• Invited talk, Cognitive linguistics research seminar series, Lancaster University, Dec 7, 2017.

  • Analysing discourse relations in natural language: The case of space and time. Linguistics Circle Lecture Series, Bangor University, Wales, UK, November 15, 2017.

  • Invited talk at the Second International Workshop on Models and Representations in Spatial Cognition, Tübingen, Germany, April 6 – 7, 2017.

  • What your language reveals about your mind: Cognitive Discourse Analysis. Invited research seminar, Department of Humanities, Northumbria University, Newcastle, November 23, 2016.

  • Invited lecture and workshop: New paths of Research in Linguistics, Universidad Complutense Madrid, January 18, 2016.

  • Cognitive Discourse Analysis. Linguistic Colloquium, Faculty for Linguistics and Literary Sciences, LMU Munich, January 13, 2016.

  • Cognitive Discourse Analysis. Invited guest lecture, Fribourg University, Switzerland, 26 November 2015.

  • Cognitive Discourse Analysis: What language use can reveal about mental representations and concepts. Invited talk, Middlesex University, Hendon (UK), 13 January 2015.

  • Cognitive Discourse Analysis for GIScience: What language use can tell us about spatial cognition. Invited talk at the GIScience colloquium, Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland, November 11, 2014.

  • A model of reference frames for spatial and temporal language. Invited talk at the Sony Computer Science Lab at Paris, France, November 7, 2014.

  • Invited participation - Active discussant at the CDA20+ Symposium organised by the Amsterdam Critical Discourse Community, Amsterdam, 8-9 September 2014.

  • A model of reference frames for spatial and temporal language. Workshop on Perspectivization in Language: Source - Goal Asymmetry in Motion Events, Deixis, and Frames of Reference, Berlin, July 25/26, 2014.

  • Cognitive Discourse Analysis of Ambiguity in Dialogue. With Gesa Schole. Graduiertenkolleg 1808 Ambiguitaet - Produktion und Rezeption, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany, June 26, 2014.

  • Cognitive Discourse Analysis: A method for addressing cognitive processes and heuristics. Workshop Heuristic Mechanisms in Natural and Artificial Cognitive Systems, 8 – 9 October 2013, Bayrische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Munich, Germany.

  • A model of reference frames for spatial and temporal language. Colloquium talk, University of Exeter, May 30, 2013.

  • Cognitive Discourse Analysis: What your language reveals about your mind. ETH Zurich, May 27, 2013.

  • Cognitive Discourse Analysis for Wayfinding and Origami. Colloquium talk, Cognitive Science Institute at Osnabrück, Germany, May 1, 2013.

  • Basic concepts underlying spatial reference frames across languages. Invited talk at the International colloquium “Räumliche Relationen – Relations spatiales – Spatial relations”, January 25-26, 2013, LACITO / Paris and Linguistics / Bremen.

  • Invited talk to the Diagrammatic and Spatial Reasoning Group, Centre for Applied Psychological Research, School of Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield, January 14, 2013.

  • Cognitive Discourse Analysis: Seeing how people think by analysing what they say. Linguistics Circle, Nov 28, 2012, School of Linguistics and English Language, Bangor University, UK.

  • What your language reveals about your mind. Cognitive Discourse Analysis. Bangor Linguistics Society, October 30, 2012, Bangor University, UK.

  • Kognition, Kommunikation & Raum (Cognition, communication and space). Retreat of the Research Training Group “Advances in Digital Media”, Stadland-Seefeld, April 27-29, 2012, Universität Bremen.

  • Cognitive Discourse Analysis: Linguistic structure and human thought. Colloquium at Tufts University, Boston, September 9, 2011.

  • Reference frames of space and time in language. Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Prof. Luc Steels), Brussels, Belgium, May 20, 2011.

  • Cognitive Discourse Analysis: Analyzing Spatial Thought as Represented in Language. Spatial Behaviour and Linguistic Representation: Collaborative Interdisciplinary Specialized Workshop, April 23-24, 2010, Hanse Institute for Advanced Studies, Delmenhorst, Germany.

  • Spatial language in cognition and communication. FRIAS Language and Space Workshops: “Grammar, space and cognition”, Nov 5-7, 2009.

  • Invited participation at the Workshop on developing an integrated approach to spatial cognition of navigation and visualization. July 7-July 10, 2009, German House, New York, USA.

  • Cognitive Discourse Analysis for Problem Solving: Object Assembly. With Linn Gralla. Tilburg University, The Netherlands, March 31, 2009.

  • Wie sag ich meinem Roboter, wo’s lang geht? (How do I tell my robot where to go?) systeme. denken. raum. Public symposion, Collaborative Research Center Spatial Cognition, March 16, 2009, Universität Bremen.

  • Pragmatische Analyse sprachlicher Repräsentationen: Was Berichte über Denkprozesse verraten können. (Pragmatic analysis of linguistic representations: What reports can reveal about thought processes). With Jan Wiener. Seminar talk, Centre for Cognitive Science, Freiburg, January 9, 2008.

  • Vom Umgang mit Robotern, Dialogsystemen, und computerbasierten Sprachexperimenten. Seminar talk, Universität Hannover, 5. Juli 2007.

  • Wayfinding strategies in behavior and language: A Symmetric and Interdisciplinary Approach to Cognitive Processes. With Jan Wiener. IQN / SFBTR8 Colloquium, University of Freiburg, April 20, 2007.

  • How to write a dissertation. Doctoral Colloquium, KI 2006, 14-19 June 2006, Bremen, Germany.

  • Wayfinding strategies in behavior and language. With Jan Wiener. Workshop zur Netzwerkbildung und Karriereplanung im Tandem-Programm, April 6-7, 2006, Hofgeismar, Germany.

  • Räumliche referenzielle Identifikation von Objekten (in der Mensch-Roboter-Interaktion). Bielefeld SFB/GrK Colloquium, 17.1.2005.

  • How to convey (non)temporal concepts using temporal expressions. Bielefeld SFB/GrK Colloquium, 4 February 2002.