Director's Speaker Series
"Social Language Processing: Arab Spring Twitterology and Beyond"
Friday, April 20, 2012
Mershon Center for International Security Studies
1501 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43201
To RSVP for this event, email Ann Powers at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, April 19, 2012.
David I. Beaver is associate professor of linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin. He researches and teaches on the semantics and pragmatics of natural languages, in particular on how information is organized at the sentence and discourse level. Within this, he has worked on presupposition, anaphora, topic and focus. He also has interests in temporal and event semantics, in simulations of language evolution, and in broader philisophical, psychological and computational themes from cognitive science.
He is author of Presupposition and Assertion in Dynamic Semantics (CSLI Publications, 2001) and co-author with Brady Clark of Sense and Sensitivity: How Focus Determines Meaning (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008). He has also authored many journal articles and book chapters.
Beaver has a Ph.D. (1995) and an M.Sc. (1989) from the University of Edinburgh, and a B.Sc. (1988) from the University of Bristol.
Associate Professor of Linguistics
University of Texas