Invité Labex EFL : Jong-Bok Kim

Le Laboratoire de linguistique formelle accueille du 13 juin au 03 juillet le professeur Jong-Bok Kim (Kyung Hee University de Séoul) pour une série de quatre conférences sur le thème Ellipsis and Response Systems: A Usage and Experimental-based approach :

Language comprehension and production both use correspondence relations between form and function, but this mapping relationship breaks down in elliptical constructions in that non-sentential utterances are mapped into fully propositional meanings. Of these incongruous mapping constructions, response systems are notorious for their complexity with respect to morphosyntactic properties as well as to semantic resolution. The lectures focus on four main types of elliptical response systems prevalent in daily dialogues, and tries to help better understanding of the response systems that play key roles in building successful communication. The lectures will be tied up with the newly launched project Understanding response systems in natural languages: An empirical and experimental study, co-working with Prof. Anne Abeillé, Prof. Ira A. Noveck, and scholars around the world.


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