Door: Alan Cienki
It’s late May now and I’m nearing the end of my ten-month fellowship period at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study. The time here has been very useful to finish writing some papers that were past due, rethink the focus of the book project which I came here to work on, co-organize a couple of conferences, and receive some invitations out of the blue to get involved in a few collaborations. The book project began with a focus on the relation of gesture studies to the field of cognitive linguistics, and has turned into a work questioning what the boundaries on “language” are from the perspective of cognitive grammar (it appears it’s become broader and more focussed at the same time). The co-organization of conferences has involved one on Language, Culture, and Mind and one on Researching and Applying Metaphor, and both have been facilitated by the wonders of Skype.
Despite the privilege of being in this isolated bliss, I do look forward to returning to a normal, non-bilocational life again, in Amsterdam, at the end of June.
See you soon,