Dolf Rami, T. Ede Zimmermann und Sarah Zobel

AG 15 Reference determination: literal and non-literal uses of referring expressions

Buildin K2, room 17.92

Kurzbeschreibung // short description

Natural language provides a wide range of expressions that allow us to refer to individuals, times, or places. The research on these expressions has focused mostly on their "literal use", for which the semantic referent matches the speaker's referent (Kripke 1977). However, most (all?) of these expressions also have "non-literal uses", where "semantic reference" and "speaker's reference" diverge. This AG aims to address -- from a linguistic and philosophical perspective -- how linguistic content and non-linguistic mechanisms interact to determine reference in the literal and non-literal case.

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Organisatoren // organizers

Dolf Rami (Uni Göttingen)

T. Ede Zimmermann (Uni Frankfurt)

Sarah Zobel (Uni Tübingen)

Ablauf // schedule

Mi., 07.03.2018 

13:45-14:15

Dolf Rami, Sarah Zobel
Welcome and introduction to Reference Determination

14:15-14:45

Eva Csipak
Conditionalizing referential uses of definite descriptions

14:45-15:15

Daniel Gutzmann
That damn idiot! Expressives, definite descriptions, and reference

15:15-15:45           

Dolf Rami
Donnellan, Nunberg and the distinction between literal and non-literal uses of referring expressions

15:45-16:30

Kaffeepause /Coffeebreak

16:30-17:00

Antonin Thuns
Partial meaning eliminativism and literalness

17:00-18:00

François Recanati (invited talk)
Direct Reference 

Do., 08.03.2018

9:00-9:30

Gregory Bochner
Two Pragmatic Notions of What Is Said

9:30-10:00

Jan Köpping
On Individuating Contexts

10:00-10:30

Katarzyna Kijania-Placek
Deferred vs. descriptive. The case of proper names and indexicals

10:30-11:15  

Kaffeepause / coffee break