How do Thoughts Relate to Emotions? What Grammar Tells Us
Wednesday, 9 November 2022, 5:30 – 7pm
A public lecture by Professor Martina Wiltschko (ICREA/UPF) organised by the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences.
The relation between thought and emotion has occupied philosophers for centuries. While there is now consensus in philosophy as well as affective science that thought and emotion are connected, the nature of this connection remains elusive. This talk will explore this problem from a novel angle, namely from the point of view of grammar. Specifically, it proposes that the grammatical architecture that configures thoughts (expressed via individual languages) is also responsible for the configuration of emotions (expressed via embodied emotion expressions).
Martina Wiltschko is an ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). She is currently a visiting professor at the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences, TCD.
This event is kindly supported by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Visiting Professor Funding.
Please register here.
Campus Location: Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Category: Lectures and Seminars, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Researchers, Postgrad, Faculty & Staff, Public
Contact Name: Dr Valentina Colasanti
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