Palestra "Compression within a Generative View of Thought and Language"

Prof. Dr. Uli Sauerland (ZAS Berlin)

Lamentamos informar que, devido ao surto de coronavírus, a palestra do Prof. Uli Sauerland foi cancelada.

O Laboratório de Estudos em Aquisição de Linguagem (LEAL/USP) tem o prazer de convidar a todos para a palestra intitulada Compression within a Generative View of Thought and Language, a ser ministrada pelo Prof. Dr. Uli Sauerland (ZAS Berlin), que acontecerá no dia 20 de março, às 15h (em sala a ser anunciada em breve).

Abstract: "Compression within a Generative View of Thought and Language"  (based on joint work with A. Alexiadou, T. Guasti, and K. Yatsushiro)

Language is generally thought to be closely related to non-linguistic thought.  We argue instead for a view where thought representations are radically compressed before linguistic articulation. Specifically, we propose that thought representations are generated independently of language and that language realizes thought in a compressed form.  Initial evidence for the account comes from syntax-semantics interface phenomena, code-mixing and -blending, expressive meaning, and historical linguistics. In this talk, I focus on ongoing work developing the approach by using data from large-scale (i.e. 30+ languages) comparisons of child language data.

Uli Sauerland (ZAS Berlin) is interested broadly in the theory of language and how it relates to thought. His main work is in semantics, but he has also made contributions to pragmatics, syntax, and morphology. In his work, he frequently uses child language, language processing, and fieldwork on small languages (specially those of Brazil) as sources of  evidence. Sauerland currently works as a vice-director and head of the semantics pragmatics group at the Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics (ZAS) in Berlin. He's worked as a visiting professor at Harvard U., Osaka U, Stanford U.,  University of Vienna among others, and teaches regularly as an honorary professor at the University of Potsdam. For his work, Sauerland has received grants from the German Research Council (DFG), European Research Council (ERC), the European Union, and a number of foundations and been elected a Member of the Academia Europaea.

São Paulo, SP. USP, Campus Cidade Universitária, FFLCH.
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