Dagmar Divjak is Professor of Cognitive Linguistics & Slavonic Languages.

Her main research interests are in understanding the relation between our general and individual cognitive abilities and the patterns and structures we see in language. She has worked extensively on charting what language has to offer the learner in their quest for the meaning of words and constructions. Currently, she is contributing to putting usage-based theories on a cognitively sounder footing by exploring which distributional patterns learners discover in data, given existing constraints on memory and attention.

Among other duties, she directs the HumLab, is Associate Editor of Cognitive Linguistics, co-edits De Gruyter’s Cognitive Linguistic Research book series, and sits on the editorial boards of a number of journals, including Linguistics.

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