''Look who is talking!'' Perspective Shift in Natural Language

On The May 20, 2019

10h00 to 12h00
Salle de réunion, Allée B, Rez-de-Chaussée

Organized by Marta Abrusan

The meaning of sentences in natural languages is affected by the context in which they are uttered. In this talk I explore some aspects of this context-dependency. I show that in certain cases interpretation needs to be relative to not only one but at least two contexts simultaneously. I discuss various types of so-called perspective shifts that make such double context-dependency necessary.

Marta Abrusan is a permanent research scientist (chargé de recherche) at the CNRS, working at the Institut Jean Nicod, ENS, Paris.
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