mind & language lab

 

Department of Psychology, Emory University

 

papers

Wolff, P. & Thorstand, R. (2016). Force dynamics. In M. Waldman (Ed.) Oxford Handbook of Causal Reasoning. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. (PDF)

Thorstad, R., & Wolff, P. (2016). What causal illusions might tell us about the identification of causes. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Philadelphia, USA. (PDF)

Thorstad, R., & Wolff, P. (2016). Temporal horizons and decision-making: A big data approach. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Philadelphia, USA. (PDF)

Copley, Bridget, Phillip Wolff & Jason Shepard. 2015. Force interaction in the expression of causation. In Sarah D’Antonio, Mary Moroney & Carol Rose Little (eds.), Proceedings of the 25th Semantics and Linguistic Theory Conference, 433–451. (PDF)

Wolff, P. (2015). Ten Lectures on Experimental Cognitive Semantics and the language-thought interface by Phillip Wolff (with DVD), Thomas Fuyin Li, Yan Ding (Eds.), Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.

Shepard, J., & Wolff, P. (under review). The role of causal structure in ascriptions of intentionality.

Wolff, P., & Barbey, A. K. (2015). Causal reasoning with forces. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9. (PDF)

Li, D., Du, J., & Wolff, P. (2015). The linguistic representations of causing events and caused events in narrative discourse. Cognitive Semantics, 1.

Thorstad, R., Nie, A., & Wolff, P. (2015). How representations of time can affect willingness to wait for future rewards. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Pasadena, CA (PDF)

Nie, A., Shepard, J., Choi, J. Copley, B., & Wolf, P. (2015). Computational exploration of the Linguistic Structures of Future-oriented Expression: Classification and Categorization NAACL-HLT 2015, Denver, Colorado.

Copley, B. & Wolff, P. (2014). Theories of causation can and should inform linguistic theory. In. B. Copley, F. Martin, & N. Duffield (Eds.), Forces in Grammatical Structures. Forces in grammatical structures: Causation between linguistics and philosophy. (PDF)

Wolff, P. (2014). Causal pluralism and force dynamics. In B. Copley, F. Martin, & N. Duffield (Eds.), Forces in Grammatical Structures. Forces in grammatical structures: Causation between linguistics and philosophy. (PDF)

Wolff, P., Ritter, S., & Holmes, K. J. (2014). Causation, force, and the sense of touch. To Appear in the Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Quebec City, Canada. (PDF)

Holmes, K. J., & Wolff, P. (2013). Spatial language as a window on representations of 3D space [commentary]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. (PDF)

Holmes, K. J., & Wolff, P. (2013). When is language a window into the mind? Looking beyond words to infer conceptual categories. To appear in M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. (PDF)

Shepard, J., & Wolff, P. (2013). Intentionality, evaluative judgments, and causal structure. To appear in M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. (PDF)

Wolff, P. (2013). Representing verbs with force vectors. Theoretical Linguistics, 38, 237 – 248.(PDF)

Wolff, P., & Shepard, J. (2013). Causation, touch, and the perception of force. Psychology of Learning and Motivation, 58, 167 – 202. (PDF)

Holmes, K. J., & Wolff, P. (2013). Spatial language and the psychological reality of schematization. Cognitive Processing, 14, 205-208. (PDF)

Holmes, K. J., & Wolff, P. (2012). Does categorical perception in the left hemisphere depend on language? Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 141, 439 - 443.(PDF)

Wolff, P., & Gentner, D. (2011). Structure-mapping in metaphor comprehension. Cognitive Science, 35, 1456 – 1488. (PDF)

Holmes, K., & Wolff, P. (2011). Simulating realism in language comprehension. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society, Inc. (PDF format)

Wolff, P., Hausknecht, M., & Holmes, K. (2011). Absent causes, present effects: How omissions cause events. In J. Bohnemeyer & E. Pederson (Eds.), Event representation in language: Encoding events at the language cognition interface (pp. 228 -252). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Wolff, P., & Holmes, K. (2010). Linguistic Relativity. WIREs Cognitive Science. (PDF format)

Holmes, K., & Wolff, P. (2010). Simulation from schematics: Dorsal stream processing and the perception of implied motion. To appear in R. Catrambone & S. Ohlsson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. (PDF format)

Wolff, P., Barbey, A. K., & Hausknecht, M. (2010). For want of a nail: How absences cause events. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. (PDF format)

Malt, B. & Wolff, P. (2010). Words and the mind: How words capture human experience. Oxford University Press.

Wolff, P., & Malt, B. (2010). Introduction: The language-thought interface. In B. Malt, & P. Wolff (Eds.), Words and the mind: How words capture human experience. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Wolff, P., Jeon, G., Klettke, B., & Yu, L. (2010). Force creation and possible causers across languages. In B. Malt, & P. Wolff (Eds.), Words and the mind: How words capture human experience. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (PDF format)

Wolff, P., Jeon, G., & Yu, L. (2009). Causal agents in English, Korean and Chinese: The role of internal and external causation. Language and Cognition. (PDF format)

Wolff, P., & Ventura, T. (2009). When Russians learn English: How the semantics of causation may change.Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 12(2). (PDF format)

Wolff, P. (2008). Dynamics and the perception of causal events. In T. Shipley & J. Zacks (Eds.), Understanding events: How humans see, represent, and act on events (pp. 555 - 587). Oxford University Press. (PDF Format)

Barbey, A., & Wolff, P. (2007). Learning causal structure from reasoning. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. (PDF format)

Wolff, P. (2007). Representing causation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 136, 82-111. (PDF Format) 

Wolff, P., Jeon, G. & Yeh, K. (2006). Causal agents and the individuation of events in English, Chinese, and Korean.Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Cognitive Science. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers. (PDF format)

Ahn, W., Goldstone, R. L., Love, B. C., Markman, A. B., & Wolff, P. (2005). Categorization inside and outside of the lab: Festschrift in Honor of Douglas L. Medin. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Song, G., & Wolff, P. (2005). Linking perceptual properties to the linguistic expression of causation. In M. Achard & S. Kemmer (Eds.), Language, culture, and mind (pp. 237-250). CSLI Publications, Stanford, CA. (PDF Format)

Wolff, P., Klettke, B., Ventura, T., & Song, G. (2005). Categories of causation across cultures. In W. Ahn, R. L., Goldstone, B. C., Love, A. B., Markman, & P. Wolff (Eds.), Categorization inside and outside of the lab: Festschrift in Honor of Douglas L. Medin. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association (PDF Format)

Klettke, B. & Wolff, P. (2003). Differences in how English and German speakers talk and reason about CAUSE. In R. Alterman & D. Kirsh (Eds.), Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers. (PDF Format)

Wolff, P. (2003). Direct causation in the linguistic coding and individuation of causal events. Cognition, 88, 1-48.(PDF Format)

Wolff, P., & Song, G. (2003). Models of causation and the semantics of causal verbs. Cognitive Psychology, 47, 276-332. (PDF Format)

Wolff, P., & Ventura, T. (2003). When Russians learn English: How the meaning of causal verbs may change. In B. Beachley, A. Brown, & F. Conlin (Eds.). Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 822-833). Boston: Cascadilla Press.(PDF Format)

Wolff, P., & Zettergren, M. (2002). A vector model of causal meaning. In Proceedings of the Twenty-forth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.(PDF Format)

Wolff, P., Song, G., & Driscoll, D. (2002). Models of causation and causal verbs. In M. Andronis, C. Ball, H. Elston, and S. Neuval (Eds.), Papers from the 37th Meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society, Main Session, Vol. 1. (pp. 607-622) Chicago: Chicago Linguistics Society.(PDF Format)

Gentner, D., Bowdle, B., Wolff, P., & Boronat, C. (2001). Metaphor is like analogy. In D. Gentner, K. J. Holyoak, & B. Kokinov (Eds.), The Analogical Mind: Perspectives from Cognitive Science. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Wolff, P., & Gentner, D. (2000). Evidence for role-neutral initial processing of metaphors. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory,& Cognition, 26, 529-541.(PDF format)

Wolff, P., & Medin, D. (2000). Measuring the evolution and devolution of folkbiological knowledge. In L. Maffi (Ed.),Language, Knowledge and the Environment: The Interdependence of Biological and Cultural Diversity (pp. 260-278). Smithsonian Institution Press. (PDF format

Gentner, D., & Wolff, P. (2000). Metaphor and knowledge change. In E. Dietrich, & A. Markman, Cognitive Dynamics: Conceptual Change in Humans and Machines (pp. 295-342). NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers. (PDF format

Wolff, P., Medin, D., & Pankratz, C. (1999). Evolution and devolution of folkbiological knowledge. Cognition, 73, 177-204. (PDF format

Wolff, P., & Gentner, D. (1997). On the lexicalization of causal events. In Proceedings of the Twenty-First Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 707-718). Boston: Cascadilla Press. (PDF format

Gentner, D., & Wolff, P. (1997). Alignment in the processing of metaphor. Journal of Memory and Language, 37, 331-355. (PDF format

Gentner, D., Brem, S., Ferguson, R., Wolff, P., Markman, A. B. & Forbus, K. D. (1997). Analogy in discovery: A case study of Johannes Kepler. In T. B. Ward, S. M. Smith, & J. Vaid (Eds.), Creative Thought: An Investigation of Conceptual Structures and Processes (pp. 403-459). Washington, DC: 
American Psychological Association.

Gentner, D., Brem, S., Ferguson, R., Markman, A, Levidow, B. B., Wolff, P., & Forbus, K. (1997). Analogical reasoning and conceptual change: A case study of Johnannes Kepler. The Journal of the Learning Sciences, 6, 3-40.

Wolff, P., & Gentner, D. (1996). What language might tell us about the perception of cause. In Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 453-458). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. (PDF format

Wolff, P., & Gentner, D. (1992). The time course of metaphor comprehension. In Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pp. 504-509). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. (PDF format

McConkie, G. W., Zola, D., Grimes, J., Kerr, P. W., Bryant, R. B., & Wolff, P. M. (1991). Children's eye movements during reading. In J. F. Stein (Ed.), Vision and Visual Dyslexia (pp. 251-262). London, England: The Macmillan Press, Ltd. (PDF format

West, C. K., Farmer, J. A., & Wolff, P. M. (1991). Instructional design: Implications from Cognitive Science. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.