The Empirical Methods in
Cognitive Linguistics (EMCL) Workshops have emerged out of
the desire of many language researchers to incorporate empirical methods
into their investigative repertoire. While theoretical work in cognitive
linguistics has yielded significant insights, they still await empirical
validation. To that end, we seek to further develop an empirically valid
account of the connection between language and cognition through the continuous
merging of theoretical and empirical research.
Our goal is to facilitate dialogue among language researchers interested in cognitive linguistics with different methodological backgrounds, i.e. theorists, experimentalists, corpus linguists, etc. We do this by creating an environment where specialists learn from each other by developing a research project together where their various skills are combined.
Workshop Format: Over the course of a week, participants will join one of 5 hands-on mini-labs. Each mini-lab will be responsible for completing a joint research project. A select group of participants (max. 8 per group for a total of 40) will be invited to participate. Each group will work with two researchers who will guide the group in selecting an idea for the group to investigate, structuring and organizing a research project, and carrying it out. The session will end with the presentation of findings and a general discussion.
Workshop Fee: $160, which will include healthy snacks, tea & coffee. 1 (one) tuition scholarship will be awarded by lottery to a student traveling from Eastern Europe or a developing country. Please
state in your application whether you would like to be included in the
Workshop dates: August 1-5 2012.
Workshop location: Dept. of Cognitive Science, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
Certificates of Attendance: Will be awarded.
This workshop is generously sponsored by the International Cognitive Linguistics Association (ICLA). For more information about ICLA, see http://www.cognitivelinguistics.org/
To become a member of the ICLA -- click here