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Language & Cognition

I investigate how people use language in everyday life, and how language is shaped by social interaction. I study these topics in depth in societies I know well, and I investigate them from a comparative perspective in collaboration with colleagues in Nijmegen and around the world.

Besides my work on language and social interaction, I currently work on the linguistics of depictions: the iconically motivated signs that are as much part of daily language use as the arbitrary words that have long been the bread and butter of linguistics. In support of this work I was awarded a Veni grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. 

Some recent papers:

  • Dingemanse, M., Schuerman, W. L., Reinisch, E., Tufvesson, S., & Mitterer, H. (2016). What sound symbolism can and cannot do: Testing the iconicity of ideophones from five languages. Language92, 2, e117-e133 (pdfabstract)
  • Dingemanse, M., & Akita, K. (2016). An inverse relation between expressiveness and grammatical integration. Journal of Linguistics,doi:10.1017/S002222671600030X. (pdf, abstract)
  • Lockwood, G., Hagoort, P., & Dingemanse, M. (2016). How iconicity helps people learn new words: neural correlates and individual differences in sound-symbolic bootstrapping. Collabra, 2(1): 7. doi: 10.1525/collabra.42. (pdfabstract)
  • Dingemanse, M., Roberts, S. G., Baranova, J., Blythe, J., Drew, P., Floyd, S., Gisladottir, R. S., Kendrick, K. H., Levinson, S. C., Manrique, E., Rossi, G., & Enfield, N. J. (2015). Universal Principles in the Repair of Communication Problems. PLOS ONE, 10(9): e0136100. (pdfabstract)

For more details, check out my research page and my publications


Function: Research Staff
Member of: Language and Cognition Department
Last checked 2017-03-28

Mark Dingemanse

Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
PO Box 310
6500 AH Nijmegen
The Netherlands