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CogLing UmU

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



Staff photo Marlene Johansson Falck Marlene Johansson Falck Senior lecturer (associate professor)
Staff photo Per Boström Per Boström Senior lecturer (associate professor)