The Event reading/discussion group will start meeting in September 2006.
The Event reading group will bring together cognitive psychologists, linguists, and philosophers to discuss ongoing and recent work examining the notion of 'event'. The intention of this group is to encourage cross-disciplinary interaction and help bridge conceptual and terminological gaps between researchers in the various fields. The group is organized by students at Harvard psychology and MIT linguistics and philosophy departments but is open to any interested person in the greater Boston intellectual community. We will hold bi-weekly meetings, alternating between the Harvard campus and the MIT campus. At each meeting, one of the group members or a guest will present
work relevant to the topic followed by a significant discussion time. If you would like to receive regular announcements please join the mailing list:
***We are very pleased that Angelika Kratzer (UMass) has agreed to be our first speaker on September 28th (Thursday). See below for details.
Topics to be addressed (throughout the year) include:
- The mapping of event structure onto linguistic structure (the
- Components of motions events (with a focus on path, manner, source, and goal)
- The development of event structure in language acquisition
- Pre-linguistic event representations
- Causation, agency and intentionality
- Thematic roles
- Temporal properties of events (telicity, aspect, temporal parsing)
- Neural representation of events
- Non-human perception of events
A preliminary list of speakers:
(Order does not reflect temporal ordering.)
- Angelika Kratzer (September 28)
- Laura Schulz (October 12)
- Josh Tenenbaum
- Susan Carey
- Jesse Snedeker
- Gina Kuperberg
- Amanda Brown
- James Pustejovsky
- Alec Marantz
- Itamar Kahn
If you are interested to present your work in this forum please contact
one of the organizers.
Our first meeting will take place on 9/28/2006 at Harvard (15th floor of
the William James Hall) at 5:30 (a reminder will be sent out in september).
Laura Lakusta (firstname.lastname@example.org)
& Asaf Bachrach (email@example.com)
please pass this invitation to anyone you think might be interested