10.30.12. Release of the new book, Louder than words.

10.16.12. Carl Polley Successfully defends his dissertation! Title: Metaphors for happiness in English and Mandarin Chinese

10.12.12. Esther Walker presents a talk "Spatializing time: axis recruitment in deictic and sequential time" at the TimeLing conference in Lodz, Poland.

10.5.12. Ben Bergen participates in an expert panel on driving distraction at the AAA Foundation in Washington, D.C.

9.17.12. Ben Bergen gives an invited talk at the workshop on “Underanding the meaning of words and sentences: The role of non-linguistic processes in Tuebingen, Germany.

9.7.12. Rachel Ostrand presents a talk, "Listener modeling of speakers in language comprehension" at the AMLAP conference in Riva del Garda, Italy.

8.12.12. Lab alumna Nian Liu starts her new tenure-track faculty job at the University of Oklahoma.

8.10.12. Ben Bergen gives an invited plenary lecture at the International Construction Grammar Conference in Seoul, Korea.

7.30.12. Ben Bergen teaches at the Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics workshop in Cleveland, OH.

7.10.12. Tyler Marghetis and Carl Polley present papers at the UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, at King's College, London.

7.6.12. Ben Bergen presents an invited talk at the workshop on Origins of Complex Communication and Language: Epigenetic Modeling and Ethological Observation at the Konrad Lorenz Institute in Vienna, Austria.

7.5.12. Tyler Marghetis and Carl Polley present papers at the Researching and Applying Metaphor Conference, in Lancaster, UK.

4.2.12. Carl Polley is an invited participant at the High-Level Meeting on Happiness and Wellbeing organized by the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Bhutan to the UN, UN Headquarters, NY.

3.24.12. Ben Bergen presents an invited talk at the Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology, in Claremont, CA.

1.5.12. Carl Polley presents a poster entitled "Perspective-taking in English and Chinese metaphors for happiness" at the Annual Conference of the Linguistic Society of America, in Portland, OR.

10.6.11. Ben Bergen presents an invited plenary lecture at the International Symposium on Submorphemics, at the University of Toulouse-Le Mirail, France, entitled Phonaesthemes: Non-arbitrariness in the mental lexicon?

9.19.11. Ben Bergen presents an invited colloquium at the University of Notre Dame, Dept. of Psychology, entitled Does language put mental simulation in the driver’s seat?

8.5.11. Ben Bergen presents an invited plenary lecture at the Conference Mental Architecture for Processing and Learning of Language, at Hiroshima University, Japan, entitled Perspective in language.

7.20.11. Rachel Ostrand gives a talk and Tyler Marghetis and Esther Walker present a poster at the 33rd annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society in Boston.

7.18.11. The New Scientist discusses sound symbolism research, including the lab's work on phonaethemes.

7.16.11. Nian Liu gives two talks at the International Cognitive Linguistics Conference in Xi'an, China.

6.13.11. Ben Bergen teaches corpus and experimental methods at the Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics workshop at the University of Chicago

5.25.11. The Atlantic discusses cross-linguistic metaphor and natural language processing with Ben Bergen

5.25.11. Nian Liu awarded a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant to study the development of time reasoning across languages.

5.18.11. Carl Polley awarded Belinski Fellowhip in Linguistics

4.22.11. Ben Bergen gives an invited colloquium talk for the University of Oregon Linguistics department.

2.3.11. Ben Bergen gives an invited talk for the UCSB Linguistics department.

2.3.11. Manami Sato joins the lab for three months on a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science post-doc.

11.5.10. Ben Bergen gives an invited talk, entitled "Putting language in perspective (and vice versa)" at the UC Berkeley Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences.

10.5.10. Heeyeon Dennison successfully defends her dissertation! Title: Processing implied meaning through contrastive prosody

9.20.10. Ben Bergen quoted by ScienceNews, commenting on language processing research.

9.18.10. Jinsun Choe and Ben Bergen present a paper at the joint meeting of the Embodied and Situated Language Processing workshop and Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language conference.

9.16.10. The lab hosts the joint meeting of the Embodied and Situated Language Processing workshop and Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language conference.

8.12.10. Heeyeon Dennison and Ben Bergen present a talk, entitled "Language-Driven Motor Simulation is sensitive to social context" at the Cognitive Science Society meeting in Portland, OR.

7.2.10. Carl Polley presents a talk, entitled "Gross National Happiness as a discourse metaphor in Bhutan," at the 8th conference of the Researching and Applying Metaphor International Association (RaAM), held at VU University (Vrije Universiteit), Amsterdam, and receives the student conference award for best PhD conference paper.

6.10.10. Arrival of the lab's first driving simulator, which we're using to study the interaction of driving and language use (like talking on a cell phone).

5.25.10. Manami Sato succesfully defends her Ph.D. dissertation! Title: Message in the "Body": Effects of Simulation in Sentence Production.

3.26.10. Ben Bergen presents invited talk at the workshop on Sound Symbolism: Challenging the Arbitrariness of Language" at Emory University

3.19.10. Bodo Winter, Heeyeon Yoon Dennison, and Manami Sato present their work at the CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing

1.15.10. The National Science Foundation funds the proposed joint meeting of CSDL and ESLP, to be held in September at UCSD. (PI: Bergen)

1.1.10. Ben Bergen starts new position in the Cognitive Science Department at UCSD (Associate Professor).

10.13.09. Manami Sato presents an invited talk entitled "Language Processing and Mental Simulation" at the University of Nagoya, Japan.

9.27.09. Nian Liu and Manami Sato present papers at the annual meeting of the Japanese Cognitive Linguistics Association (JCLA) at the University of Kyoto in Kyoto, Japan.

9.7.09. Bodo Winter and Ben Bergen present a paper entitled "Language-driven mental simulation of distance" at the 15th Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing, in Barcelona.

8.29.09. Ben Bergen gives invited lectures on Construction Grammar at the International Summer School on Embodied Language Games and Construction Grammar, in Cortona, Italy.

7.25.09. Ben Bergen teaches a class at the Linguistic Society of America Summer Institute on Experimental and corpus-based approaches to metaphor.

7.29.09. Manami Sato, Dan X. Hall, and Ben Bergen present a paper entitled "Pronouns affect perspective in mental simulation, but what about discourse?" at The Embodied & Situated Language Processing Conference, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands.

6.10.09. Nian Liu is funded by UH Arts & Sciences Council Award to present a paper at the 2nd Conference of the Swedish Association for Language and Cognition at Stockholm University, Sweden.

5.15.09. Big news! The lab will be moving to the UCSD Cognitive Science Department in January, 2010.

1.6.09. Ben Bergen gives invited lectures on advances in embodied cognitive linguistics at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

10.20.08. Wen-wei Han, Nian Liu, and Ben Bergen present two talks at the Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language.

9.26.08. Wenwei Han presents talk at the International Conference on Construction Grammar.

8.17.08. Ben Bergen presents invited talk at the American Psychological Association convention in Boston.

7.21.08. Jung-Hee Kim and Carl Polley present talks at the International Congress of Linguists in Seoul.

4.1.08. Ben Bergen presents six lectures in Japan as a fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

3.20.08. Kathryn Wheeler and Ben Bergen visit colleagues at the University of Utah for collaborative research.