• Postvak 4.14, Faculty of Humanities, De Boelelaan 1105

    1081 HV Amsterdam

1987 …2018
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Personal profile

Personal information

Professor of English Linguistics
(Hoogleraar Engelse taalkunde)

Research

Cognitive linguistics; semantics and conceptualization; gesture studies; multimodal communication; grammar of spoken language; metaphor studies; comparative/contrastive linguistics

Teaching

BA: English-language tracks in the major Communication and Information Studies ("CIW" in Dutch)

MA: English-taught track in Multimodal Communication within CIW http://masters.vu.nl/en/programmes/communication-information-studies-multimodal-communication/index.aspx

Grants

Selection: Russian Science Foundation (2014-16, 2017-18);
PhD candidates via China Scholarship Council (2015-19, 2014-15, 2012-16);
Cinepoetics, FU Berlin (2016);
Netherlands Science Foundation/NWO (2012-16);
Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (2009-10);
German Academic Exchange Service/DAAD (2006)

Ancillary activities

Part-time professor and director,
Multimodal Communication and Cognition Lab ("Polimod"),
Moscow State Linguistic University, Russian Federation

Ancillary activities

No ancillary activities

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Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Brown University

Master, Brown University

Bachelor, Hamilton College

Keywords

  • P Philology. Linguistics
  • Cognitive Linguistics
  • Gesture Studies

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linguistics Social Sciences
multimodality Social Sciences
spoken language Social Sciences
metaphor Social Sciences
semiotics Social Sciences
discourse Social Sciences
language Social Sciences
Gesture Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 1987 2018

Aspectuality across Languages: Event Construal in Speech and Gesture

Cienki, A. (ed.) & Iriskhanova, O. K. (ed.), 2018, Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 239 p. (Human Cognitive Processing; vol. 62)

Research output: Book / ReportBook editingAcademic

Ten Lectures on Spoken Language and Gesture from the Perspective of Cognitive Linguistics: Issues of Dynamicity and Multimodality

Cienki, A. J., 2017, Leiden: Brill. 215 p. (Distinguished Lectures in Cognitive Linguistics; vol. 17)

Research output: Book / ReportBookAcademic

multimodality
spoken language
linguistics
written language
grammar

Utterance Construction Grammar (UCxG) and the variable multimodality of constructions

Cienki, A., Jun 2017, In : Linguistics Vanguard. 3, s1, 10 p., 20160048.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Cognitive linguistics, gesture studies, and multimodal communication

Cienki, A., 2016, In : Cognitive Linguistics. 2016, 27, p. 603-618

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Analysing metaphor in gesture: A set of metaphor identification guidelines for gesture (MIG-G)

Cienki, A., 2017, The Routledge handbook of metaphor and language. Semino, E. & Demjén, Z. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 131-147

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Activities 2002 2018

Invited lecture for the Nijmegen Gesture Centre

Alan Cienki (Invited speaker)
28 Mar 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Russian National Conference: Cognitive Studies in the Humanities

Alan Cienki (Keynote speaker)
18 May 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

10th International Conference on Construction Grammar

Alan Cienki (Keynote speaker)
18 Jul 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Time gestures: Time conceptualisation in English with evidence from gestures in a multimodal corpus

Alan Cienki (Examiner)
15 Oct 2018

Activity: PhD thesis ExaminationPhD thesis examination

International Conference: Categories and Units in Language and Linguistics

Alan Cienki (Keynote speaker)
9 Apr 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic