Liane Ströbel

Book: Sensory Motor Concepts in Language & Cognition

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This book presents selected papers from the conference “Sensory Motor Concepts in Language and Cognition” organized by the DFG Collaborative Research Center 991: “The Structure of Representations in Language, Cognition, and Science” and held from December 01–03 at the University of Düsseldorf, Germany. It brings together researchers working in the fields of computer linguistics, linguistics, literary, neuro- science, philosophy and psychology, whose work contributes to the interdisciplinary study of cognitive phenomena, specifically in the exploration of the role of sensory motor concepts for language and cognition in general. The aim of this book is to uncover hidden potentials and available prospects of inter and trans-disciplinary research in the field of sensory motor concepts by defining common interests and objectives, and sketching paths for a fruitful interdisciplinary cross-fertilization, cooperative projects, and research transfer.


  1. Michiel van Elk: Preface
  2. Liane Ströbel: What’s so fascinating about Sensory-Motor Concepts?
  3. Liane Ströbel: Sensory-Motor Concepts and Language
  4. Liane Ströbel: The Diversity of Sensory-Motor Concepts and its Implications
  5. Liane Ströbel: Sensory-Motor Concepts and Perception
  6. Raymond W. Gibbs: Experimental and Corpus Studies on Embodied Metaphoric Meaning 
  7. Valentina Cuccio: Inferential Communication in the Embodied Language Paradigm
  8. Johann-Mattis List, Anselm Terhalle and Daniel Schulzek: Traces of Embodiment in Chinese Character Formation A Frame Approach to the Interaction of Writing, Speaking, and Meaning 
  9. Wolfgang G. Müller: Motion and Emotion. The application of sensory-motor concepts to the representation of emotion in literature 
  10. Gerard Steen: Sensory-Motor Concepts and Metaphor in Usage
  11. Ralf Naumann: Dynamics in the Brain and Dynamic Frame Theory for Action Verbs
  12. Sander Lestrade: The place of Place (according to spatial case)
  13. Andrea Bellavia: Force Change Schemas and Excessive Actions: How High-Level Cognitive Operations Constrain Aspect in Idiomatic Constructions 
  14. Lionel Brunel, Denis Brouillet, Rémy Versace: The Sensory Nature of Knowledge
  15. Martin V.Bütz and Daniel Zöllner: Towards Grounding Compositional Concept Structures in Self-organizing Neural Encodings
  16. Alex Tillas: Grounding Cognition: The Role of Language in Thinking 
  17. Olaf Hauk: Postface