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Regular events

Forthcoming events

CANCELLED: Publicity and common commitment to believe
26 March 2020, 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
IAS Forum, G17, South Wing, Wilkins Building
With Robert Williams (Leeds)

POSTPONED: Workshop 'MK40: Common Knowledge, Common Ground, and Context in Communication'
18-19 June 2020, UCL (venue to be confirmed)
With Malinda Carpenter (St Andrews), Herb Clark (Stanford), Bart Geurts (U. of Nijmegen), Daphna Heller (U. of Toronto), Harvey Lederman (Princeton), Henrike Moll (USC), Mandy Simons (CMU), Dan Sperber (CEU) and Deirdre Wilson (UCL)

Past events

LMC lecture: Thinking, Guessing, and Believing With Ben Holguin (NYU)13 February 2020IAS Forum, South Wing, UCL
Probing the role of focus in implicature computation with Nicole Gotzner (ZAS, Berlin)27 November 2019Chandler House rm G15, UCL
Presupposed free choice and the theory of scalar implicatures, with Paul Marty (Leibniz-ZAS/UCL) & Jacopo Romoli (Ulster University)16 October 2019Chandler House rm 116, UCL
Language and Meaning Centre Launch and Inaugural Lecture, with Professor Gennaro Chierchia (Harvard University)15 October 2019IAS Forum, UCL
Workshop: Theory of Mind in Communication 18th September 2019IAS/Chandler House
Truthmakers and Language workshop15 July 2019All Souls College, Oxford University
Leverhulme Lectures, Angelika Kratzerat (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
  • 25 April 2019
  • 17 May 2019
  • 6 June 2019
UCL, London
'Lexical Semantics in Formal Semantics: History and Challenges', Barbara Partee (University of Massachusetts)25 September 2018UCL, London
Bayesian Approaches to Pragmatics workshop20–21 September 2018UCL, London
Valentine Hacquard lectures and workshop6-7 June 2018UCL, London
Modality seminar series: Perspectives from Linguistics and PhilosophySpring 2018-19UCL, London
Meaning as Action conference19-20 March 2018All Souls College, Oxford University
Philosophy-Semantics workshop25 October 2017UCL, London