We are delighted to announce that the Schultink lecture will be given by Agnieszka Konopka (University of Aberdeen). The online lecture will take place this coming Thursday (14 January) from 16.30-17.30. Dr. Konopka will talk about ‘Adaptation and flexibility in sentence planning’.
To produce an utterance, speakers must decide what they want to say and how they want to say it. These questions motivated decades of production research. From a planning perspective, an additional puzzle concerns the way that speakers manage to coordinate message-level and sentence-level processes during spontaneous production of multi-word utterances. There is some consensus now that there may be no “default” planning strategy or “default” planning unit in sentence production, but controversy remains over the theoretical alternatives and their implications for determining a hierarchy of constraints on the planning process. I will present key questions that have guided research in this area of psycholinguistics, and I will discuss possible sources of variability in sentence planning, along with possible limitations on the amount of flexibility that the production system supports in native and non-native sentence production.
You can join the lecture via this zoom link.