Workshop and Public Lecture with Prof. Colin Allen, Indiana University, Bloomington, 28./29.5.2014
12. Mai 2014; Nadja Schauffler
Workshop and Public Lecture with Prof. Colin Allen, Indiana University, Bloomington
Workshop: The Future of Meaning: Pragmatics before Semantics
Termin: 28.-29. Mai 2014
Location: Universität Stuttgart
In this workshop we will investigate the possibility of reversing the usual order of explanation of context-sensitive interpretation. Instead of viewing meanings as Grice-style inferences from prior known, fixed or literal meanings, we will consider the possibility that so-called literal meanings are, rather, abstractions from a sea of variable interpretations -- a kind of modeler's fiction that nevertheless is useful for explanation and prediction. In this approach, information-theoretic and semiotic approaches to communication converge on an account of human and animal communication that holds out the prospect for a more continuous understanding of the evolution of communication and language that does not exaggerate either the similarities or the differences between human language and other forms of animal communication.
Public evening lecture on digital humanities: Expertise with Words
Termin 28. Mai 2014, 19 Uhr
Location: Universität Stuttgart, M 11.31
Organization and information:
Prof. Dr. Catrin Misselhorn:
Dr. Christoph Michel:
Participation is free, but please register!
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