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The School of Linguistics was founded in December 2014. Today, the School offers undergraduate and graduate programs in theoretical and computational linguistics. Linguistics as it is taught and researched at the School does not simply involve mastering foreign languages. Rather, it is the science of language and the methods of its modeling. Research groups in the School of Linguistics study typology, socio-linguistics and areal linguistics, corpus linguistics and lexicography, ancient languages and the history of languages. The School is also developing linguistic technologies and electronic resources: corpora, training simulators, dictionaries, thesauruses, and tools for digital storage and processing of written texts.
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Bart Geurts, whose research interests cover formal semantics and pragmatics, philosophy of language, and psycholinguistics will deliver a lecture on October 29. The lecture is open to a wide audience.Bart Geurts is a Professor at Radboud University in Nijmegen (the Netherlands).
Despite the fact that the notion of salience plays an important part in pragmatics, it is usually taken as a primitive, and not analysed in any depth. I propose to distinguish between subjective and common salience, and argue that the second notion, not the first, is relevant for pragmatic theory, and especially for the analysis of referential expressions of various types, including pronouns, names, and definite descriptions. This raises the question what common salience is, and how it relates to subjective salience, and most of my talk will be about these issues.