Please join us for the next event in department colloquium series: Guest speaker Colin Phillips, Professor of Linguistics at the University of Maryland, will present “The Relationship Between Speaking and Understanding” on Friday, March 15, at 4 p.m.

Professor Phillips is Director of the Maryland Language Science Center and Associate Director of the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Program. His presentation will take place in room B1570, Ross School of Business.

Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome!



The Relationship Between Speaking and Understanding

Language comprehension, language production, and grammatical analysis are typically pursued relatively independently of one another. We have long been interested in the relation between parsing and grammar, but have neglected mechanisms for production. If we cannot unify mechanisms for speaking and understanding, then unifying grammatical computation with either of them is likely fruitless. I will discuss the progress that we have made on understanding these issues.