Noam Chomsky’s lecture
Professor Noam Chomsky (MIT, Cambridge, USA) will be giving a lecture, in English, at the University of Geneva, initiated by the 19th ICL organizers and with the support of the International Latsis Foundation:
What is language, and why does it matter?
A Personal Perspective
Thursday July 25th
8 pm to 9:30 pm
Uni Dufour, auditorium Jean Piaget
U600 (only on invitation)
Investigation of any topic concerning language is guided, implicitly at least, by some conception of what language is. There have not been many attempts over the years to answer the question of what language is with much care or precision, but the impact of tacit or loosely-formulated conceptions is not hard to discern. Sharpening proposed answers can have far-reaching implications over a broad range, as a few simple cases illustrate.