Minisymposium: "Space in Text, Language, Mind: An Interdisciplinary Discussion"

Freitag, 13. April 2018, 09:30 Uhr

The minisymposium is organized by the URPP focus group “Spatial References” and aims to gather perspectives on spatial language -- from its relation to spatial cognition to the extraction of spatial concepts from text. The three invited speakers are:

Thora Tenbrink, a Reader in Cognitive Linguistics, School of Linguistics and English Language (Bangor University, Wales). Dr. TenbrinkÂ’s research interests are in cognitive linguistics, cognitive science, discourse analysis, communication, with a particular focus on the empirical discourse analysis (CODA) to address cognitive science issues and communication.

Daniel R. Montello, a Professor at the Department of Geography and an affiliated faculty member at the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA. Dr. MontelloÂ’s research interests include spatial perception, cognition, and behavior; cognitive issues in cartography and GIS; spatial aspects of social behavior; environmental psychology and behavioral geography.

Jochen L. Leidner, a Director of Research at Thomson Reuters, where he leads the corporationÂ’s London R&D site, which he founded in 2013 after serving in innovation-related functions in Scotland, the USA and Switzerland. Dr. LeidnerÂ’s research interests include information extraction, question answering and search, geo-spatial grounding, applied machine learning with a focus on methodology behind research & development in the area of information access.


9.30 – Introduction
9.40 – T. Tenbrink "Language as a representation of spatial thinking: exploring everyday domains"
10.20 – D. Montello "Natural Language as a Source of Spatial Knowledge"
11.00 – J. Leidner, tba
11.40 – 12.00 Coffee Break
12.00 – 13.00 Panel discussion

MitDr. Thora Tenbrink
Prof. Dr. Daniel R. Montello
Dr. Jochen L. Leidner
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