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Full Title: Semantics and Science: What Can Experiments Tell Us about How to Model Meaning?
Location: Reading, United Kingdom
Start Date: 21-Mar-2014 - 22-Mar-2014
Contact: Emma Borg
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Meeting Description: This is the inaugural conference for the Centre for Cognition Research at the University of Reading.

The conference will bring together philosophers, linguists, psychologists and other researchers in the cognitive sciences to discuss how experiments inform our understanding of linguistic meaning.

The speakers will be:

-Kristen Syrett (Rutgers University, Linguistics and Cognitive Science): 'Experimental Investigation into Antecedent-Contained Deletion: Why Hard-to-Access Interpretations Really Aren't Ungrammatical'

-Napoleon Katsos (University of Cambridge, Theoretical and Applied Linguistics): 'What is the Role of Experimental Data in Semantics and Pragmatics?: Two Case Studies'

-Nat Hansen (University of Reading, Philosophy): 'Beating a Dead Donkey: Linguistic Experiments and Ordinary Language Philosophy' (written with Emmanuel Chemla)

-Bart Geurts (University of Nijmegen, Philosophy): 'Quantification and Typicality'

-John Collins (University of East Anglia, Philosophy): 'The Syntax and Semantics of Generics: A Plea for Autonomy'

Registration is open until March 7 at the following link:
Linguistic Subfield: Cognitive Science; Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics; Semantics
LL Issue: 25.1110

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