19th Annual SemFest

Mon March 12th 2018, 12:00am
Margaret Jacks Hall, Greenberg Room (460-126)


The yearly Sem(antics)Fest is intended to promote discussion and collaboration among all those in the Stanford community interested in the semantics and pragmatics of natural language, as well as their interface with other modules of grammar.  It includes contributions from members of the Department of Linguistics with interests in semantics and pragmatics, as well as from members of the Stanford University community who share these interests.  


1:45 Coffee/tea

2:00 Stanley Peters, "What Does except Mean?" (joint work with Dag Westerstahl)

2:30 Emily Lake, Zion Mengesha, and Christian Brickhouse, "Just a paper: Ideologically Motivated Interpretations of just"

3:00 Manuel Bohn, "Displacement without Language"

3:30 BREAK

3:45 Yiwei Luo, "Change and Stability in Word Polysemy"

4:15 Reuben Cohn-Gordon and Ciyang Qing, "Variants and Extensions of Bayesian/Game-theoretic Models of Social Meaning"