LINGUIST List 27.3088

Wed Jul 27 2016

Confs: Gen Ling, Lang Doc, Pragmatics, Semantics, Typology/Germany

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 27-Jul-2016
From: Uli Sauerland <>
Subject: Crosslinguistic Pragmatics
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Crosslinguistic Pragmatics
Short Title: CLIP

Date: 25-Jan-2017 - 27-Jan-2017
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact: Uli Sauerland
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Pragmatics; Semantics; Typology

Meeting Description:

Cross-linguistic work in semantics has grown substantially in recent years. Pragmatics has lagged behind, perhaps because it widely assumed to derive from universal principles of human rationality despite the early critique of the universality assumption by E. O. Keenan (1976). Investigating pragmatics cross-linguistically also can shed light on current proposals to conventionalize aspects of pragmatics. Finally, studying pragmatics cross-linguistic makes it possible to see how pragmatic principles interact with the grammatical properties of different languages.

Invited speakers:

Napoleon Katsos, Cambridge University
Lisa Matthewson, University of British Columbia

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