About the Cognitive Science Program
Cognitive science is the study of how intelligent beings (including people, animals, and machines) perceive, act, know, and think.
It explores the process and content of thought as observed in individuals, distributed through communities, manifested in the structure and meaning of language, modeled by algorithms, and contemplated by philosophies of mind.
Its models are formulated using concepts drawn from many disciplines, including psychology, linguistics, logic, computer science, anthropology, and philosophy, and they are tested using evidence from psychological experiments, clinical studies, field studies, computer simulations, and neurophysiological observation.
Announcement: The Cognitive Science Graduate Certificate is now open to UConn students and non-degree students. Please see the Graduate Certificate Application process webpage for more information.
Philosophy Brown Bag: Long12:15pm
Wednesday, January 27th, 2021
12:15 PM - 01:15 PM
Storrs Campus link by emailThis week: Mandy Long, "A New Work Ethic"
A series of informal talks by philosophy faculty and graduate students. For a description and how to sign up, see http://philosophy.uconn.edu/brown-bags/.
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ECOM Spotlight Series: Richard Moore12:15pm
Thursday, January 28th, 2021
12:15 PM - 01:15 PM
Storrs Campus, Storrs Campus, Storrs Campus WebExECOM Spotlight Series will host Prof. Richard Moore from U of Warwick. He will be talking on 'The Communicative Foundations of Propositional Attitude Psychology.'
Please contact email@example.com for the event link.
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Critical LOOKing: A Virtual Dialogue12:15pm
Friday, January 29th, 2021
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Other wherever you areTap your powers of observation and investigate a single work of art through close looking and discussion with Amanda Douberley, Assistant Curator/Academic Liaison.
Through mid-March, we are featuring works of art in the exhibition, The Human Epoch: Living in the Anthropocene. This week’s subject is "Silueta Works in Mexico" (1977) by Ana Mendieta.
Offered via Zoom Meetings – registration is required and space is limited.
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYsd-GorTIqEtUXVieD8YUUtmovwOv4ZlUl
Your registration will be approved if space is available. You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting or put on a wait list.
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Linguistics Colloquium: Laura Kalin (Princeton)4:00pm
Friday, January 29th, 2021
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Storrs Campus, Storrs Campus, Storrs Campus OnlineInfixes really are (underlyingly) prefixes/suffixes: Evidence from allomorphy on the fine timing of infixation
Both allomorphy and infixation introduce complexity into morphological systems, in different ways: allomorphy involves a many-to-one correspondence between form and meaning/function, and infixation disrupts the linear integrity of forms. Both are found across the world’s languages, and have been the subject of much empirical inquiry and theorizing—on infixation, see e.g. Ultan 1975, Moravcsik 1977, 2000, Halle 2001, Yu 2007, Samuels 2009; on allomorphy, see e.g. Carstairs 1987, Paster 2006, Veselinova 2006, Mascaró 2007, Bobaljik 2012. These studies present a plethora of ideas about how, when, and why infixation and allomorphy take place, and they make (unstated) predictions about how the two phenomena should interact.
This talk presents the results of the first cross-linguistic study of allomorphy involving infixation, considering 51 case studies from 42 languages (15 language families). The two phenomena interact in consistent, systematic ways, with distinct sets of behaviors characterizing suppletive and non-suppletive allomorphy involving infixes. The robustness of these findings supports a universal architecture of the morphosyntax-phonology interface, specifically, the type of serial architecture proposed by Distributed Morphology and related approaches (Halle and Marantz 1993, 1994, Embick 2010, Bye and Svenonius 2012). The findings run counter to the predictions of fully parallel models (e.g., McCarthy and Prince 1993a,b, Prince and Smolensky 1993), those that allow the phonology to regulate suppletive allomorph choice (e.g., Mascaró 2007, Wolf 2008, Bermudez-Otero 2012), and those that take infixation to be “direct” (e.g., Inkelas 1990, Yu 2007, Wolf 2008).
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