DescriptionAt AMASE's first Linguistics and Autistics event, Gemma Williams talks about pragmatics - the study of the meaning of language in social context.
Her PhD work applies relevance theory to the question of why so many misunderstandings occur between autistic and non-autistic people. This problem has traditionally been ascribed to autistic people lacking empathy, but more recent work has shown that failures of empathy and understanding go in both directions between autistic and non-autistic people.
|Period||13 Oct 2022|
|Event title||Autistic Mutual Aid Society Edinburgh (AMASE) “Linguistic Autistics” seminar series, online|
|Location||Edinburgh, United Kingdom|
Documents & Links
Talking together at the edge of meaning: Mutual (mis)understanding between autistic and non-autistic speakers
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis