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Eleni Gregoromichelaki "Ad hoc grammatical categorisation in Dynamic Syntax"


Eleni Gregoromichelaki "Ad hoc grammatical categorisation in Dynamic Syntax"

The view of NLs as codes mediating a mapping
between "expressions" and the world is
abandoned to give way to a view where utterances
are seen as actions aimed to locally
and incrementally alter the affordances of the
context. Such actions employ perceptual stimuli
composed not only of "words" and "syntax"
but also elements like visual marks, gestures,
sounds, etc. Any such stimuli can participate
in the domain-general processes that
constitute the "grammar", whose function is
the dynamic categorisation of various perceptual
inputs and their integration in the process
of generating the next action steps. Given
these assumptions, a challenge that arises is
how to account for the reification of such processes
as exemplified in apparent metarepresentational
practices like quotation, reporting,
citation etc. It is argued that even such phenomena
can receive adequate and natural explanations
through a grammar that allows for
the ad hoc creation of occasion-specific content
through reflexive mechanisms.

Date: 3/22/2017

Time: 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Categories: Linguistics

Location: Seminar room, Dicksonsgatan 4

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