Media and interviews

1. Interview for Radio Fribourg, “L’invité du mercredi”, on the US 2016 presidential campaign

2. Interview for Le Temps, “Le débat Clinton-Trump analysé par un spécialiste romand de l’argumentation“, 27 September 2016.

3. Brief analysis of Hillary Clinton’s campaign speeches for the US 2016 election, Le Temps, 25 July 2016 (in French).

 

4. Interview with Cristián Santibañez, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago de Chile, on 17 November 2014 (in Spanish)

Invited talks
  1. “On some pragmatic puzzles about insinuation”. Workshop ‘Misunderstanding, disagreement, manipulation’, ArgLab, IFILNOVA, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, 22.06.2018
  2. “Why and why do conspiracy theories spread? A cognitive and argumentative approach”. Invited talk at the Leiden University Center for Linguistics, Leiden, The Netherlands, 24.01.2018
  3. “Cognitive pragmatic tools for the analysis of argumentation”. CSLS Doctoral Colloquium, Argumentation. Theories, Methods, Applications, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, 11-12.11.2016
  4. “Pragmatique et argumentation. Pour une rhétorique cognitive”. Keynote address, International Conference “La pragmatique aujourd’hui: concepts, notions et enjeux”, Université Tunis El-Manar, Tunis, Tunisia, 03-05.03.2016
  5. “Eléments de rhétorique cognitive. Manipulation, argumentation et persuasion”. Université de Lausanne, Switzerland, 30.11.2015
  6. “Deception and implicitness. How to tell whether people mean what they don’t say”. Linguistics Circle, Bangor University, UK, 18.11.2015
  7. “Charges of conspiracy in climate change controversy. The case of Werner Munter’s arguments against anthropogenic climate change”, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, 25.09.2015
  8. Series of 3 talks at the Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica:
    • “Estudiar la comunicación manipulativa (y no-cooperativa): problemas pragmáticos”, 04.08.2015
    • “Manipulación y restricción de selección contextual. Algunas herramientas pragmáticas para el análisis del discurso persuasivo y manipulativo”, 05.08.2015
    • “Inferencia pragmática y falacias. Aspectos cognitivos del procesamiento de argumentos”, 06.08.2015
  9. “Discourse, cognitive processing and fallacious arguments”. Université de Neuchâtel, 13.05.2015
  10. “Manipulation et arguments fallacieux. Une approche pragmatique cognitive”, Séminaire doctoral interdisciplinaire ADA, “Discours argumentatifs, discours manipulateurs”, MESHS Lille, France, 11.04.2014
  11. “Why rhetorical questions are more argumentative than ironical questions. A pragmatic account”, with Thierry Raeber, PRAGLAB meeting, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland, 06.10.2014
  12. Series of 5 invited talks at the Universidad Diego Portales and Universidad de la Serena, Chile:
    • “Estudiar la comunicación manipulativa (y no-cooperativa): problemas pragmáticos”, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile, 04.11.2014
    • “Manipulación y constreñimiento/restricción de selección contextual. Algunas herramientas pragmáticas para el análisis del discurso persuasivo y manipulativo”, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile, 06.11.2014
    • “Inferencia pragmática y falacias: Aspectos cognitivos del procesamiento de argumentos”, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile, 11.11.2014
    • “Herramientas pragmático-cognitivas para la reconstrucción de argumentos implícitos: una propuesta metodológica”, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile, 13.11.2014
    • “Herramientas pragmático-cognitivas para el análisis del discurso. El caso de la manipulación y de la argumentación implícita”, Universidad de La Serena, Chile, 14.11.2014
  13. “Commitment attribution and the reconstruction of arguments”, TAR Research colloquium, Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands, 04.04.2014
  14. “Commitment attribution and the reconstruction of arguments”. European Conference on Argumentation (ECA) Workshop, “Argumentation and rational decisions”, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, 05-06.12.2013
  15. “Commentary on Dima Mohammed’s ‘What do we do with practical arguments? Accountability in political discussions about future courses of action’. European Conference on Argumentation (ECA) Workshop, “Argumentation and rational decisions”, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, 05-06.12.2013
  16. “Compétition modulaire:compréhension, raisonnement et argumentation”, Journée d’études avec le CRISCO, Caen, “L’interface sémantique – pragmatique – discours”, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 31.10.2014
  17. “Métaphore et argumentation. Avantages rhétoriques et épistémiques de la métaphore filée”. Language, meaning, cognition Research Group, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 16.04.2013
  18. “Humour et inattendu: aspects linguistiques et cognitifs”. Invited public conference, Galerie J, Geneva, 06.06.2012
    “Why are fallacies effective? Cognitive aspects of argument processing”.TAR Research colloquium, Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands, 02.11.2012
  19. “Manipulation, argumentation, langage et cognition : une approche pragmatique cognitive”. Linguistics research seminar, Université de Genève, Switzerland, 13.11.2012
  20. “Manipulation through contextual constraining. A pragmatic account”. Language, Ideology and Power Research Group, Lancaster University, UK, 09.06.2008
Conferences and workshops
  1. “Give the standard treatment of fallacies a chance: A rhetorical-pragmatic proposal”, with Thierry Herman, ISSA 2018, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 4-7.07.2018
  2. “What makes a Straw Man efficient? Three experiments assessing cognitive and linguistic factors”, with Jennifer Schumann & Sandrine Zufferey, ARGAGE2018, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland, 7-9.02.2017
  3. “Humorous Miscommunication: The Enjoyment of Unintended Incongruity”, with Didier Maillat, 2nd Communication and Cogntion International Conference (COMCOG2017), University of Fribourg, 8-10.02.2017
  4. “On the (mis)use of the conditional mood for rhetorical purposes: a pragma-rhetorical account”, with Alain Rihs, 2nd Communication and Cogntion International Conference (COMCOG2017), University of Fribourg, 8-10.02.2017
  5. “Ad populum and myside bias: an empirical investigation into argumentative fallacies”, with Davis Ozols and Pascal Gygax, 2nd Communication and Cognition International Conference (COMCOG2017), University of Fribourg, 8-10.02.2017
  6. “Pragmatic inference and argumentative inference”. 2nd European Conference on Argumentation (ECA2017), University of Fribourg, Switzerland, 20-23.06.2017
  7. “The incongruous, the deceptive and the humorous: types of incongruity and the revelation of deception”, with Didier Maillat, 15th International Pragmatics Conference (IPRA2017), Belfast, Northern Ireland, 16-21.07.2017
  8. “Conspiracy and bias. Argumentative features and persuasiveness of conspiracy theories”.  11th International Conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA), ‘Argumentation, objectivity and bias’, University of Windsor, 18-21.05.2016
  9. “Commentary on McPherson’s ‘Eliminating gender-, racial- and age-biases in medical diagnostic reasoning’. 11th International Conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA), ‘Argumentation, objectivity and bias’, University of Windsor, 18-21.05.2016
  10. “Repetition as a context selection constraint: a study in the cognitive underpinnings of persuasion”, with Davis Ozols and Didier Maillat. Argumentation and Language 2015: Linguistic markers, discursive processes, cognitive operations, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland, 09-11.09.2015
  11. “Repetition as a context selection constraint: a study in the cognitive underpinnings of persuasion”, with Davis Ozols and Didier Maillat. 1st European Conference on Argumentation (ECA), Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, 09-12.06.2015
  12. “Commentary on Marcin Lewiński’s ‘How to conclude practical argument in a multi-party debate: a speech act analysis’”. 1st European Conference on Argumentation (ECA), Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, 09-12.06.2015
  13. “On the rhetorical advantages of humorous fallacies. A cognitive pragmatic proposal”, Swiss Works in English Language and Linguistics 2015 (SWELL), Université de Genève, Switzerland, 20.03.2015
  14. “Funny Fallacies and Self-Defeating Deception: The pragmatics of deception in humour”, with Didier Maillat. 2nd Conference of the American Pragmatics Association (AMPRA), UCLA, USA, 17-19.10.2014
  15. “A cognitive pragmatic proposal to legitimise analysis and interpretation”. Critical Approaches to Discourse Analyses Across Disciplines (CADAAD2014), ELTE University Budapest, Hungary, 01-03.09.2014
  16. “Why rhetorical questions are more argumentative than ironical questions: a pragmatic account”. 8th International Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA) Conference. Universiteit van Amsterdam (Uva), Netherlands, 01-04.07.2014
  17. “When humour defeats manipulation: a pragmatic account of puns using Context Selection Constraint”, with Didier Maillat. 13th Conference of the International PRagmatics Association (IPrA), New Delhi, 08-13.09.2013
  18. “Reconstructing argumentative discourse: a question of relevance”. 13th Conference of the International PRagmatics Association (IPrA), New Delhi, 08-13.09.2013
  19. “Pragmatic constraints on the interpretation of conditionals in argumentative discourse”, 19th International Congress of Linguists, Université de Genève, Switzerland, 21-27.07.2013
  20. “Trust based on bias: cognitive constraints on source-related fallacies”, with Chris Hart. 10th International Conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA), ‘Virtues of argumentation’, University of Windsor, Canada, 22-25.05.2013
  21. “Commentary on: Frank Zenker’s ‘Know Thy Biases! Bringing Argumentative Virtues to the Classroom’”. 10th International Conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA), ‘Virtues of argumentation’, University of Windsor, 22-25.05.2013
  22. “Détourner l’attention : une fonction rhétorique des arguments humoristiques?”. “Usages et fonctions de la rhétorique”, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. 16-18.05.2013
  23. “Modular competition: When understanding gets in the way of reasoning and evaluating”. Interpreting for Relevance: Discourse and Translation Conference 6, University of Warsaw, Poland, 25-26.09.2012
  24. “Trust based on bias: A cognitive and evolutionary treatment of the rhetorical effectiveness of the ad verecundiam and ad populum fallacies”, with Chris Hart. 4th Tokyo Conference on Argumentation, 10-12.08.2012
  25. “Why are fallacies effective? Cognitive aspects of argument processing”. Critical Approaches to Discourse Analyses Across Disciplines (CADAAD2012), Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal, 04-06.07.2012
  26. “Rhetoric and cognition: Towards a relevance theoretic account of argumentative effectiveness”. Encuentros de Pragmática Intercultural, Cognitiva y Social V (EPICS V), Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain, 14-16.03.2012
  27. “Is manipulative communication non-cooperative?”. 12th International PRagmatics Association 12th Conference, Manchester University, 03-08.07.2011
  28. “Why and how do we deal with straw men?”, with Marcin Lewiński. Communication and Cognition 2011: Manipulation, Persuasion and Deception in Language. Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 26-28.01.2011
  29. “Metaphors and consent in political discourse: a pragmatic view on some perlocutionary issues”, with Alain Rihs. Critical Approaches to Discourse Across Disciplines (CADAAD 2010). University of Lodz, Poland, 13-15.09.2010
  30. “Relevance for effectiveness: cognitive underpinnings of argument processing”. 7th International Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA) Conference. Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands, 29.06-02.07.2012
  31. “The cognitive determinants of manipulation”, with Didier Maillat. Utterance Interpretation and Cognitive Models III (UICM3), Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, 05-07.02.2010
  32. “Pragmatique de la non-coopération: problèmes théoriques”. Groupe de Recherche en Sémantique et Pragmatique, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 25.11.2009
  33. “Communication manipulatoire et non-coopération: quelques pistes pour une étude pragmatique”. Journée jeunes chercheurs LALIC, Université Catholique de l’Ouest, Angers, France, 11-12.06.2009
  34. “Can intention-based theories of meaning construction account for uncooperative communication?”, with Didier Maillat. Critical Approaches to Discourse Across Disciplines (CADAAD2008), University of Hertfordshire, UK, 10-12.07.2008
  35. “Constraints on contextual selection: Pragmatic views on manipulation”, with Didier Maillat. 4th Lodz Symposium: New developments in linguistic pragmatics. University of Lodz, Poland, 15-18.05.2008
  36. “Can implicitly derived contents integrate a commitment store? A cognitive pragmatic account of commitment assessment”, with Louis de Saussure. International workshop IADA 2008: Word meaning in argumentative dialogue, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy, 15-17.05.2008
  37. “Commitment and attitudes in reported speech”, with Patrick Morency. 10th International Conference ‘IPRA’ (International PRagmatics Association), University of Göteborg, Sweden, 08-13.07.2007
  38. “What did you say he implied? Inferring commitment from explicit and/or implicit markers in reported speech”, with Patrick Morency and Louis de Saussure. The notion of commitment in linguistics’, University of Antwerp, Belgium, 11-13.01.2007
  39. “Inferences on commitment from verbal prefaces in reported speech”, with Patrick Morency. CUSO Doctoral School in Language studies, Leysin, Switzerland, 19-22.03.2007
  40. “From Pragma-Dialectics to Pragma-Semantics: Can Argumentation Theory and Relevance Theory be Interfaced?”. Critical Approaches to Discourse Across Disciplines (CADAAD2006), University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, 29-30.06.2006
  41. “Pragmatique, modularité et métareprésentation”. Research day SNF, project ‘Usages non descriptifs des expressions temporelles’, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 16.12.2005
  42. “La manipulation dans les discours péronistes (1943-1955): Aspects propositionnels et non-propositionnels”. Research seminar in linguistics, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 01.06.2005
  43. “La manipulation dans les discours péronistes (1943-1955): Stratégies de manipulation linguistiques et non-linguistiques”. Training course for high school tutors, High School “Les Coudriers”, Geneva, 05.2005