Our final colloquium of the semester will take place this Friday, Dec 12, and features Joe Salmons of the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His talk is entitled “Avoidance in an obsolescent heritage language”; you can download the abstract here (PDF).
That’s this Friday at our usual time and place: 3:00pm in Curtin 124. All are welcome!
This week’s colloquium features Harold Torrence of the University of Kansas. The title of his talk is “The analysis of factive relative clauses in Wolof”; you can view the abstract here (PDF).
As usual, the colloquium takes place Friday afternoon at 3:00 in Curtin 124. All are welcome!
This week’s colloquium features our very own Fred Eckman and Jae Yung Song, whose talk is entitled “Covert contrast in the acquisition of English /i/ and /ɪ/ by second-language learners”.
Friday, Nov 14, 3pm, Curtin 124
Our next colloquium features Dr. Dieter Stein, chair professor emeritus at Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf. Details:
Fri, Nov 7, 3:00pm, Curtin 124
“Is literal interpretation possible? On the pragmatic turn in legal interpretation.”
Abstract: A central issue in legal theory is where meaning in legal texts comes from. The issue is relevant for the issue of “textism” vs “intentionalism”. The more a theory argues that the meaning is “in the text” in some kind of pre-existing way, the more “autonomous” the text is and the more a “literalist” stance is plausible. A “pragmatic turn” would argue that the text is less autonomous and much more reliant on inference processes of various kinds and at all levels, such as explicatures and implicatures. The paper tries to identify types of such inferential processes and their role in legal discourses, including a potential role of types of inferences that are typical for legal discourse.
This week’s meeting of the Phonetics & Phonology Reading Group features Siriporn Lerdpaisalwong, who will present a talk entitled “Perception training of Thai learners: American English consonants and vowels”. The group meets Friday at 1:00pm in the department conference room (Curtin 535).
Nick Fleisher heads to Boston this weekend for NELS 45, where he will present a talk entitled “A directed segment approach to complex differentials”.
The Syntax-Semantics Reading Group and the Phonetics-Phonology Reading Group both meet this Friday, Oct 24, and feature talks on work in progress:
SSRG, 12:00: Tue Trinh on “and” and “or”
PPRG, 1:00: Siriporn Lerdpaisalwong and Amara Sankhagowit, “False phonological memories in Thai”
Both groups meet in the department conference room (Curtin 535).