Colloquia, Fall 2018-Spring 2019

Colloquia, Fall 2018-Spring 20192019-02-14T16:38:58-04:00

All talks are from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in room 32-141 (unless otherwise indicated). For further information, please contact MityaPatrick or Filipe.  This schedule is subject to change; please check back for changes.

September 28, 2018
  • Colloquium: Pavel Caha [Masaryk University]

    September 28, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    32-155
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October 26, 2018
  • Colloquium: Sergei Tatevosov [Lomonosov Moscow State University]

    October 26, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    32-155
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November 2, 2018
  • Colloquium: Lisa Matthewson [UBC]

    November 2, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    32-155

    (Joint visit with Harvard)

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November 30, 2018
  • Colloquium: Martina Martinovic [University of Florida]

    November 30, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    32-155
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December 7, 2018
  • Colloquium: Emily Elfner [York]

    December 7, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    32-155
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December 13, 2018
  • Colloquium: Gary Thoms [NYU]

    December 13, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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February 8, 2019
  • Colloquium: Martina Wiltschko [UBC]

    February 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    32-155

    Title: How to do things with nominals. Towards a syntax of nominal speech acts
    Abstract:
    Going back to Aristotle, classic grammatical description as well as current theories of grammar and the construction of meaning take the sentence to be the object of investigation. In his seminal work, Austin 1962 took a first step towards breaking with this tradition within philosophy of language. He argued that our understanding of meaning has to be informed by the fact that when we say things, we also do things. Different types of sentences give rise to different speech acts such as asserting,…

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March 8, 2019
  • Colloquium: Laura Kalin [Princeton]

    March 8, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    32-141
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March 22, 2019
  • Colloquium: Anya Lunden [William & Mary]

    March 22, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    32-141
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April 5, 2019
  • Colloquium: Simon Charlow [Rutgers]

    April 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    32-155
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April 19, 2019
  • Colloquium: Dan Lassiter [Stanford]

    April 19, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    32-141
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April 26, 2019
  • Colloquium: Aynat Rubinstein [Hebrew University of Jerusalem]

    April 26, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    32-141

    Desire in motion

    Abstract:*

    Motion verbs are famous for their tendency to undergo language change.
    Across languages, verbs meaning 'come' and 'go' become future markers, aspectual markers, modals expressing necessity, and more. Tracing the development of 'come' in Hebrew during its revival, this talk highlights yet another diachronic pathway that stems from motion: the pathway from motion to desire. Using goal-orientation as the essential meaning component of directed motion, I offer an analysis of the internally-motivated changes in the verb's meaning, as well as changes instigated by language contact. The investigation supports the idea…

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May 10, 2019
  • Ling-Phil Joint Colloquium: David I. Beaver [University of Texas at Austin]

    May 10, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    32-141
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