Language and Cognition Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
 by Penelope Brown

Selected publications

Here are some of the main comparative results from L&C field manuals. For a more comprehensive list of publications and the pdfs, you can go to the publication pages of the Language and Cognition department.

  1. San Roque, L., Kendrick, K., Norcliffe, E., Brown, P., Defina, R., Dingemanse, M., Dirksmeyer, T., Enfield, N. J., Floyd, S., Hammond, J., Rossi, G., Tufvesson, S., Van Putten, S., & Majid, A. (2015). Vision verbs dominate in conversation across cultures, but the ranking of non-visual verbs varies. Cognitive Linguistics. Advance online publication. doi:10.1515/cog-2014-0089.
  2. Dingemanse, Mark, Francisco Torreira, and N. J. Enfield. (2013). “Is ‘Huh?’ a Universal Word? Conversational Infrastructure and the Convergent Evolution of Linguistic Items.” PLOS ONE. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0078273.
  3. Majid, Asifa, Alice Gaby & Lera Boroditsky (eds.) (2013). “Time in terms of space”, special issue of Frontiers in Cultural Psychology (available online).
  4. Kopecka, A. & B. Narasimhan (Eds.) (2012) Events of putting and taking: A crosslinguistic perspective. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
  5. Majid, A., & Levinson, S. C. (2011). The senses in language and culture. The Senses & Society, 6(1) [Special issue] (introduction)
  6. Burenhult, N. (Ed.). (2008). Language and landscape: Geographical ontology in cross-linguistic perspective [Special Issue]. Language Sciences, 30(2/3). (TOC)
  7. Levinson, S. C., & Wilkins, D. P. (Eds.) (2006). Grammars of space: Explorations in cognitive diversity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  8. Majid, A., Enfield, N. J., & Van Staden, M. (Eds.). (2006). Parts of the body: Cross-linguistic categorisation [Special Issue]. Language Sciences, 28(2-3). (introduction)
  9. Majid, A., & Bowerman, M. (Eds.). (2007). Cutting and breaking events: A crosslinguistic perspective [Special Issue]. Cognitive Linguistics, 18(2).
  10. Majid, A., Boster, J. S., & Bowerman, M. (2008). The cross-linguistic categorization of everyday events: A study of cutting and breaking. Cognition, 109(2), 235-250. (abstract)
  11. Ameka, F. K., & Levinson, S. C. (Eds.). (2007). The typology and semantics of locative predication: Posturals, positionals and other beasts [Special Issue]. Linguistics, 45(5). (TOC)
  12. Kita, S. (Ed.) (2003). Pointing: Where Language, Culture, and Cognition Meet. Mahwah, N.J: L. Erlbaum Associates.
  13. Levinson, S. C. (2003). Space in language and cognition: Explorations in cognitive diversity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  14. Levinson, S. C., S. Meira, and The Language and Cognition Group. (2003). ‘Natural Concepts’ in the Spatial Topological Domain — Adpositional Meanings in Crosslinguistic Perspective: An Exercise in Semantic Typology. Language 79, no. 3 (September): 485-516. (download)