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4 July 2003, CSCA Lecture, Prof. Keith Stenning

Speaker: Prof. Keith Stenning (Edinburgh University)
Title: How did we get here? A question about human cognitive evolution
Date: Friday 4 July 2003
Time: 20:00-22:00
Location: Universiteitsmuseum De Agnietenkapel,
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 231, Amsterdam

An interpretative approach to understanding human communication contrasts, at least in emphasis, with the generative perspective adopted in Chomsky's classical arguments for the creativity of human language. This talk illustrates the interpretative perspective through recent work on communication and reasoning, and then draws out the consequences of this shift in emphasis for work on the evolution of cognition.

For more information see the CSCA website at http://www.csca.uva.nl/

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