Linguistic Talk - Joint Actions, Word Meaning, & World Knowledge

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    • Thursday October 4, 2018
      11:10 am - 11:50 am
  • Location: Swann 320
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When a sentence describes the actions of multiple individuals (Alice and Bob), we draw inferences about what each individual did. We infer from Alice and Bob smiled that they each smiled; whereas we do not necessarily infer from Alice and Bob lifted a box that they each lifted a box, because they may have done so together. My project tackles an open question: Which other predicates behave like smile or like lift a box, and why?

Lelia Glass is a visiting Assistant Professor within the School of Modern Languages at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from Stanford University in 2018. Her research interests include lexical semantics (word meaning), pragmatics (meaning in context), and experimental methods.

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  • Created By: esnelling3
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  • Created On: Aug 9, 2018 - 7:55am
  • Last Updated: Aug 9, 2018 - 10:57am