Pragmatics and Autism Workshop

  Friday 4 May

Room G10, Chandler House, University College London, WC1N 1PF


10.30am: Courtenay Norbury (Royal Holloway, University of London) ‘Social-communication, pragmatic language impairment and developmental disorders’
11.20am: Robyn Carston (UCL) 'Pragmatics and theory of mind'
11.50 Coffee break  
12.10 Richard Breheny (UCL) ‘On-line pragmatic processing in adults and the role of Theory of Mind’
12.40: Nausicaa Pouscoulous & Alex Perovic (UCL), 'Metaphor in  language development'
13.10 Lunch break  
2.30: Napoleon Katsos (University of Cambridge) & Clara Andrés Roqueta (Universitat Jaume I de Castelló), ‘The contribution of language and Theory of Mind in pragmatic language competence in children with autistic spectrum disorders’.
3.20: Rachel Giora (Tel Aviv) ‘Interpreting metaphor and irony by young adults diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome’
3.40: Tea  
4.00: Mikhail Kissine (University of Brussels) ”Egocentric” pragmatics in Autism’
4.50-6.0pm: Main Discussion Session  
Later: Dinner (location tbc)  

Other participants include:

Deirdre Wilson (UCL, CSMN Oslo),

Paula Rubio-Fernandez (UCL),

Catherine Deeley (Leeds)