MACSIM at Maryland
On Feb. 18 Maryland hosted the Second Mid-Atlantic Colloquium of Studies in Meaning, with five presentations by UMD students in linguistics and philosophy:
- Michaël Gagnon "Against an NPE analysis of D-type pronouns"
- Shevaun Lewis "Pragmatics in the development of belief reports"
- Yu Izumi "Why we need no reference to kinds: A four-dimensional approach to the semantics of bare nominals"
- Chris LaTerza "Japanese tachi"
- Alexis Wellwood, Chris Vogel, Brendan Ritchie, Rachel Dudley, Erin Bennett "Events and their causes: A transparency issue"
Roger Schwarzschild of Rutgers University gave the invited talk, "A Neo Neo Neo Davidsonian Analysis of Nouns".
MACSIM brought together over 70 graduate students and faculty from the region between DC and NYC to share and develop new student research on linguistic meaning, from theoretical, experimental, and philosophical perspectives. This year's MACSIM was organized by Alexander Williams and Valentine Hacquard, and generously supported by the College of Arts and Humanities, the Department of Linguistics, and the Department of Philosophy.