Adele E. Goldberg - Princeton University

Adele E. Goldberg
[email protected]
University of California, Berkeley
University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D. in Linguistics, Fall 1992
M.A. in Linguistics, Spring 1989
Logic and Methodology of Science, Ph.D program
Fall 1985-Spring 1987
B.A. in Mathematics and Philosophy, Spring 1985
2007. “Nijmegen Lectures,” Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen.
2003-2004 Fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study of Behavioral Sciences. Stanford, California.
2003, 2002, 1998 Honored on List of Excellent Teachers, UIUC
2002. Humanities Award, UIUC.
2000. Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study, UIUC.
1996. Gustave O. Arlt Book Award in the Humanities, North American Graduate Council.
1995. Hellman Faculty Fellow, University of California, San Diego.
1994. Chancellor’s Faculty Fellow, University of California, San Diego.
Research focus is on the psychology of language, including theoretical and experimental aspects of
grammar and its representation, acquisition of form-function correspondences, and constructional priming.
Princeton University
Professor of Linguistics, Council of Humanities; Associated Faculty in Psychology. 2004-
Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
Fellow 2003-2004.
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Associate Professor of Linguistics and Beckman Institute 1997-2004
Stanford University
Visiting Professor, Sept 1996-June 1997.
University of California, San Diego
Associate Professor of Linguistics 1997-1998, Assistant Professor of Linguistics, 1992-1997
Chief Editor, Cognitive Linguistics, Mouton Publishing. 2004-2007
Associate Editor, Language, Linguistic Society of America, 2002-2005
Editorial Board:
Cognitive Science, 2004-2006
Cognitive and Functional Approaches to Lang. and Lang. Learning, Georgetown Press. 2003Constructions, 2004Advisory Board for series, Constructional Approaches to Language, John Benjamins. 2002Advisory Board for series, Surveys in Syntax and Morphology , Oxford University Press. 2001Advisory Board for journal, Linguistics, University of Osijek, Croatia. 2002Consulting Editor for Cognitive Linguistics, Mouton de Gruyter 1998-2003
Editorial Board for International Cognitive Linguistics Association Proceedings. 1994-
Director of Linguistic Society of America's 1999 Summer Institute, held at the University of Illinois. (Six
weeks summer school with 600 participants, 80 courses, and a dozen satellite workshops)
2009 (upcoming) Linguistic Society of America’s Linguistic Institute
2007 Linguistic Society of America’s Linguistic Institute
2006 Dutch Linguistics Research School (LOT)
The Netherlands
2005 Linguistic Society of America's Linguistic Institute
2001 Linguistic Society of America's Linguistic Institute
UC Santa Barbara
1999 Linguistic Society of America's Linguistic Institute
University of Illinois
(also served as Institute Director)
1995 Dutch Linguistics Research School (LOT)
The Netherlands
Undergraduate courses:
From words to idioms to grammar; Introduction to Linguistic Science; Psycholinguistics; Lexical
Semantics; Syntax; Semantics; Concepts and Categories; Mind, Brain and Language
Graduate courses:
Argument Structure; Linguistic Semantics; Pragmatics; Introduction to Psycholinguistics; Functional
Approaches to Syntax; Topics in Syntax; Constructional Approaches to Grammar
University of California, Berkeley
Teaching Assistant : 1985-1992.
Interdisciplinary Studies (helped to organize, design and Implement new Cognitive Science course)
Computer Science Department
Linguistics Department
Philosophy Department
Mathematics Department
NSF Grant, Linguistics and Language Development. (single PI) 260K. 9/06-9/09.
NIMH Training Grant "Language processing: A training program". (one of 7 PIs). 700K. 7/02 -7/07.
NSF Grant, Learning and Intelligent Systems. (one of 7 PIs) 600K. 1/99-1/2002.
Research Board award for corpus analysis of child language. University of Illinois. Fall 1997.
Faculty Career Development Program Award, University of California, San Diego. Spring 1996.
Faculty Research Grant, University of California, San Diego. 1992, 1993, 1994.
Graduate Fellowship in Program in Logic and Methodology of Science, University of California, Berkeley.
September 1985 - May 1986.
2006. Constructions at Work: the nature of generalization in language. Oxford University Press.
--2008. Extensively reviewed by 7 leading researchers in special issue of Cognitive Linguistics.
1996. Editor. Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language. Stanford, CA: Center for the Study of
Language and Information Publications.
1995. Constructions: A Construction Grammar Approach to Argument Structure. University of Chicago
--2007. Translated into Chinese by Peking University Press.
--2004. Translated into Korean by the Hankookmunhwasa Publishing Company.
-- 2001. Translated into Japanese by the Kenkyusha Publishing Company Ltd.
--1998. Constructions: A Construction Grammar Approach to Argument Structure extensively
reviewed and discussed by 13 leading researchers in language acquisition in Journal of Child
Language 25 2: 431-491.
--1996. Gustave O. Arlt Humanities Award. North American Graduate Council
In preparation. Olya Gurevich and Adele E. Goldberg. Incidental Verbatim Memory for Language.
To appear. Adele E. Goldberg. The nature of generalization in language. Cognitive Linguistics.
To appear. Adele E. Goldberg. Constructions Work. Cognitive Linguistics.
To appear. Adele E. Goldberg. Verbs, Frames and Constructions. M. Rappaport Hovav, E. Doron and I.
Sichel (eds.). Syntax, Lexical Semantics and Event Structure. Oxford University Press.
To appear. Adele E. Goldberg and Jeremy K. Boyd. A-adjectives, historical persistence and generalization.
To appear. Jeremy K. Boyd, Erin Gottschalk and Adele E. Goldberg. Construction learning is robust and
long-lasting. Language Learning.
2008a. Universal Grammar? Or prerequisites for natural language? Brain and Behavioral Sciences.
2008b. Ben Ambridge and Adele Goldberg. The island status of clausal complements: evidence in favor of
an information structure explanation. Cognitive Linguistics19 3: 349-381.
2007a. Adele E. Goldberg and Devin Casenhiser. Construction Learning and SLA. In N. Ellis and Peter
Robinson (Eds.) Cognitive Linguistics and SLA. Lawrence Erlbaum Press.
2007b. Adele E. Goldberg, Devin Casenhiser and Tiffani R. White. Constructions as Categories of
Language. New Ideas in Psychology 25: 70-86.
2007c. Adele E. Goldberg. Construction Grammars. In Patrick Colm Hogan (ed.) The Cambridge
Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
2006a. Adele E. Goldberg and Devin Casenhiser. “Learning Argument Structure Generalizations.” In E.V.
Clark and B.F.Kelly (eds.) Constructions in Acquisition. Stanford: CSLI Publications. 185-204.
2006b. Adele E. Goldberg and Devin Casenhiser. “English Constructions.” In April McMahon and Bas
Aarts (eds.) Handbook of English Linguistics. Blackwell Publishers. 343-355.
2006c. Adele E. Goldberg. Categories in Use. Psychology of Learning and Motivation 47. A. Markman
and B. Ross (eds.) Academic Press/Elsevier.
2006d. Adele E. Goldberg. Syntactic Constructions. In Keith Brown (ed.) Encyclopedia of Language and
Linguistics, Second Edition. Volume 12: 379-383. Oxford.
2005a. Adele E. Goldberg and Ray Jackendoff. 2005. The end result(ative). Language 81 2:474-477.
2005b. Adele E. Goldberg, Devin Casenhiser and Nitya Sethuraman. “The Role of Prediction in
Construction-Learning.” Journal of Child Language. 32 (2) 407-426.
2005c. Devin Casenhiser and Adele E. Goldberg. “Fast Mapping of a Phrasal Form and Meaning.”
Developmental Science 8 6: 500-508.
2005d. Adele E. Goldberg. “Constructions, Lexical Semantics and the Correspondence Principle:
Accounting for Generalizations and Subregularities in the Realization of Arguments.” In The Syntax
of Aspect, Nomi Erteschik-Shir and Tova Rapoport (eds.). Oxford University Press. 215-236.
2005e. Adele E. Goldberg and Alex Del Giudice. “Subject Auxiliary Inversion: A Natural Category.”
Linguistics Review 22. 2-4: 411-428.
2005f. Adele E. Goldberg and Giulia L. M. Bencini. “Support from Language Processing for a
Constructional Approach to Grammar.” In A. Tyler (ed.). Language in Use: Cognitive and
Discourse Perspectives on Language and Language Learning, GURT 2003. Georgetown University
2005g. Devin Casenhiser and Adele E. Goldberg. “Constructional Fast Mapping.” Berkeley Linguistic
2005h. Adele E. Goldberg. “Argument Realization: the role of constructions, lexical semantics and
discourse factors.” In Construction Grammar(s): Cognitive and Cross-language dimension. JanOla Östman and Mirjam Fried (ed.). John Benjamins.
2004a. Adele E. Goldberg and Ray Jackendoff. “The English Resultative as a Family of Constructions.”
Language 80:3: 532-568.
2004b. Adele E. Goldberg, Devin Casenhiser and Nitya Sethuraman. “Learning Argument Structure
Generalizations.” Cognitive Linguistics 14 3. 289-316. (reprinted in Journal of Foreign Languages.
2004c. Adele E. Goldberg. “But do we need Universal Grammar? A comment on Lidz et al. (2003).”
Cognition. 94 1: 77-84
2004d. Adele E. Goldberg. “Discourse and Argument Structure.” In Handbook of Pragmatics. Larry Horn
and Gregory Ward (eds.) Blackwell.
2003a. Franklin Chang, Kathryn Bock and Adele E. Goldberg. “Do Thematic Roles Leave Traces In
their Places? ” Cognition 90 : 29-49
2003b. Adele E. Goldberg, Devin Casenhiser and Nitya Sethuraman. “A lexically based proposal of
argument structure meaning.” Proceedings of the Annual Chicago Linguistics Society.
2003c. Adele E. Goldberg. “Constructions: A New Theoretical Approach to Language.” Trends in
Cognitive Science 7. 5:219-224. (reprinted in Journal of Foreign Languages, China, 2004)
2003d. Adele E. Goldberg. “Words by Default: Inheritance and the Persian Complex Predicate
Construction.” In E. Francis and L. Michaelis (eds). Mismatch: Form-Function Incongruity and
the Architecture of Grammar. CSLI Publications. 84-112.
2002a. Adele E. Goldberg. “Construction Grammar.” Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. Macmillan
Reference Limited Nature Publishing Group.
2002b. Adele E. Goldberg. “Surface Generalizations: an alternative to alternations.” Cognitive Linguistics.
13-4: 327-356.
2002c. G.M.L. Bencini, K Bock and A. E. Goldberg. “How abstract is grammar? Evidence from structural
priming in language production. ” Poster presented at the 15th Annual CUNY Conference on
Human Sentence Processing. New York City, NY.
2002d. Adele E. Goldberg. “The Inherent Semantics of Argument Structure.” In Mouton Classics: from
Syntax to Cognition from Phonology to Text. (reprinted from 1992 article).
2001a. Adele E. Goldberg and Farrell Ackerman. “The Pragmatics of Obligatory Adjuncts.” Language. 77
4. 798-814.
2001b. Adele E. Goldberg. “Patient Arguments of causative verbs can be omitted: the role of information
structure in argument distribution.” Language Sciences 34/4-5. 503-524.
2000a. Giulia Bencini and Adele E. Goldberg. “The Contribution of Argument Structure Constructions to
Sentence Meaning.” Journal of Memory and Language 43 640-651.
2000b. Hare, M.L. and Adele E. Goldberg. “Structural priming: Purely syntactic?” In M. Hahn & S.C.
Stones (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twenty-First Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.
London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. (pp. 208-211).
1999a. Adele E. Goldberg. Guest Editor and author of preface. Studies In Linguistic Sciences: volume of
Forum Lectures from the Linguistic Institute.
1999b. Giulia Bencini and Adele E. Goldberg. “Constructions as the Main Determinants of Sentence
Meaning.” In the Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society.
1999c. Adele E. Goldberg. “The Emergence of Argument Structure Semantics.” In B. MacWhinney (ed.)
The Emergence of Language. Lawrence Erlbaum Publications. (Translated into Polish.Volume,
edited by Eva Debrowski, 2004)
1998a. Adele E. Goldberg. “Semantic Principles of Predication.” In Discourse and Cognition: Bridging the
Gap. Jean-Pierre Koenig (ed) CSLI Publications. 41-55.
1998b. Adele E. Goldberg. “Patterns of Experience in Patterns of Language.” In Michael Tomasello (ed.)
The New Psychology of Language. Lawrence Erlbaum Publications. 203-219.
1997a. Adele E. Goldberg. “Relationships between Verb and Construction.” In Marjolijn Verspoor and
Eve Sweetser (eds). Lexicon and Grammar. John Benjamins. 383-398.
1997b. Nitya Sethuraman, Adele E. Goldberg and Judith Goodman. “Using the Semantics associated with
Syntactic Frames for Interpretation without the Aid of Non-Linguistic Context.” Eve Clark (ed)
Proceedings of the Twenty-seventh Annual Child Language Research Forum.
1997c. Adele E. Goldberg. “Construction Grammar.” In E.K. Brown and J.E. Miller (eds.), Concise
Encyclopedia of Syntactic Theories. New York: Elsevier Science Limited.
1996a. Adele E. Goldberg. “Optimizing Constraints and the Persian Complex Predicate.” Annual
Proceedings of the Berkeley Linguistic Society 22.
1996b. Adele E. Goldberg. “Jackendoff and Construction-Based Grammar.” Cognitive Linguistics 7-1. 320.
1996c. Farrell Ackerman and Adele E. Goldberg. “Constraints on Adjectival Past Participles.” In Adele E.
Goldberg (ed) Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language. CSLI Publications.
1996d. Adele E. Goldberg. “Making One’s Way Through the Data.” In Alex Alsina, Joan Bresnan and
Peter Sells (eds) Complex Predicates. Stanford: CSLI Publications. Also in M. Shibatani and S.
Thompson (eds) Grammatical Constructions: Their Form and Meaning. Oxford: Clarendon
Press. 29-53.
1993a. Annie Zaenen and Adele E. Goldberg. “Review of Grimshaw's Argument Structure.” Language. 69
4. 807-816.
1993b. Adele E. Goldberg. “Another Look at Some Learnability Paradoxes.” Proceedings of the 25th
Annual Stanford Child Language Research Forum . Stanford: Center for the Study of Language
and Information Publications.
1992a. Adele E. Goldberg. “Capturing Relations Among Constructions.” Roundtable on Construction
Grammar. Proceedings of the 9th meeting of the International Congress of Linguistics.
1992b. Adele E. Goldberg. “A Semantic Account of Resultatives.” Linguistic Analysis 21:66-96.
1992c. Adele E. Goldberg. “The Inherent Semantics of Argument Structure: The Case of the English
Ditransitive Construction”
Cognitive Linguistics 3-1:37-74.
1992d. Adele E. Goldberg. “In Support of A Semantic Account of Resultatives.” Center for the Study of
Language and Information Report No. 163. Stanford, CA.
1991a. Adele E. Goldberg. “On the Problems with Lexical Rule Accounts of Argument Structure.” In
Cognitive Science Society Conference Proceedings.
1991b. Adele E. Goldberg. “It Can't Go Down the Chimney Up: Paths and the English Resultative.” In
Proceedings of the Berkeley Linguistic Society Vol 17.
1989. Adele E. Goldberg. “A Unified Account of the Semantics of the Ditransitive.” In Proceedings of the
Berkeley Linguistic Society Vol 15.
(upcoming) Plenary speaker at Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language. Case Western University.
October 18-20, 2008.
(upcoming) Plenary speaker at Language, Communication and Cognition conference. Brighton. August 4-7,
Keynote speaker at Cognitive Linguistics and Rhetoric conference. Shanghai. May 16, 2008.
“Nijmegen Lectures” Max Planck Institute of Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Dec 10-12,
Keynote speaker at “Language comparison and new generations of syntactic theory: Generative Grammar
and Construction Grammar.” Berlin. October 26-28, 2007.
Plenary speaker at 14th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar. Stanford, CA.
July 21 2007.
Plenary speaker at Symposium on Formulaic Language. Milwaukee, WI. April 2007.
Plenary speaker at Society for Language Development. Boston. November 2006.
Keynote speaker for German Cognitive Linguistics Association. Munich, Germany. October 2006.
Plenary speaker at International Construction Grammar Association meeting, Tokyo, Japan. Sept. 2006.
Invited series of lectures at National Taiwan University. Taipei, Taiwan. August 2006.
Invited 3-day series of lectures at University of Vigo. Vigo, Spain. May, 2006.
Plenary speaker for the IATL conference. Jerusalem, Israel. July, 2006.
Plenary Speaker at the 35th Annual Stanford Child Language Acquisition Forum. Stanford, CA. April 2004.
Keynote Speaker for Chinese Cognitive Linguistics Society Meeting. Chongqing, China. April 2004.
Plenary Speaker at the Annual Berkeley Linguistic Society. (Parasession on Conceptual Structure and
Cognition in Grammatical Theory.) Berkeley, CA. February 2004.
Plenary Speaker for Chicago Linguistic Society Conference (General Session). April 2003.
Plenary Speaker at Georgetown University Roundtable on Linguistics Conference. February 2003.
Plenary Speaker at Second International Conference on Construction Grammar. University of Helsinki,
Finland. September 6-8, 2002.
Inaugural Address at the 2002 meeting the Linguistics Assn of Canada and the US (LACUS) July 30th to
Toledo, Ohio. August 3rd, 2002.
Featured Speaker at Second Annual Conference of the Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association.University
of Virginia. October, 2001.
Featured Speaker at the International Cognitive Linguistics Association Meeting. Santa Barbara, California.
July 2001.
Two Plenary Lectures. Finnish Symposium on The Relationship between Syntax and Semantics in the
Analysis of Linguistic Structure. Helsinki Finland. Sept 1999.
Invited speaker for Berkeley Linguistics Society Conference (General Session). Berkeley, CA. Feb 1996.
(upcoming) 2008. Spatial Language and Cognition Workshop. Temple University (June 11, 12)
2008. Partial Productivity in Syntax. Tufts University. (May 3, 4)
2006. Workshop on “Syntax, Lexicon and Event Structure.” Jerusalem. (July 2006)
2005. Workshop on “Nuts vs. Core.” Harvard. (July 29)
2005. Workshop on Issues on the Form and Interpretation of Argument Structure. MIT. (July 1)
2003. Workshop on Language of Space. Johns Hopkins. (September 18-20)
2003. Workshop on Argument Structure. University of Stuttgart, Germany. (Jan 10-12)
2002. Workshop on Paraphrasis and Paradigm at UCSD (April 4-6)
2001. Workshop on Acquisition at the International Cognitive Linguistics Association (ICLA) meeting,
Santa Barbara, CA.
2001. Workshop on Construction Grammar at ICLA meeting, Santa Barbara, CA.
1999. UIUC-CNRS Workshop. Lyon, France.
1998. Discussant at Argument Structure Workshop. Max Planck Institute, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
1998. Discussant for papers by Sandra Waxman and Barbara Tversky. Whither Whorf Workshop.
Sponsored by the Cognitive Science Program. Northwestern University.
1997. Symposium on Cognition: Emergentist Approaches to Language. Carnegie Mellon University.
1996. New Experiments on Syntactic Priming. University of Southern California-UCSD Workshop.
USC, LA. September 11.
1996. Psycholinguistic Evidence for Constructions. University of California, Berkeley - Stanford University of California, San Diego Workshop. University of California, Berkeley. January 28.
1993. Workshop on Complex Predicates. Stanford, University.
1993. Workshop on Thematic Relations. Kansas City.
1992. A Constructional Approach to Learnability Paradoxes. UCB-UCSD Workshop, Berkeley.
1992. Argument Structure Constructions: A Semantic Account of Resultatives. Stanford Syntax Workshop.
Stanford, CA.
1992. Roundtable on Construction Grammar at the 15th International Congress of Linguists. Quebec City,
Cognitive Science Colloquium. SUNY Buffalo. November 2007.
Distinguished Speaker Series. Cornell University Psychology Department. October 2007.
Georgetown University Linguistics Department. March 2007.
Yale University. Linguistics Department. April 2006.
CUNY syntax supper. December, 2005.
Lehigh University. Cognitive Science Colloquium. October. 2005
University of Pennsylvania. Linguistics Department Colloquium. January 2005.
Peking University, China. English Department Colloquium. April 2004.
University of California, San Diego Human Development Series. February 2004.
Stanford University. Cognitive Science series. February 2004
Stanford University. Semantics Colloquium. September 2003.
Rice University. Linguistics Department. April 2003.
University of Wisconsin. Cognitive Science Series: Language and the Mind. May 2002.
SIUC, Carbondale, IL. Cognitive Science Colloquium. February 2002.
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. March 2001.
Grinnell College, Iowa. Linguistics Department. February 2001.
Lund University, Sweden. Department of English Colloquium. Sept 1999.
Indiana University. Cognitive Science program. April 1999.
University of New Mexico. Linguistic Department. Dec 1998.
Northwestern University. Cognitive Science Program. April 1998.
University of Chicago. Psychology Department. February 1998.
University of Oregon. Linguistics Department. Invited lectures. February 1997.
Rice University. Linguistics Department. April 1996.
University of California, Santa Cruz. Linguistics Department. April 1996.
Stanford University. Linguistics Department. Nov 1995.
University of Colorado, Boulder. Institute for Cognitive Studies colloquium. Sept 1995.
University of Pennsylvania. Linguistics Department. June 1995.
2008. Olya Gurevich and Adele Goldberg. Memory for Language. LSA. Chicago, IL.
2006. Theeraporn Ratitumkul, Adele Goldberg and Cynthia Fisher. Omitted arguments in Thai. BU Child
Language Conference.
2006. Panel on emergentist approaches to grammar. LSA. Albuqueque, NM
2004. Discourse Properties of the Ditransitive Predict its Syntax. 3rd International Conference on
Construction Grammar. Marseilles, France. July 7-11.
2004. Learning Linking Generalizations. Linguistic Society of America meeting, Boston.
2002. Giulia Bencini, Kathryn Bock and Adele E. Goldberg. CUNY poster.
1999. Optional Adjuncts. Linguistic Society of America National meeting. Chicago, IL.
1997. Argument Structure Constructions: Lexical or Phrasal? Stanford University. Semantics Seminar.
1997. Society for Research in Child Development Washington, D.C.
1996. Constructions, Construction Grammar, Resultatives. Stanford University. Graduate Syntax Seminar:
HPSG and Constructions. October 14, 21.
1996. The English Resultative Construction. University of California, Berkeley. Guest Lecturer,
Graduate Syntax Seminar: Constructions and HPSG. October 24.
1995. Linguistics Department. University of California, Berkeley.
1995. Center for the Advanced Study of Behavior Sciences. Stanford University.
1995. Persian Complex Predicates and the Lexicon. Association for Linguistic Typology I. VitoriaGastiez, Spain.
1994. Linguistics Program. San Diego State University.
1995. The Relationships between Verbs and Constructions. International Cognitive Linguistics
Conference. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
1994. Constraints on Adjectival Passives. Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language Conference.
University of California, San Diego.
1993. Another Look at Some Learnability Paradoxes. International Cognitive Linguistics Conference.
Leuven, Belgium
1992. In Support of a Semantic Account of Resultatives. LSA Annual meeting. February 12, 1992.
Philadelphia, PA.
1991. The English Caused Motion Construction: Its Semantics. The Third International Cognitive
Linguistics Conference. August, 1991. Santa Cruz, CA.
1991. Working My Way Through the Data. Fifth Annual UCB-UCSD Workshop/Conference. San Diego.
1991. It Can’t Go Down the Chimney Up: Paths and the English Resultative. 17th Annual Meeting of the
Berkeley Linguistics Society .
1990. Chairperson and Presenter at Workshop on the Nature of Argument Structure. Fourth Annual UCBUCSD Workshop/Conference. Berkeley.
1989. A Unified Account of the Semantics of the Ditransitive. 15th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley
Linguistics Society.
Journal/Book Reviewing: Reviewer for Brain and Behavioral Sciences, Brain and Language, Studies In
the Linguistic Sciences, Oxford University Press, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, Cognitive
Science, Cognitive Psychology, Linguistics and Philosophy, Cognition, Cognitive Linguistics, Journal of
Child Language, Developmental Science, Linguistic Inquiry, Language, Language Science, Mouton,
Cambridge University Press, Studies in Language, Systems, Man and Cybernetics, MIT Press, Center for
the Study of Language and Information, Trends in Cognitive Science, Psychonomics Review and Bulletin
Grant Agency Reviewing: Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, MacArthur Foundation,
NSF, FCAR, Fords pour la Formation, Linneas Foundation (Sweden)
Evaluation Committee for: International Cognitive Linguistics Association, Linguistic Society of
America, West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, WECOL, ESCOL, Conceptual, Structure,
Discourse and Language conferences, Boston University Conference on Language Development, Head
Driven Phrase Structure Grammar conference, International Association for the Study of Child Language.
2009. (upcoming) Emergent Communication. Princeton.
2008. Workshop on Language Acquisition. Princeton.
2005. Workshop on Early Syntax. Princeton.
2005. Program Committee Member for the 27 th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.
2004. Symposium organizer, Constructional approaches to language. Linguistic Society of America Annual
Meeting. Boston, Mass.
2004. Program Committee Member for the 26th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Chicago.
2002. Program Committee Member for the 24th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Boston.
2002. Scientific Committee for International conference, Reviewing Linguistic Thought: Perspectives into
the 21st Century, University of Athens.
1999. Workshop Organizer, Conceptual Metaphor, Linguistic Society of America's Summer Institute.
1999. Workshop Organizer, Constructions, Linguistic Society of America's Summer Institute.
1999. Director. Linguistic Society of America's Summer Institute, held at the University of Illinois.
Directed and taught at 6 week summer school involving 80 courses and 600 attendees.
1998. Organizing committee for Territories and Boundaries Symposium. University of Illinois.
1996. Executive Committee, Program in Human Development, University of California, San Diego.
1994.Conference Organizer for the first Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language Conference,
University of California, San Diego.
1993. Conference Organizer, Cognitive Linguistics Workshop, University of California, San Diego.
Kathleen Ahrens 1995, University of California, San Diego. The Mental Lexicon. Professor of Linguistics
at National Taiwan University.
William Morris 1998, University of California, San Diego. Emergent Grammatical Relations: An Inductive
Learning System. Presently Research Linguist at A-Life Medical, Inc., San Diego.
Giulia Bencini 2002. University of Illinois. The Representation and Processing of Argument Structure
Constructions. Presently a postdoc with Virginia Valian at Hunter College.
Devin Casenhiser. 2004. University of Illinois. Soft Constraints in the Learning of Form-Meaning
Mappings. Presently at research director at the Harris Research Initiative, York University, Toronto,
Theeraporn Ratitankul. 2007. Argument Realization in Thai. University of Illinois (served as director of
research). Presently Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.
University of Leipzig, committee member for Holger Diessel, Habilitation thesis. 2002.
University of California, San Diego, committee member for Nitya Sethuraman., PhD thesis. 2002.
Erin Gottschalk. 2008. Construction Learning and Representation. Winner of George Miller Prize in
Cognitive Science for best Cognitive Science thesis.
Cecile Huttenhower. 2008. The Role of Group Membership on the Ability to Influence Another’s Speech.
Charlotte E.M. Weiskittel. 2006. Memory for Verbatim and the Storybook Paradigm.
Stephanie Chen. 2005. The Role of Working Memory on Language Learning.