Programme

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Thu, October 13:

8:45 Registration

9:15 Welcome

9:30-10:25
Richard Breheny (University College London) 
On the development of testable theories of semantics-pragmatics

coffee

10:40-11:35
Prashant Parikh (University of Pennsylvania) 
Computing Modulations

coffee

11:50-12:45
Jason Stanley (Rutgers University - New Brunswick) 
Domain Restriction and the Context-Sensitivity of Questions

lunch

14:15-14:55
Ralf Klabunde, Sebastian Reuße and Björn Schlünder (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) 
Coherence as joint activity

14:55-15:35
Jacopo Romoli (Harvard University) 
A Solution to Soames’ Problem: Presuppositions, Conditionals and Exhaustification

coffee

15:50-16:30
Andreas Haida and Sophie Repp (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) 
Necessity = Possibility = Necessity. Authoritative Acts on the Common Ground

16:30-17:10
Dietmar Zaefferer (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) and Patric Bach (University of Plymouth) 
Testing theories of sentence type

 

Fri, October 14:

9:30-10:25
Michael Franke (University of Tübingen) 
Game Theory in Formal Pragmatics

coffee

10:40-11:35
Benjamin Spector (École Normale Supérieure, Paris) 
Are there obligatory scalar implicatures? An argument from global
positive polarity items

coffee

11:50-12:45
Mandy Simons (Carnegie Mellon University) 
Structured contents and local pragmatics

lunch

14:15-14:55
Bob van Tiel (Radboud University Nijmegen) 
Relevant alternatives: a Gricean perspective

14:55-15:35
Daphna Heller (University of Toronto) and Lynsey Wolter (University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire) 
Beyond demonstratives: direct reference in perceptually-grounded descriptions

coffee

15:50-16:30
Beata Gyuris (Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences) 
An ‘all-purpose’ particle or marker of expectations?

16:30-18:30 Poster Session

19:00 Conference Dinner


Sat, October 15:

9:30-10:25
Lotte Hogeweg (Radboud University Nijmegen) 
Synchronic and diachronic semantic weakening

coffee

10:40-11:20
Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas (University of Murcia) 
Relevance Theory and Conceptual Integration Theory: Deflationary Accounts of Metaphor

11:20-12:00
Nicholas Allott (CSMN, University of Oslo) and Mark Textor (King's College London) 
A Cluster Theory of Ad Hoc Concepts: An Alternative to the ‘Externalist Semantic Perspective’ in Lexical Pragmatics

lunch

13:30-14:10
Richard Moore (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology) 
Do great ape gestures have a Gricean intentional structure?

coffee

14:30-15:10
Gerhard Schaden (Université Lille 3) 
Modelling the "Aoristic Drift of the Present Perfect" as Inflation

15:10-15:50
Roland Mühlenbernd and Michael Franke (University of Tübingen) 
Signaling Conventions: Who learns what where and when in a social network?

 

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