Archive

Spring 2012

 

  • March 30 – Friederike Moltmann (ENS, Paris) “The semantics of ‘cases’”
  • April 13 – Will Starr (Cornell) “A preference semantics for imperatives”
  • April 27 – Seth Yalcin (Berkeley) “Alternatives in the analysis of epistemic and deontic modalities”
  • May 4 – Scott AnderBois (Connecticut)
  • May 11 – Tim Grinsell (Chicago, grad student)
  • May 25 – Silver Bronzo (Chicago, grad student) “Frege on multiple analyses and the essential articulatedness of thought”
  • June 1 – Rebekah Baglini (Chicago, grad student)

 

Winter 2012

 

  • January 13 – Bridget Copley (CNRS, Paris) “Connecting events”
  • January 27 – Elizabeth Smith (Northwestern) “Some observations, revisions, and puzzles in the semantics of comparative correlatives”
  • February 10 – Peter Klecha (Chicago, grad student) “Modals, conditionals, and imprecision”
  • February 16 – Eva Csipak (Göttingen, grad student) “Pizza subjunctives, plans and alternatives”

 

Autumn 2011

 

  • October 14 – Rachel Goodman (Chicago, graduate student) “Do acquaintance theorists have an attitude problem?”
  • October 28 – Anna Chernilovskaya (Chicago and Utrecht University, grad student) “How to express yourself: on discourse effects of wh-exclamatives”
  • November 4 – Geoff Nunberg (UC Berkeley) “A minimal semantics for derogatives, or being mean without meaning”
  • November 11 – Rick Nouwen (Utrecht University) “On wh-exclamatives and “noteworthiness”
  • November 16 – Maria Aloni (University of Amsterdam) “Modal inferences in marked indefinites”
  • November 18 – Katerina Chatzopoulos (Chicago, graduate student) “Redefining Jespersen’s cycle”

 
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Spring 2010

 

  • April 2 – Judith Tonhauser (Linguistics, OSU) Temporal anaphora of noun phrases
  • April 16 – Yaron McNabb (UChicago) “Toward a combined syntactic and semantic account of degree expressions
  • May 14 – Dan Sperber (Institut Nicod, Paris) “The myth of scalar implicatures”
  • May 21 – Tim Grinsell (UChicago) “Inertia worlds and problems of causation for the semantics of the progressive”
  • May 28 – Elena Castroviejo Miró (UChicago) “An analysis of ‘so’ that is not ‘enough’”
  • June 4 – Matt Teichman (UChicago) “Casting Slurs”

 

Winter 2010

 

  • January 29 – Kai von Fintel (Linguistics and Philosophy, MIT) ”The Subjectivity of Conditionals in a New Light”
  • February 19 – Chris Kennedy (Linguistics, U Chicago) ”Where does relativity come from?”
  • February 26 – Magdalena Schwager (University of Göttingen) ”Imperatives as moody modals”
  • March 5 – Craige Roberts (Linguistics, OSU) ”RETRIEVABILITY and Definite Noun Phrases”
  • March 8 – Ryan Bochnak (U Chicago) ”Two sources of scalarity within the verb phrase”
  • March 12 – Valentine Hacquard (Linguistics, Maryland) ”Context, events, and the interpretation of modals”

 

 

Autumn 2009

 

  • October 15 – Robin Jeshion (Dept. of Philosophy, UC Riverside) “Singuar Thought: Names, Descriptions, and Discourse Representation Theory” (6pm)
  • October 23 – Peter Klecha (Graduate Student, Linguistics) “The Meaning of Predictions”
  • November 6 – Nat Hansen (Graduate Student, Philosophy) “A Slugfest of Intuitions: Contextualism and Experimental Design”
  • November 9-11 – François Recanati (CNRS, Paris) (4.30 pm, Franke Institute for the Humanities)
  • November 12-13 – Workshop on Perspectival Thought (Franke Institute for the Humanities)

 
Spring 2009

 

  • April 3 – Palle Leth. “Predicate Terms in Context”
  • April 24 – Tommy Grano. “English embedding verbs and the semantics of nonfinite complementation”
  • May 1 – Peter Hylton (UIC). “The Idea of a Logically Perfect Language in Analytic Philosophy” (joint meeting with Wittgenstein Workshop)
  • May 22 – Gillian Russell (Washington University). “Necessity and the Analytic/Synthetic Distinction”
  • May 29 – Jasmin Urban. “Open questions, modality and truth relativity”
  • June 5 – Angelika Kratzer (Massachussetts). “Epistemic modality and context dependency”

 
Winter 2009

 

  • January 30 – Stefan Kaufmann (Northwestern). “Unconditionals are Conditionals”
  • February 13 – Itamar Francez. “Making it implicit: The dynamics of context sensitivity in existentials”
  • February 20 – Aidan Gray. “What do Alfreds have in common?”
  • February 27 – Chris Kennedy. “On ‘Average’ “

 

Autumn 2008

 

  • October 24 – Paul Portner (Dept of Linguistics, Georgetown University).  ”Scales of Probability”
  • November 14 – Nat Hansen (Grad. Student, Dept of Philosophy, University of Chicago). ”Color adjectives and Radical Contextualism”
  • November 21 – Delia Graff Fara. (Dept of Philosophy, Princeton University). ”De-re Modality: Identity Theory versus Counterpart Theory”
  • December 5 – Sara Bosworth (Grad. Student, Dept of Philosophy University of Chicago). “Meaning Internalism and Content Externalism”

 

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Spring 2007

 

  • April 6 – Chris Potts, University of Massachusetts, Amherst “Expressive content and semantic theory”
  • April 27 – Aidan Gray, Chicago “Having your cake and also eating it: Quantification and non-contradiction in ‘On denoting‘”
  • May 11 – TBD
  • May 25 -Chris Barker, New York University “The case against E-type donkey pronouns”
  • June 1 – Jason Stanley, Rutgers University

 

Winter 2007

 

 

Fall 2006