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Alcaraz Carrión, D. & Valenzuela, J. Coming and going in time: a multimodal study. Language and Communication

Ibarretxe, I & Valenzuela, J. Lenguaje y Cognición. Editorial Síntesis

Valenzuela, J. From X to Y: anatomy of a constructional pattern. Atlantis

Valenzuela, J. El Big Data en los estudios del lenguaje. Zaragoza Lingüistica

Valenzuela, J & Ibarretxe, I. Conceptual metaphor in Cognitive Semantics. Chapter 39 in Thomas Fuyin Li (ed.). Handbook of Cognitive Semantics. Leiden & Boston: Brill.


Alcaraz Carrión, D. (2022) Physical and imaginary landmarks in English time gestures. In Piatta, A., Gordejuela, A. & Alcaraz Carrión, D. (Eds). Time Representations in the Perspective of Human Creativity.

Alcaraz Carrión, D., Alibali, M. W., & Valenzuela, J. (2022). Adding and subtracting by hand: Metaphorical representations of arithmetic in spontaneous co-speech gesturesActa Psychologica, 228, 103624.

Alcaraz Carrión, D., & Valenzuela, J. (2022). Time as space vs. time as quantity in Spanish: A co-speech gesture study. Language and Cognition, 14 (1), 1-18. doi:10.1017/langcog.2021.17

Illán Castillo, R. & Pagán Cánovas, C. (2022). Time moves more often in poetry: a comparative corpus study. D. Alcaraz Carrión, A. Gordejuela & A. Piata (eds.), Time representations in the perspective of human creativity. John Benjamins: Human Cognitive Processing Series. 41-60.

Khasbage, Y., Alcaraz Carrión, D., Hinnell, J., Robertson, F., Singla, K., Uhrig, P. & Turner, M. (2022). The Red Hen Anonymizer and the Red Hen Protocol for de-identifying audiovisual recordings. Linguistics Vanguard.

Pagán Cánovas, C. (2022). Authors: Cognitive patterns and individual creativity. In P. C. Hogan, L. P. Hogan & B. Irish (eds.) Routledge Companion to Literature and Emotion. London: Routledge. 261-271.

Piatta, A., Gordejuela, A. and Alcaraz Carrión, D. (2022). Introduction. In Piatta, A., Gordejuela, A. & Alcaraz Carrión, D. (Eds). On the Edge of Time: Temporal Representations in the Perspective of Human Creativity.

Valenzuela, J. & Illán Castillo, R. (2022). A Corpus-Based Look at Time Metaphors. D. Alcaraz Carrión, A. Gordejuela & A. Piata (eds.), Time Representations in the Perspective of Human Creativity. Ámsterdam: John Benjamins (Human Cognitive Processing Series).


Alcaraz Carrion, D., & Valenzuela, J. (2021). Duration as Length Vs Amount in English and Spanish: A Corpus Study. Metaphor and Symbol, 36(2), 74–84.

Alcaraz Carrión, D., & Valenzuela, J. (2021). Distant time, distant gesture: Speech and gesture correlate to express temporal distance. Semiotica, 2021(241), 159–183.

Besada, J. L., Barthel-Calvet A-S., Pagán Cánovas, C. (2021). Gearing time towards musical creativity: Conceptual integration and material anchoring in Xenakis’ Psappha. Frontiers in Psychology 11:611316.

Illán Castillo, R. (2021). Humor y desautomatización fraseológica: un acercamiento lingüístico desde la Teoría General del Humor Verbal y el enfoque cognitivo. Estudios de Lingüística del Español, 42.


Alcaraz Carrión, D., Pagán Cánovas, C. & Valenzuela, J.(2020). Enaction through co-speech gesture: the rhetorical handing of the mental timeline. Zeitschrift fur Anglistik and Amerikanistik.

Besada, J. L. & Pagán Cánovas, C. (2020). Timelines in spectral composition: A cognitive approach to musical creativity. Organised Sound 25(2): 142-155.

Illán Castillo, R. (2020). El tiempo como acorde común: música y literatura en las Lecciones de Bachillerato de Mariano Baquero Goyanes. In A. Baquero Escudero & F. Vicente Gómez (eds.) Mariano Baquero Goyanes. Teoría de la novela y del cuento. Madrid: Visor. 

Mompeán, J.A., Fregier, A & Valenzuela, J (2020). Iconicity and systematicity in phonaesthemes: a cross-linguistics study. Cognitive Linguistics, 31: 3, 515-548

Pagán Cánovas, C. 2020. Learning formulaic creativity: Chunking in verbal art and speech. Cognitive Semiotics. Published online: 07 Jul 2020.

Pagán Cánovas, C., Valenzuela, J., Alcaraz Carrión, D., Olza, I., Ramscar, M. 2020. Quantifying the speech-gesture relation with massive multimodal datasets: Informativity in time expressions. PLoS ONE 15(6): e0233892. 

Valenzuela, J., Pagán Cánovas, C., Olza, I., Alcaraz Carrión, D. 2020. Gesturing in the wild: Spontaneous gestures co-occurring with temporal demarcative expressions provide evidence for a flexible mental timeline. Review of Cognitive Linguistics 18:2. 289-315. 

Valenzuela, J. & Alcaraz Carrión, D. 2020. Temporal Expressions in English and Spanish: Influence of Typology and Metaphorical Construal. Frontiers in Psychology 11 (2020): 2705.

Valenzuela, J & Alcaraz Carrión, D. (2020). Cómo los gestos ayudan a aprender (y enseñar) matemáticas. Ciencia Cognitiva. 14:3, 93:95



Alcaraz Carrion, D. 2019. Time gestures:time conceptualisation in English with evidence from gestures in a multimodal corpus. PhD thesis. 

Mompéan, J. A. & Valenzuela, J. 2019. Brexit means Brexit: a constructionist analysis, in Complutense Journal of English Studies 27, 1-37. 

Pagán Cánovas, C. 2019. Creatividad formular: aprendizaje y segmentación en la poesía oral y en el discurso hablado. In R. González Ruiz, I. Olza & Ó. Loureda Lamas (eds.), Homenaje a Manuel Casado Velarde: textos breves. Pamplona: Universidad de Navarra. 51-56.

Pagán Cánovas, C. 2019. More haste less speed: Cognition, creativity, and culture in temporal paradox. Time and Society 28(4): 1695–1715.

Valenzuela, J. 2019. Señales no verbales en la comunicación: ¿problema o solución?. Ciencia Cognitiva, 13:3, 71-73.



Antović, M. & Pagán Cánovas, C. 2018. Not dictated by metrics: Function words in the speech introductions of South-Slavic oral epic. Language and Communication 58: 11-23.

Steen, F., Hougaard, A., Joo, J., Olza, I., Pagán Cánovas, C., Pleshakova, A., Ray, S., Uhrig, P., Valenzuela, J., Woźny, J. & Turner, M.*2018. Toward an infrastructure for data-driven multimodal communication research. Linguistics Vanguard 4:1. 20170041.

Pagán Cánovas, C. & Piata, A. 2018. The way time goes by: Conceptual integration and the poetics of time. In S. Csábi (ed.) Expressive Minds and Artistic Creations: Studies in Cognitive Poetics. New York: Oxford University Press. 57-78.

Turchyn, S., Olza, I., Pagán Cánovas, C., Steen, F., Turner, M., Valenzuela, J. Ray., S. 2018. Gesture annotation with a visual search engine for multimodal communication research. Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence (AAI-18), article 72.

Valenzuela, Javier (2018). Palabrotas, tacos y juramentos. Ciencia Cognitiva, 12:3, 51-53.



Hilferty, J. & Valenzuela, J. 2017. Luc Steels: Putting things into perspective. Liber Amicorum Luc Steels. 

Olza, I. Valenzuela, J. & Pagán, C. 2017. Automatic visual analysis and gesture recognition: Two preliminary pilots. Technical report I, University of Navarra, Institute for Culture and Society.

Pagán Cánovas, C. & Valverde Sánchez, M. 2017. Interactions with the beloved in Greek literature: Conceptual blending and levels of representation. Trends in Classics 9(1): 85–112.

Pagán Cánovas, C. & Valenzuela J. 2017. Timelines and multimodal constructions: Facing new challenges. Linguistic Vanguard 3(1): 20160087.

Piata, A. & Pagán Cánovas, C. 2017. Powerful rhyme and sluttish time: A cross-linguistic study of time personification in poetic discourse. Language and Literature 26(1): 18-33.

Sullivan, Karen & Valenzuela, Javier (2017). Contrasting word sense distinctions using bilingual comparable corpora: A pilot study of adjectives in English and Spanish. In J. Evers-Vermeul, L. Rasier & E. Tribushinina (Eds.), Usage-based approaches to language acquisition and language teaching, Berlin, Mouton De Gruyter, 287–304. doi 10.1515/9781501505492-013

Valenzuela, J. 2017. Meaning in English: An introduction to semantics. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.



Pagán Cánovas, C. 2016. Rethinking image schemas: Containment and emotion in Greek poetry. Journal of Literary Semantics 45(2): 117–139.

Pagán Cánovas, C. & Antović, M. (eds.) 2016. Oral Poetics and Cognitive Science. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Pagán Cánovas, C. & Antović, M. 2016. Introduction: Oral poetics and cognitive science. In C. Pagán Cánovas and M. Antović (eds.) Oral Poetics and Cognitive Science. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 1-11.

Pagán Cánovas, C. & Antović, M. 2016. Construction grammar and oral formulaic theory. In C. Pagán Cánovas and M. Antović (eds.) Oral Poetics and Cognitive Science. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 79-98.

Pagán Cánovas, C. & Turner, M. 2016. Generic integration templates for fictive communication. In E. Pascual & S. Sandler (eds.) The Conversation Frame: Forms and Functions of Fictive Interaction. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 45-62.

Pagán Cánovas, C. & Antović, M. 2016. Formulaic creativity: Oral poetics and cognitive grammar. Language and Communication 47: 66-74.

Valenzuela, J. 2016. Algunas capacidades cognitivas generales que subyacen al lenguaje. En: Horno Chéliz, M. C., Ibarretxe Antuñano, I., y Mendívil Giró, J. L. (Eds.). Panorama actual de la ciencia del lenguaje. Primer sexenio de Zaragoza Lingüística. Zaragoza: Prensas Universitarias de Zaragoza (PUZ), 195-214. 

Valenzuela, J., Hilferty, J. & Vilarroya, O. 2016. Why are embodied experiments relevant for cognitive linguistics. Belgian Journal of Linguistics, 30 Special Issue Computational Construction Grammar and Constructional Change, Beuls, K & Van Trijp, R (eds), 265-286. doi 10.1075/bjl.30.12va

Selected previous publications

Pagán Cánovas, C., Valenzuela, J. & Santiago, J. 2015. Like the machete the snake: Integration of topic and vehicle in poetry comprehension reveals meaning construction processes. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts 9(4): 385-393. 

Mandler, J. & Pagán Cánovas, C. 2014. On defining image schemas. Language and Cognition 6:4. 510-532.

Pagán Cánovas, C. 2014. Cognitive patterns in Greek poetic metaphors of emotion: A diachronic approach. In J. E. Díaz Vera (ed.) Metaphor and Metonymy through Time and Cultures. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 295-318.

Pagán Cánovas, C. & Valenzuela, J. 2014. Conceptual mappings and neural reuse. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8:261.

Rojo López, Ana, Ramos, Marina, & Valenzuela, Javier (2014). The emotional impact of translation: a heart rate study.  Journal of Pragmatics, 71, 31-44 

Pagán Cánovas, C. & Jensen, M. 2013. Anchoring time-space mappings and their emotions: The timeline blend in poetic metaphors. Language and Literature 22:1, 45-59.

Coulson, S. & Pagán Cánovas, C. 2013. Understanding timelines: Conceptual metaphor and conceptual integration. Cognitive Semiotics 5:1-2, 198-219.

Pagán Cánovas, C. & Teuscher, U. 2012. Much more than money: Conceptual integration and the materialization of time in Michael Ende’s Momo and the social sciences. Pragmatics and Cognition 20:3. 546-569.

Santiago, J., Ouellet, M., Román, A. & Valenzuela, J (2012). Attentional factors in conceptual congruency. Cognitive Science, 36(6): 1057-77

Ibarretxe, I & Valenzuela, J (dirs.) (2012). Linguistica Cognitiva. Barcelona, Editorial Anthropos.

Pagán Cánovas, C. 2012. ENSAYA’10 Prize for scientific & humanistic journalism. De bebés a poetas: integración conceptual, cognición espacial y la poesía de las emociones. [From babies to poets: Conceptual integration, spatial cognition, and the poetry of emotions]. In D. Sampedro Ruiz (ed), Un breve viaje por la ciencia: Ensaya 2010, V Certamen Teresa Pinillos de Ensayos de Divulgación Científica y Humanística. Logroño: La Rioja University Press.

Pagán Cánovas, C. 2011. The genesis of the arrows of love: Diachronic conceptual integration in Greek mythology. American Journal of Philology 132:4. 553-579.

Valenzuela, J. (2010). Cognitive Linguistics and computational modeling. Textus XIII (2010): Special issue  Cognition and the brain in language and linguistics, pp. 763-79

Ibarretxe-Antuñano, I. & Valenzuela, J. (2010). Language as a complex system: a view from cognitive linguistics In M. Dolores Jiménez López & Gemma Bel Enguix, Language as a complex system: interdisciplinary challenges, Cambridge Scholar Press