Princeton University, USA
Adele E. Goldberg is a Professor of Psychology and Linguistics at Princeton University. She is best known for her work on construction grammar. Her research focuses on the psychology of language, including theoretical and experimental aspects of grammar and its representation, the acquisition of form-function correspondences, and syntactic priming. Her works aim to illuminate parallels between language and other cognitive processes.
Her talk was titled "Explain me this"
Director of the Language Development Department at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, NL
Caroline Rowland is Director of the Language Development Department at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, Professor of First Language Acquisition at Radboud University. Her research focuses on how children learn to communicate with language, how the developing brain supports this process, and how it is affected by cross-linguistic, cultural and individual variation. She takes a multiple methods approach - experimental work, naturalistic data analysis and computer modelling – to test the predictions of different models of the child’s learning mechanism.
Her talk was titled "How to build a Language Acquisition Device: Insights from the Language 0-5 Project"
University College London, UK
Gabriella Vigliocco is Professor of the Psychology of Language in the Department of Experimental Psychology at University College London. Her research concerns the psychological and neural mechanisms of human language with a special emphasis on how conceptual and linguistic information are integrated. She also explores issues surrounding language in a social context: how language enables humans to share experiences, how language users learn to associate words with meaning, and how this is accomplished in the brain.
Her talk was titled " Ecological Language: A Multimodal Approach to the Study of Language Learning and Processing"
Radboud University, NL
Mark Dingemanse is Associate Professor in Language and Communication at the Radboud University, Nijmegen and senior investigator in the Multimodal Language and Cognition group at the Centre for Language Studies and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. He studies how language is shaped by and for social interaction and has published on ideophones, iconicity and the interactional foundations of language. His work is comparative, cross-cultural, and collaborative, combining fieldwork and experiments with team science projects in Nijmegen and around the world.