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Semantics, Pragmatics & Philosophy (SPP) Group Meetings - previous years

2020-2021

Michaelmas 2020 (via Zoom)

1st meeting:

Friday, October 30th, 2020 (14:00 - 15:30)

Paper:

Stotts, M. H. 2020. Toward a sharp semantics/pragmatics distinction. Synthese, 197(1), 185-208.

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Megan Stotts, McMaster University (Canada)

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2nd meeting:

Friday, November 13th, 2020 (14:00 - 15:30)

Paper:

Borg, E. 2019. Explanatory roles for minimal content. Noûs, 53(3), 513-539.

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3rd meeting: 

Friday, November 27th, 2020 (14:00- 15:30) 

Paper

Elder, C., & Haugh, M. 2018. The interactional achievement of speaker meaning: Toward a formal account of conversational inference. Intercultural Pragmatics, 15(5), 593-625. 

 

Guest Speaker:  

Dr. Chi-Hé Elder, University of East Anglia 

4th meeting: 

Friday, December 4th, 2020 (14:00- 15:30) 

Paper

Ariel, M. 2019. Different prominences for different inferences. Journal of Pragmatics, 154, 103-116. 

 

Lent 2021 (via Zoom)

1st meeting:

Friday 29th January (12:00-13:00)

Paper:

Mustafa, A. R. (2018). Ibn Taymiyyah & Wittgenstein on Language. The Muslim World, 108(3), 465-491.

Guest speaker: 

Dr Abdul Rahman Mustafa, University of Edinburgh

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2nd meeting:

Friday 19th February (14:00 - 15:00)

Paper:

Hess, L. (2018). Perspectival expressives. Journal of Pragmatics, 129, 13-33.

Guest speaker: 

Dr Leopold Hess, Jagiellonian University (Poland)

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3rd meeting: 

Friday 12th March (14:00 - 15:00)

Paper:

Viebahn, E. (2020). Lying with presuppositions. Noûs, 54(3), 731-751.

 

Easter 2021 (via Zoom)

1st meeting:

Friday 21st May (14:00 - 15:00)

Paper: 

Viebahn, E. (2020). Ways of using words: On semantic intentions. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 100(1), 93-117.

Guest speaker: 

Dr Emanuel Viebahn, Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany)

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2nd meeting:

Friday 4th June (14:00 - 15:00)

Paper:

Reichl, I., & Kapogianni, E. (2021). A delicate balance: Irony in the negotiation of refusals. Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict, 10(2), 48–74.

Guest speaker: 

Dr Eleni Kapogianni, University of Kent
 


Workshops

Understanding Human Time, 9-10 April 2021 (via zoom).

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SPP archives 2019-2020

 

Michaelmas 2019

1st meeting:

Friday, November 1st, 2019 (15:00 - 16:30)

Papers:

King, J. C. 2014. What role do propositions play in our theories? In: J. C. King, S. Soames & J. Speaks (eds.), New Thinking about Propositions. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Speaks, J. 2014. What’s wrong with semantic theories which make no use of propositions? In: J. C. King, S. Soames & J. Speaks (eds), New Thinking about Propositions. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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2nd meeting:

Friday, November 15th, 2019 (15:00 - 16:30)

Papers:

Soames, S. 2014. Why the traditional conceptions of propositions can’t be correct. In: J. C. King, S. Soames & J. Speaks (eds.), New Thinking about Propositions. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Soames, S. 2014. Cognitive propositions. In: J. C. King, S. Soames & J. Speaks (eds), New Thinking about Propositions. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

 

Lent 2020

1st meeting:

Friday, 14th February, 2020 (15:00 - 16:30)

Papers:

King, J. C. 2014. Naturalized propositions In: J. C. King, S. Soames & J. Speaks (eds), New Thinking about Propositions. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Speaks, J. 2014. Propositions are properties of everything or nothing In: J. C. King, S. Soames & J. Speaks (eds), New Thinking about Propositions. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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2nd meeting:

Friday, 28th February, 2020 (15:00 - 16:30)

Paper:

Jaszczolt, K. M. 2012. Context: Gricean intentions vs. two-dimensional semantics. In: R. Finkbeiner, J. Meibauer and P.B. Schumacher (eds), What is a Context?: Linguistic Approaches and Challenges. Amsterdam: J. Benjamins. 81-104.

 

Easter 2020

1st meeting:

Friday, 1st May, 2020 (14:00 - 15:30)

Paper:

Popa-Wyatt, M. 2019. Embedding irony and the semantics/pragmatics distinction. Inquiry, 62(6), 674-699.

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2nd meeting:

Friday, 15th May, 2020 (14:00 - 15:30)

Paper:

Jaszczolt, K. M. 2018. Pragmatic indexicals. In: M. Huang, K. M. Jaszczolt (eds), Expressing the Self: Cultural Diversity and Cognitive Universals. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 260.


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