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PowerPoint Presentations
by David Tuggy


The following PowerPoint(®) presentations are available on this site. Software that knows how to render .pps or .pptx files will of course be needed. Most of the presentations specify use of the Unicode font Gentium (available free); it may be difficult to get parts of them to work right with other fonts. Some presentations are several (up to 10) megabytes in size, others are more reasonable.

The presentations are not necessarily in highly polished condition, nor set up for autonomous running —you will have to click your way through them. Material from them is copyrighted (© David Tuggy), but may be used in ways that are both reasonable and non-profit as long as appropriate credit is given.

(2011) Presentations at the International Cognitive Linguistics Conference XI, Xi'an, China

(2010) Presentations at the Nida Conference and School for Bible Translation, Murcia, Spain

(2010) Presentation to the Coloquio sobre Lenguas Otomangues y Vecinas IV (in honor of Thomas C. Smith-Stark)

(2008) Presentations at Misano Adriatico, Italy

(2007) Presentation for the ICLC X conference (International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Kraków, Poland)

(2005) Presentations given at the ICLC IX conference (International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Seoul, Korea)


Other Presentations

  • Translation: a Cognitive Grammar view.
    (Presented to the Board of Wycliffe USA in June 2005)
    (en español, 2005)
  • Las lenguas maternas de México.
    (The Mother Tongues of Mexico; Spanish only; presented at the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí on the International Day of the Mother Tongue, 22 February 2005)
  • Function becomes meaning: The prefix tla- in Nawatl.
    (Revised from a paper presented in 1995 at the Functional Linguistics Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Spanish and English versions presented in several other venues as well.)
  • Abrelatas y scarecrow: Compuestos exocéntricos verbo + objeto en español e inglés, en ilustración de principios básicos de la Gramática Cognoscitiva. (2005. Spanish only. This is drawn from the translated version of Tuggy 2004, which is also available in PDF format, 776K.)
  • Seeing patterns and learning to do things and what that has to do with language.
    (2006. Invited presentation at SIL, University of Oregon, 6 July 2006. Warning: over 9M.)
  • Phonemes:
    A Cognitive grammar perspective.
    (2006. Presentation to phonology class at SIL, University of Oregon, 5 July 2006. Warning: over 8M.)


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If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it.
(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are.)