The 2016 Philosophy of Language Workshop @ MIT

Organizers: Justin Khoo and David Plunkett

Date: July 22 and 23, 2016

Location: 4-231

Registration: CLICK HERE (Please register by July 8, 2016)

This is a pre-read workshop. As such, the discussion will presuppose that everyone in the room has read the session paper in advance. If you would like to attend, please register in advance (see link above). We will distribute the papers only to registered participants.


Ashley Atkins (Western Michigan)
Chris Barker (NYU)
Alejandro Perez Carballo (UMass-Amherst)
Andy Egan (Rutgers)
Melissa Fusco (Columbia)
Marija Jankovic (Davidson)
Robin Jeshion (USC)
Justin Khoo (MIT)
Eliot Michaelson (King's College)
Mary Kate McGowan (Wellesley)
Dilip Ninan (Tufts)
David Plunkett (Dartmouth)
Eduardo Garcia Ramirez (UNAM)
Zoltan Szabo (Yale)

            Friday, July 22

10:00-10:30 Breakfast
Outside 4-231
10:30-12:00 Andy Egan What I Probably Should Have Said About Epistemic Modals
Comments: Melissa Fusco
Chair:Matt Mandelkern

12:00-1:30 Lunch
On own (nearby places)
1:30-3:00 Ashley Atkins Stative Puzzles: A Case Against Hidden Modality
Comments: Dilip Ninan
Chair: Ginger Schultheis

3:00-3:30 Break

3:30-5:00 Eduardo Garcia Ramirez On Rigidifying
Comments: Zoltán Szabó
Chair: Justin Khoo

6:00pm Dinner 8th floor, Stata Center (Building 32), Dreyfoos Tower

Saturday, July 23

10:00-10:30 Breakfast
Outside 4-231
10:30-12:00 Eliot Michaelson Towards a Grand Unified Theory of Reference
Comments: Marija Jankovic
Chair: Shannon Doberneck

12:00-1:30 Lunch
On own (nearby places)
1:30-3:00 Chris Barker Negative Polarity as Scope Marking
Comments: Alejandro Perez Carballo
Chair: Rachel McKinney

3:00-3:30 Break

3:30-5:00 Robin Jeshion Slurs, Dehumanization, and the Expression of Contempt
Comments: Mary Kate McGowan
Chair: Daniel Munoz

6:00pm Dinner @ Commonwealth (for speakers/commentators)

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