11 A.M.–Noon

Christopher Kennedy

Christopher Kennedy’s research is geared toward discovering and describing the principles that are involved in relating linguistic forms to meanings. He delves deeply into how this mapping is achieved through language, cognition, communication, and context. Kennedy is the William H. Colvin Professor of Linguistics.


We are warned with increasing urgency that we are becoming a “post-truth” society. But what is truth? What role does it play in thought and communications? And why should we care about it?