Professor Dagmar Divjak

Professor Dagmar Divjak
Professor Dagmar Divjak is Professor of Cognitive Linguistics & Language Cognition at University of Birmingham and part of Project Leads for Out Of Our Minds

Her main research interests are in understanding the relation between our general and individual cognitive abilities and the patterns and structures we see in language. She has worked extensively on charting what language has to offer the learner in their quest for the meaning of words and constructions. Currently, she is contributing to putting usage-based theories on a cognitively sounder footing by exploring which distributional patterns learners discover in data, given existing constraints on memory and attention.