[lg policy] Universality and Empirical Validity in Pragmatics

Terkourafi, Marina mt217 at ILLINOIS.EDU
Thu May 30 16:26:46 UTC 2013

Members of this list attending the LSA Linguistic Institute at Ann Arbor, MI, this July you may be interested in the workshop below. The workshop is free and open to the public, and no registration is required.

Universality and Empirical Validity in Pragmatics
Friday, July 12, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Morning session
9:00am-9:15: Welcome & introductory remarks
9:15-10:00: Judith Tonhauser (Ohio State University):"On the interplay of theory and quantitative methods in formal pragmatic research"
10:00-!0:45: Thomas Holtgraves (Ball State University): “How WEIRD are they? Disentangling psychological and pragmatic processes?”
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-12:00pm: Napoleon Katsos (Cambridge University, UK): "Cross-linguistic similarity and variation in sensitivity to informativeness"
Afternoon session
1:15-2:00: Nick Enfield (Max Planck Institute, Nijmegen): "Enchronic Typology and Pragmatic Diversity"
2:00-2:45: Christina Kim (University of Chicago): "Broad generalizations about pragmatic processing"
2:45-3:00: Coffee break
3:00-4:00: Closing discussion

*Marina Terkourafi (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
Philippe De Brabanter (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Yoshiko Matsumoto (Stanford University)
*Workshop contact: mt217 at illinois.edu

For more information and to download the abstracts for all talks, please go to:


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