Linguistics Department

The Department of Linguistics Hosts the Fifth North American Summer School of Logic, Language, and Information.

Fri, June 8, 2012

A distinguished international faculty in linguistics, philosophy, psychology, and computer science will visit Austin for the Fifth North American Summer School of Logic, Language, and Information (NASSLI).  The director of the summer school is Professor David I. Beaver of the Department of Linguistics. Several other events will be held in conjunction with the summer school, including the conference on Reasoning and Interaction at NASSLLI and the Texas Linguistics Society, both to be held on June 23 and 24. TLS is a student-run conference that will focus this year on cutting edge research in semantics and pragmatics and in the linguistics of signed languages.  There will be papers on several different sign languages, including ASL, German Sign Language, the Sign Language of the Netherlands, Japanese Sign Language, and Nicaraguan Sign Language.
Of broad interest is our commemoration of the centenary of Alan Turing's birth on June 23, 1912. Turing was a mathematician who was a pioneer in the development of computer science. He is famous for his enormous contributions to cryptography during World War II.
For further information on all these events, consult the NASSLI web site:

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