• Varsity Pond
    April 7-8, 2017

    University of Colorado Boulder 

This interdisciplinary workshop is intended to develop our understanding of how humans conceptualize events through language and how they extend the linguistic resources available for event descriptions to new, non-temporal functions, including affective functions, evidential functions and discourse-pragmatic functions. Scholars of linguistic cognition from a variety of backgrounds will offer findings in corpus linguistics, diachronic linguistics, psycholinguistics, linguistic typology and computational modeling that illuminate the ways in which linguistic cultures leverage the linguistic conventions devised for situation reports.