The workshop ‘Embodied & Situated Language Processing’ (ESLP) was the fourth event in a workshop series founded in 2007. The 2011 workshop brought together research on embodied and situated language processing with trends in the cognitive sciences (emotion, synaesthesia, social cognition, and robotics / computational modeling). The invited keynote speakers for these topics were Michael Spivey, Peter Hagoort, Marta Kutas, Seana Coulson, Silvia Gennari, Olaf Hauk, and Beatrice de Gelder alongside a further fifty participants. The invited contributions, complemented by competitive submissions, addressed key research questions such as ‘How deeply is language processing embodied?’; ‘What can synaesthesia reveal about embodied language processing?’; ‘How do affective and social factors connect with language processing?’; and ‘Which testable predictions for embodied language processing can we generate based on recent computational modeling approaches?’. On three consecutive days, invited talks interleaved with competitive submissions and discussion of language processing in the context of embodiment and situatedness. An overarching methodological focus was on bringing together findings from different methods that can contribute complementary insights, with the goal of refining existing accounts of embodiment and situatedness in language processing.
ESLP 2011 was featured in a subsequent report of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung—Sage Eule und die Augen gehen hoch (see http://wwwhomes.uni-bielefeld.de/pknoeferle/Homepage/Home_files/110831_faz_FNUWD1201108313216163.pdf).
Roberto Aguirre Fernández de Lara (Barcelona), Garry Altmann (York), Sarah Anderson (Cincinatti, OH), Pedro Atã (Juiz de Fora), Simone Alex-Ruf (Tübingen), Christopher Baumgärtner (Hamburg), Ray Becker (Bielefeld), Kirsten Bergmann (Bielefeld), Louise Connell (Manchester), Seana Coulson (La Jolla, CA), Matthew W. Crocker (Saarbrücken), Olga Dragoy (Moskau), Heiner Drenhaus (Saarbrücken), Felix Dreyer (Leipzig), Verena Eikmeier (Tübingen), Imke Franzmeier (Freiburg i.Br.), Beatrice de Gelder (Tilburg), Silvia P. Gennari (Heslington), Ernesto Guerra (Bielefeld), Johannes Haack (Potsdam), Peter Hagoort (Nimwegen), Lea Hald (Nimwegen), Olaf Hauk (Cambridge UK), Martina Hielscher-Fastabend (Reutlingen), Maj-Britt Isberner (Kassel), Katrin Johannsen (Bielefeld), Katerina Danae Kandylaki (Saarbrücken), Eunsol Kim (Seoul), Jiseob Kim (Seoul), Dirk Köster (Bielefeld), Marta Kutas (La Jolla, CA), Martin Lachmair (Tübingen), Chung-Yeon Lee (Seoul), Kyoung-Min Lee (Seoul), Dermott Lynott (Manchester), Svetlana Malutyutina (Moskau), Horst M. Müller (Bielefeld), Jinseok Nam (Seoul), Thies Pfeiffer (Bielefeld), Ulrich Rückert (Bielefeld), Ralf Rummer (Erfurt), David Schlangen (Bielefeld), Judith Schweppe (Erfurt), Claudia Scorolli (Bologna), Michael Spivey (Merced, CA), Lisa Vandeberg (Rotterdam), Ulli Waltinger (Bielefeld), Sabine Weiss (Bielefeld), Eiling Yee (Donostia-San Sebastián), Sejin Yo (Seoul), Byoung Tak Zhang (Seoul)