Talks and publications

Here are some recent publications and talks, with downloads where possible. Do ask if you'd like to see something that isn't available for download here

Publications:

Clark, B. 2012. The Relevance of Tones: Prosodic meanings in utterance interpretation and in relevance theory. Linguistic Review 29.4: 643-661.

Clark, B. 2012. 'Beginning with One More Thing: Pragmatics and editorial intervention in the work of Raymond Carver'. Journal of Literary Semantics 41.2: 155-174.

Clark, B. and N. Owtram. 2012. 'Imagined inference: Teaching writers to think like readers'. In Burke, M., Czabo, S., Week, L. and J. Berkowitz (eds.) Current Trends in Pedagogical Stylistics. Continuum, London: 126-141.

Clark, B. 2012. 'Pay No Attention To This Article: From Grice to relevance theory'. Emagazine 58: 24-27.

Clark, B. and G. Trousdale. 2012. 'The Language Detective: A course for young linguists'. Language and Linguistics Compass 6.8: 506-516.

Clark, B. 2011. 'Recent developments in relevance theory'. In Grundy, P. and D. Archer (eds.) The Pragmatics Reader. Routledge, London: 129-137.

Clark, B. and G. Trousdale. 2011. 'Looking for clues: How to be a language detective'. Emagazine 51: 14-16.

Clark, B. 2009. Linguistics in schools. In Malmkjaer, K. (ed.) The Linguistics Encyclopedia, 3rd edition. Routledge, London: 358-362.

Clark, B. 2009. Salient Inferences: Pragmatics and The Inheritors. Language and Literature 18.2: 173-213. Early PDF version

Clark, B. 2009. 'That place near the thing where we went that time': Pragmatics, Stylistics and Pragmatic Stylistics. To appear in Topics in Linguistics 3, Constantine the Philosopher University, Nitra: 4-11. Early PDF version Full volume PDF

Clark, B. 2009. Ambiguity and vagueness. In Chapman, S. and C. Routledge (eds.) Key Ideas in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.

Clark, B. 2009. Compositionality. In Chapman, S. and C. Routledge (eds.) Key Ideas in Linguistics and the Philosophy of language, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.

Clark, B. 2009. Intuition. In Chapman, S. and C. Routledge (eds.) Key Ideas in Linguistics and the Philosophy of language, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.

Clark, B. 2009. '"What have you done with the scissors?" Exploring inferences in literary texts'. emagazine volume 43: 43-47.

Clark, B. 2007. Politeness and impoliteness in stylistic analysis. Introduction to chapter by Derek Bousfield on 'Impoliteness as banter in Shakespeare's Henry IV, part I' in Stockwell, P. and M. Lambrou (eds.) Contemporary Stylistics. Continuum, London.

Clark, B. 2007. "Blazing a trail": moving from natural to linguistic meaning in accounting for the tones of English. In Nilsen, R.A., Appiah Amfo, N.A. and K. Borthen (eds.) Interpreting Utterances; Pragmatics and its Interfaces. Essays in Honour of Thorstein Fretheim. Novus, Oslo: 69-81. Early PDF version

Clark, B. and R. Jackendoff. 2006. Evolution of syntax. In Brown, K. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, Elsevier Science, Oxford, volume 4: 353-360

Clark, B. 2006. Linguistics as a science. In Brown, K. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, Elsevier Science, Oxford, volume 7: 227-234.

Clark, B. 2006. Recursion. In Brown, K. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, Elsevier Science, Oxford, volume 10: 414-415

Clark, B. 2006. Structuralism. In Brown, K. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, Elsevier Science, Oxford, volume 12: 165-166

Clark, B. 2006. Learning From Mistakes: Getting It Right By Getting It Wrong. emagazine volume 33: 39-41.

Clark, B. 2005. Davidson. In Chapman, S. and C. Routledge (eds.) Key Thinkers in Linguistics and the Philosophy of language, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh: 60-65

Clark, B. 2005. Descartes. In Chapman, S. and C. Routledge (eds.) Key Thinkers in Linguistics and the Philosophy of language, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh: 71-76

Clark, B. 2005. 'What Are You Getting At?' Inference and Communication. emagazine, volume 29: 45-47.

Talks and presentations:

Forthcoming, March 2013. 'Contexts, inferences and Style'. Invited keynote presentation at 5th Nitra Conference on Topics in Linguistics, University of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra.

July 2012. '"More or less all right": Reading and evaluating the work of Wendy Cope and Lydia Davis'. Paper presented at Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA) conference, University of Malta.

June 2012: 'The UK Linguistics Olympiad'. Workshop at conference on "English Language for A Level Teachers'. University of Huddersfield (with Louis Blois, John Leggott College, Scunthorpe, and Gary Wood, University of Sheffield).

May 2012. 'Salient inferences: Relevance theory and literary stylistics'. Invited presentation at Colloquium on Pragmatics and Stylistics, University of Sussex.

March 2012. 'Relevance theory, literary interpretation and literary value'. Paper presented at EPICS V, 5th International Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics. Pablo de Olivade University, Seville.

September 2011: 'Relevance and multimodality.' Invited keynote presentation at 'Analysing Multimodality: Systemic Functional Linguistics meets Pragmatics'. Loughborough University.

July 2011. 'The semantics and pragmatics of prosody: Integrating prosodic meanings in utterance interpretation'. Paper presented in panel on 'Cognitive Pragmatics and its interfaces in linguistics'. International Pragmatics Association (IPrA), 3-8 July 2011. Organised by Stavros Assimakopoulos (University of Edinburgh).

May 2011: 'Writing, reading and interpretation. Pragmatic inference, stylistics and literary studies'. Invited keynote presentation at 'Interfaces 3'. Centre for Language and Linguistic Studies, University of Kent at Canterbury.

March 2011: Linguist In Residence, Emagazine Student Language Conference
I was the linguist in residence at a one-day conference on language and linguistics at university organised by the English and Media Centre at the Institute of Education, London.
http://www.englishandmedia.co.uk/languageconference/

November 2010: 'What writers mean. Pragmatic stylistics and Raymond Carver's Beginners.' Murray Kinloch Lecture. Invited keynote presentation at 'Vowels Ploughed Into Other': The Atlantic Provinces Linguistics Association (APLA) conference, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada.

May 2010: 'Before and after words: the online interaction of pragmatics and semantics'. Invited keynote presentation at conference 'Beyond the Words: Contextualism, Minimalism and the Semantics/Pragmatics Distinction'. University of Leipzig.

March 2010: 'Pragmatic Approaches to Stylistics'. Open Lectures in Linguistics series, Sheffield Hallam University.

February 2010: 'Concepts and procedures: combining and composing meanings in utterance interpretation'. English language research seminar, Survery of English Usage, University College London.

November 2009: 'Pragmatic stylistics and literary studies'. Research seminar at University of Westminster.

November 2009: 'Pragmatic stylistics and literary studies'. Paper presented in 'Talk About Language' series, Middlesex University.

October 2009: 'Prosody: Conceptual and Procedural Meaning; Natural and Non-Natural Meaning'. Paper presented (with Tim Wharton) at conference on 'Procedural Meaning: Problems and Perspectives', Universdidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Madrid. Presentation

July 2009. 'Inference and the 'art' of writing'. Paper presented (with Nicky Owtram) at PALA (Poetics and Linguistics Association) conference, Roosevelt Academy, Middelburg, The Netherlands. Presentation

July 2009. 'Understanding English Intonation'. Paper presented (with Tim Wharton) at ICLCE3 (3rd International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English), Institute of English Studies, University of London. Presentation

July 2009. 'Falling with style: Linguistic meaning in the classroom and beyond'. Workshop for A level students at Sir Francis Xavier College, London. Presentation

March 2009. ''Pragmatics, stylistics and pragmatic stylistics'. Invited keynote presentation at the 3rd Nitra Conference on Discourse, University of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra. Presentation

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