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LINGUIST List 25.1110

Wed Mar 05 2014

Confs: Cognitive Science, Semantics, Pragmatics, Philosophy of Language/UK

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 04-Mar-2014
From: Nat Hansen <n.d.hansenreading.ac.uk>
Subject: Semantics and Science: What Can Experiments Tell Us about How to Model Meaning?
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Semantics and Science: What Can Experiments Tell Us about How to Model Meaning?

Date: 21-Mar-2014 - 22-Mar-2014
Location: Reading, United Kingdom
Contact: Emma Borg
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/centre-for-cognition-research/2014/02/04/semantics-and-science-information/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics; Semantics

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

Program:

Friday, March 21

1:30-2:00
Registration & Coffee, Henley Business School, University of Reading.
All talks will take place in Room G10.

2:00-3:30
Kristin Syrett (Rutgers University, Linguistics and Cognitive Science): 'Experimental Investigation into Antecedent-Contained Deletion: Why Hard-to-Access Interpretations Really Aren't Ungrammatical'

3:30-3:45
Break

3:45-5:15
Nat Hansen (University of Reading, Philosophy): 'Beating a Dead Donkey: Linguistic Experiments and Ordinary Language Philosophy' (written with Emmanuel Chemla)

5:15-5:45
Coffee Break

5:45-7:15
John Collins (University of East Anglia, Philosophy): 'The Syntax and Semantics of Generics: A Plea for Autonomy'

7:30-8:15
Drinks Reception

8:15-
Dinner

Saturday, March 22

9:00-10:30
Napoleon Katsos (University of Cambridge, Theoretical and Applied Linguistics): 'What is the Role of Experimental Data in Semantics and Pragmatics?: Two Case Studies'

10:30-11:00
Coffee Break

11:00-12:30
Bart Geurts (University of Nijmegen, Philosophy): 'Quantification and Typicality'.



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