北京外国语大学长江学者黄衍教授举行学术讲座

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时间:2016年4月25日 14:30-16:00

地点:北京外国语大学逸夫楼一层东侧大会议室

题目:奥巴马、阿尔法围棋与理论语言学

(Barack Obama, AlphaGo, and Theoretical Linguistics)

简介:语言学探索(人类)语言的奥秘,介于人文和科学之间,与我们的生活、社会发展息息相关。黄衍教授将以新鲜、生动的案例深入浅出地阐释语言学研究的魅力和风采。讲座面向本科生和对语言学研究爱好者,讲座语言为中文+英文。

Abstract:

Linguistics is the scientific study of (human) language and languages. Human languages are uniquely human. We are human beings ourselves and all speak at least one language. Therefore, in studying linguistics, we are investigating a central aspect of our own lives.

For Chomsky, linguistics is essentially concerned with the nature of the human mind/brain. The central issue of linguistics is knowledge of language: its nature (what constitutes knowledge of language), origin (how is knowledge of language acquired), and use (how is knowledge of language put to use).

Linguistics falls between arts/humanities and science. Using anecdotes relating to celebrities such as President Barack Obama and the late Princess Diana and (recent) events like the 2009 New Zealand referendum on the smacking law and the 2016 go match between AlphaGo and Lee Sedol, a topSouth Korean go player, I’ll discuss some of the most important issues in linguistics with respect to both arts and science, showing that it is really a fascinating subject/discipline.

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