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In connection with PhD candidate Riccardo Pulicani’s midway evaluation, there will be a one-day mini-seminar on interactions between information structure, sentence structure and operator scope. See the program below and be welcome!
The research group for theoretical linguistics consists of researchers from different institutes at the Faculty of Humanities.
In this installment of the linguistic departmental seminar, the guest of honor is Ingrid L. Falkum. The topic of the talk is language acquisition in the area of semantics and pragmatics, and it is discussed by means of experimental method: Eye-tracking and picture selection.
A forum that will enable comparison of lexical, compositional and pragmatic approaches, and interaction between people coming from formal semantics, pragmatics and computational linguistics backgrounds.
The Research Group in Language Change brings together people from different subfields of linguistics who do diachronic research.
The project Strengthening Research Capacity in the Papyrus Collection of the Oslo University Library has the pleasure of announcing the seminar.
The focus of this course will be the view that communication involves inference to the best explanation of an utterance, where in normal cases the best explanation is that the speaker intended to inform the hearer of an intention to inform the hearer of something. This view derives from Grice's work on speaker meaning (1957) and on conversational maxims and implicatures (1975).
We will look at criticisms of this view which aim to show that (all or some) communication is not inferential, or does not involve the recovery of speaker intentions. We will also look at what this view of communication assumes about inference and about metarepresentation, and more broadly, at the explanatory role in cognitive science of talk about inferences over representations.