Talks by Annika Tjuka

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Directional Tendencies in Object Naming

Graduate Colloquium at Chair of Multilingual Computational Linguistics. Passau, Germany.

Language Variation in Word Meanings

One Body, Many Words: Linguistic Diversity as a Window into the Mind

Three Minute Thesis Competition. Jena, Germany.


Representing semantic networks in Concepticon

Workshop on Cross-Linguistic Data Formats 2023 - Graphs and Text. Leipzig, Germany.

Was wäre, wenn du jede Sprache auf der Welt sprechen könntest?

Quantum Entanglement - Science and Music Open Air. Leipzig, Germany.

The body as a source for object names: A study of partial colexifications across languages

16th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. Düsseldorf, Germany.

If a car had feet, where would they be? Using the body as an analogy to name object parts

Current Topics in General Linguistics - Research Colloquium at Heinrich Heine University. Düsseldorf, Germany.


Back to school - Experiences and insights from the Complex Systems Summer School

Meeting of the Department of Linguistic and Cultural Linguistics. Leipzig, DE.

Using body part terms for objects across languages: Frequency, patterns and analogies

Semantic Shifts Summer School: From lexicon to grammar. Diachronic and typological perspectives. Fréjus, FR.

Comparing sensory properties of words between English, Dutch, and Italian

The Biannual Conference of the German Cognitive Science Society. Freiburg, DE.

The face of the sky – Body-part extensions from a cross-linguistic perspective

9th International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association. Erfurt, online.


Comparing word properties across languages: A case study on ratings for arousal and valence

2nd Words in the World (WoW) International Conference. Canada, online.

Patterns of body-object colexifications across languages

Emerging Topics in Typology. International Workshop Series. University of Helsinki, online.

The face of the moon – Body part extensions in Vietnamese

3rd Cultural Linguistics International Conference (CLIC-2021). Budapest, online.

Meanings of body part terms: Cross-linguistic colexifications between body parts and objects

12th Dubrovnik Conference on Cognitive Science – Linguistic & Cognitive Foundations of Meaning (DUCOG2021). Dubrovnik, online.


General patterns and language variation: Word frequencies across English, German, and Chinese

6th Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon Workshop (CogALex) at COLING 2020. Barcelona, online.

The eye/ear of the needle – Cross-linguistic differences in body part extensions

1st Words in the World (WoW) International Conference. Canada, online.

Defining the obvious: How to measure similarity?

16th Sprachwissenschaftliche Tagung für Promotionsstudierende. Vienna, online.

Similarity as the basis for meaning extensions

Meeting of the Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution. Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, online.


Revealing cognitive patterns: A cross-linguistic study of body-part metaphors

13th International Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology. Pavia, IT.

A cross-linguistic study of body-part metaphors and their cognitive basis

52th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. Leipzig, DE.

Tagging modality in Oceanic languages of Melanesia

With Lena Weißmann and Kilu von Prince

13th Linguistic Annotation Workshop (LAW XIII) at ACL 2019. Florence, IT.

Shirts, scarves, or socks: Remembering focus alternatives in Vietnamese

With Huong Thi Thu Nguyen and Katharina Spalek

Neurolinguistics Summer School. Moscow, RU.

Habitual aspect as a property of text spans

With Lena Weißmann and Kilu von Prince

9th Language & Technology Conference. Poznań, POL.

The heel of the bread & the tongue of the sea: Body-part metaphors in object and landscape terms

The Creative Power of Metaphor Conference. Oxford, UK.


Elicitation in linguistic fieldwork – or how to capture a speaker’s view of the world

3rd Conference for Student Research. Bochum, DE.

Can typological studies show us how the brain processes language?

5th Linguistik Meet-up Berlin-Potsdam. Potsdam, DE.

Don’t judge from the outside: A deeper look into the Vietnamese tense system

63rd Linguistics Student Conference (StuTS). Kiel, DE.

Time and perspective in a supposedly tenseless language

12th T.W.I.S.T. Student Conference for Linguistics. Leiden, NL.


Panda vs. Bank - Wörter als Auslöser von Emotionen

2nd Conference for Student Research. Berlin, DE.