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Dan Goodhue, Jeff Lidz, Yu’an Yang and Valentine Hacquard will present a project they have been developing on children's acquisition of clause types and speech acts, reporting some preliminary results of work they've done. Here's an overview of the topic.


Semantics and pragmatics in a modular mind


How to be a clever contextualist


Degreefulness is the result of functional inventory, not a parameter

(joint work with Margit Bowler, Emily Hanink and Andrew Koontz-Garboden, University of Manchester)


Precise meanings and loose concepts: Roles for underdetermination and imprecision in formal semantics

Endless Possibilities: The Development of Possibility and Necessity in Cognition, Language, and Society
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Meaning Through the Ages

Title: Event Semantics in Text Constructions, Vision, and Human-Robot Dialogue

Angela Xiaoxue He will present her dissertation defense on "Verb Learning Under Guidance: Syntax-to-Semantics Inferences."


Psycholinguistics Lab meeting. Fridays, 12:00 - 1:30. Linguistics Dept seminar room, 1108B Marie Mount Hall.

On October 10th we'll have a double-header featuring Kate Harrigan, discussing her work on how children learn and understand very-hard-to-observe words, such as "want", "think", and "hope". Then Ellen Lau will talk about some of her recent work on ERPs and predictive processes ("Events vs. Entities with ERPs").

All welcome.


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