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Language & Cognition

I investigate how people use language in everyday life and how language itself 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 leading collaborative projects on how people reach mutual understanding in conversation and how children learn conversational repair, I'm currently working 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. 

For more details, check out my research page or read some of my publications


Function: Research Staff
Member of: Language and Cognition Department
Last checked 2017-01-09

Mark Dingemanse

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