LINGUIST List 32.142

Fri Jan 08 2021

Confs: Clinical Ling, Pragmatics, Psycholing/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 06-Jan-2021
From: Nicole Gotzner <>
Subject: XPRAG Wine Gatherings
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XPRAG Wine Gatherings
Short Title: XPRAG-Wine

Date: 14-Jan-2021 - 14-Jan-2021
Location: Brussels (Zoom), Belgium
Contact: Nicole Gotzner
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Clinical Linguistics; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

We are delighted to announce the second edition of the XPRAG Wine Gatherings. Our speaker is Mikhail Kissine (UBL, Brussels) and he will talk about ''Pragmatic strategies in Autism''. In honour of Mikhail, we will drink beer or vodka together (with an inclusive interpretation for the bravest). We cordially invite everyone!

Time: 14 January 2021, 8.15 - 9.15 p.m. (CET)

Speaker: Mikhail Kissine (UBL) ''Pragmatic strategies in autism''

Hosts: Nicole Gotzner and Ira Noveck

Drink menu: beer or vodka (with an inclusive interpretation for the bravest)

Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 876 5060 2862

Passcode: 202020


In this talk, I will present a few recent studies on pragmatics in children and adults on the autism spectrum. Results of these studies confirm that autistic individuals may successfully engage in context-sensitive utterance interpretation. However, the pragmatic strategies they use prove inadequate in situations where the interpretation process requires genuinely adopting the speaker’s perspective. Such data from autism make it worth exploring a theoretical picture in which the same type of pragmatic output may be achieved, in certain situations at least, by processes at varying degrees of complexity.

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