Prochaines conférences

Jeudi 1er novembre 2018 - 16h00 - salle RE42

Kristin Kopf - Collaboratrice scientifique (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)

"Bad date + bad data = good data ? Combining the diachronic corpora of German"

In recent years, many copora of historical German have become available or been extended considerably. This now allows for quantitative analyses of phenomena across centuries by using data from multiple sources. However, combining data from different corpora has its pitfalls: what appears to be a diachronic change may be due to differences in corpus composition, tagging and/or annotation. Among the major challenges are finding comparable queries between corpora and the interpretation of diverging (and converging) results. In this talk, I will use developments that are already well-documented as a means to evaluate the corpora, presenting a series of pilot studies that combine data ranging from 1350 to 1900.

17h00-17h30 : pause-café

Jeudi 1er novembre 2018 - 17h30 - salle RE42

Dagmar Divjak - Professeure (University of Sheffield)

"We patterne junkies: can we link implicit sequence learning ability directly to language processing?"

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Mardi 27 novembre 2018 - 12h15 - salle RN02

Francesca Ervas - Post-doctorante (University of Cagliari & Institut Jean Nicod, Paris)

"Metaphors and creative argumentation"

Metaphors play an important role in argumentation: they provide arguments with economy of language, greater vividness, interestingness, forcefulness, in addition to creatively connecting different conceptual domains. However, metaphors are never “neutral”, because they entail a framing effect that implicitly provides a specific perspective to interpret the world (Black 1954; Entman 1993; Lakoff 2014). Different metaphorical views on something can therefore seriously affect one’s reasoning and evaluation of arguments (Thibodeau & Borodisky 2011, 2013; Semino et al. 2016). The talk aims to present two empirical studies, aiming to  understand when and why people accept fallacious arguments featuring metaphors (metaphoric fallacy) as sound arguments. Results suggest that, far from being a source of irrationality, metaphors might elicit a “creative” style of reasoning in argumentation, forcing participants to find alternative interpretations for the premises of the arguments.


Mardi 11 décembre 2018 - 10h00 - salle RN02

Barbara Köpke  - Enseignante-chercheuse et directrice d’Octogone-Lordat (Université de Toulouse)

"Bilinguisme et aphasie : focus sur le contrôle des langues"

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La SCILAC (Maison des sciences du langage et de la communication) regroupe plusieurs instituts/chaires de l'Université de Neuchâtel :

- Centre de linguistique appliquée

- Chaire de linguistique française

- Centre de linguistique et d'analyse du discours

- Centre d'anthropologie cognitive et sciences de la communication

- Centre de logopédie

- Centre de dialectologie et d'étude du français régional

- Glossaire des patois de la Suisse romande (GPSR)

- Institut de langue allemande

- Institut de langue anglaises

- Institut de langue hispanique