The Eighth Semantics and Philosophy in Europe Colloquium

September 16, 2015 - September 19, 2015
Newnham College, University of Cambridge

Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge CB3 9DA
United Kingdom

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Herman Cappelen
University of Hong Kong
Tim Crane
Cambridge University
Ruth Kempson
King's College London
Alex Lascarides
University of Edinburgh
Stephen Neale
City University of New York
Diana Raffman
University of Toronto


Minyao Huang
University of Cambridge
Kasia Jaszczolt
University of Cambridge
Luca Sbordone
University of Cambridge

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SPE 8 will be hosted by Newnham CollegeUniversity of Cambridge.

DATE: September 17-19, 2015 (conference), September 16, 2015 (tutorials)

VENUE: Newnham College, University of Cambridge

The purpose of the Semantics and Philosophy in Europe colloquia is to provide a forum for presenting research in the interface between linguistic semantics and various areas of philosophy (philosophy of language, philosophy of mind/cognition, metaphysics etc.). Previous SPE meetings have taken place place in Paris (SPE1, 2008 and SPE3, 2010), London (SPE2, 2009), Bochum (SPE4, 2011), Turin (SPE5, 2012), St.Peterburg (SPE6, 2013) and Berlin (SPE7, 2014) .

In addition to the general session, SPE 8 will feature two special sessions:

  • Compositionality: Can formal semantics meet the challenges from psycho/neurolinguistics? (Markus Werning, Ruhr University Bochum)
  • Expressing the Self: Philosophical and Linguistic Aspects (Minyao Huang and Kasia Jaszczolt, University of Cambridge)

Two preconference tutorials will be offered:

  • Slurs (Stefano Predelli, University of Nottingham)
  • Clausal Complements (Friederike Moltmann, CNRS, Jane Grimshaw, Rutgers University)

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