Valentine at NY Philosophy Workshop

May 13, Valentine Hacquard talks about Possibilities and Necessities in Acquisition at the New York Philosophy of Language Workshop, a weekly meeting group that hosts invited speakers. Valentine will talk about how children come to understand, for a given modal auxiliary, such as have to or can't, both whether expresses necessity or possibility, and also what 'flavors' of modality it can be used to talk about: possibility in virtue of our information, our rules, our desires, and so on. The talk reports joint work with many collaborators, including Anouk Dieuleveut, Annemarie van Dooren, Mina Hirzel, Anissa Zaitsu and NYU's AilĂ­s Cournane.