Graduate Seminar Series on Pragmatics-Semantics – October to December 2019 (Previous Staff-Led Events)
This LAHP-funded series of seminars and workshops on the semantics and pragmatics of linguistic communication will resume in 2020/21.
*Details for the 2020/21 events will be published in due course
2019-20 Seminars and workshops
The theme for the first term is ‘Word Meaning and Concepts Communicated’.
All meetings will take place in Chandler House on the following Wednesday afternoons:
- 2nd October, 2-4pm, in room G15, Chandler House
Speaker: Francois Recanati, (College de France)
Title: Why Polysemy Supports Radical Contextualism
Abstract: After presenting two forms of Contextualism, I will argue that the phenomenon of polysemy supports the stronger one – so-called Radical Contextualism. My argument will be based on a comparison between indexicality, ambiguity, polysemy and pragmatic modulation.
- 13th November, 3-5pm, in room G15, Chandler House
Speaker: Emma Borg (University of Reading)
Title: Truth, Meaning and Polysemy
- 27th November, 2-4pm, in room B07, Chandler House
Speaker: Robyn Carston (University College London)
Title: Lexical Pragmatics and Sense Conventions
- 11th December, 1-6pm, in room B07, Chandler House
Workshop on Polysemy, Concepts and Word Meaning
Speakers will include Nick Allott and Mark Textor, Hugh Rabagliati and Jake Quilty-Dunn.
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Organisers: Robyn Carston, Nausicaa Pouscoulous & Eliot Michaelson