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21 May 2019, EXPRESS seminar, Una Stojnic

Speaker: Una Stojnic (Columbia)
Title: Contextualizing Modality
Date: Tuesday 21 May 2019
Time: 16:00-17:30
Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

Abstract

In this talk I look at some of the puzzling phenomena that arise in the presence of modal discourse, which seem to evade thestandard contextualist truth-conditional analysis of modal discourse, and which have fueled a departure from truth-conditionalaccounts of meaning in recent literature. I argue this is unwarranted: a more nuanced account of the discourse dependencesthat modal expressions are sensitive to is required instead.

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