LINGUIST List 27.1942
Thu Apr 28 2016
Confs: Cog Sci, Computational Ling, General Ling, Ling Theories, Philosophy of Lang/Belgium
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Miriam Bouzouita <miriam.bouzouita
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Languages as Mechanisms for Interaction: Explorations and Repercussions
Short Title: Interaction2016
Date: 24-Jun-2016 - 25-Jun-2016
Location: Ghent (Ghent University), Belgium
Contact: Miriam Bouzouita
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Philosophy of Language
The ''Languages as Mechanisms for Interaction: Explorations and Repercussions'' Workshop will be held at Ghent University (Belgium) on 24-25 of June 2016, and is organized by the DiaLing research group of the Department of Linguistics.
It is uncontentious that language lies at the core of human interaction. However, the broad significance of this observation is only beginning to receive due recognition. In the past, the emphasis has been on the precise identification of what an individual speaker's capacity for language amounts to in terms of a grammar, and/or individual cognitive processes. These approaches usually posit a grammar or cognitive architecture with independent modules whose elements are assigned discrete, identifiable meanings, all attributes being defined independently of other cognitive sub-systems. However, the horizon is shifting in a number of ways. Some see grammar as interfacing with a rich inferential system even though the two systems remain independent (e.g. Asher & Lascarides 2003; Carston 2002; Clark 1996; Sperber & Wilson 1986). Others focus on the need for grammars of dialogue (e.g. Ginzburg 2012). Yet others consider language a system of procedures for licensing communicative interaction (e.g. Gregoromichelaki et al. 2011). However, what most of these approaches have in common is a belief in the interdependence of the grammar system and processes of general cognition.
Asher, N. & A. Lascarides (2003) Logics of Conversation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Carston, R (2002) Thoughts and Utterances: The Pragmatics of Explicit Communication. Oxford: Blackwell.
Clark, H. (1996) Using Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Sperber, D. & D. Wilson (1986) Relevance: Communication and Cognition. Cambridge, M.A.: Harvard University Press.
Ginzburg, J. (2012) The Interactive Stance: Meaning for Conversation. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Gregoromichelaki, E., R. Kempson, M. Purver, G.J. Mills, R. Cann, W. Meyer-Viol & P.G.T. Healey (2011) 'Incrementality and Intention-Recognition in Utterance Processing.' Dialogue and Discourse 2: 199-233.
- Blandijn Campus: Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Ghent: http://tinyurl.com/hd9hgsp
- Room 120.083 (2nd floor: http://www.flw.ugent.be/file/27
Registration for the Workshop is free, but obligatory. To register, email the local organizer before the 3rd of June 2016: Miriam.Bouzouita
Friday 24 June 2016
Keynote speaker: Hannes Rieser
‘A Process Algebra Account of Speech-Gesture Interaction’
Evie Malaia, Joshua Borneman and Ronnie Wilbur
‘Information-Carrying Capacity of Sign Language Measured by Fractal Complexity of Motion’
‘Managing Problems of Understanding in Everyday Face-to-Face Interaction: Evidence from Argentine Sign Language (LSA)’
Christine Howes, Mary Lavelle, Pat Healey, Ellen Breitholtz, Julian Hough and Rose McCabe
‘Gesture, Self-Repair and Reasoning in Schizophrenia’
14:40-15:20: Simon Dobnik
‘Towards a Computational Model of Spatial Perspective Taking’
‘There’s more than one way to be wrong: Outlines of a Model of Justification and Clarification of Situated Reference’
‘Paderewski and Dialogue Interaction’
‘An Incremental Approach to the Syntax-Prosody Interface in Korean’
17:50-18:30: Sam Duffy and Patrick Healey
‘Transitions in Musical Interaction’
19:00-…: Workshop dinner at Coeur d’Artichaut
Satuday 25 June 2016
Eleni Gregoromichelaki and Ruth Kempson
‘Language as Process and Practice: Developing a Grammar for Interaction’
10:10-10:50: Hannah Gibson
‘A Dynamic Approach to the Grammaticalisation of Bantu Auxiliary Constructions: Context and Change’
Ethan Sherr-Ziarko and Jieun Kiaer
‘Prosody-Sensitive Locality in Efficient Structure Building: The Case Study of Interveners in English Phrasal Verbs’
‘Indexicality and Binding’
‘Languages as Mechanisms of Interaction: The Case of Weak Object Pronouns’
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