6th cornell workshop in linguistics and philosophy

2016: Speech Acts

November 12th and 13th (Saturday and Sunday)

Location: Physical Sciences 401. If you wish to attend please register here.

(Some Papers are password protected; email me if you need access.)


Schedule:

Session breakdown: 45 min talk, 5 min comments, 40 min Q&A.

SATURDAY

9:15-9:45

Breakfast

In Physical Sciences 401/402

9:45-11:15

Craige Roberts
(Linguistics, Ohio State)

"Speech Acts in Discourse Context"
Comments: Dan Harris (Philosophy, Hunter College)
Chair: Will Starr (Philosophy, Cornell)

11:30-1:00

Paul Portner
(Linguistics, Georgetown)

"On the Relation between Verbal Mood and Sentence Mood"
Comments: Nate Charlow (Philosophy, Toronto)
Chair: Sally McConnell-Ginet (Linguistics, Cornell)

1:00-2:30

Lunch

In Physical Sciences 401/402

2:30-4

Jessica Rett
(Linguistics, UCLA)

"The Semantics of Attitude Markers and Other Illocutionary Content"
Comments: Brett Sherman (Philosophy, Rochester)
Chair: David Braun (University at Buffalo)

4:15-5:45

David Pizarro
(Psychology, Cornell)

"Disgust as a Metaphor for Moral Disapproval"
(Background Reading)
Comments: Eric Swanson (Philosophy, Michigan)
Chair: Sarah Murray (Linguistics, Cornell)

6-9

Dinner and Reception

In Physical Sciences 401/402

9-?

Party!

Will and Sarah's Apartment

SUNDAY

9:15-9:45

Breakfast

In Physical Sciences 401/402

9:45-11:15

Rachel Ann McKinney
(Philosophy, Harvard)

"Threats from Below"
(Background reading from Elizabeth Anderson)
Comments: Lucia Munguia (Philosophy, Cornell)
Chair: Michael Rieppel (Philosophy, Syracuse)

11:30-1:00

Lynne Tirrell
(Philosophy, UMass Boston)

"Toxic Speech" (Background Reading 1, Background Reading 2)
Comments: Luvell Anderson (Philosophy, Memphis)
Chair: Janice Dowell (Philosophy, Syracuse)


Sponsored by the Cornell Sage School of Philosophy, Department of Linguistics, Society for the Humanities, Cognitive Science Program and the Central New York Humanities Corridor, from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


If you need accessibility accommodations to participate in this event, please contact 607-255-3384 as soon as possible.

5th cornell workshop in linguistics and philosophy

2015: Talking about Other Minds

November 7th and 8th (Saturday and Sunday)

Location: Physical Sciences 401. If you wish to attend please register here.

(Some Papers are password protected; email me if you need access.)


Schedule:

Session breakdown: 45 min talk, 5 min comments, 40 min Q&A.

SATURDAY

9:15-9:45

Breakfast

In Physical Sciences 401/402

9:45-11:15

Michael Rieppel
(Philosophy, Syracuse)

"Names, Masks, and Double Vision"
Comments: Janice Dowell (Philosophy, Syracuse)
Chair: Will Starr (Philosophy, Cornell)

11:30-1:00

Sam Cumming
(Philosophy, UCLA)

"Are Attitude Reports Ambiguous?"
Comments: Simon Charlow (Linguistics, Rutgers)
Chair: Yuna Won (Philosophy, Cornell)

1:00-2:30

Lunch

In Physical Sciences 401/402

2:30-4

Dilip Ninan
(Philosophy, Tufts)

"What is the Problem of De Se Attitudes?"
Comments: David Braun (Philosophy, University at Buffalo)
Chair: Nico Silins (Philosophy, Cornell)

4:15-5:45

Daniel Altshuler
(Linguistics, Hampshire)

"Talking about past beliefs: Pragmatic constraints on Double Access", Background reading: Altshuler et. al. (2015)
Comments: Brett Sherman (Philosophy, Rochester)
Chair: Sarah Murray (Linguistics, Cornell)

6-9

Dinner and Reception

In Physical Sciences 401/402

9-?

Party!

Will and Sarah's Apartment

SUNDAY

9:15-9:45

Breakfast

In Physical Sciences 401/402

9:45-11:15

Jorie Koster-Hale
(Psychology, Harvard)

"The Neural Basis of Mental State Attitudes and Theory of Mind"
Comments: Will Starr (Philosophy, Cornell)
Chair: Brandon Conley (Philosophy, Cornell)

11:30-1:00

Jonathan Phillips
(Psychology, Harvard)

"Factive Theory of Mind". Supplemental: (1) and (2).
Comments: Kevan Edwards (Philosophy, Syracuse)
Chair: Lu Teng (Philosophy, Cornell)


Sponsored by the Cornell Sage School of Philosophy, Department of Linguistics, Society for the Humanities, Cognitive Science Program and the Central New York Humanities Corridor, from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


If you need accessibility accommodations to participate in this event, please contact 607-255-3384 as soon as possible.

4th cornell workshop in linguistics and philosophy

2014: Plurality

November 8th and 9th (Saturday and Sunday)

Location: Physical Sciences 401. If you wish to attend please register here.

(Papers are password protected; email me if you need access.)


Schedule:

Session breakdown: 45 min talk, 5 min comments, 40 min Q&A.

SATURDAY

9:15-9:45

Breakfast

In Physical Sciences 401/402

9:45-11:15

Tom McKay
(Philosophy, Syracause)

"Mass and Plural"
Comments: Harold Hodes (Philosophy, Cornell)
Chair: Sarah Murray (Linguistics, Cornell)

11:30-1:00

Robert Henderson
(Linguistics, Wayne State)

"Swarms: Spatiotemporal grouping across domains"
Comments: Brett Sherman (Philosophy, Rochester)
Chair: Donka Farkas (Linguistics, UCSC)

1:00-2:30

Lunch

In Physical Sciences 401/402

2:30-4

Katherine Ritchie
(Philosophy, CCNY)

"Collective Nouns: Polysemy and predication"
Comments: Chris Barker (Linguistics, NYU)
Chair: Molly Diesing (Linguistics, Cornell)

4:15-5:45

Lucas Champollion
(Linguistics, NYU)

"Each vs. All: Distributivity, cumulativity, and two types of collectivity" (Based on Chapter 9 of Champollion's dissertation; dissertation summary, see Case Study 4. Semantic framework introduced in Lecture 7 here.).
Comments: Mats Rooth (Linguistics, Cornell)
Chair: Will Starr (Philosophy, Cornell)

6-9

Dinner and Reception

In Physical Sciences 401/402

SUNDAY

9:15-9:45

Breakfast

In Physical Sciences 401/402

9:45-11:15

Scott Grimm
(Linguistics, Rochester)

"Plurality and Referentiality" (Elaboration of NELS 41 paper "Plurality is Distinct from Number Neutrality")
Comments: Sarah Murray (Linguistics, Cornell)
Chair: Sally McConnell-Ginet (Linguistics, Cornell)

11:30-1:00

Friederike Moltmann
(Philosophy, IHPST(CNRS)/NYU)

"Plural Reference and Reference to a Plurality: Linguistic facts and semantic analyses"
Comments: Ash Asudeh (Carleton/Oxford, Linguistics)
Chair: Miloje Despić (Linguistics, Cornell)

1:00-2:30

Lunch


Sponsored by the Cornell Sage School of Philosophy, Department of Linguistics, Society for the Humanities, Cognitive Science Program and the Central New York Humanities Corridor, from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

3rd cornell workshop in linguistics and philosophy

2013: Modal Talk and Reasoning

November 9th and 10th (Saturday and Sunday)

Location: Physical Sciences 401. If you wish to attend please register here.

(Papers are password protected; email me if you need access.)


Schedule:

Session breakdown: 45 min talk, 5 min comments, 40 min Q&A.

SATURDAY

9:15-9:45

Breakfast

In Physical Sciences 401/402

9:45-11:15

David Braun
(Philosophy, University at Buffalo)

"An Invariantist Theory of Might Might be Right"
Comments: Greg Carlson (Rochester, Linguistics)
Chair: Eliot Michaelson (Philosophy, McGill)

11:30-1:00

Brett Sherman
(Philosophy, Rochester)

"Guarantees and Epistemic Necessity"
Comments: Carlotta Pavese (Philosophy, NYU/Duke)
Chair: Molly Diesing (Linguistics, Cornell)

1:00-2:30

Lunch

In Physical Sciences 401/402

2:30-4

Janice Dowell
(Philosophy, Syracuse)

"Flexible Contextualism about Deontic Modals: A Puzzle about Information-sensitivity"
Comments: Ana Arregui (Linguistics, Ottawa)
Chair: Kate Manne (Philosophy, Cornell)

4:15-5:45

Magdalena Kaufmann
(Linguistics, UConn)

"Discourse particle "ruhig": discourse effects, desires, and modality"
Comments: Mats Rooth (Linguistics, Cornell)
Chair: Will Starr (Philosophy, Cornell)

6-9

Dinner and Reception

In Physical Sciences 401/402

SUNDAY

9:15-9:45

Breakfast

In Physical Sciences 401/402

9:45-11:15

Stefan Kaufmann
(Linguistics, UConn)

"Causal Premise Semantics"
Comments: Robert Henderson (Linguistics, Wayne St)
Chair: Theo Korzukhin (Philosophy, Kutztown Univ.)

11:30-1:00

Steven Sloman
(Cognitive Science, Brown)

"Knowledge and Illusion in Causal Reasoning: The Right and Wrong of Bayes Nets" (background: 1, 2, 3)
Comments: Adam Bjorndahl (Math, Cornell)
Chair: Sally McConnell-Ginet (Linguistics, Cornell)

1:00-2:30

Lunch


Sponsored by the Cornell Sage School of Philosophy, Department of Linguistics, Society for the Humanities, Cognitive Science Program and the Central New York Humanities Corridor, from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

2nd cornell workshop in linguistics and philosophy

2012: Communicative Acts

Saturday, October 20th and Sunday October 21st. All sessions in Physical Sciences 401.

(Papers are password protected; email me if you need access to them.)


Schedule

SATURDAY

9:30-10

Breakfast

In Physical Sciences 401/402

10-11:30

Nate Charlow
(Philosophy, University of Toronto)

"Logic and Semantics for Imperatives"
Comments: Andrew Alwood (Philosophy, VCU)
Chair: Sarah Murray (Linguistics, Cornell)

11:45-1:15

Mandy Simons
(Philosophy, CMU)

"Local Pragmatics in a Gricean Framework"
Comments: Scott AnderBois (Linguistics, Rochester)
Chair: Sally McConnell-Ginet (Linguistics, Cornell)

1:15-2:30

Lunch

In Physical Sciences 401/402

2:30-4

Christine Gunlogson & Greg Carlson
(Linguistics, Rochester)

"On Predicates of Personal Taste"
Comments: David Braun (Philosophy, U at Buffalo)
Chair: Michael Caie (Philosophy, Syracuse)

4:15-5:45

Jessica Rett
(Linguistics, UCLA)

"Expressing Exceeded Expectations in Exclamatives and Other Constructions" (Handout)
Comments: Mats Rooth (Linguistics, Cornell)
Chair: Will Starr (Philosophy, Cornell)

6-9

Dinner and Reception

In Physical Sciences 401/402

SUNDAY

9:15-9:45

Breakfast

In Physical Sciences 401/402

9:45-11:15

Sam Cumming & Gabe Greenberg
(Philosophy, UCLA)

"The Semantics of Space in Visual Narrative"
Comments: James Cutting (Psychology, Cornell)
Chair: Brett Sherman (Philosophy, Rochester)

11:30-1:00

Dorit Abusch
(Linguistics, Cornell)

"Discourse Pragmatics and Aspectual Semantics of Temporal Relations in Silent Comics"
Comments: Gabe Greenberg (Philosophy, UCLA)
Chair: Matti Eklund (Philosophy, Cornell)

1:00-1:30

Lunch

1:30-3

Sarah Murray & Will Starr
(Linguistics/Philosophy, Cornell)

"The Structure of Communicative Acts"
Comments: Robert Henderson (Linguistics, McGill)
Chair: Elizabeth Smith (Linguistics, U of Quebec Montreal)


Sponsored by the Cornell Sage School of Philosophy, Department of Linguistics, Society for the Humanities, and the Central New York Humanities Corridor, from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

1st cornell workshop in linguistics and philosophy

2011: Alternatives

Saturday, April 30th and Sunday May 1st. All sessions in Stimson 206.


Schedule

SATURDAY

10-11:30

Will Starr (NYU/Cornell)

"A Preference Semantics for Imperatives"
Comments: Andrew Alwood (Cornell)

11:45-1:15

Craige Roberts (OSU)
(Cancelled)

"Retrievability and Incomplete Descriptions"
Comments: Gabe Greenberg (Rutgers/UCLA)

12:30-2:30

Lunch

2:30-4

Dorit Abusch (Cornell)

"Presupposition Triggering from Alternative Sets"
Moderator: Will Starr (NYU/Cornell)

4:15-5:45

Sam Cumming (UCLA)

"Creatures of Darkness"
Comments: Will Starr (NYU/Cornell)

SUNDAY

9:30-11

Jonathan Schaffer (Rutgers)

"Epistemic Comparativism"
Comments: Carlotta Pavese (Rutgers)

11:15-12:45

Seth Yalcin (UC Berkeley)

"Figure and Ground in Logical Space"
Moderator: Josh Armstrong (Rutgers)

12:45-1:30

Lunch

1:30-3

Mats Rooth (Cornell)

"A Recursive Phonology Interface for WH-F Alternative Semantics"
Moderator: Sarah Murray (Cornell)

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