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The Murcia Center for Cognition, Communication, and Creativity

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Red Hen Lab

Directed by Francis Steen (University of California Los Angeles) and Mark Turner (Case Western Reserve University), the International Distributed Little Red Hen Lab™ is a global big-data science laboratory and cooperative for research into multimodal communication. Red Hen researchers develop the NewsScape Library of Television News, one of the largest audiovisual repositories equiped with cutting-edge computational tools for the analysis of multimodal data. All Daedalus researchers are Red Hens, with experience ranging from over ten years to recent iniciation.

Team

Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas

Director, Daedalus Lab

Ramón y Cajal Assistant Professor

English Philology, University of Murcia

cpcanovas@um.es

Javier Valenzuela

Director, Daedalus Lab

Professor

English Philology, University of Murcia

jvalen@um.es

Daniel Alcaraz Carrión

Beatriz Galindo Postdoctoral Researcher

English Philology, University of Murcia

daniel.alcaraz@um.es

Irene Bolumar Martínez

Fulbright-Séneca Foundation Doctoral Researcher

English Philology, University of Murcia

Goldin-Meadow Lab, University of Chicago

irene.bolumarm@um.es 

Eliska Mackova

Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities Doctoral Researcher (FPI)
English Philology, University of Murcia
eliska.mackova@um.es

Brian Herreño Jiménez

Data Scientist Doctoral Researcher, University of Murcia brian.herreno@gmail.com

Rosa Illán Castillo

Séneca Foundation Doctoral Researcher

English Philology,
University of Murcia

mariarosario.illan@um.e

Raúl Sánchez Sánchez

Computer Engineering,
University of Murcia.

raul@um.es

Lucía Albaladejo Hernández

Research Trainee

Student, Paco Ruiz High School, Bigastro (Spain)

Maybe you?

We support excellent candidates internationally for internships, scholarships, Google Summer of Code, and the best doctoral or postdoctoral schemes.

Interested? Email one of the directors with a CV and a short cover letter.

Publications

Forthcoming

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.

2022

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. https://doi.org/10.1075/hcp.75

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2022.103624
 

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. https://doi.org/10.1515/lingvan-2022-0017

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).

 

2021

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 distanceSemiotica 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.

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