The courses in the thematic area Cognition focus on the acquisition and the processing of natural language meaning. The following key issues will be discussed:

The following courses are offered:

B1 (Petra Schulz) Acquisition of semantics

B2 (Berry Claus) Concepts and word meanings: Representational and processing issues

B3 (Michael Wagner) Prosody and incremental processing

B4 (Lyn Frazier) Processing at the syntax-discourse interface

B5 (Oliver Bott) Psycholinguistic work on coercion: Resolving compositional conflicts during online comprehension

B6 (Todd Oakley) Rhetorical Minds: Exploring Human Cognition, Communication, and Action