Semantics & Pragmatics

PhD Graduate Martín Fuchs to start a postdoctoral position at Utrecht University

Martín Fuchs recently graduated the PhD program with the dissertation “On the Synchrony and Diachrony of the Spanish Imperfective Domain: Contextual Modulation and Semantic Change”. In the fall, Martín will begin a postdoctoral position at the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics, as part of the “Time in Translation” NWO-funded project. Congratulations, Martín!

Larry Horn and Martín Fuchs publish chapters in The Oxford Handbook of Negation

Professor Emeritus Larry Horn published two chapters in The Oxford Handbook of Negation (link to online version). In “Negation and Opposition: Contradiction and contrariety in logic and language”, he addresses the complications that arise from equating Aristotle’s semantic category of contradictory opposition with the syntactic category of sentence (vs. constituent) negation.

Larry to present at two workshops in Germany

During the week of the March 2 Open House, Larry will be in Germany participating as an invited speaker at two workshops related to pragmatics. The first is a workshop (“Arbeitsgruppe”) on diversity in pragmatic inferences that’s part of the DGfS (the annual conference of the German version of the LSA) meeting in Hamburg. The second is a workshop at ZAS in Berlin on degree expressions and polarity.

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