cognitive Science, a journal of the Cognitive Science Society of Korea

2002 - 2009

English Linguistics, a journal of the Linguistic Society of Japan

2001 - present

Journal of Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. Kluwer Academic Publishers

Organization Board Memberships:
Governing Board Member

2007 - 2008

Scientific Committee for conference inaugurating Research Center in Language, Communication, and Cognition, University of Brighton, England. Vyvyan Evans & Stephanie Pourcel, organizers

1994 - 2009

Bolzano International Schools in Cognitive Analysis (BISCA), Bolzano, Italy

1990 - 1997

International Cognitive Linguistics Association

Corresponding Member

2000 - present

Center for Research in Applied Epistemology (CREA). Paris, France

Associate Member

2002 - present

National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS): "Austerlitz" laboratory. Paris, France

Professional Society Memberships

2000 - present

Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association (founding member, 2000)

1990 - present

International Cognitive Linguistics Association

1979 - present

Cognitive Science Society (founding member, 1979)

1963 - present

Linguistic Society of America

ORGANIZING ROLES

Conference Organizer

1996

Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language II, 1996, SUNY, Buffalo. Co-director with Jean-Pierre Koenig, 4/12-14/96

1994

First International Summer Institute in Cognitive Science, SUNY, Buffalo. Co-director with Barry Smith & Robert D. Van Valin, Jr., 7/7-31/94

1992

Conference on Cognition and Representation, SUNY, Buffalo. Co-organizer with John Kearns, William Rapaport & Erwin Segal. Invited speakers: Charles Fillmore, Jerry Fodor, Whitman Richards, Paul Smolensky & John Sowa, 4/3-5/92

1979

Conference on Conceptual Structure, University of California San Diego. Sponsored by Program in Cognitive Science, 12/7-9/79

Workshop Leader

1994

Invited Leader: Workshop on Space and Time in Language, SUNY Buffalo, 12/6-10/94

1985

Co-leader with Deborah Tannen: Workshop on the Louds Family Tapes "Analysis of Discourse in Family Interaction." Georgetown University

HONORS AND AWARDS

2013

My work as the basis of two theme sessions, one of them with 12 presenters and titled: Consolidating a Map of Talmyan Cognitive Semantics: Looking within, across, and beyond Each Schematic System. 12th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Edmonton, Canada. 6/24/13 and 6/28/13.

2012

The recipient of the Gutenberg Research Award for 2012. The award and 10,000 Euro prize were conferred by the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, for outstanding contributions to research in the area of linguistics. 5/21/12.

Click here to read the text describing the award.

URL: http://www.uni-mainz.de/eng/15383.php

Click here to watch a video of the award presentation.

URL: http://tinyurl.com/9sprsf5

2011

My work as the basis of a 3-day theme session on "Spatial cognition in Talmy’s cognitive semantics", with 18 presenters, at the 11th meeting of the International cognitive Linguistics Association, Xian, China, July 2011.

2007

Honored as one of the three "Founding Fathers" of cognitive linguistics at the 10th Biannual Conference of the International Cognitive Linguistics Association

2002

Elected a Fellow of the Cognitive Science Society in its inaugural naming of Fellows

1999

Inclusion in: Outstanding people of the 20th century, International Biographical Center, Cambridge England

1998

Inclusion in: International who’s who of intellectuals, 13th edn., International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England

1996 - 1997

Recipient, National Science Foundation grant for sabbatical book completion

1996 - 1997

Recipient, American Council of Learned Societies grant for sabbatical book completion

1995

Elected Invitee, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, CA

1990

Fulbright Scholar in Moscow

1975

Fulbright Scholar in Rome

1963

Phi Beta Kappa

1963

Outstanding Graduating Senior, Department of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley

PUBLICATIONS

Books

In preparation

The targeting system of language.

2015

Translation into Chinese of Toward a Cognitive Semantics, volume II. Peking University Press. translators: Li Fuyin, Ren Longbo, and Zhang weiwei

2014

Translation into Chinese of Toward a Cognitive Semantics, volume I. Peking University Press. translators: Li Fuyin, Ding yan, and Ren Longbo

2012

Republication of Toward a cognitive semantics, volumes I and II, with a Chinese guide by Fuyin Li. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.

2010

Ten lectures on cognitive semantics. In the "Eminent Linguists Lecture Series", Fuyin Li and Yuan Gao (eds.). Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.

2000

Toward a cognitive semantics. Volume I: Concept structuring systems, i-viii, 1-565. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

2000

Toward a cognitive semantics. Volume II: Typology and process in concept structuring, i-viii, 1-495. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Articles in Refereed Journals

2014

Relating language to other cognitive systems -- an abridged account. In Sean O Nuallain(ed) Foundations of Mind: cognition and consciousness. Proceedings of the 2014 conference at UC Berkeley. Cosmos and History, the journal of natural and social philosophy. June 2014: http://cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal

2013

Deixis and Anaphora Unified as "Targeting". International Journal of Cognitive Linguistics 4(2) .

2013

How Language Aims at a Target: the cognitive system underlying deixis and anaphora. Journal of Foreign Languages, 2013, vol. 2.

2012

Main Verb Properties. International Journal of Cognitive Linguistics, V3(N1): 1-24, Nova Science Publishers, Inc, New York.

2003

The representation of spatial structure in spoken and signed language: a neural model. Journal of Language and Linguistics, special issue on semantics and cognition, vol. 4, issue 2, April 2003, 207-250. Taipei: Academia Sinica.

1995

The cognitive culture system. The Monist 78:80-116.

1988

Force dynamics in language and cognition. Cognitive Science 12:49-100.

Book Foreword

2007

Foreword [comparing introspection with other methodologies]. In M. Gonzalez-Marquez, I. Mittelberg, S. Coulson & M. Spivey (eds.), Methods in cognitive linguistics: Ithaca. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Book Chapters

Forthcoming

Aspects of attention in language. In Peter Robinson and Nick C. Ellis, (eds.), Handbook of cognitive linguistics and second language acquisition. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Forthcoming

How spoken and signed language structure space differently. In Vyvyan Evans & Paul Chilton (eds.), Language, cognition, and space: The state of the art and new directions. London: Equinox Publishing Co.

2009

Answers to Five Questions. In Peer F. Bundgaard & Frederik Sterjnfelt (eds), Signs and Meaning: Five Questions. Automatic Press/VIP.

2008

Main verb properties and equipollent framing. In Jian-Sheng Guo, et al (eds.), Crosslinguistic approaches to the psychology of language: Research in the tradition of Dan Isaac Slobin. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

2007

Force dynamics in language and cognition; How language structures space; and The relation of grammar to cognition. In Vyvyan Evans, Benjamin K. Bergen & Jörg Zinken (eds.), The cognitive linguistics reader. London: Equinox Publishing Co.

2007

Attention phenomena. In Dirk Geeraerts & Hubert Cuyckens (eds.), Oxford handbook of cognitive linguistics, 264-293. Oxford University Press.

2007

Lexical typologies. In Timothy Shopen (ed.), Language typology and syntactic description, Volume III: Grammatical categories and the lexicon, Second edn. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2007

The representation of spatial structure in spoken and signed language: a neural model. In Andrea Schalley & Dietmar Zaeffer (eds.), Ontolinguistics. How ontological status shapes the linguistic coding of concepts’. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

2006

Grammatical construal: The relation of grammar to cognition. In Dirk Geeraerts (ed.), Cognitive linguistics: Basic readings. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

2006

The representation of spatial structure in spoken and signed language. In Maya Hickmann & Stephane Robert (eds.), Space in languages: Linguistic systems and cognitive categories, 207-238. TSL Series, Amsterdam / Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

2005

The fundamental system of spatial schemas in language. In Beate Hampe (ed.), From perception to meaning: Image schemas in cognitive linguistics, 199-234. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. In its Cognitive Linguistics Research Series, John Taylor, Rene Dirven & Ronald Langacker (eds.).

2004

The representation of spatial structure in spoken and signed language. In Augusto Soares da Silva (ed.), Linguagem, Cultura e Cognição: Estudos de Lingu´stica Cognitiva Coimbra: Livraria Almedina (Portugal). 2004

2003

The representation of spatial structure in spoken and signed language. In Karen Emmorey (ed.), Perspectives on classifier constructions in sign language, 169-195. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

2003

Concept structuring systems in language. In Michael Tomasello (ed.) The new psychology of language: Cognitive and functional approaches to language structure, volume 2, 15-46. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

2000

Grammar from the perspective of cognitive semantics. In M.M. Jocelyne Fernandez-Vest (ed.), Grammaticalisation areal et semantique cognitive: Le langues fenniques et sames, 17-25. Tallinn, Estonia: Foundation of the Estonian Language.

1996

Fictive motion in language and "ception". In Paul Bloom, Mary Peterson, Lynn Nadel & Merrill Garrett (eds.), Language and space, 307-384. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

1996

The windowing of attention in language. In Masayoshi Shibatani & Sandra Thompson (eds.), Grammatical constructions: Their form and meaning, 235-287. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

1995

Narrative structure in a cognitive framework. In Gail Bruder, Judy Duchan & Lynne Hewitt (eds.), Deixis in narrative: A cognitive science perspective, 421-461. Hillsboro, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

1988

The relation of grammar to cognition. In Brygida Rudzka-Ostyn (ed.), Topics in cognitive linguistics, 165-205. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

1985

Lexicalization patterns: Semantic structure in lexical forms. In Timothy Shopen (ed.), Language typology and syntactic description, vol. 3: Grammatical categories and the lexicon, 57-149. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

1983

How language structures space. In Herbert L. Pick, Jr. & Linda P. Acredolo (eds.), Spatial orientation: Theory, research, and application, 225-282. New York: Plenum Press.

1978

Relations between subordination and coordination. In Joseph H. Greenberg (ed.), Universals of human language, vol. 4: Syntax, 487-513. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

1978

Figure and ground in complex sentences. In Joseph H. Greenberg (ed.), Universals of human language, vol. 4: Syntax, 625-649. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

1976

Semantic causative types. In Masayoshi Shibatani (ed.), Syntax and semantics, vol. 6: The grammar of causative constructions, 43-116. New York: Academic Press.

1975

Semantics and syntax of motion. In John P. Kimball (ed.), Syntax and semantics, vol. 4, 181-238. New York: Academic Press.

Encyclopedia Articles

2011

Cognitive semantics: An overview. In: Claudia Maienborn, Klaus von Heusinger, & Paul Portner, (eds.), Semantics: An International Handbook of Natural Language Meaning. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter (HSK series), chapter 27, p. 622-642.

2011

Universals of semantics. In Patrick Hogan (ed,). Cambridge encyclopedia of the language sciences., 754-757. Cambridge University Press.

2005

Cognitive linguistics. In Encyclopedia of language and linguistics, 2nd edn. Oxford & Amsterdam: Elsevier Science.

2003

Noun. In William Frawley (ed.), International encyclopedia of linguistics, vol. 3, 2nd edn., 201. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

1992

Noun. In William Bright (ed.), International encyclopedia of linguistics, vol. 3. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Published Interviews

2010

Interview: Leonard Talmy. The mind and the strangest of languages. ("A Mente e A Mais Estranha das Linguas). Written interview on my work conducted by Konrad Szczesniak. In: Ciencia Hoje (Science Today), vol. 46, n. . 275, pp. 88-10, Oct. 2010. Brazil.

2006

Interview: Leonard Talmy. A windowing onto conceptual structure and language Part 2: Language and cognition: Past and future [Second written interview on my work conducted by] Ibarretxe-Antuqano, Iraide. Annual Review of Cognitive Linguistics vol. 4, 253-268. John Benjamins.

2005

Interview: Leonard Talmy. A windowing onto conceptual structure and language. Part 1: Lexicalization and typology. [First Written interview on my work conducted by] Ibarretxe-Antuqano, Iraide. Annual Review of Cognitive Linguistics, vol. 3, 325-347. John Benjamins.

Conference Proceedings

2010

The fundamental system of spatial schemas in language. In Marotta, Giovanna, Lenci, Alessandro, Meini, Linda and Rovai Francesco (eds.). Space in Language. Proceedings of the International Conference, October 8-10 2009", Pisa: ETS.

2007

Recombinance in the evolution of language. In Jonathon E. Cihlar, David Kaiser, Irene Kimbara & Amy Franklin (eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society: The Panels, vol. 39-2, 26-60 Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society.

2006

Spatial structuring in spoken and signed language. In Charles Chang, Michael J. Houser, Yuni Kim, David Mortensen, Mischa Park-Doob, & Maziar Toosarvandani (eds.), Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, 277-300. Berkeley: Berkeley Linguistics Society.

2001

How spoken language and signed language structure space differently. In Daniel R. Montello (ed.), Spatial information theory: Foundation of geographic information science: Proceedings of COSIT 2001, 247-262. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

2001

Differences between spoken and signed language in schematizing space. In Carlota S. Smith (ed.), Proceedings from the Third Workshop on Spoken and Written Texts. Austin, TX: Texas Linguistic Forum.

1991

Path to realization: a typology of event conflation. In Laurel A. Sutton, Christopher Johnson & Ruth Shields (eds.), Papers of the Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, 480-520. Berkeley: Berkeley Linguistics Society.

1985

Force dynamics in language and thought. In William H. Eikfont, Paul D. Kroeber & Karen L. Peterson (eds.), Papers from the Parasession on causatives and agentivity at the Twenty-First Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, 293-337. Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society.

1985

Force dynamics as a generalization over `causative’. In Deborah Tannen & James E. Atlatis (eds.), Proceedings of the Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics, 67-85. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.

1982

Borrowing semantic space: Yiddish verb prefixes between Germanic and Slavic. In Monica Macaulay et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, 231-250. Berkeley: Berkeley Linguistics Society.

1978

The relation of grammar to cognition -- a synopsis. In David Waltz (ed.), Proceedings of TINLAP-2 Conference [Theoretical Issues in Natural Language Processing] , 14-24. New York: Association for Computing Machinery.

1977

Rubber-sheet cognition in language. In Woodforth A. Beach, Samuel E. Fox & Shulamith Philosoph (eds.), Proceedings from the Thirteenth Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, 612-628. Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society.

1975

Figure and ground in language. In Cathy Cogan et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the First Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, 419-430. Berkeley: Berkeley Linguistics Society.

Technical Reports, Working Papers,
and Other Publications

1992

Path to realization: a typology of event integration. In Center for Cognitive Science Technical Report, 92-01. University at Buffalo.

1987

Lexicalization patterns: typologies and universals. Berkeley Cognitive Science Report, Nr. 47.

1978

Autodescriptives. Lingua Pranca, 2. Indiana University Linguistics Club.

1976

Communicative aims and means -- a synopsis. Working Papers on Language Universals 20:153-85. Stanford University.

1973

The basis for a crosslinguistic typology of motion/location: part 2. Working Papers on Language Universals, Nr. 11. Stanford University.

1972

The basis for a crosslinguistic typology of motion/location: part 1. Working Papers on Language Universals 9:41-116. Stanford University.

1970

Semantic componentry and Samoan acquisition. Working Paper Nr. 37. Language Behavior Research Laboratory. University of California, Berkeley.

1966

An analysis of English quantification and its representation in the data base. Technical Report, General Electric TEMPO Research.

Publications Translated into Other Languages

2015

Translation into Chinese of Toward a Cognitive Semantics, volume II. Peking University Press. translators: Li Fuyin, Ren Longbo, and Zhang weiwei

2014

Translation into Chinese of Toward a Cognitive Semantics, volume I. Peking University Press. translators: Li Fuyin, Ding yan, and Ren Longbo

2011

Comment le language structure les concepts(How language structures concepts). Translated by Hélène and Jean Chuquet. In: Le language et ses niveaux d’analyse. Presses Universitaires de Rennes, France.

2006

Fenomeny bnimaniya (phenomena of attention). Voprosy Kognitivnoy Lingvistiki (Issues in Cognitive Linguistics), vol. 2, 2006 Tambov, Russia.

2001

Grammatikkens forhold til kognitionen (The relation of grammar to cognition). Kognitiv Semiotik o Sprog, Kognition, Ontologi (Cognitive Semiotics of Language Cognition, Ontology). Peer F. Bundgaard, Jesper Egholm & Martin Skov (eds). Copenhagen: Gyldendal.

2001

Kraftdynamik i sprog og kognition (Force dynamics in language and cognition). Kognitiv Semiotik o Sprog, Kognition, Ontologi (Cognitive Semiotics of Language Cognition, Ontology). Peer F. Bundgaard, Jesper Egholm & Martin Skov (eds.). Copenhagen: Gyldendal.

2000

A typology of event integration, trans. by Takayuki Takao. Ninti Gengogaku no Tenkai (Advances in Cognitive Linguistics), Shigeru Sakahara (ed.). Tokyo: Hituzi Syobo.

1998

The relation of grammar to cognition. Vestnik MGU Filologia (Moscow State University Review. Philology). Nr. 5.

1992

Les relations entre grammaire et cognition (The relation of grammar to cognition), trans. by Jeanne-Marie Barberis & Francoise Madray Lesigne. Langage, Cognition, Experience Pratique. Nr. 18.

Dissertation (Unpublished, but on my website)

1972

Semantic Structures in English and Atsugewi, University of California, Berkeley Click here to read the dissertation online.

Field Materials

Atsugewi field notes, file-slip dictionaries, and sound recordings.

Available online at the California Language Archive: http://cla.berkeley.edu The Talmy collections are summarized at this link: http://tinyurl.com/9l98oek

You must register and login to the archive at this link to access the archive’s materials.

After doing this, click here to view the notes. Click here to listen to the field recordings.

PRESENTATIONS

Invited Lecture Series or Special Course

2012

Two-day engagement, speaking on: "How spoken and signed language structure space differently", "Relating language to other cognitive systems". National Taiwan University. 5-6 May, 2012

2011

Two-day engagement, speaking on "How language aims at a target". China International Forum on Cognitive Linguistics (CIFCL). Beihung University, Beijing, China. 6-7 July, 2011.

2009

One-week lecture series on attention and force dynamics. 10/12-16/09. Department of English and Linguistics, Johannes-Gutenberg University. Mainz, Germany

2009

One-week course on cognitive semantics. 4/20-24/09. Centre de Lingüística Teórica, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona. Barcelona, spain.

2007

Ten 2-hour talks on ten different areas of cognitive semantics. Five talks at Beihang University, the host institution. Five more, one each at Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing Normal University, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Peking University, and Tsinghua University. China International Forum on Cognitive Linguistics (CIFCL), Prof. Li Fuyin, organizer. Beijing, China. 10/12-18/07

2006

Three 2-hour talks on cognitive semantics. Sponsored by the Instituto de Investigaciones Filosoficas (Philosophical Research Institute) of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) Mexico City, Mexico. 10/24-26/06

2006

Two hour-and-a-half talks on spatial semantics. Sponsored by the Japanese Cognitive Linguistics Association, Kyoto University of Education, Kyoto, Japan. 9/22/06

2003

Four 2-hour talks on "Typologies and universals of lexical semantics" to help launch new Ph.D. program in theory of language. Sponsored by the German Linguistic International Promotional Program, University of Munich. 2/24-25/03

2001

Main public presentation at Ecole Normale Supérieure on "How Spoken and Signed Language Structure Space" and three 2-hour presentation-discussions on spatial cognition sponsored by the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) research group on "Language Diversity and Cognition". Paris, France. 1/25-27/01

1999

Bolzano International Schools in Cognitive Analysis (BISCA), Bolzano, Italy. One-week series of presentations on cognitive semantics. 9/6-10/99

1998

"Relating Language to Other Cognitive Systems" and "How Language Structures Concepts". University of Aarhus, Denmark. Three 6-hour talks + two 4-hour talks presenting recent work. 9/22-30/98

1995

Fifth Summer School of the German Linguistic Society, Saarbruecken, Germany. One-week course on cognitive semantics. 9/3-7/95

1995

University of Wisconsin, Madison. University Lecturer & two-day presentation of selected work. 4/20-21/95

1995

"How Language Structures Concepts" and "A Typology for Event Integration" University of Pennsylvania. Two-day presentation of selected work. 2/9-10/95

1994

Summer School on Cognitive Linguistics, Bolzano, Italy. One-week series of presentations on cognitive semantics. 10/17-21/94

1994

University of Kobe, Japan. Four-day presentation of selected work. 9/27-30/94

1994

First International Summer Institute in Cognitive Science, SUNY, Buffalo. Three-week course on cognitive linguistics. 7/5-21/94

1994

University of Oregon, Eugene. Three-day presentation of selected work. 2/15-17/94

1992

University of Colorado, Boulder. Two-day presentation of selected work. 10/1-2/92

1992

Institut des Sciences Sociales, Ecole des Hautes Etudes, Paris, France. Two-day presentation of selected work. 5/25-26/92

1992

University of Aarhus, Denmark. Two-week presentation of selected work. 5/11-22/92

1990

University of San Marino, Italy. All-day presentation of selected work. 12/10/90

1987

University Center, Hasselt, Belgium. Two-day, eight-talk presentation of selected work to registering European linguists. 5/7-8/87

1986

Linguistics Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Five-day visit with four presentations and informal discussions on linguistic typologies and universals. 10/20-25/86

1984

Linguistics Department, SUNY Buffalo. Four-day visit with three presentations and informal discussions on space and time in language. 12/6-10/84

Keynote or Plenary Speaker at Conference

2012

"How language directs attention to a target". 6th Conference on Language, Discourse, and Cognition (CLDC 2012). National Taiwan University. Taipei. 5/6/12.

2011

"Force dynamics in language and cognition". International conference on "The cultural constitution of causal cognition". ZiF: Zentrum fuer Interdisziplinaere Forschung (Center for Interdisciplinary Research). Biehlefeld, Germany. 10/13/11.

2011

"How spoken and signed language structure space differently". The 33rd annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Conference theme: Expanding the space of Cognitive Science. Co-chairs: Laura Carlson, Christophe Hoelscher, Thomas Shipley. Boston, MA. 7/23/11.

2011

"How language aims at a target: the cognitive system underlying deixis and anaphora". 11th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Xian, China. 7/14/11

2010

"How language structures concepts". Annual conference of the Triple Nine Society. Berkeley CA. 9/5/10.

2009

Inaugural address: "Relating language to other cognitive systems", plus keynote talk: "How language structures concepts". International conference on "Language an cognition: state of the art". Centre for Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, Allahabad University. Allahabad, India. 12/6-9/09.

2009

"Spatial primitives in language". Conference on "Space in Language". University of Pisa. Pisa, Italy. 10/8/09.

2009

"How language structures concepts". The 17th annual meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology. Central European University. Budapest, Hungary. 8/28/09.

2008

"Introspection in language and linguistics". International Conference celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Poitiers. Poitiers, France. 10/2/08,

2008

"Introspection in language and linguistics". 2nd Brussels Workshop on Utterance Interpretation and Cognitive Models. University of Brussels, 7/20/08. Jointly sponsored by the "Theory of Language and Mind" doctoral school, University of Brussels, and the "Concepts and Languages" doctoral school of the University of Paris 4, Sorbonne.

2008

"How spoken and signed language represent space differently". Conference on language and perception. Sponsored by the Program in Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Psychology. Washington University, St. Louis. 2/29/08.

2007

"Introspection as a methodology in linguistics". 10th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Krakow, Poland. 7/16/07

2006

First talk: "More on fictivity"; Second talk: "How language structures concepts". First International Cognitive Semantics Conference jointly sponsored by the Cognitive Linguistics Research Association of China and the Foreign Studies College of Hunan Normal University. Hunan Normal University, Changsha, Hunan, China. 12/16/06

2006

"How language structures concepts". International conference on cognitive linguistics. Sponsored by the Russian Cognitive Linguistics Association, Tambov State University, Tambov, Russia. 9/26/06

2006

"How language structures concepts". 7th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Cognitive Linguistics Association, Kyoto University of Education, Kyoto, Japan. 9/24/06

2006

"Recombinance in the evolution of language". Second Biennial Conference on Cognitive Science. University of St. Petersburg, Russia. Sponsored by University of St. Petersburg, Moscow State University, Academy of Sciences of Russia. 6/11/06

2006

"How language structures concepts". 15th Annual Linguistics Symposium, Linguistics Student Association, California State University, Fullerton. 4/17/06

2006

"Recombinance in the evolution of language". 6th International Conference on the Evolution of Language, Rome, Italy. 4/12/06

2005

"Recombinance in the evolution of language". 9th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Seoul, Korea. 7/18/05

2005

"The fundamental system of spatial schemas in language". 21st Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. 6/2/05

2003

"How language directs attention". 8th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, University of La Rioja, Logroño, Spain. 7/24/03

2003

"How spoken and signed language represent space differently". International Conference on Language, Cognition, and Culture, Catholic University, Braga, Portugal. 7/17/03

2003

"How spoken and signed language structure space differently: a neural model". Chicago Linguistics Society Conference, University of Chicago. 4/11/03

2002

"The representation of spatial structure in spoken and signed language: a neural model". Conference of the Korean Linguistics Society, National University, Seoul, Korea. 8/1/02

2002

"The representation of spatial structure in spoken and signed language". First Cognitive Linguistics Conference in Taiwan, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan. 1/13/02

2001

"The representation of spatial structure in spoken and signed language". Sixth World Congress of the International Association for Visual Semiotics, Laval University, Quebec City. 10/17/01

2001

"Spatial structuring in spoken and signed language". The Conference On Spatial Information Theory (COSIT), Morrow Bay, California. 9/22/01

2001

"Spatial structuring in spoken and signed language". International Cognitive Linguistics Association Conference, University of California, Santa Barbara. 7/24/01

2001

"Spatial structuring in spoken vs. signed language". Berkeley Linguistics Society, University of California, Berkeley. 2/16-18/01

2000

"How language structures concepts". North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL), jointly held with the Applied Natural Language Processing (ANLP) Conference, Seattle. 5/2/00

1999

"Language structure and consciousness". Conference on The Metaphysics of Consciousness: The Views of David Chalmers in Historical and Contemporary Perspective, Buffalo. 11/6/99

1999

"Spatial schematization in language". National Science Foundation sponsored Conference on Spatial Cognition, University of California, Berkeley. 4/30/99

1999

"Cognitive semantics: Typology and the conceptual organization of language" Sorbonne Conference of the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris, France. 4/9-10/99

1998

"Comparing linguistic structure with visual structure". Berkeley Linguistics Society. 2/98

1997

"Spatial structure in language and vision". Biannual Meeting of PRESCOT: the cognitive science research network, Toulouse, France. 9/22/97

1997

"Relating language to other cognitive systems". Fifth International Cognitive Linguistics Association Conference, Amsterdam. 7/14-19/97

1996

"Fictivity and Ception". Conference on Linguistic Diversity and Cognitive Representations, Sorbonne University, Paris, France. 11/8-9/96

1996

"How language structures concepts -- an outline". Association for Computational Linguistics Workshop on the Lexicon, University of California, Santa Cruz. 6/28/96

1996

"Culture and consciousness". Conference honoring 50th year of the Fulbright Program, Sofia, Bulgaria. 5/96 (keynote speaker together with Zhelyu Zhelev, President of Bulgaria)

1996

"Attention and focus". Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language, II, University at Buffalo. 4/12/96

1995

"Topology in language and other cognitive systems". Conference on Topology and Dynamics in Cognition, University of San Marino, Italy. 12/11/95

1995

"Conceptual structure in language and other cognitive systems". Fourth International Cognitive Linguistics Association Conference, University of New Mexico at Albuquerque. 7/95

1993

"Foundations of cognitive semantics". Institut Universitaire Kurt Boesch, Sion, Switzerland, Summer Institute on Linguistics and Cognitive Models. 9/93

1993

"How grammar structures concepts". 16th International Wittgenstein Symposium on Philosophy and the Cognitive Sciences, Kirchberg, Austria. 8/93

1993

"The windowing of attention in language and cognition". International Cognitive Linguistics Association, Biannual Conference, Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium. 7/93

1992

"The windowing of attention in language". Belgian Linguistics Society, University of Belgium, Antwerp. 11/92

1992

"Fictive motion as a challenge to the metaphor theory of Lakoff and Johnson". Conference on the Structure of Metaphor, University of Roskilde, Denmark. 5/23-24/92

1991

"Fictive motion and change in language and cognition". International Cognitive Linguistics Association, University of California, Santa Cruz. 7/91

1991

"Path to realization -- via aspect and result". Berkeley Linguistics Society, Parasession on Event Structure, University of California, Berkeley. 2/91

1990

Workshop on the non-arbitrary aspects of language. Conference on the Semantics of Grammar, University of San Marino, Italy. 12/90

1990

"Fictive motion and change". Conference of the International Pragmatics Association, Barcelona, Spain. 7/90

1990

"Survey of cognitive linguistics". Soviet Young Linguists’ Society Conference, Zvenigorod, Russia. 5/90

1989

"Fictive motion in language and perception". Conference on Meaning and Perception, French Canadian Association for the Advancement of Science. 5/89

1989

"How language structures geographic space". Conference on Cognitive and Linguistic Aspects of Geographic Space, University of California, Santa Barbara. 1/89

1987

"Decoupling in the semantics of attention and perspective". Pacific Linguistics Conference, University of Oregon, Eugene. 11/87

1987

"Linguistic determiners of perspective and attention". Berkeley Linguistics Society, Parasession on Semantic Typology, University of California, Berkeley. 2/86

1985

"Force dynamics in language and thought". Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS) Parasession on Causatives and Agentivity, University of Chicago. 4/85

Invited Individual Presentation

2014

"Aspects of language differ in their accessibility to consciousness". Foundations of Mind series. University of California, Berkeley. 6/27/14.

2012

"How language targets". Department of English and Linguistics, Johannes-Gutenberg University. Mainz, Germany. 7/17/12.

2012

"Gestures as cues to a target". Natural Media gesture lab, Human Technology Centre (HumTec). RWTH Aachen University. Aachen, Germany. 5/23/12. Viewable at: http://tinyurl.com/6rj46gx

2010

"How spoken language and signed language represent space differently". Interdisciplinary Workshop on Language and Cognition. Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI). Stanford University, Stanford California. 3/1/10.

2008

"The fundamental system of spatial schemas in language". The Neural Theory of Language group at the International Computer Science Institute. Berkeley, California. 4/11/08.

2007

"How languages represent motion events: typologies and universals". Department of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Pennsylvania State University. 4/28/07

2006

"The attention system of language -- work in progress". Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences, University of California, Berkeley. 2/3/06

2005

"The attention system of language". Center for Cognitive Science, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. 4/20/05

2004

"The attention system of language". Ecole Normale Supérieure (Husserl Archive) and Center for Research in Applied Epistemology (CREA) Paris, France. 12/11/04

2004

Interactive discussion on paper "Recombinance in the evolution of language", read in advance. ParisTech Telecom, laboratory on the evolution of semantics, Paris, France. 12/8/04

2004

"How spoken and signed language structure space differently". Institute for Research in Cognitive Science (IRCS), University of Pennsylvania. 11/12/04

2004

"How spoken and signed language structure space differently". University lecture, Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C. 4/29/04

2004

"How language directs attention". Linguistics Department, Georgetown University, Washington D.C. 4/29/04

2004

"How language structures concepts". Linguistics Department and Interpreting Department, Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C. 4/29/04

2003

"A typology of event integration in language". Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI), Stanford University. 5/22/03

2003

"How language structures concepts". Symbolic Systems Program, Stanford University. 5/22/03

2002

"How language structures concepts". Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain. 11/21/02

2002

"A typology of event integration". Linguistics Department, University of Arizona, Tucson. 10/25/02

2002

"The representation of spatial structure in spoken and signed language: a neural model". Master Seminar, Cognitive Science Program, University of Arizona, Tucson. 10/24/02

2002

"How language structures concepts". Department of Cognitive Science, National University, Seoul, Korea. 7/31/02

2002

"The representation of spatial structure in spoken and signed language: a neural model". Linguistics Department, Stanford University. 2/14/02

2002

"How language structures concepts". Graduate Linguistics Program, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan. 1/14/02

2001

"How language structures concepts". Department of Linguistics, University of Oslo, Norway. 5/31/01

2001

"How spoken and signed language represent spatial structure". Linguistics Department and Cognitive Science Program, Syracuse University. 3/30/01

2001

"Relating linguistic structuring to visual structuring". Linguistics Department and National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) research group on "Dynamics of Language", University of Lyons, Lyons, France. 1/22/01

2000

"Spatial structuring in spoken and signed language". Linguistics Department, McGill University, Montreal. 11/3/00

2000

"The conceptual structure of language and its relation to visual structure". Department of Computer Science, University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM). 11/2/00

1999

Interactive discussion on paper "Fictive motion in language and `ception’", read in advance. Linguistics Department, Emory University, Atlanta. 5/22/99

1999

"Event integration in language". School of Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology. 5/21/99

1999

"Applying cognitive semantics to field research". National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the LACITO laboratory, Paris, France. 4/13/99

1998

"Relating language to other cognitive systems". University of Copenhagen, Denmark. 9/25/98

1996

"How language structures concepts". New University of Bulgaria, Sofia. 5/16/96

1994

"Fictive motion in language and `ception’". University of Tokyo. 10/3/94

1994

"Fictive motion in language and ’ception’", plenary talk. First International Summer Institute in Cognitive Science, SUNY Buffalo. 7/8/94

1993

"The windowing of attention in language". McGill University, Montreal. 10/7/93

1993

"How language structures its concepts". Georgia Tech, Atlanta. 4/23/93

1993

"Conceptual structure in language and in other cognitive systems". University of Rochester. 2/12/93

1993

"Introspection as a methodology in cognitive science". Institute of Psychological Studies, Berkeley. 11/5/93

1992

"The cognitive structure of language". University of Copenhagen, Denmark. 5/15/92

1991

"Spatial cognition". Research Group on Language and Culture, University of Chicago. 10/91

1991

"Fictive motion in language and cognition". Cognitive Science Group, University of Michigan. 10/91

1990

"Cognitive linguistics in the United States". Moscow Linguistics Association, Moscow, USSR. 5/90

1990

"Foundations of cognitive semantics" (talk series). Linguistics Department, Moscow State University, Moscow, USSR. 4/90

1988

"How language structures its concepts". Artificial Intelligence Division, BBN Inc., Cambridge, MA. 4/88

1988

"The place of linguistics within cognitive science". Cognitive Science Program, California State University, Fresno. 3/88

1987

"The relation of grammar to cognition". General Linguistics Department, Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary. 5/87

1987

"Non-reductionist properties of language". Linguistics Group, University of Vienna, Austria. 5/87

1986

"How language structures its concepts". English Department, University of Duisburg, West Germany. 6/86

1986

"Decoupling in the semantics of perspective and attention". Linguistics Department, University of Leuven, Belgium. 6/86

1986

"Further developments in the theory of force dynamics". Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. 6/86

1986

"Force dynamics in language and thought". Linguistics Department, University of Konstanz, West Germany. 6/86

1986

"Germanic vs. romance patterns for expressing motion". Linguistics Department, University of Perugia, Italy. 5/86

1986

"Properties of polysynthesis in typological perspective". Linguistics Department, University of California, Berkeley. 4/86

1985

"The representation of force and space in language". Program in Cognitive Science, SUNY, Buffalo. 11/85

1985

"Force dynamics in language and thought". Linguistics Department, University of California, San Diego. 10/85

1985

"Force dynamics in language and thought". Cognitive Science Program, University of California, Berkeley. 9/85

1985

"Basics of force dynamics". Georgetown University Round Table, Washington, D.C. 7/85

1985

"Force dynamics in language and thought". Linguistics Colloquium Series, Stanford University. 5/85

1985

"Morphology and semantics". Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Work Group on Morphology (Dowty, Gazdar, Sadock, organizers). 1/85

1984

"How Romance differs from other Indo-European language families". Linguistics Seminar, Ecole des Hautes Etudes, Paris, France. 5/84

1984

"How language structures its concepts". Group in Language, Perception, and Cognition, Stanford. 4/84

1983

"The semantics of grammar". Linguistics Group, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. 7/83

1983

"The non-reductionist properties of language". Program in Cognitive Science, University of California, Berkeley, 3-talk Sequence. 5/83

1983

"How language structures space". SRI International, Artificial Intelligence Division, Menlo Park, CA. 3/83

1982

"Force dynamics". Program in Cognitive Science, University of California, Berkeley. 2/82

1980

"What kind of information system is language?" Center for Human Information Processing, University of California, San Diego. 8/80

1980

"Closed class elements as structurers of meaning". Linguistics Department, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. 3/80

1980

"Perspective point and attention in spoken and signed languages". Sign Language Laboratory, Salk Institute, San Diego. 1/80

1979

"Conceptual framework of language". Linguistics Group, University of California, Berkeley. 4/79

1976

"The semantics of motion". Linguistic Circle of Copenhagen, Denmark. 12/76

1986

"Motion/location systems from the universal to the particular". Linguistic Society of America Summer Institute, SUNY Oswego. 8/76

Invited Panel / Symposium /
Workshop Speaker or Discussant

2014

"Relating language to other cognitive systems -- an abridged account". Conference on "Foundations of Mind". University of California, Berkeley. 3/6/14.

2013

"The development of cognitive linguistics from its beginnings to the present". Panel on "Looking back". 12th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Edmonton, Canada. 6/24/13.

2013

"Gestures as cues to a target" Theme session on: Consolidating a Map of Talmyan Cognitive Semantics: Looking within, across, and beyond Each Schematic System. 12th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Edmonton, Canada. 6/24/13.

2012

"The attention system of language". Symposium on attention (with three presenters). Department of English and Linguistics, Johannes-Gutenberg University. Mainz, Germany. 7/16/12.

2011

"Corporal cues to a deictic target". Theme session on: Spatial cognition in Talmy’s cognitive semantics". 11th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Xian, China. 7/15/11

2009

"Spatial primitives in language". Panel on "linguistic and cognitive representations of space". The 17th annual meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology. Central European University. Budapest, Hungary. 8/29/09.

2008

"The fundamental system of spatial schemas in language". Panel on "Discovering conceptual primitives". Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, 12/5/08 organizer: Jerry Feldman; other panelists: Marco Iacoboni, Terry Regier, Fei Xu

2008

"How language structures concepts". Panel on "Language and Cognition". Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Poitiers. Poitiers, France. 10/1/08,

2008

"The fundamental system of spatial schemas in language". Panel on "Discovering conceptual primitives". 30th annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Washington, D.C. 7/24/08

2006

Leader of Round Table Discussion on cognitive linguistics. Sponsored by the Russian Cognitive Linguistics Association, Tambov State University, Tambov, Russia. 9/27/06

2006

Discussant for student and faculty presentations on motion verbs. Linguistics Department, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan. 9/21/06

2006

"Introspection as a methodology in linguistics". Symposium: the notion of evidence in science and philosophy. Carlsberg Academy, Copenhagen, Denmark. 1/19-20/06

2003

"More on fictivity". Workshop on fictive and metaphorical motion, 8th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, University of La Rioja, Logroño, Spain. 7/22/03

2003

"How Language structures concepts". Lead speaker in panel on Cognitive Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition, American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference, Arlington, VA. 3/24/03

2003

"The representation of spatial structure in spoken and signed language: a neural model". Keynote talk in workshop on Ontological Knowledge and Linguistic Coding, 25th annual conference of the German Linguistic Association (DGfS) University of Munich. 2/26/03

2002

"How language structures concepts" and "The representation of spatial structure in spoken and signed language: a neural model". A three-speaker symposium on cognitive linguistics, Department of English Philology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. 11/22/02

2002

"Concept structuring in language". Conference of the Korean Linguistics Society, National University, Seoul, Korea. 8/3/02

2001

"Relating language to other cognitive systems" - parts 1 and 2. Workshop on abstraction in cognitive science. The cognitive science program of France (Cognitique) Gif-sur-Yvette, France. 9/11-12/01

2001

"How spoken language and signed language structure space". Department of Special Needs Education, University of Oslo, Norway. 5/30/01

2000

"Spatial structuring in spoken language and its relation to that in signed language". Workshop on text structure, University of Texas, Austin. 10/13-15/00

2000

"Relating sign language semantics to spoken language semantics" --workshop’s concluding summary, workshop on Classifier Constructions in Sign Languages, University of California, San Diego. 4/14-16/00

1997

"A typology of event integration". Workshop on Verbs and Situations: Verb semantics in Linguistics and Connected Disciplines, Bielefeld, Germany. 10/20-22/97

1997

"Fitting schemas into scenes". Panel on Language and Space Conceptual Structures, Discourse and Language 3, University of Colorado, Boulder. 5/23-25/97

1997

"Language and visual perception". National Science Foundation Workshop on Visual Cognition and Decision-Making in the Spatial Domain, Washington, D.C. 5/15-17/97

1997

"Plasticity in language and other cognitive systems". Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association -- Symposium on Space and Phenomenology in Cognitive Science, Berkeley. 3/26-29/97

1994

"Fictive motion as spatial cognition". Workshop on Spatial Cognition, University of Arizona, Tucson. 3/17-20/94

1993

"The force dynamics of barriers and access". Fyssen Foundation workshop on Causal Understandings in Cognition and Culture, Paris, France. 1/7-10/93

1992

"Human performance in the complex workplace: Implications for basic research in cognitive science". National Science Foundation workshop on The Future Directions of Cognitive Science, Washington, D.C. 9/11-12/92

1991

"Semantic typologies and universals". Wenner-Gren Foundation Workshop on Cultural and Linguistic Relativity, Jamaica. 5/91

1991

"Lexicalization of the macro-event". Three-Speaker Workshop on Lexical Semantics, University of Toronto. 4/91

1989

"Syntactic reflexes of lexicalization patterns". Workshop on Syntactic Reflexes of Semantic Concepts and Processes, University of Arizona, Tucson. 2/89

1988

"Cognitive parameters of spatial reference in language". Workshop on Cognitive and Linguistic Aspects of Geographic Space, SUNY Buffalo. 6/88

1988

"The lexicalization of aspect, result, and realization typologically parallels that of path". Workshop on Lexical Semantics, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. 4/88

1988

"Cognitive linguistics within cognitive science". Gordon Research Conference on Cybernetics, Oxnard, CA. 1/88

1987

"Verb satellite systems compared across languages". Symposium on Lexical Semantics, Linguistic Society of America Summer Institute, Stanford. 8/87

1987

"An overview of cognitive linguistics". Symposium on Cognitive Linguistics, Cognitive Science Conference, Seattle. 7/87

1987

"Verb satellite systems compared across languages". Workshop on Verbal Dependents, Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI), Stanford. 5/87

1987

"How language structures its concepts: the role of grammar". Workshop on Cognitive Linguistics, University of California, San Diego. 5/87

1986

"Lexical semantics". Workshop on Automating the Lexicon, Grosseto, Italy. 5/86

1985

"Figure and ground as thematic roles". Symposium on Thematic Relations, Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle. 12/85

1981

"Space-time homology in language". Spatial Cognition Workshop, University of California, Irvine. 5/81

1981

"Perspective point as a form of evidentiality". Evidentials Symposium, University of California, Berkeley. 5/81

1981

"Language’s four imaging systems". Conference on Language and Mental Imagery, University of California, Berkeley. 5/81

1980

"Spatial representation in language". Spatial Orientation Conference, University of Minnesota. 7/80

1978

"Relation of grammar to cognition". TINLAP-2 Conference [Theoretical Issues in Natural Language Processing] University of Illinois, Urbana. 7/78

1978

"Toward a pragmatics profile for language-impaired children". American Association of Mental Deficiency, Annual Meeting, Denver. 5/78

Conference Presentations

1982

"Borrowing semantic space: Yiddish verb prefixes between Germanic and Slavic". Berkeley Linguistics Society Conference, University of California, Berkeley. 2/82

1982

"The extensive German resultative construction". Philological Association of the Pacific Coast, Stanford. 11/81

1979

"Linguistic determiners of perspective point and attention". Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, Los Angeles. 12/79

1977

"Adjectives implying a topological frame: Rubber sheet cognition". Chicago Linguistic Society Conference, University of Chicago. 4/77

1974

"Semantic causative types". Causative Festival, University of Southern California. 5/74

1973

"Clause conflation". California Linguistics Association Conference, Stanford. 5/73

1970

"A comparison of Atsugewi and English". Hokan Conference, University of California, San Diego. 6/70

VIDEOS OF TALKS DELIVERED AND INTERVIEWS GIVEN

On the Web

2012

"Gestures as cues to a target". Natural Media gesture lab, Human Technology Centre (HumTec). RWTH Aachen University. Aachen, Germany. 5/23/12.

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2012

Interview on receiving Gutenberg Research Award Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany. 5/21/12.

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2011

"How spoken and signed language structure space differently". The 33rd annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Boston, MA. 7/23/11.

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2009

Interview about cognitive semantics. Centre de Lingüística Teórica, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona. Barcelona, spain. 4/20/09

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On DVD

2010

Ten lectures on cognitive semantics. In the "Eminent Linguists Lecture Series", Fuyin Li and Yuan Gao (eds.). Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press. DVD included.