19 October: Tim Tilbe and Juergen Bohnemeyer

This week we are back to a double-header! First, Tim will present a synopsis of the framework Croft & Cruse (2004) introduce for talking about meronymy and mereology.

Second, Juergen will present an exploration of pragmatic principles underlying academic prose. The idea is that the practices and constraints of the genre (PCG) can be “deduced” according to the formula PCG(academic prose) = Gricean Maxims + X, and the goal is to determine the most minimal statement of X that does the job. (50 minutes)

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