Thesis defense

Meaning in Context

Amir Ahmad Anvari (IJN)
Practical information
03 December 2019

ENS, Pavillon Jardin, meeting room, 24 rue Lhomond, 75005 Paris


Composition of the jury:

Philippe Schlenker (IJN)
Benjamin Spector (IJN)
Emmanuel Chelma (IJN, LSCP)
Amy Rose Deal (UC Berkeley)
Cornelia Ebert (Goethe University of Frankfurt)
Danny Fox (MIT)

Abstract: This dissertation contains a series of investigations into three ways in which "context" can be understood as a factor interacting with the linguistic system in order to enable, facilitate, and otherwise enrich communication. These are, context as the set of background assumptions, context as the situation of utterance, and context as paralinguistic gesticulations.