Linguistics Seminar Series

The department regularly hosts invited talks. These normally take place fortnightly on Wednesday afternoons, starting at 16.00 and finishing around 17.30.

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For enquiries, please contact Richard Jardine


Wednesday 13th November 2013 at 16.00

Speaker: Benjamin Spector, Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris

Seminar: Maximality and plural quantification - a modular approach

Location: Room 118, Chandler House, 2 Wakefield St, WCIN 1PF


Wednesday 27th November 2013 at 16.00

Speaker: Loes Koring, Utrecht University

Seminar: Argument reactivation within eyeshot: Measuring on-line processing of intransitive verbs with the eye-tracker

Location: Room 118, Chandler House, 2 Wakefield St, WCIN 1PF


Wednesday 22nd January 2014 at 16.30

Speaker: Anne Reboul, Universite de Lyon

Seminar: Is implicit communication a way to escape epistemic vigilance?

Location: Room G10, Chandler House, 2 Wakefield St, WCIN 1PF 


Wednesday 29th January 2014 at 16.00

Speaker: Emmanuel Chemla, Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique

Seminar: Using priming studies to study sentences with multiple interpretations

Location: Room 118, Chandler House, 2 Wakefield St, WCIN 1PF


Wednesday 26th February 2014 at 16.00

Speaker: Robin Cooper, University of Gothenburg

Seminar: Are natural languages formal languages?

Location: Room 118, Chandler House, 2 Wakefield St, WCIN 1PF


Wednesday 5th March 2014 at 14.30

Speaker: Jan Don, University of Amsterdam

Seminar: There are three types of derivational affixes.

Location: Room 118, Chandler House, 2 Wakefield St, WCIN 1PF


Wednesday 5th March 2014 at 16.00

Speaker: Yasu Sudo, UCL

Seminar: How Scalar Implicatures and Presuppositions Interact (joint work with Benjamin Spector)

Location: Room G15, Chandler House, 2 Wakefield St, WCIN 1PF


Wednesday 12th March 2014 at 16.00

Speaker: Rachid Ridouane, Paris

Seminar: Syllabification of Tashlhiyt consonant clusters: articulatory and perceptual evidence

Location: Room G15, Chandler House, 2 Wakefield St, WCIN 1PF


Wednesday 26th March 2014 at 16.00

Speaker: Joel Wallenberg, University of Newcastle

Seminar: Change, Stable Variation, Competing Grammars, and Why They're All the Same Thing

Location: Room G15, Chandler House, 2 Wakefield St, WCIN 1PF


Wednesday 7th May 2014 at 16.00

Speaker: Sigrid Beck, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany

Seminar: Constant entailments and semantic change: the case of English 'again'

Location: Room G10, Chandler House, 2 Wakefield St, WCIN 1PF


Wednesday 14th May - SEMINAR CANCELLED