togog – associate member: Dr. Irene Mittelberg





Dr. Irene Mittelberg
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Language & Communication
Faculty of Arts
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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Irene Mittelberg:

since October 2006 Lecturer, Applied Linguistics, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder). Ph.D. in Linguistics and Cognitive Studies (2006, Cornell University), M.A. in General Linguistics (2000, Cornell University), M.A. in French Linguistics and Art History (1996, University of Hamburg).
Research interests: semiotics (R. Jakobson, C.S. Peirce), metaphor and metonymy in multimodal communication (text & image, speech & gesture), cognitive-functionalist linguistics, political iconography.




Mittelberg, I. and C. Müller (Guest Eds.) (in prep.). Metonymy in Gesture and Signed Languages. Special issue based on a theme session organized by the guest editors at the 2nd AFLiCo Conference, Lille, May 2007. CogniTextes (Maarten Lemmens, chief-editor).

Mittelberg, I. (forthc.): Peircean semiotics meets conceptual metaphor: Iconic modes in gestural representations of grammar. In: Cienki, A. and C. Müller (Eds.), Metaphor and Gesture. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Mittelberg, I. (forthc.). Geometric and image-schematic patterns in gesture space. In: Evans, V. and P. Chilton (Eds.), Language, Cognition and Space: The State of the Art and New Directions. London: Equinox.

Mittelberg, I. and L. R. Waugh (forthc.). Multimodal figures of thought: A cognitive-semiotic approach to metaphor and metonymy in co-speech gesture. In: Forceville, C. and E. Urios-Aparisi (Eds.), Multimodal Metaphor. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

Mittelberg, I. (2007). Methodology for multimodality: One way of working with speech and gesture data. In: Gonzalez-Marquez, M., Mittelberg, I., Coulson, S., and M. J. Spivey (Eds.), Methods in Cognitive Linguistics . Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 225-248.

Mittelberg, I. (2007). 'Gesture and Thought', by David McNeill, Chicago University Press. Metaphor and Symbol, 22 (3), 281-290.




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