Yale linguists attend Cognitive Structures in Düsseldorf
Starting today, several members of the Yale Language & Brain Lab are participating in a conference in Düsseldorf, Germany, called Cognitive Structures: Linguistic, Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives. The conference is convened by Collaborative Research Centre 991: The Structure of Representations in Language, Cognition, and Science, which is directed by Laura Kallmeyer (Düsseldorf).
PhD candidate Sara Sánchez Alonso will present “Language variation as a gateway into lexico-semantic structure: The case of copula processing across Spanish varieties,” which is based on joint work with associate professor Maria Piñango and Ashwini Deo (Ohio State). PhD student Martin Fuchs’s talk, “Operationalizing the role of context in language variation: The progressive to imperfective shift in Spanish” also represents joint work with Maria and Ashwini. Finally, Maria will give a talk of her own titled “Towards a unified lexico-conceptual analysis for real-time metonymy composition.” All three of the Yale talks will take place on Saturday afternoon.