School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Randolph Quirk Fellow 2019 | Professor Anna Papafragou (Delaware) | Workshop Three

9 May 2019

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Venue: ArtsOne 1.28

Events in language and cognition III: Pragmatic aspects of event encoding

This is the third lecture of a mini-workshop on how language relates to event cognition. This last lecture focuses on the fact that the linguistic description of events depends on the pragmatic assessment of the needs and knowledge of the speaker’s conversational partner, and discusses ways in which pragmatics intersects with event cognition during development and cross-linguistically.