New Collaboration: Expressions of Perception (Smelling)

I started collaborating with Przemysław Staniewski, my colleague from the Uniwersytet Wrocławski (Poland) from the Department of German. Our main aim is to organize two workshops on expressions of perception, in particular on expressions for smelling. The first workshop is meant to bring together scholars working on less-known languages. We would like to learn how olfaction is expressed and encoded in these languages and to what extent expressions for smelling interact with other parts of the grammar. The second workshop (planned for 2017) is intended to link linguistics with neuroscience and to figure out what happens in our brains when we smell and try to describe a smell.