SCEW Seminar: Yoav Ram

November 8, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Yoav Ram Mathematical Ecology and Evolution School of Zoology Tel Aviv University   via Zoom:   Non-vertical cultural transmission and the evolution of cooperation   We use a cultural-evolutionary model to find conditions for the evolution of cooperation under vertical, oblique, and horizontal cultural transmission. These conditions, which have interesting parallels with Hamilton’s rule, […]

20 years of Experimental Pragmatics Symposium   The Symposium is organized for celebrating 20 years since the publication of two seminal works (co)authored by Ira Noveck that contributed to shape the research field of experimental pragmatics:   “When children are more logical than adults: experimental investigations of scalar implicature” (Noveck 2001, Cognition) “The Costs and […]

ILST Seminar: William Schuler

November 12, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

William Schuler Computational Cognitive Modeling Lab Department of Linguistics Ohio State University   Are syntactic categories real?   People can express novel, precise complex ideas — plans with sophisticated contingencies, predictive models of interrelated uncertain events, and more — which seems to suggest a formal, compositional semantics in which sentences are divided into categories with […]