SemanticsBabble
2018-2019
 


WHAT:

  • A weekly informal discussion group at UC San Diego on theoretical and experimental aspects of semantics and related areas such as its interface with syntax, pragmatics, and philosophy of language
  • Open to any students and faculty
  • Supported by an award from the UC San Diego Institute of Arts & Humanities

HOW:

  • Speakers are asked to prepare a talk that is no longer than 45/50 mins and send a title as early as possible, but at least one week before the talk.
  • An abstract of the talk and suggestions for background readings are welcome.
  • Speakers are fully free to choose among the following 4 presentation options

    1. Full talk without interruptions except for few brief, specific, crucial clarification questions
    2. First 30 mins of the talk without interruptions except for few brief, specific, crucial clarification questions
    3. First 15 mins of the talk without interruptions except for few brief, specific, crucial clarification questions
    4. The talk can be interrupted with questions any time

WHEN: Tuesday 11 am - 12:30 pm

WHERE: AP&M 4218 (map)

CONTACT: Ivano Caponigro & Jonathan Cohen

 
Dates
Babbling about
Material
     
FALL    
10/2
  • Fall organizational meeting
 
10/9
  • Sam Elgin (Philosophy)
    The Semantic Foundations of Philosophical Analysis
    [abstract]
10/16
  • José Armando Fernández Guerrero (Linguistics)
    Mirativity in Ch’ol: The Clitic =ME
    [abstract]
10/23  
10/30 [available]  
11/6
  • Josh Wampler (Linguistics)
    Discourse anaphoric use of English "thus" - Preliminaries
  • September Cowley (Linguistics)
    The causes of variation in scalar implicature - Preliminaries
 
11/13
  • Till Poppels (Linguistics)
    Sluicing in dialogue: at the syntax/semantics/pragmatics interface
    [abstract]
 
11/20 [Thanksgiving Week]  
11/27

[available]

 
12/4
  • Patrick Muñoz (Linguistics, U. of Chicago)
    The origin of acquaintance inferences: experiential semantics and direct evidentiality
     
     
WINTER    
1/8
  • Josh Wampler (Linguistics)
    Discourse anaphoric use of English "thus" - Updates
 
1/15  
1/22
  • Ede Zimmerman (Linguistics, Goethe University, Frankfurt; Logic and Philosophy of Science, UC Irvine)
    Title TBA
 
1/28 Monday
  • Kate Davidson (Linguistics, Harvard)
    Title TBA
    Colloquium series, Linguistics, AP&M 4301, 2 pm
 
1/29    
2/5
  • September Cowley (Linguistics)
    The causes of variation in scalar implicature - Updates
 
2/13    
2/19
  • Andrea Beltrama (Linguistics, CNRS, Paris)
    Title TBA
  • Andrea is also giving an introductory lecture on "Formal semantics and social meaning" in LIGN 230 today 2-3:50 pm (AP&M 4301); every Babbler is welcome
 
2/26    
3/5
  • Natasha Korotkova (Linguistics, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation & University of Konstanz)
    Title TBA
 
3/13    
     
     
SPRING    
4/2
  • Angela He (Philosophy & Linguistics, USC)
    Title TBA
 
4/9  
4/16    
4/23    
4/30    
5/7  
5/14    
5/21    
5/28    
6/4    
     
     

 
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(last update: 11/16/2018 )