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Aurore at ConSOLE 2018!

February 15, 2018
  • Aurore Gonzalez (poster): Countability Distinctions without Linguistic Cues

11/17 invited speaker: Emar Maier

November 17, 2017
Emar Maier (University of Groningen)
(Un)quotation and Attraction in Role Shift and Free Indirect Discourse
Friday, November 17 | 10:30am | 2 Arrow Street, Room 420 (Buzzer #427)
Abstract: Inspired by Schlenker’s (2003) seminal 'Plea for Monsters', linguists have been analyzing every occurrence of a shifted indexical by postulating a monstrous operator. I will show that Kaplan’s (1989) original strategy of explaining apparent shifting in terms of a quotational use/mention distinction offers a much more intuitive, parsimonious and empirically superior analysis of many of these phenomena. In this talk I focus on role shift in signed languages and free indirect discourse in literary narratives. The main ingredients of the formal analysis will be a semantics of direct quotation as event modification, and a pragmatic account of unquotation. On the empirical side I will discuss data from controlled elicitation tasks with DGS and NGT signers.

Kate and Annemarie at BUCLD 42!

October 31, 2017
  • M. Zhang, M. Piñango, K. Davidson (poster): The development of metonymic processing as the growth of context construal ability
  • A. Kocab, A. Senghas, M. Coppola, J. Snedeker (talk): The emergence of recursion: Evidence from Nicaraguan Sign Language and homesign
  • J. Ziegler, A. Kocab, J. Snedeker (poster): The effect of population size on intergenerational language convergence: An artificial language learning paradigm