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Keynote Speakers

Pre-conference workshops (May 17):

Peter Stockwell (Nottingham University)


Eve Sweetser (University of California, Berkeley)

  • Creativity across modalities in viewpoint-construction – View abstract


Rena Sharon and  Eric Vatikiotis-Bateson (University of British Columbia)


Teenie Matlock (University of California, Merced)

  • Creativity in language is achieved through simulation – View abstract


Plenary lectures (May 17-20):

Mark Turner (Case Western Reserve University)


Cornelia Müller (European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder))

  • The dynamics of embodied ‘experiential conceptualizations:’ How bodily experiences ground the emergence and elaboration of multimodal metaphor in a ballet lesson – View abstract


Terry Janzen (University of Manitoba)

  • From embodied perspective to grammar in American Sign Language – View abstract


Seana Coulson (University of California, San Diego)


Daniel Casasanto (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics/New School for Social Research)


Arie Verhagen (Leiden University)

  • Types of speech and thought representation in narrative within and across languages – a constructional approach –  View abstract 


Post-conference workshop (May 20):

David DeLiema (UCLA), Francis Steen (UCLA), and Mark Turner (Case Western Reserve University)

  • Language, gesture, and audiovisual communication: a massive online database for researching multimodal constructions –  View abstract 

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