The Nils Klim Dialogue 2014
Date: Monday June 2 , 16:00 - 16:45
Location: Chagall, Vaskerelven 1, 5014 Bergen, Norge
Nils Klim Prize laureate Terje Lohndal and Artemis Alexiadou, Professor at the Institute of Linguistics at the University of Stuttgart, discuss the human-specific capacity for language.
They will critically discuss the concept of Universal Grammar, which holds that there are abstract building blocks of language that all humans are born with. In particular, they will focus on how data from multilingual individuals can inform our understanding of Universal Grammar.
Nils Klim Prize 2014
"My current intellectual project is (still) to understand the human language faculty. That is, I want to know whether there are any language-specific mechanisms at work, and what the interplay between the language faculty and general cognition is." Read more.