Language and Cognition Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
 by Joe Blythe

News (11 entries)

All systems up and running

In the past two weeks we have experienced some problems with the L&C Field Manuals and Stimulus Archives website due to a server crash. No data was lost, but theMore →

Early years now available

The earliest Language and Cognition field guides date back to 1992, when the L&C department was still known as the Cognitive Anthropology Research Group. While some of these early materialsMore →

Volumes 1995 and 1996 now available

We’ve just added fourteen new entries from the 1995 and 1996 L&C Field Manuals. The materials range from a cross-linguistic questionnaire on demonstratives (Pederson & Wilkins) to the Enter-exit animationsMore →

Entries from 1999 Field Manual now available

We’ve just added a dozen entries from the 1999 Field Manual. These include questionnaires on Motion Lexicalisation and Motion Description, Event Integration and Demonstratives. There is also some unique elicitationMore →

Recent additions

We’ve just made available a number of new entries: sharing among children across cultures, a task for cross-cultural research on prosociality; folk definitions of ideophones, a field method for collectionMore →

Fourteen new entries available

We just made available fourteen new entries from the 2001 volume of the L&C Field Manuals. This includes video-based elicitation tasks (Event triads, Staged events), methods for building video corporaMore →

Now known as the Language & Cognition Department

The Language & Cognition Group is now known as the Language & Cognition Department, due to an institutional reorganisation. The mission statement for the Language & Cognition research program remainsMore →

The story so far, and looking into the future

The first few months of the L&C Field Manuals and Stimulus Materials website have been above expectations. We think it’s time for some preliminary statistics and an improvement: “recommend thisMore →

Two classics now online: BowPed and Cut and Break

Two L&C field manual entries that have seen particularly wide circulation over the years are the Topological Relations Picture Series, affectionately known as BowPed after its authors, and the CutMore →

Now available: Field Manual 2003

We’ve just made another volume available for download: Field Manual 2003, edited by N.J. Enfield. This volume contains fourteen entries, ranging from Folk Theories of Objects in Motion to EncodingMore →