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CogLing UmU

Research group CogLing UmU is a cluster of researchers who study language as an integrated cognitive phenomenon. Our research areas include lexical semantics, metaphor and metonymy, cognition and reading fiction, cognitive aspects in language development, and language teaching and learning.

We provide a local, national and international network for researchers and students with interests in Cognitive Linguistics, Applied Cognitive Linguistics, Cognitive Poetics, and Cognitive Approaches to Literature. We regularly host events related to these research areas. Follow the links below for more information.

Lexical semantics

Readers' fictional worldbuilding

Metaphor and metonymy

Language teaching and learning


CogLing talks and seminars




Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Language Studies

Research area

Language studies