The Fifth Conference of the Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition

Hosted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, August 19-21 2015.

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Main Session

Session 2




Do Vocatives Constitute a Separate Part of Speech? A Comparison of
Russian and North Saami Data.
Janda, L. A. & Antonsen, L.

Cognitive Fatigue and Multiple Sclerosis.Heikkola, L. M., Hämäläinen, P. & Ruutiainen, J.


Causation in the periphery: Causative adjunts in Estonian and Finnish.
Paulsen, G. & Nikanne, U.

Eye Movements during Sign-supported Speech Comprehension by Deaf Adolescents.
Mastrantuono, E., Saldaña, D. & Rodríguez Ortiz, I.


How light can a light verb be?Penttilä, E., Mulli, J., Nenonen, M. & Nikolaev, A.

Integration of "secondary" information during comprehension: co-speech gestures and
mouth patterns accompanying signs.
Vinson, D., Perniss, P., Chan, W.-S., Klidi, K., Rice, A., Zhang, Z. & Vigliocco, G.




Keynote speaker: Seana Coulson –Conceptual Integrations
and Multi-modal Discourse Comprehension.




Session 3


Why construction variation in morphology? The case of the Russian
attenuative constructions.
Makarova, A.

Concept combination with logical connectives.Baggio, G., Cherubini, P., Pischedda, D.,
Blumenthal, A., Görgen, K., Haynes, J.-D. & Reverberi, C.


Do “Particles” Deserve to be Classified as a Part of Speech? A View
from Russian.
– Tyers, F. M., Endresen, A., Reynolds, R. & Janda, L. A.

The Impact of Metaphor Prime on Metaphor Comprehension: Option-limiting and Prominent-making.
Khatinzadeh, O., Shooshtari, Z. G. & Vahdat, S.




Constructional synonymy – does it exist? The Russian decade
constructions and double motivation.
Nesset, T. & Makarova, A.

How do young English -speaking children acquire verb -particle constructions?Riguel, E.


Moving towards new meaning: meaning differentiation in rival forms and
the Russian verb dvigat'(sja)' move
. – Lyashevskaya, O. & Nesset, T.

The Effect of Emotional Cues on Situated Language Processing in Children.
Münster, K., Knoeferle, P.  & Carminati, M. N.


 Analogy = Schema = Construction = Blending = SemplateItkonen, E.

The Other Exemplar-based Corrective Feedback: Analogical Corrective Feedback in
the EFL Classroom.
Thomas, K. E.




Keynote speaker: Kenny Coventry Spatial demonstratives and perceptual space:
 Describing and remembering object location.



Agent, environment, and lived temporality: A distributed-ecological perspective on the
 epistemological role of language.Torre, E.

Do gestures compensate for speakers’ expressive difficulties?Graziano M. & Gullberg, M.


Bridging the gap between conceptual metaphor and embodied experience.Falck, M. J.

Neural signatures and cross-linguistic effects of morphological learning in L2.
Havas, V., Rodríguez Fornells, A. & Laine, M.


Metaphorical priming in a lexical decision task and in high functioning autism.
Chahboun, S., Vulchanova, M., Vulchanov, V., Saldaña, D & Eshuis, H.





Main Session

Session 1


Lexical-morphological knowledge of the inner structure of words: Development of derivational
skills in Finnish.
Pajunen, A. & Vainio, S.

Depicting from experience: learning to give directions in space.Nilsson, A.-L. & Ferrara, L.


Becoming literate: primary-school children referring to time and place.Sandberg, K.

Cognitive Discourse Analysis of spatiotemporal reference frames in natural discourse.Tenbrink, T.


The influence of visual context and grammar factors on ambiguous pronoun processing
in German and Norwegian children.
Voß, F., Foyn, C. H., Vulchanova, M., Knoeferle, P.
& Eshuis, H.

The effect of visual accessibility, spatial opposition and contrast on the choice of exophoric
demonstratives - an experiment in Estonian.
Reile, M.




Keynote speaker: Adele Goldberg – Explain me this: how we learn to avoid semantically
sensible but unconventional formulations.



Correlation Analysis between Intelligence and the Processing of Chinese Relative Clauses.
Wang, H., Wang, D. &  Bing, W.

Mental simulation of object orientation and size in L1 and L2 speakers.
Koster, D., Cadierno, T. & Coventry, K.


The role of visual attention in the semantic processing of item, container and default numeral
classifiers in Chinese.
Bochynska, A.,  Eifring, H., Laeng, B. & Lobben, M.

Multiple verb constructions and Event Structure in Mbum. Markgraf, H. W.




Poster session


SALC business meeting


Keynote speaker: Jeanine Treffers-Daller Listening out of the corner of your ear:
 the contribution of statistical learning to restructuring of motion event cognition.



The influence of gender related information in visual attention during sentence comprehension:
insights from eye-tracking
. – Rodríguez, A., Burigo, M. & Knoeferle, P.

Lexicalizing motion in Finnish.Tuuri, E.




Eye gaze as a predictor for multimodal alignment.Oben, B., Brône , G. & Feyaerts, K.

Motion events in Telugu and Thai: Two “deviant languages”? – Naidu, V., Zlatev, J., Blomberg, J. & Duggirala, V.


On emergence of sign systems and language: a view from AI laboratory.Konderak, P.





Main Session



Non-actual motion in Swedish, French and Thai. – Blomberg, J. & Zlatev, J.



Does grammatical and cognitive status affect phonetic realization?
– Kristensen, L. B., Schachtenhaufen, R. & Boye, K.



Individual knowledge structures matter. A usage-based individual-focused investigation
of linguistic relativity effects.
Günther, F., Müller, H., Schmid, H.-J. & Geyer, T.





Keynote speaker: Carita Paradis – Words as cues to conceptual structure: theoretical considerations and practical applications.



Verbs of Perception in Swedish. ­– Hillbom, A.



The Cumulative Evolution Of An Instructional Language.Tylen, K., Elisson, T. M.,
Fusaroli, R. & Fay, N.




Poster session

  1. Preschool children prefer structural over linear constituent order in learning artificial grammars. –  Nowak, I. & Baggio, G.
  2. L2 word stress speech production from orthography. – Post da Silveira, A. & Dijkstra, T.
  3. Listeners’ native phonology affects segmentation of artificial speech streams. ­– F. Trecca, D. Bleses, M.H. Christiansen, H. Basbøll, A. Højen & T.O. Madsen.
  4. Processing Long-Distance Dependencies in Swedish.Tutunjian, D., Heinat, F., Klingvall, E. & Wiklund A.-L.
  5. The Usage of Cases and Prepositions in an Additional Language.Kazakova, E.
  6. Rewiring color categories: The neural consequences of language contact. – Diez Martini, A. L. (Baggio, G.)


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About the conference:

The Fifth Conference of the Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition (SALC V) will take place in Trondheim, August 19–21, 2015, and is hosted by The Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU).

The conference will be organized by the Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition (SALC), and the Language and Cognition/LAPL research group at the Department of Language and Literature (NTNU).

Keynote speakers:

  • Seana Coulson, University of California, San Diego
  • Kenny Coventry, University of East Anglia
  • Jeanine Treffers-Daller, University of Reading
  • Adele Goldberg, Princeton University
  • Carita Paradis, Lund University 

About SALC V:

The major goal of The Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition (SALC) is to promote the study of the relationship between language and cognition. This involves any type of research in which language is not treated in isolation (e.g. as a "module"), but both as based on structures and processes of general cognition and social cognition, and as affecting such structures and processes. The association is intended to be a forum for cooperation and exchange of ideas between disciplines, fields of study and theoretical frameworks. The aim of the SALC Conference is to promote the cross-fertilization of linguistics and close fields, such as psychology, cognitive science, the social sciences, and education. We are aiming at presenting interdisciplinary perspectives from all of these fields and encourage submissions from all research areas addressing the interface between language and cognition. The conference is organized into a main general session and 3 parallel thematic sessions:

  1. Spatial categories in first and second language development
  2. Language disorders in monolingual and bilingual speakers
  3. Usage-based approaches to language acquisition

For the main session topics may include, but are not limited to the following themes:

  • Developmental deficits and language use
  • Language acquisition and cognition
  • Language and cognitive development and evolution
  • Language and consciousness
  • Language and gesture
  • Language change and cognition
  • Language structure and cognition
  • Language use and cognition
  • Linguistic typology and cognition
  • Psycholinguistic approaches to language and cognition

We now invite submissions of abstracts for paper and poster presentations reporting original research in all the above-mentioned areas. The deadline for abstract submission is January 15, 2015.

A small number of student grants is available upon application for junior researchers who do not have independent funding. More information will be made available later.

Local organizing Committee:

  • Mila Vulchanova
  • Anne Dahl
  • Valentin Vulchanov
  • Giosuè Baggio
  • Camilla H. Foyn
  • Friederike Voss
  • Sobh Chahboun

Scientific Committee:

  • Mila Vulchanova
  • Teresa Cadierno
  • Carita Paradis
  • Jordan Zlatev
  • Mikkel Wallentin
  • Urpo Nikanne
  • Rosa Alonso
  • Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano
  • Vito Pirrelli
  • Kristian Tylén
  • Esa Penttilä
  • Marlene Johansson Falck
  • Carita Lundmark
  • Tiina Onikki
  • Johanna Barddal
  • Lisa Rudebeck
  • Line Burholt Kristensen
  • Viktor Smith

Important dates:

Abstract submission deadline: January 15th, 2015

Notification of acceptance: March 1st, 2015

Section papers will be allocated 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion.  

The language of the conference is English.

Abstracts of at most 400 words, plus title and references, should be sent by email as a Word attachment to (format of message title and attachment name: SALC2015Abstract: author last name(s)). The document should contain author information (including author name(s), affiliation and contact email address), presentation title, abstract and your preference for oral or poster presentation.  Please indicate which session you would like your abstract to be evaluated for.

By November, 15th, 2014 the conference web-page will contain information about conference fees, accommodation, travel and other details about the infrastructure and activities associated with SALC 5.

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