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Group Meetings 2022-2023

Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

 

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

2021-2022

Michaelmas 2021 (via Zoom)

1st meeting:
Friday 15th October (14:00 - 15:00)
Paper:
Geurts, B. (2019). Communication as commitment sharing: Speech acts, implicatures, common ground. Theoretical Linguistics, 45, 1-30.
Guest speaker: 
Prof Bart Geurts, Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands)

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2nd meeting:
Friday 29th October (14:00 - 15:00)
Paper:
Orr, S. and Ariel, M. (2021). Predicating 'Truth': An empirically based analysis. Journal of Pragmatics, 185, 131-145. 
Guest speakers: 
Shirly Orr and Dr Mira Ariel, Tel-Aviv University (Israel)

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3rd meeting:
Friday 12th November (14:00 - 15:00)
Paper:
Sbisà, M. (2021). Presupposition and implicature: Varieties of implicit meaning in explicitation practices. Journal of Pragmatics, 182, 176-188.
Guest speaker: 
Marina Sbisà, Università degli studi di Trieste (Italy)


Lent 2022 (via Zoom)

1st meeting:
Monday 31st January (11:00-13:00)
Paper:
Ruiz, A., Cepollaro, B., & Stojanovic, I. (2021). "The Semantics and Pragmatics of Value Judgments". In P. Stalmaszczyk (Ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of the Philosophy of Language. 434-449. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Guest speakers: 
Dr Andrés Soria Ruiz, (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal), Dr Bianca Cepollaro, (University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Italy) and Dr Isidora Stojanovic, (Institut Jean Nicod, France)

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2nd meeting:
Monday 14th February (15:00-17:00)
Paper:
Abrusan, M. (2021). The spectrum of perspective shift: Protagonist projection versus free indirect discourse. Linguistics and Philosophy, 44(4), 839-873.
Guest speaker: 
Dr Marta Abrusán, Institut Jean Nicod (Institut Jean Nicod)

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3rd meeting: 
Monday 28th February (11:00-13:00)
Paper:
Borg, E. (2008). "Intentional-based semantics". In Lepore, E. and Smith, B. (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Language. 250-268. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Easter 2022

 

1st meeting:

Friday, June 3rd, 2022 (14:00 - 15:00)

Paper:

Chen, X. 2021. Whose metaphor? Metaphor in belief reports. Cambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics, 13 (6): 132-143.

Guest Speaker: 

Xiaoxuan Chen (University of Cambridge)

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2nd meeting:

Friday, June 17th, 2022 (14:00 - 15:00)

Guest Speaker:

Sadiyah Shahid (University of Cambridge)

 


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).

For updates on the programme, please click here.


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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