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Leda Berio

Leda Berio

Phone: 0211/81-03187
Email: leda.berio@hhu.de



SToRE Membership

SToRE member since 28.01.2016

1. advisor: Gottfried Vosgerau
2. advisor: Katja Biermann-Ruben
3. advisor: David Hommen

PhD Project

My project is concerned with the relation between language acquisition and conceptualisation. The idea is to investigate how social interaction, especially language-mediated communication, shapes what is commonly referred to as “public meaning”. The assumption is that public meaning is constituted by a partial overlap of the content of individual representations and that looking at the data regarding development can shed light on the mechanisms that are at play both during first language acquisition and during the process of “tuning” speakers’ and hearers’ meaning to get to effective (or “effective enough”) communication. I will be focusing on the acquisition of colour words and mental terms.


submitted: Berio, L. “Language relativity, flexibility of mental representations and frames: what colour terms research does and does not show us”.

(2017) Berio, L. Latrouite A, Van Valin R, Vosgerau G. “Immediate and General Common Ground”, Proceedings of Context2017 , Springer’s Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI)

Conference presentations

2017, Berio, L. And Schuster, A Mentalised Evolutionary Prototypes, Bochum PLM4, Conference, Germany

2017, Berio L, Latrouite A, Van Valin R, Vosgerau G. , Immediate and General Common Ground, Paris Context 2017 Conference, France

2017. Berio, L. and Schuster, A. Mentalised Prototypes, Roots of Pragmasemantics Workshop. Szklarska Poręba, Poland.

2016. Berio, L. Analysing the Problem of the Influence of Language on Thought, Cost2016, Conference. Düsseldorf, Germany.

2016. Berio, L. Embodied Semantics and the Problem of Abstract Concepts, MODELACT Conference, Rome, Italy

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