Semantics and Pragmatics at Manchester

Posted on July 23, 2015 by

Semantics and Pragmatics at Manchester (SPM) is a conference on context-sensitivity in natural language, which will take place in Manchester on Wednesday 29th July in the second floor boardroom of the Arthur Lewis Building. Joint LEL/Philosophy PhD student Nathan Duckett is the main organizer. Here’s the programme:

  • 9.30-10.00: Registration and Coffee
  • 10.00-10.30: Phasal Eliminitavism, Conceptual Adicity, and the View from the CI System
    (Elliot Murphy, University College London)
  • 10.30-11.00: Saying Nothing
    (Mark Bowker, University of St Andrews)
  • 11.00-11.30: Otto Said that I Am a Fool: Propositional Attitude Sentences and I
    (Giulia Felappi, King’s College London)
  • 11.30-12.00: Ambiguity testing, Descriptions and Underdeterminacy
    (Alison Hall, University College London)
  • 12.00-13.00: Lunch
  • How to Theorize about Indexicals
    (Jonas Åkerman, University of Stockholm)
  • 13.30-14.00: Unifying Concurrent and Futurate Progressives
    (Brandon Beamer, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies)
  • 14.00-14.30: Non-speaker-oriented expressives. A pragmatic approach
    (Leopold Hess, Radboud University Nijmegen)
  • 14.30-15.00: Slurring Epithets: Descriptive or Expressive Content? Or a Bit of Both?
    (Pasi Valtonen, King’s College London)
  • 15.00-15.30: Obligatorily controlled PRO is not obligatorily de se: Experimental Evidence
    (Hazel Pearson, ZAS Berlin)
  • 15.30-16.00: Refreshments
  • 16.00-17.30: Keynote Address (Prof. Stefano Predelli, University of Nottingham)

All are welcome to attend; contact Nathan for more information!