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Workshop on Temperature in Language and Cognition

March 19-20, 2010

Dept. of Linguistics, Stockholm university & Swedish Scientific Council

Local organizers: Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm, Susanne Vejdemo, Magnus Sahlgren


Friday March 19, C 307

First Plenary Speaker Prof. Frans Plank (Professor of Linguistics and English Language, Department of Linguistics University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany)

Presentation:File:Frans Plank.pdf

1. Felix K. Ameka (Leiden University Centre for Linguistics/ Dept of African Languages and Cultures), “Hard sun, Hot weather and Skin pain”: The ethnosyntax and semantics of temperature expressions in two Kwa languages in contact

Abstract:File:Ameka Kwa.pdf

Presentation: File:Ameka Kwa Pres.ppt

3. Paulette Roulon-Doko (LLACAN, CNRS-France), “Lexicalization of temperature concepts in Gbaya, an Ubanguian language of C.A.R.”

Abstract: File:Roulon Dolo Gbaya.pdf

4. Loïc-Michel Perrin (LLACAN, CNRS-France), "The representations of temperature in Wolof"

Abstract: File:Perrin Wolof.pdf Hand out: File:Perrin HandOut.pdf Presentation: File:Perrin Pres.pdf

5. Katarina Rasulic (English Department, University of Belgrade), “What’s hot and what’s not in English and Serbian: A contrastive view on the semantic extensions of temperature adjectives”

Abstract: File:Rasulic Serbian.pdf

6. Michael Daniel (Moscow State University) & Victoria Khurshudyan (Russian State University for Humanities),, “Temperature terms in modern Eastern Armenian”

Abstract: File:Daniel Armenian.pdf Presentation: File:Rasulic Serbian Pres.ppt

7. Erik Redling (Univ. of Augsburg / the University of California, Berkeley), "'Play That Thing, You Jazz Mad Fools!': Conceptualizing HOT and COOL in Jazz Poetry"

Abstract: File:Redling Jazz.pdf

8. Mika Shindo (Kyoto University), “Subdivisions of Temperature Concepts”

Abstract: File:Shindo Japanese.pdf

Hand out: File:Shindo Japanese HO.pdf

9. Prashant Pardeshi (Kobe University), “Blowing hot, hotter, and hotter yet: Temperature vocabulary in Indo-Aryan and its extension to the world of emotions” Abstract:File:Hook Marathi.pdf


10. Henrike Firsching (Dept. of African languages, University at Bayreuth), "Temperature terms across 14 African languages"

Presentation:File:Firsching African.ppt

Saturday March 20, C 307

11. Silvia Luraghi (University of Pavia, Linguistic Department), Paolo Mascheretti (University of Pavia, Department of Physics “A. Volta”) & Maria Pia Riccardi (University of Pavia, Department of Earth Sciences), “Asymmetries in Italian temperature terminology”


Abstract: File:Luraghi Itanlian.pdf

12. Peter Edwin Hook (University of Michigan)., “Immanence”

Presentation: File:Hook.ppt

13. Olivier Le Guen (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen), “Temperature terms and their meaning in Yucatec Maya”

Abstract: File:LeGuen Yucatec.pdf

14. Michèle Fruyt(Latin Department, University of Paris IV – Sorbonne), “The expression of temperature in Latin”

Abstract: File:Fruyt Latin.pdf Presentation: File:LeGuen Yucatec Pres.pdf 15. Annika Bergström (Dept. of Swedish, Gothenburgh university), “Temperature adjectives in Swedish: on meaning variants, primary metaphors and gradual metaphors”

Presentation: File:Bergstrom Swedish.pdf

16. Yustyn Salamon (Dept. of Linguistics, Copenhague university), "Temperature Terms in West Greenlandic"


17. Eva-Carin Gerö (Dept. of Classical languages, Stockholm University), “Temperature metaphors in Classical Greek”

18. Anna Kryvenko (Kyiv National Linguistic University & Stockholm University), "Similarity and opposition of Ukrainian temperature expressions within anthropocentric and environment-centred approaches"

19. Susanne Vejdemo and Hunter Lockwood (Eastern Michigan University), ”There is no thermostat in the forest” - the semantics and sociolinguistics of temperature in Ojibwe


20. Magnus Sahlgren and Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm (Dept. of linguistics, Stockholm University),, “Exploring temperature-term sense in word space”

Second Plenary Speaker Dr. Ekaterina Rakhilina (Inst. of Russian language at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moskva, Ryssland).


21. Frans Plank & Michael Spagnol (Dept. of linguistics, University at Konstanz),, “Designations for in-between grades and stages, with particular reference to rising and falling temperature”

Presentation:File:Spagnol Plank Previous.pdf


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