"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more
This is a seminar series about the semantics/pragmatics interface that aims to create a dialogue between linguists, logicians and philosophers. It is organised at the University of Lille 3 (UMR 8163 STL - Savoirs Textes Langage). Details about the topics addressed and the speakers are available on the workshop webpage.