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Semantics, Pragmatics & Philosophy Research Area

Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics


Semantics, Pragmatics & Philosophy (SPP) Group Meetings 2023-2024

Easter 2024 

Friday, May 17th, 2024 (14:00-16:00 UK time)

Talk. Rapport in interpreter-mediated police interviews with victims. A discourse-pragmatic analysis.

Guest speakers: Dr Maria Gomez Bedoya (University of East Anglia).


Friday, May 31st, 2024 (14:00-16:00 UK time)

Talk. Metasemantics, metapragmatics, and philosophical foundations of meaning: The case of humanism.

Guest speaker: Professor Kasia M. Jaszczolt (University of Cambridge).


Lent 2024 


Friday, January 26th, 2024 (14:00-16:00 UK time) 

Paper. Witek, M. 2022. ‘An Austrian alternative to the Gricean perspective on meaning and communication’. Journal of Pragmatics 201: 60-75.

Guest speakers: Maciej Witek 


Friday, February 9th, 2024 (14:00-16:00 UK time)

Paper. Mazzarella, D. 2021. “I didn't mean to suggest anything like that!”: Deniability and context reconstruction. Mind and Language’ 38 (1):218-236.

Guest speakers: Diana Mazzarella 


Friday, February 23rd, 2024 (14:00-16:00 UK time)

Paper. Graci, R. & Capone, A. 2023. ‘Perspectives on the semantics/pragmatics debate: insights from aphasia research. Frontiers in Psychology 14:1-20.

Guest speakers: Roberto Graci and Alessandro Capone 


Friday, March 8th, 2024 (14:00-16:00 UK time)

Paper.  Hansen, M. & Terkourafi, M. 2023. ‘We need to talk about Hearer's Meaning!’. Journal of Pragmatics 208: 99-114. 

Guest speakers: Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen and Marina Terkourafi 


Michaelmas 2023


Friday, October 13th, 2023 (14:00-15:30 UK time) 

Paper. Fishman, A., Asherov, D., Katzir, N., & Ariel, M. 2023. 'Discourse context cannot make 'or' inclusive (only experimental task can)'. Journal of Pragmatics 217: 7-16.

Guest speakers: Alon Fishman and Mira Ariel 


Friday, October 27th, 2023 (15:00-16:30 UK time) 

Paper. Rumberg, A., Lauer, S. 2023. 'What if, and when? Conditionals, tense, and branching time'. Linguist and Philos 46: 533-565.

Guest speakers: Antje Rumberg and Sven Lauer 


Friday, November 10th, 2023 (14:00-16:00 UK time) 

Paper. Liebesman, D., Magidor, O.'Copredication and Meaning Transfer'. Journal of Semantics 40: 69-91.

Guest speakers: David Liebesman and Ofra Magidor (tbc)


Friday, November 24th, 2023 (14:30-16:00 UK time) 

Paper. Caponetto, L. 2023. 'The Pragmatic Structure of Refusal'. Synthese 201: 1-18.

Guest speaker: Laura Caponetto