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May 03, 2024 10:00 am - May 04, 2024 6:00 pm ET
E370 South College

This workshop will bring together recent work in formal semantics that is inspired by and in dialogue with Matthew Mandelkern’s forthcoming book, Bounded Meaning. Our goal is to make sense of patterns and puzzles which point to the influence of non-truth-conditional, local information on the interpretation of modals, conditionals and anaphora. This promises, in turn, to advance our understanding of the nature and dynamics of local information, how it interacts with our core semantic and pragmatic competence, and to help us evaluate the prospects of various related theoretical approaches, including dynamic semantics, situation semantics, and extensions of truth-conditional approaches with local context parameters.

Speakers will include Matt Mandelkern (NYU), Calum McNamara (Michigan), Melissa Fusco (Columbia), Angelika Kratzer (UMass Amherst), Paolo Santorio (Maryland), and Gennaro Chierchia (Harvard).

For more information, including a schedule of events, please visit the workshop’s website.