LUCL Colloquium 9 February

On Thursday 9 February David Crystal OBE (Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor) will give a talk entitled 'Pragmatics: the final frontier'.

Date, time and venue

Date 9 February 2012
Time 15.30-17.00
Venue Klein Auditorium, Academy Building

Abstract

It has taken language scholars a long time to realise the centrality of pragmatics - the study of the choices we make when we use language, and of the factors governing those choices. This talk illustrates the way pragmatic factors enter into everything we say and write, and are a crucial factor in explaining why people use language in the way they do.

Registration closed

Due to the overwhelming interest in this lecture and the limited capacity of the venue, registration is now closed.

Contact

Contact: lucl-lectures@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

Last Modified: 09-02-2012