Workshop “Concepts in Action: Representation, Learning and Application”

Monique Flecken will give a keynote lecture at the third international workshop CARLA, as part of the Bolzano Summer of Knowledge (BOSK) 2021, hosted by the Research Centre for Knowledge and Data of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. “CARLA is an international workshop aimed at fostering interdisciplinary exchange about research on concepts. It involves contributions from all fields related to cognitive science, including linguistics, artificial intelligence, psychology, philosophy, logic, and computer science.”

The workshop will take place online, and attendance is free of charge (registration is required).

Monique’s lecture, with the title “Events in language and cognition” will discuss her work on the interface between language and cognition for the domain of events.

AbstractEvents in Language and Cognition
Event cognition is an important part of our mental capacity: Perceiving, describing and memorizing the events (e.g., reading a book, chopping an onion) happening in the world around us is fundamental to our everyday lives. Given that events can be described in different ways both within one and the same language, and across different languages, I ask, to what extent linguistic variation may guide or shape our event cognition. I will present psycholinguistic studies that investigate how people conceptualize, perceive and memorize events of different types, with the aim of shedding light on the relation between language and (event) cognition.