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Cognition and Language Workshop (Linguistics Department)

Meets Thursdays 4pm in 460-126

This workshop is aimed at encouraging and facilitating communication among the fields of linguistics, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, and computer science, through examining the inner workings of language and its interaction with other cognitive processes that shape the human experience.

This workshop encourages interdisciplinary insight among the fields of linguistics, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, and computer science to answer questions central to each of these disciplines. Language plays a central role in the coordinated activity that shapes our culture and is crucial to forming abstract thought.  We invite speakers who address questions such as: How does language work? How does it interact with the other cognitive processes that shape the human experience?

The following speakers are confirmed for this year:

  • David Kleinschmidt (Rochester): Robust Language Comprehension, Oct 2
  • Kathryn Davidson (Yale): Can you quote an action?, Oct 23

  • Robert Slevc (Maryland): TBA, Nov 20

  • Janet Pierrehumbert (Northwestern): TBA, Jan 15

  • Dan Grodner (Swarthmore): TBA, Feb 12

  • Gary Lupyan (Wisconsin-Madison): TBA, Feb 26

  • Kristen Syrett (Rutgers): TBA, Apr 9

  • Valentine Hacquard (Maryland): TBA, May 28