Hammers and Nails in Linguistic Interaction

Abstract: 

Spontaneous conversation requires a substantial amount of linguistic, cognitive, and social skills. Uncovering how these skills manifest themselves in language is of crucial importance for understanding human communication and for building computer systems that successfully interact with people using natural language. In this talk I will review several examples illustrating conversational phenomena of interest (the nails of linguistic interaction) and discuss how they can be explored using different methodologies -- the many hammers of the modern LLI researcher.

[Note from local organization: slides available here.]

Lecture date: 
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 19:00 to 20:30
Room: 
Auditori Poblenou