Look Who’s Talking: Acton and Mendoza-Denton

Alumni Eric Acton (Ph.D. ’14) and Norma Mendoza-Denton (Ph.D. ’97) were invited speakers at Social Meaning Berlin 2023, which took place on November 14-15, 2023 at the Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics (ZAS) in Berlin, Germany. Acton’s talk was titled “Principles of interpretation and the ineluctability of the social”, and Mendoza-Denton’s talk was titled “The pragmatics of what remains unsaid: Dogwhistles as a historically unfolding system of social meaning”.