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Radical Pragmatics Forty Years On: Workshop with Professor Jay Atlas

Radical Pragmatics Forty Years On: Workshop with Professor Jay Atlas

Friday 17 March 2017, Lucia Windsor Room, Newnham College
Organiser: Professor Kasia M. Jaszczolt (
Sponsored by Newnham College and the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

The workshop, lunch and drinks reception are free for DTAL students and staff although places are limited. If you have not yet registered, please email the organiser as soon as possible.


10.00-11.15 Jay D. Atlas (Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas) ‘Few, a few and only at the semantics/pragmatics boundary’

11.15-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-12.15 Michiel Leezenberg (University of Amsterdam) ‘Context-dependence, pragmatic intrusion, and semantic generality: On Atlas on metaphor’

12.15-13.00 Eleni Savva (University of Cambridge) ‘Incomplete sentences expressing complete thoughts: The case for conceptual semantic representations’

13.00-14.00 lunch (Lucia Windsor foyer)

14.00-14.45 Luca Sbordone (University of Cambridge) ‘Rethinking relative and absolute gradable adjectives’ (tbc)

14.45-15.30 Eleni Kapogianni (University of Kent) ‘The truth-conditional meaning of oxymoronic propositions’

15.30-16.15 Roberto Sileo (University of Cambridge) ‘Truth-value judgments and racial and ethnic language: An illusionary trap and a radical contextualist way out’ (tbc)

16.15-16.30 Coffee break

16.30-17.30 Jay D. Atlas (Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas) ‘Atlas-Kempson-Levinson-Horn: A historical perspective on radical pragmatics’

17.30-18.30 drinks reception (Lucia Windsor foyer)
followed by dinner with the speakers

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