ExamBoundEmbod
Examining the Boundaries of Embodiment
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The proposed research program is designed to investigate the embodied mechanisms that ground cognition, in first (L1) and second (L2) language. We suggest that different languages shape our thinking, perceiving and feeling of the world. More importantly, they are grounded differently. We argue that whereas L1 is embodied, this is not the case for L2, or at least not to the same degree. The proposed experiments are designed to systematically compare L1/L2 related differences in performance as well as psychophysiological indicators in a number of paradigms presented to early (EB) and late (LB) bilinguals. To our knowledge these are among the first studies on embodiment with bilingual samples. The suggestion that L1 and L2 are unlikely to be equally embodied will be investigated in a study designed to furnish a direct examination of how L1 and L2 are somatically grounded (a neglected feature of both the embodied literature as well as bilingualism research). Studies 2 to 4 investigate how embodied simulation may drive specific phenomena such language congruence effects, modality switching costs and false memories in L1 and L2. Studies 5 & 6 will provide a more ecologically valid indication of how affective and interpersonal states are manifested in spontaneous linguistic representations when using L1 and L2. Our findings are likely to advance our understanding of a number of central issues pertinent to the emerging field of embodiment and may lend additional support to the assumptions that cognition and language are grounded on bodily states. Second, this research will identify the constraints of such assumptions in an increasingly multilingual and multicultural world where the daily use of a second language for professional, recreational and interpersonal purposes is often required. This is likely to inform research and policies designed to address the current challenges posed by participating in two or more linguistic communities.

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CIS-IUL Comportamento Emoção e Cognição Parceiro 2014-03-01 2018-07-28
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Equipa de Projeto
Nome Afiliação Papel no Projeto Data de Início Data de Fim
Margarida e Sá de Vaz Garrido CIS-IUL [Comportamento Emoção e Cognição] Investigadora Responsável 2014-03-01 2018-07-28
Marília Prada CIS-IUL [Comportamento Emoção e Cognição] Bolseira Pós-Doc 2014-03-01 2018-07-28
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PCIG14-GA-2013-631673 Prémio European Commission MARIE CURIE INTRA-EUROPEAN FELLOWSHIP FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT Bélgica 100000 100000 2014-03-01 2018-07-28
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Examining the Boundaries of Embodiment
2014-03-01
2018-07-28