Linguistics Colloquium: Judy Kupersmitt

09/05/2017 - 14:00 - 15:30

Judy R. Kupersmitt, Hadassah Academic College and Al-Qasemi Academic College of Education

Title: Motion and emotion at the interface between coherence and cohesion in narrative development

Abstract: The talk addresses the linguistic expression of motion and emotion in complex picture-based narratives produced by monolingual and bilingual children and adults. The first part of the talk introduces the form-function framework implemented for the analyses of these two narrative-embedded domains - motion and emotion - focusing on the results from a study performed with Hebrew speaking children and adults. The second part of the talk shows the universal applicability of this approach in studies with monolingual and bilingual children, with and without SLI, and in cross-linguistic, developmental studies using different pictorial stimuli. The discussion underscores the interaction between top-down and bottom up processes of narrative construction, paying particular attention to the long developmental route towards the production of coherent and cohesive narratives.


Building 604, room 11