• 07.04.2022 - 08.04.2022
  • 🇩🇰 Dänemark / Kopenhagen
  • The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters and the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics; University of Copenhagen
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Pragmatics in Language Change

The symposium focuses on the role of pragmatics in language change, a role that is often underrated. By pragmatics we mean, on the one hand, cognitive factors influencing discourse processing, including inferential processes, and on the other, sociopragmatic factors such as interpersonal relations. The symposium aims at providing a clearer understanding of the context types favouring language change and the correlation between specific pragmatic factors and specific types of language change.