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Maryland at WCCFL 30 in Santa Cruz

On April 13-15, Shevaun Lewis presents "The pragmatics of belief reports in development" at WCCFL XXX, reporting on work in with Valentine Hacquard and Jeff Lidz . The paper concerns 4-year-olds' non-adult-like truth value judgments of sentences with "think". It argues that these reflect parenthetical interpretations of ‘think’, arising from to a failure to grasp the pragmatic relevance of belief in context.

Jeff Lidz is also giving the last of three plenary lectures at this WCCFL, an honor granted despite Jeff's near arrest on the Santa Cruz beach nine years ago at WCCFL XXI.

Also on the program are talks by Maryland alums Chizuru Nakao, Masaya Yoshida & Ivan Ortega-Santos, and Tim Hunter, plus a poster by former postdoc Ming Xiang.