Language, Thought, and Reality (reloaded): Situated Cognition and Construction Grammar

01.11.2017 - 17:00
01.11.2017 - 19:00

Prof. Dr. Alexander Bergs

Institute for English and American Studies, University of Osnabrück, Germany

Construction Grammar aims at developing a cognitively plausible model of language and language processing solely on the basis of conventionalized form-meaning pairings (constructions) in a systematic constructicon. The language module is not
regarded as autonomous, but as integrated into and depended on general cognition. This in turn means that we should expect at least some interplay between
constructions and situated cognition. In this talk, I will try to sketch some general phenomena and problems in construction grammar where principles and aspects of situated cognition (the 4e model in a way) may be interesting and relevant for future research.