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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
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/centre-for-cognition-research/2014/02/04/semantics-and-science-information/
Meeting Description: This is the inaugural conference for the Centre for Cognition Research at the University of Reading.

http://www.reading.ac.uk/cognition-research/

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:

http://www.store.reading.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=2&modid=2&deptid=16&catid=62&prodid=343
Linguistic Subfield: Cognitive Science; Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics; Semantics
LL Issue: 25.1110


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