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My overall research interests lie in the intersection between language, cognition, culture and social processes. On a concrete level I work with the production of meaning via metaphors, gesture, narratives and humor in both social interaction as well as written texts and multimodal products. 

I have a particular interest in metaphors as both a linguistic, cognitive, social and multimodal phenomenon. Overall, I work within the cognitive tradition focussing on embodiment in relation to metaphor. However, I also aim to expand this cognitive persepctive with an ecological dimension in which the focus is on the interrelation between person and environment allowing for a more dialectic perspective between embodied experience and social and cultural dimensions. 


Theories and methods:

Dynamic approaches to metaphor 

Conceptual metaphor theory

Ecological and enactive cognition

Affordance theory


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