CLCM – Cognition, Language and Multimodal Communication


Created in 2015, the CLMC Group was totally reorganized and reoriented scientifically in late 2017. Now it brings together researchers from several Portuguese and Brazilian universities that study Language taking into consideration its cognitive, functional, social and cultural dimensions. Language is understood here in a broad sense, encompassing verbal and non-verbal dimensions (e. g., gesture and posture in our body language, pictorial, and multimodal communication).

In the presented approach, Language appears as a human cognitive capacity that is not an independent module of cognition but one of different cognitive capacities that work in interaction with the others, constructing knowledge anchored in the human experience of the world. Based on the pragmatic and experiential basis of language-in-use, the framework of Cognitive Linguistics constitutes the privileged theoretical core of the CLMC Group.