Generative Linguistics beyond Language
Workshop during the GLOW conference: Generative Linguistics beyond Language: Shared Modules for Rhythm, Narration and Emotion across Domains.
In recent years, linguistic methods that were developed in the generative framework have been systematically applied to non-linguistic phenomena. We find generative approaches to the syntax and semantics of music (e.g. Koelsch 2012, Katz 2017, Schlenker 2017), the syntax and semantics of dance (e.g. Charnavel 2016, Patel-Grosz et al. 2018), the semantics of visual narrative (Abusch 2013), and the connection between speech and drumming rhythms (Winter 2014). Crucially, recent explorations that expand linguistic methodology beyond natural language in such a way aim to shed light on the shared properties of different cognitive domains (language, music, dance, silent narratives) that are fundamentally human. This yields new insights into human cognition as a whole, and thus also into the core properties of the human language faculty.
Some images from the workshop.
|09:40-09:50:||Welcome by Mathilde Skoie, Vice-Dean for Research at the Faculty of Humanities|
|09:50-10:00||Introduction by Alexander Refsum Jensenius and Pritty Patel-Grosz|
Caroline Palmer (McGill University)
Christina Domene Moreno and Baris Kabak (University of Wuerzburg)
Emar Maier and Daniel Altshuler (University of Groningen / Hampshire College)
Sam Cumming, Gabriel Greenberg and Rory Kelly (UCLA)
|13:00-13:30||Tour of RITMO|
Blythe P. Newton-Haynes and Daniel Altshuler (Hampshire College / UMass Amherst)
John Bailyn (Stony Brook University)
Oriol Quintana Sanfeliu (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Teresa Proto (Leiden University)
Philippe Schlenker (Institut Jean-Nicod, CNRS; New York University)