Our theoretical foundation is that language is inseparable from the multiple sensory cues and on-going cognitive processes that accompany communication in ecological, mostly social and face-to face, settings. After all, language evolved, develops, and is processed in such rich multimodal settings and therefore understanding the cognitive and biological foundations of language must take this context into account. This foundation shapes our approach to research, but also to education, enterprise and our international collaborations.
Language as a multi-model phenomenon
This theme issue of the Philosophical Transaction of the Royal Society is our manifesto
Our research concerns language as a social and multimodal phenomenon that unfolds in real-world contexts and has real-world consequences
Members of IfMC are committed to research-based education and actively promote teaching psychology as real world enquiry
Members of IfMC are engaged in consultancy work and collaborate with industrial partners
The award is for a project investigating the role of iconicity in multimodal communication in word learning.
Laura Sparaci obtained a EU Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship supervised by Prof Gabriella Vigliocco to carry out the FORGE project.
Hiring NOW: Research Associate to work on the ERC Ecological Language Project to develop computational models of multimodal communication. Extended Deadline 31/12/2017
The ERC ECOLOGICAL LANGUAGE Project will start in January 2018! Watch this space