Eric Pederson

Associate Professor

The Linguistics Department and the American English Institute

University of Oregon

Specializations: Psycholinguistics, semantics, typology, anthropological linguistics, Dravidian languages

Ph.D. (Linguistics): University of California, Berkeley, 1991

NB: I will be on research leave from December 2012 through Summer 2013.

Please note that as of July 2012, I am no longer the department head of Linguistics and the AEI. For Linguistics concerns, please contact Scott DeLancey (delancey@uoregon.edu) and for AEI concerns, please contact Doris Payne (dlpayne@uoregon.edu).

E-mail: epederso AT uoregon DOT edu (no n in epederso)

Office Hours: Not currently relevant.

Some recent publications:

Pederson, E. In Press. The expression of space across languages in Semantics: An International Handbook of Natural Language Meaning, Vol. 3. Klaus von Heusinger, Claudia Maienborn, Paul Portner, eds. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

Pederson, E. In Press. The Kurumba Languages in Encyclopedia of the Nilgiri Hills, Vol 1. Paul Hocking, ed. New Delhi: Manohar Books; Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press.

Bohnemeyer, J. and Pederson, E. 2010. On representing events in J. Bohnemeyer and E. Pederson, eds. Event Representations in Language and Cognition. Cambridge University Press.

Loucks, J. and Pederson, E. 2010. Linguistic and non-linguistic categorization of complex motion events in J. Bohnemeyer and E. Pederson, eds. Event Representations in Language and Cognition. Cambridge University Press.

Pederson, E. and Guion-Anderson, S.G. 2010. Orienting attention during phonetic training facilitates learning. Journal of the Acoustic Society of America 127 (2): 1-6.

Pederson, E. 2010. Linguistic Relativity in The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis. Bernd Heine and Heiko Narrog, eds. Oxford University Press: 733-752.

Barker, M. & Pederson, E. 2009. Syntactic complexity versus concatenation in a verbal production task in M. Shibatani and T. Givón, eds. Syntactic Complexity Diachrony, acquisition, neuro-cognition, evolution: 391-403.  Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Lautenschütz, A-K, C. Davies, M. Raubal, A. Schwering, & E. Pederson. 2008. The Influence of Scale, Context and Spatial Preposition in LinguisticTopology. In Th. Barkowsky et al., eds. Spatial Cognition V: Reasoning, Action, Interaction. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

Pederson, E. 2007. Cognitive Linguistics and Linguistic Relativity in The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics: 1012-1044. D. Geeraerts and H. Cuyckens, eds. Oxford University Press.

Guion, S.G. & Pederson, E. 2007. Investigating the role of attention in phonetic learning. In Festschrift for James E. Flege. O.-S. Bohn and M. Munro, eds. Benjamins.

Pederson, E. 2007. Event Realization in Tamil in Crosslinguistic perspectives on argument structure: Implications for learnability: 331-355. P. Brown and M. Bowerman, eds. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum.