Programme

Here is the pdf version of the programme: spe6_schedule. Presentations, hand-outs and posters from SPE6 can be found here. Materials from the tutorial can be found here.

The main conference room will be the room 152 on June 10-12 and the room 223 “Kinozal” (i.e. cinema hall) on June 13-14. On June 11, we will also use the room 153, and on June 13, the room 412 (which is upstairs from the room 223).

MONDAY, JUNE 10
10.00-11.30 TUTORIAL. Robert Matthews (Rutgers U) and Friederike Moltmann (IHPST, Paris1/ENS/CNRS)
11.30-12.00 Coffee break
12.00-13.00 TUTORIAL. Robert Matthews (Rutgers U) and Friederike Moltmann (IHPST, Paris1/ENS/CNRS)
13.00-14.30 Lunch break
14.30-16.00 TUTORIAL. Robert Matthews (Rutgers U) and Friederike Moltmann (IHPST, Paris1/ENS/CNRS)
16.00-16.30 Coffee break
16.30-18.00 What are propositions? Scott Soames (U Southern California)
TUESDAY, JUNE 11
9.15-9.30 Welcome. Tatiana Chernigovskaya (St.Petersburg U / NRC “Kurchatov Institute”)
  General session. Chair: Tatiana Chernigovskaya
9.30-10.30 Challenges to compositionality as a driving force in the history of formal semantics. Barbara Partee (U Massachusetts, Amherst / Moscow U) pdf
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
General session. Chair: Tatiana Chernigovskaya Semantics and philosophy of mind. Chair: Robert Matthews
11.00-12.00 Inquisitive pragmatics: entailment as relatedness. Matthijs Westera (U Amsterdam) pdf Foundations for a metasemantic theory of de se content. Miguel Angel Sebastian (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) pdf
12.00-13.00 Conditionals and counterexamples. Dietmar Zaefferer (U München) pdf Objective reference and Evans’ hybrid view of singular thought. Johan Gersel (Copenhagen U) pdf
13.00-14.30 Lunch break
Semantics and philosophy of mind. Chair: Stephen Schiffer
14.30-15.30 The cognitive reality of propositions and the measure theory of mind. Gurpreet Rattan (U Toronto) pdf
15.30-16.30 The existence of propositions and our access to them. Thomas Hodgson (U St.Andrews / Arche) pdf
16.30-17.00 Coffee break
17.00-18.00 How to think about mental content. Frances Egan (Rutgers U)
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12
General session. Chair: Ede Zimmermann
9.30-10.30 Lessons from descriptive indexicals. Kjell Johan Sæbø (U Oslo) pdf
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.00 Sorts of names. Ora Matushansky (Utrecht U / CNRS / Université Paris VIII) pdf
12.00-13.00 The semantic and the pragmatic dimension of statements about matters of taste. Carla Umbach (ZAS) pdf
13.00-14.30 Lunch break
General session. Chair: tba
14.30-15.30 Linguistic competence and knowledge of meaning. Stephen Schiffer (NYU) pdf
15.30-16.00 Coffee break
16.00-17.00 Two kinds of truth-conditions. Manuel Križ (U Vienna) pdf
THURSDAY, JUNE 13
  The status of semantics in the history of Generative Grammar. Chair: Wolfram Hinzen 
9.00-10.00 Psychologism and anti-psychologism in the history of formal semantics. Barbara Partee (U Massachusetts, Amherst / Moscow U)
10.00-11.00 Linguistic theory and the object of interpretation. Adam Sennet (UC Davis) and Robert May (UC Davis)
11.00-11.15 Coffee break
  The status of semantics in the history of Generative Grammar. Chair: John Collins
11.15-12.15 Grammatical meaning and the interpretability of Case. Wolfram Hinzen (ICREA, U Barcelona / U Durham) pdf
12.15-13.00 Structural realism in Generative Grammar. Thomas Meier (U München) pdf
13.00-14.30 Lunch break
The status of semantics in the history of Generative Grammar. Chair: Adam Sennet Empirical methods. Chair: Markus Werning
14.30-15.30 Levels of representation and semantic interpretation: some recurrent themes. Howard Lasnik (U Maryland, College Park) pdf Can context overwrite the lexicon? An EEG study on affordances and telicity in the meaning of nouns. Erica Cosentino (U Calabria)
15.30-16.15. The grammar of propositions. Ulrich Reichard (U Durham) pdf 15.30-16.00. N400 and P600 effects evoked by scalar implicature. Maria Spychalska (U Bochum) pdf
16.15-16.45: Coffee break 16.00-16.45: Coffee break and posters
16.45-17.45 Vacuous quantification and free variables: historical and speculative reflections on LF. John Collins (U East Anglia) pdf
FRIDAY, JUNE 14
  Empirical methods. Chair: Wolfram Hinzen
09.00-10.00 Human development: From mirror neurons to cerebral basis for social cognition and language. Tatiana Chernigovskaya (St.Petersburg U / NRC “Kurchatov Institute”)
10.00-11.00 Compositionality naturalized: Between mental symbols and embrained simulations. Markus Werning (U Bochum)
11.00-11.30 Experimental philosophical semantics and the real reference of “Gödel”. Amir Horowitz (Open U Israel) pdf
11.30-12.00 Pronoun interpretation in direct and indirect discourse. Franziska Köder (U Groningen) pdf
12.30-13.00 Coffee break
  Empirical methods. Chair: Tatiana Chernigovskaya
13.00-13.30 Emerging NPIs. Jing Lin, Fred Weerman, and Hedde Zeijlstra (U Amsterdam) pdf
13.30-14.00 Different by-phrases with adjectival and verbal passives: evidence from corpora. Berit Gehrke (U Pompeu Fabra) and Cristina Sánchez Marco (Gjøvik U) pdf
14.00-15.00 Experimental investigation of number and gender features. Natalia Slioussar (U Utrecht / St.Petersburg U)
15.00-15.30 First-person- and third-person-oriented genericity in Russian. Elena Paducheva (Russian Academy of Sciences) pdf

Posters:
Inferential conditionals and the meaning of some epistemic modals. Karolina Krzyżanowska (U Groningen) pdf
Standard-shifting in the adjectival domain: corpus evidence and discussion. Natalia Zevakhina (Higher School of Economics) pdf

Session “Semantics and philosophy of mind”: alternates
Inherently meaningful structures: what they are and why we need them. Ulrich Reichard (U Durham) pdf

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