Transformations and Truthiness: Chomsky Arguing with Searle. Seminar with Randy Harris

Istituto di argomentazione, linguistica e semiotica

In the context of the “Doctoral Programme in Applied Linguistics: Managing Languages, Arguments and Narratives in the Datafied Society” we are pleased to announce that


Prof. Randy Allen Harris (University of Waterloo, Canada)


will give a talk on


Transformations and Truthiness: Chomsky Arguing with Searle


Tuesday January 17, 4 pm, Room SI-003 (Black Building)

USI, Lugano


Randy A. Harris teaches Rhetoric, Linguistics and Communication Design in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Waterloo. He is the author of the critically acclaimed The Linguistics Wars (now in its second edition), which provides a historically documented and theoretically sophisticated reconstruction of the “Deep Structure debates” that rocked Generative Linguistics in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. He is also co-editor, with Jeanne Fahnestock, of the new Routledge Handbook of Language and Persuasion.


It is possible to set-up online participation upon request. Please, contact Dr. Olena Yaskorska-Shah ([email protected]).