Wehling, E. (Forthcoming). Politisches Framing: Wie eine Nation sich ihr Denken einredet - und daraus Politik macht. (Political framing: A cognitive scientist's guide to how a nation turns language into politics). Köln: von Halem. (Also forthcoming in English)

Lakoff, G., & Wehling, E. (2012). The little blue book: The essential guide to thinking and talking Democratic. New York: Simon and Schuster. (Forthcoming in Korean)

Lakoff, G., & Wehling, E. (2008). Auf leisen Sohlen ins Gehirn: Politische Sprache und ihre heimliche Macht (Tiptoeing into the brain: Political language and its secret powers). Heidelberg: Carl-Auer. (Forthcoming in English)


Edited Issues

Wehling, E., & Sweetser, E. (Forthcoming). Gesture Pragmatics. GESTURE, Special Issue.


Doctoral Thesis  

Wehling, E. (2013). A nation under joint custody: How conflicting family models divide US-politics. Doctoral Thesis, University of California at Berkeley. 


Academic Papers In Progress, Submitted, & Published (*Co-first authors)

Gamez-Djokic, V.*, Wehling, E.*, & Aziz-Zadeh, L. (In prep.). Dirty politics: Disgust simulation during conservative and liberal moral political judgment. 

Gamez-Djokic, V.*, Wehling, E.*, & Aziz-Zadeh, L. (In prep.). Pushing ideas: The neural simulation of communication metaphors.     

Gamez-Djokic, V.*, Wehling, E.*, Davis, J., Bergen, B., & Aziz-Zadeh, L. (In prep.). Does the brain 'grasp' politics? Modulation of motor and premotor areas by affirmative and negated hand-action metaphors.

Wehling, E.* & Feinberg, M.* (In prep.) Politically correct: The metaphoric construal of political identity.

Wehling, E.* & Feinberg, M.* (In prep.). Systemic Causation: Systemic causal reasoning at the basis of global warming beliefs and in environmental communication.

Wehling, E.*, Feinberg, M.*, Saslow, L., Malvaer, I., & Lakoff, G. (In prep.) Measuring Moral Politics: The two moral belief systems at the basis of conservatism and liberalism.

Feinberg, M.*, Wehling, E.*, & Lakoff, G. (Submitted). A moral house divided: How idealized family models explain political polarization. Cognition.

Gamez-Djokic, V., Narayana, S., Wehling, E., Sheng, T., Bergen, B., Davis, J., & Aziz-Zadeh, L. (Submitted). Morally queasy: Metaphors implying moral disgust activate specific subregions of the insula and basal ganglia. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 

Wehling, E. (Accepted). Discourse management gestures: An embodiment account of gesture pragmatics in face-to-face discourse. In Wehling, E., Sweetser, E. (Eds.), Gesture, Special Issue: Gesture Pragmatics.

Wehling, E. (2012). Preghiere per una nazione malata: Le basi morali delle metafore di Silvio Berlusconi (Prayers for a sick nation: The moral bases of conceptual metaphors in the discourse of Silvio Berlusconi). RETI, 1(2): Scienza cognitive incarnata e modelli evoluzionistici, 106-110.

Di Pietro, S.*, & Wehling, E.* (2011). La glorificazione di Silvio: Un'analisi dei frames religiosi nei discorsi pubblici di Silvio Berlusconi (The glorification of Silvio: Religious frames in Silvio Berlusconi's speech). Communicazione Politica, 3/2011, 321-342.

Wehling, E. (2010). Argument is gesture war: Function, form and prosody of discourse structuring gestures in political argument. In Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (pp.54-65). Berkeley: Berkeley Linguistics Society.


Edited Volume Chapters

Wehling, E. (2015). Moral disgust at its best: The important role of low-level mappings and structural parallelism in political disgust and disease metaphors. In Ervas, F., & Gola, E. (Eds.), Metaphors we live twice: A communicative approach beyond the conceptual view. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Wehling, E. (2010). Il nostro pensiero è quasi sempre inconscio (On implicit embodied cognition). Nuova Civiltà delle Macchine, 4/2010, 33-46.

Hahn, A.* & Wehling, E.* (2005). Die Junfräulichkeit des Gesprächs (The innocence of the interview). In Pörksen, B. (Hrsg.), Trendbuch Journalismus (Trends in journalism) (pp. 26-35). Köln: von Halem.

Wehling, E.*, & Winckel, B.* (2005). Wissen, wie Journalisten ticken (The journalist’s mind). In Pörksen, B. (Ed.), Trendbuch Journalismus (Trends in journalism) (pp. 76-84). Köln: von Halem.

Hofmann, S.*, & Wehling, E*. (2005). Der kleine Dieter (The mechanisms of boulevard journalism). In Pörksen, B. (Ed.), Trendbuch Journalismus (Trends in journalism) (pp. 126-134). Köln: von Halem.


Academic Textbook Chapters and Dictionary Entries

Lakoff, G.*, & Wehling, E*. (Forthcoming). Appreciating undocumented Americans. In Golden, J., Shea, R. H., & Balla, L. (Eds.), Advanced Language and Literature: For Honors and Pre-AP English Courses. New York: McMillan Higher Education.

Wehling, E. (2014). Mimik, Nonverbale Kommunikation, Kinetik (Mimicry, nonverbal communication, kinetics). In Wrana, D., Ziem, A., Reisigl, M., Nonhoff, M., Angermüller, J. (Eds.), DiskursNetz: Wörterbuch der interdisziplinären Diskursforschung (Dictionary for interdisciplinary discourse analysis). Frankfurt a. M.: Suhrkamp.

Lakoff, G.*, & Wehling, E.* (2014). Obama vs. Romney: Framing matchup. In Rosenwasser, D., & Stephen, J. (Eds.), Writing Analytically with Readings. (pp. 656-659). Independence: Cengage Learning.

Lakoff, G.*, & Wehling, E.* (2010). Im Land der zwei Freiheiten: Warum wir hören, was wir denken (In the land of two freedoms: Why we hear what we think). In Hoffmann, L. (Ed.), Sprachwissenschaft: Ein Reader (Language studies: A reader) (pp. 147-154). Berlin: De Gruyter.

Hahn, A.*,& Wehling, E.* (2009). Das journalistische Interview (Journalistic Interviewing). In Kohrs, P. (Ed.). Deutsch Profile: Ein Arbeits- und Methodenbuch für das berufliche Gymnasium (German studies textbook) (pp. 334-35). Paderborn: Schöningh. [Excerpt from: Die Junfräulichkeit des Gesprächs. In Pörksen, B. (Hrsg.), Trendbuch Journalismus.]


Book Chapters in Political Literature

Wehling, E. (2014). Sprache, Werte, Frames: Wie findet man den richtigen Rahmen für politische Botschaften (Language, values, frames: How to find the right frame for political messages). In Denkwerk Demokratie (Ed.), Sprache, Macht, Denken: Politische Diskurse verstehen und führen (Understanding and engaging in political discourse) (pp. 159-167). Frankfurt am Main: Campus. 

Wehling, E. (2013). Denken in Worten (Thinking in words). In Eckert, G., Novy, L., & Schwickert, D. (Eds.), Zwischen Macht und Ohnmacht: Facetten erfolgreicher Politik (Aspects of successful political work) (pp. 311-319). Heidelberg: Springer VS.

Wehling, E. (2013). Die Gute Gesellschaft braucht die Gute Sprache (The Good Society needs the Good Language). In Kellermann, C., Meyer, H. (Eds.), Die Gute Gesellschaft: Soziale und demokratische Politik im 21. Jahrhundert (The good society: Social and democratic politics in the 21st century) (pp. 121-133). Berlin: Suhrkamp.

Wehling, E., Lakoff, G. (2011). The new language of social democracy. In Meyer, H., Rutherford, J. (Eds.), The future of European Social Democracy: Towards the Good Society (pp. 93-107). London: Palgrave McMillan.


Case Studies for Political Foundations

Wehling, E., Bartlett, J., & Norries, R. (2015). Populism and It's Moral Siblings. London: Demos.

Wehling, E. (2011). Der gedankliche Abbau sozialdemokratischer Werte: Zur Sprache der Sozialpolitik in Großbritannien, Italien, Österreich und Deutschland (The cognitive dismantling of social-democratic values: The language of social policy in the UK, Italy, Austria, and Germany). International Policy Analysis. Berlin: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.

Wehling, E.*, & Lakoff, G.* (2011). Die neue Sprache der Sozialdemokratie (The new language of social democracy). International Policy Analysis. Berlin: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.

Wehling, E. (2009). Politische Kommunikation, die ankommt: Eine neurolinguistische Analyse des EU-Wahlkampfes (Communicating politics). International Policy Analysis. Berlin: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.