Phenomenology and Typology of Motion

Project: Research


The project investigates the human experience of different kinds of motion, and the ways different languages and individual speakers construe such experience. On a general level, the project will clarify the interrelation between experiential motivations and linguistic conventions. More specifically, it will clarify how semantic conventions are realized in the speech and gestures of children and adults, and explore the dimensions of cross-linguistic variation. By combining methods and concepts from phenomenology (i.e. the systematic description of what appears to consciousness), cognitive and typological linguistics (investigating universals and variation in the semantics of languages) and developmental psycholinguistics (studying the way children acquire the conventions of their languages) the project will break new ground in each of these areas, and in synergetic fields such as cognitive science and cognitive semiotics.
Effective start/end date2016/01/012018/12/31


Related research output

Jordan Zlatev, 2017, The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics. Dancygier, B. (ed.). Cambride University Press, Cambridge, p. 172-187 11

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Jordan Zlatev, 2016 Nov 1, In : Cognitive Linguistics. 27, 4, p. 559-572 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Jordan Zlatev, Göran Sonesson & Konderak, P., 2016, Meaning, Mind and Communication: Explorations in Cognitive Semiotics. Sonesson, G., Konderak, P. & Zlatev, J. (eds.). Peter Lang Publishing Group, p. 9-28

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Related activities

Zlatev, J. (Presenter)
2017 Oct 3

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Zlatev, J. (Keynote/plenary speaker)
2017 Aug 28

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Zlatev, J. (Keynote/plenary speaker)
2017 May 18

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