LSA 2012 special session on "Information Structure and Discourse" is organized to honor the memory of Ellen F. Prince, to celebrate her impact on the field of linguistic pragmatics,
and to further her life's work in this field by presenting current work to the LSA audience.

Ellen F. Prince was a pioneer in linguistic pragmatics, producing seminal work on the linguistic marking of informational and attentional statuses of linguistic expressions and their meanings, on the discourse functions of syntactic constructions, and on cross-linguistic comparison and contact-driven change in the discourse and other components of language. In the course of her work, she also pioneered the use of naturally-occurring data in linguistic research, long predating the advent of electronic corpora.

Session description: speakers and abstracts

Friday, January 6
9am - 10:30am     Ellen Prince's work and impact: an overview
10:40am - 12pm   Invited academic talks on Information Structure and Discourse
2pm - 3:30pm       Reviewed academic talks on Information Structure and Discourse

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