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2016

  • Speed, L., Chen, J., Huettig, F., & Majid, A. (2016). Do classifier categories affect or reflect object concepts?. Talk presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2016). Philadelphia, PA, USA. 2016-08-10 - 2016-08-13. more >

2013

  • Wnuk, E., & Majid, A. (2013). Language of perception and its relation to ethnobiological knowledge among the Maniq of Thailand. Talk presented at the 10th Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies. Liverpool, UK. 2013-06-25 - 2013-06-28.

2012

  • Majid, A. (2012). Co-evolutionary linguistics: Diversity, culture, mind and history [Discussant]. Talk presented at the Nijmegen lectures. Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. 2012-01-09 - 2012-01-11.
  • Wnuk, E., & Majid, A. (2012). Olfaction in a hunter-gatherer society: Insights from language and culture. Talk presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2012). Sapporo, Japan. 2012-08-01 - 2012-08-04.
  • Wnuk, E., & Majid, A. (2012). Olfaction in a hunter-gatherer society: Insights from language and culture. Talk presented at the Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University. Kyoto, Japan. 2012-07.
  • Dingemanse, M., & Majid, A. (2012). The semantic structure of sensory vocabulary in an African language. Talk presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2012). Sapporo, Japan. 2012-08-01 - 2012-08-04.
  • Dolscheid, S., Shayan, S., Ozturk, O., Majid, A., & Casasanto, D. (2012). Language shapes mental representations of musical pitch: Implications for metaphorical language processing. Talk presented at the Cognition and Language Workshop 2012. University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. 2012-04-14.
  • Dolscheid, S., Hunnius, S., Casasanto, D., & Majid, A. (2012). Cross-modal associations in infants and adults. Talk presented at the symposium Embodied Cognition in Typical and Atypical Development. University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands. 2012-05-31.
  • Dolscheid, S., Hunnius, S., Casasanto, D., & Majid, A. (2012). The sound of thickness: Prelinguistic infants' associations of space and pitch. Talk presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2012). Sapporo, Japan. 2012-08-01 - 2012-08-04.
  • Defina, R., & Majid, A. (2012). Conceptual event units and grammatical encoding. Talk presented at the 11th edition of the Psycholinguistics in Flanders conference (PiF). Berg en Dal, The Netherlands. 2012-06-06 - 2012-06-07.
  • Defina, R., & Majid, A. (2012). Conceptual event units of putting and taking in two unrelated languages. Poster presented at the workshop Relations in Relativity: New Perspectives on Language and Thought, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. more >
  • Defina, R., & Majid, A. (2012). Conceptual event units of putting and taking in two unrelated languages. Poster presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2012), Sapporo, Japan.

2011

  • Majid, A. (2011). The language of perception across languages. Talk presented at the Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage, CNRS & Université Lumière Lyon 2. Lyon, France. 2011-05-06.
  • Majid, A. (2011). Language and perception. Talk presented at the Ethnologisches Seminar. University of Lucerne, Switzerland. 2011-12-14.
  • Majid, A. (2011). Taste in twenty cultures. Talk presented at the XXIst congress of the European Chemoreception Research Organisation, [ECRO XXI]. Symposium on “Sensory Perception and Language in Eating and Drinking”. Manchester, UK. 2011-09-07 - 2011-09-10.
  • Majid, A. (2011). The codability of taste across languages. Talk presented at the Symposium Talking about Taste. University of Zurich, Switzerland. 2011-04-15 - 2011-04-16.
  • Majid, A. (2011). Language, body, movement. Talk presented at the Eye of the Storm Symposium. London, UK. 2011-04-09.

2010

  • Majid, A. (2010). The senses in language and culture [Keynote lecture]. Talk presented at the Department of Evolutionary Neuroethology Conference. Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany. 2010.
  • Majid, A. (2010). The senses in language and culture. Talk presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society [CogSci 2010]. Portland, OR. 2010-08-12 - 2010-08-14.
  • Majid, A. (2010). Sensory categories across languages: The case of smells. Talk presented at the 6th Annual Meeting of Society for Anthropological Sciences (SASci). Albuquerque, NM. 2010-02-17 - 2010-02-20.
  • Majid, A. (2010). The language of perception across cultures. Talk presented at the Department of Anthropology. University College London. 2010-11-16.
  • Majid, A. (2010). The language of perception across cultures. Talk presented at the Department of Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences. University College London. 2010-09-28.
  • Majid, A. (2010). What language can tell us about the evolution of language. Talk presented at the “Evolution of Olfaction” conference. Christmas Island, Australia. 2010-12-13 - 2010-12-18.
  • Majid, A. (2010). The codability of sensory experiences across languages. Talk presented at The Australian National University College of Asia & the Pacific. Canberra, Australia. 2010-12-22.
  • Majid, A., & Levinson, S. C. (2010). The shaping of language of perception across cultures [Keynote lecture]. Talk presented at the Humanities of the Lesser-Known Conference [HLK 2010]. Lund, Sweden. 2010-09-11. more >
  • Majid, A., & Levinson, S. C. (2010). The language of perception across cultures. Talk presented at the XXth Congress of European Chemoreception Research Organization, Symposium on "Senses in language and culture". Avignon, France. 2010-09-14 - 2010-09-19. more >

2009

  • Majid, A. (2009). Conceptualisation of the human body across languages. Talk presented at the ASPO Fall symposium 2009. Embodying social psychology: Emerging perspectives from grounded cognition. University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. 2009-11-25.
  • Majid, A. (2009). The semantic categories of action and perception across languages. Talk presented at the Centre for Languages and Literature. Lund University, Sweden. 2009-09-22.
  • Majid, A. (2009). The mind of man (as seen through a cross-linguistic perspective). Talk presented at the Symposium/Festschrift in honour of Professor Anthony J. Sanford. Glasgow, UK. 2009-09-04.
  • Majid, A. (2009). The language of olfaction from a cross-cultural perspective. Talk presented at the Gordon Research Conference for Floral and Vegetative Volatiles. Oxford, UK. 2009-08-09 - 2009-08-14.
  • Majid, A. (2009). Events in the world and in languages. Talk presented at the 2009 biennial meeting for the Society for Research in Child Development. Symposium on “Homologies between Relational Language and Bodily Action: First Steps in an Embodiment Account of Meaning”. Denver, CO. 2009-04-02 - 2009-04-04.
  • Majid, A. (2009). Action and perception semantic categories across languages. Talk presented at the Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication. University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 2009-09-18.
  • Majid, A., & Burenhult, N. (2009). The language of olfaction from a cross-cultural perspective. Talk presented at the Department of Linguistics. Stockholm University, Sweden. 2009-09-24.
  • Majid, A., & Levinson, S. C. (2009). An overview of the senses across languages and cultures. Talk presented at the 108th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Philadelphia, PA. 2009-12-02 - 2009-12-05. more >

2008

  • Majid, A. (2008). A psychologist’s perspective on landscape. Talk presented at the Workshop Landscape in Language. Albuquerque, NM. 2008-10-26 - 2008-11-01.
  • Majid, A. (2008). Constraints in the coding of events across languages. Talk presented at the Workshop on Patterns in Language and Thought. Tokyo, Japan. 2008-09-08.
  • Majid, A. (2008). A cross-linguistic perspective on action encoding. Talk presented at the Workshop on Intermodal Action Structuring. University of Bielefeld, Germany. 2008-07-03 - 2008-07-05.
  • Majid, A. (2008). Do classifiers affect object representations. Talk presented at the Department of Psychology. Freiburg University, Germany. 2008-06-18.
  • Majid, A. (2008). Categories and concepts across language and cognition. Talk presented at the Workshop on Patterns in Diversity. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany. 2008-05-09.
  • Majid, A. (2008). Differential ineffability and the senses. Talk presented at the Workshop on Patterns in Diversity. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany. 2008-05-09.
  • Majid, A. (2008). Constraints on events semantics across languages. Talk presented at the Workshop Foundations of Language Comparison: Human Universals as Constraints on Language Diversity. Bamberg University, Germany. 2008-02-27 - 2008-02-29. more >
  • Majid, A. (2008). Geocentric space [Discussant]. Talk presented at the Geocentric Space Workshop. Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. 2008-06-10.
  • Majid, A. (2008). Taste across language and culture. Talk presented at the Third International Conference of the German Linguistics Association. Leipzig, Germany. 2008-09-25 - 2008-09-27.
  • Majid, A. (2008). The relationship between semantic, visuo-spatial and sensori-motor representations of the body. Talk presented at the 6th International Conference of Cognitive Science. Symposium on “Language, culture and cognition”. Seoul, Korea. 2008-07-27 - 2008-07-29.
  • Majid, A. (2008). The conceptualization of body parts. Talk presented at the XXIX International Congress of Psychology. Symposium on “Embodiment”. Berlin. 2008-07-20 - 2008-07-25.
  • Majid, A., & Kopecka, A. (2008). The semantic categorization of motion verbs in French and Polish. Talk presented at the Workshop on Talking and Thinking about Motion Events. Tokyo, Japan. 2008-09-11.
  • Majid, A., Haun, D. B. M., Rapold, C. J., Call, J., Janzen, G., & Levinson, S. C. (2008). Cognitive Inheritance and Cultural Override in Human Spatial Cognition. Talk presented at the 2008 AAAS Annual Meeting. 90-Minute Symposium. “Thinking with and without language”. Boston, MA. 2008-02-15. more >

2007

  • Majid, A. (2007). Segmenting the space of the human body. Talk presented at the 3rd ICCLS Symposium on Spatial cognition and its expression in language and gesture. Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany. 2007-07-02. more >
  • Majid, A., & Levinson, S. C. (2007). Quantifying semantic regularity across languages. Talk presented at the Workshop Semantic Maps: Methods and Applications. CNRS, Paris. 2007-09-29.

2006

  • Majid, A. (2006). Developing an experiment: From conception to implementation. Workshop Experimental methods for cognitive linguistics 3. University of Murcia, Spain, 2006.
  • Majid, A. (2006). Segmenting the body. Talk presented at the Workshop on Body Representations and Multimodal Interaction. University of Paris V. 2006-10-02.
  • Majid, A. (2006). Reasoning with language and reasoning without: Informational discrepancies in causal inferencing. Talk presented at the Workshop on Formal Models for Real People. University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 2006-09-18.
  • Majid, A. (2006). Parts of the body: Cross-linguistic categorisation. Talk presented at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. University College London. 2006.
  • Majid, A. (2006). A multivariate statistical approach to the semantics of reciprocal constructions. Talk presented at the Reciprocals Across Languages Workshop. Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. 2006-04-19 - 2006-04-21.
  • Majid, A. (2006). Universals of human body part nomenclature. Talk presented at the 105th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. San Jose, CA. 2006-11-15 - 2006-11-19.
  • Majid, A. (2006). What the human body tells us about the human mind. Talk presented at the 28th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society [CogSci 2006]. Symposium “Cultural impacts on cognition”. Vancouver, Canada. 2006-07-26 - 2006-07-29.

2005

  • Majid, A. (2005). Semantics and pragmatics in a cross-linguistic perspective. Lecturer for MA in Psycholinguistics and MA in Cognitive Neuroscience, Radboud University. Nijmegen, 2005 - 2012.
  • Majid, A. (2005). How words categorize the human body. Talk presented at Words and the World: How Words Capture Human Experience. Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA. 2005-06-06 - 2005-06-07. more >

2004

  • Majid, A. (2004). Investigating perception with an eye on language. Talk presented at the Workshop on Language, Cognition and Typology. Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. 2004-09-14.
  • Majid, A. (2004). Cross-linguistic categorization of events. Talk presented at The Language Group Meeting. University of Glasgow, UK. 2004-04-30.
  • Majid, A. (2004). Cross-linguistic categorization. Talk presented at the Psycholinguistics Research Group. University of York, UK. 2004.
  • Majid, A., Van Staden, M., & Enfield, N. J. (2004). The human body in cognition, brain and typology. Talk presented at the Fourth International Forum on Language, Brain, and Cognition – Cognition, Brain, and Typology: Toward a Synthesis. Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. 2004-09-12 - 2004-09-13. more >
  • Majid, A., Van Staden, M., & Enfield, N. J. (2004). The image schema and cross-linguistic differences in body-part terms. Talk presented at EMCL 2 Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics: Workshop on Image Schemas and Linguistic Relativity. Portsmouth University, UK. 2004-07-17.
  • Majid, A., van Staden, M., Boster, J. S., & Bowerman, M. (2004). Event categorization: A cross-linguistic perspective. Talk presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Chicago, IL. 2004-08-05 - 2004-08-07.
  • Majid, A., & Bowerman, M. (2004). Studying event cognition cross-linguistically. Talk presented at the Symposium on Event Representations in Mind and Language. University of Oregon, OR. 2004-09-17 - 2004-09-19.

2003

  • Majid, A. (2003). The cues to causal perception. Talk presented at the Department of Cognitive and Computational Psychophysics. Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany. 2003.
  • Majid, A. (2003). Contingency, covariation and causation. Talk presented at the Center for Adaptive Behaviour and Cognition. Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin. 2003.

2002

  • Majid, A. (2002). Causal concepts: Through language and without language. Talk presented at the Workshop on Concept Formation and Representation in the Context of Cultural Praxis. Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin. 2002-11-07 - 2002-11-08.
  • Majid, A. (2002). Do people pay attention to base-rate information in The Cab Problem?. Talk presented at The British Psychological Society Annual Conference. Blackpool, UK. 2002-03-13 - 2002-03-16.

2001

  • Majid, A. (2001). Causal inferences in discourse. Talk presented at the Department of Psychology. University of Western Ontario, Canada. 2001.
  • Majid, A. (2001). When do people pay attention to base-rates in the cab problem?. Talk presented at the Annual Scottish Psycholinguistics Meeting. University of Dundee, UK. 2001-05-04.
  • Majid, A. (2001). Limiting causal inferences. Talk presented at the Conference on Aspects of Language Processing. Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), Bielefeld, Germany. 2001-07-05 - 2001-07-06.
  • Majid, A., & van Gompel, R. P. G. (2001). Lexical frequency and anaphor resolution. Talk presented at the XII ESCoP Conference. Edinburgh, UK. 2001-09-05 - 2001-09-08.

2000

  • Majid, A. (2000). Lectures in social cognition. Lectures for the Summer School at the University of Glasgow. Glasgow, UK, 2000.
  • Majid, A. (2000). Using explicit and implicit information to make attributions. Talk presented at the Psycholinguistic Seminar. University of Dundee, UK. 2000.
  • Majid, A. (2000). Lectures in general psychology, and cognitive psychology. Years 1-4, and supervision of final year experimental projects. Lecturer at the University of Glasgow. Glasgow, UK, 2000 - 2001.
  • Majid, A., Sanford, A. J., & Pickering, M. J. (2000). The influence of covariation information on the implicit causality bias. Talk presented at the 6th International Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing [AMLaP 2000]. Leiden, The Netherlands. 2000-09-20 - 2000-09-23.
  • Majid, A., Sanford, A. J., & Pickering, M. J. (2000). The implicit causality bias: A focusing property of verbs?. Talk presented at the British Psychological Society Cognitive Section Conference. Essex, UK. 2000-09-06 - 2000-09-08.

1999

  • Majid, A. (1999). Supervision of practical lab work for general psychology. Department of Psychology. University of Glasgow, UK, 1999 - 2000.
  • Majid, A. (1999). Implicit causality and explicit covariational information. Talk presented at the Cognitive Evening Seminar. University of Massachusetts, MA. 1999.
  • Majid, A., Sanford, A. J., & Pickering, M. J. (1999). Implicit verb causality effects and the influence of base-rate information. Poster presented at the Twenty-first Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society [CogSci 1999], University of Vancouver, Canada.

1998

  • Majid, A. (1998). Lectures in social cognition. Lectures for the Summer School at the University of Glasgow. Glasgow, UK, 1998.
  • Majid, A., Pickering, M. J., & Sanford, A. J. (1998). Implicit causality and explicit co-variation information. Talk presented at the British Psychological Society Postgraduate Conference. Glasgow, UK. 1998.
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