Lecture Series: The future of pragmatics
A series of talks on the future of developmental and experimental pragmatics. We have asked each speaker to present some of their ongoing research and invited them to give their view on what is exciting in pragmatics right now and what interesting open questions they see.
Mikhail Kissine is professor of linguistics at the Université libre de Bruxelles and Principal Investigator of the research group on Autism, ACTE. He works at the interface between linguistics and cognitive science.
He will talk to us, via Zoom, about some of his recent work.
Diana Mazzarella is Professor at the Centre for Cognitive Science, University of Neuchâtel. Her current work lies in the interdisciplinary field of pragmatics, which explores language and communication from a cognitive perspective.
Nausicaa Pouscoulous is Associate Professor in Linguistics at University College London. Her research combines experimental and theoretical approaches and focuses on linguistic phenomena at the interface between semantics and pragmatics, such as scalar implicature, presupposition and metaphor. In recent years she has been particularly interested in the acquisition of pragmatic abilities in typically and atypically developing children.
They will talk to us, via Zoom, about some of their recent work on irony.
Valentina Bambini is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University School for Advanced Studies (IUSS) of Pavia, Staff Member of the IUSS Lab for Neurolinguistics, Computational Linguistics, and Theoretical Syntax (NETS), and Coordinator of the joint IUSS-San Raffaele University PhD Program in Cognitive Neuroscience and Philosophy of Mind. She is expert in neurolinguistics including neuropragmatics and experimental pragmatics, focusing on the cognitive and neural underpinnings of communicative abilities. She will talk to us, via Zoom, about some of her recent work on metaphor and theory of mind.
For those who want to meet on campus, a room is booked. To join in via Zoom, please email the organisers for the link.
Anna Papafragou, who is professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania, is a leading expert on experimental semantics and pragmatics, language acquisition, and language and cognition.
Participants in two connected projects at UiO led by Ingrid Lossius Falkum, DEVCOM and Creativity and Convention in Pragmatic Development, present their research questions and explain how they are going to test them.