This page lists workshops, conferences and other one-off research events. For information on events that happen regularly or in a series, see the Activities page.

Past events

  • July 15, 2019, 1:30pm, G-307
    Laura Devlesschouwer (Universiteit Antwerpen & Université Libre de Bruxelles)
    A new look at Grice’s (1975) ‘Logic and Conversation’
    (SuP talk)

  • July 12, 2019, 10am, G-305
    Tyler Peterson (Arizona State University)
    Evidentiality and Pragmatic Blocking in Gitksan

  • July 5, 2019, 10am, G-227a
    Eleana Herburger (Georgetown University)
    Conditionals with and without then

  • June 6 – 8, 2019
    Expressing evidence (workshop)
    Invited Speakers: Corien Bary (Nijmegen), Lisa Matthewson (British Columbia), Elin McCready (Aoyama), and Dilip Ninan (Tufts).
    Organized by Regine Eckardt, Todor Koev, Natasha Korotkova, and Sven Lauer.

  • January 24, 2019
    Yurie Hara (Waseda University)
    Japanese modalized questions: their prosody and levels of meaning (abstract)
    (Linguistics Department Colloquium)

  • January 10, 2019, G-420
    Manfred Kupffer (University of Konstanz)
    In Praise of Non-compositionality
    (Early Lunch Philosophy meeting)

  • December 13, 2018
    Todor Koev (University of Konstanz)
    A New Semantics For “Believe”
    (Linguistics Department Colloquium)

  • November 19, 2018
    Ede Zimmermann (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)
    Anaphoric Operators and Expressivity in Intensional Languages
    (Interdisciplinary Logic Colloquium)

  • October 11 – 13, 2018
    “The Many What Ifs” (concluding conference of the Research Unit “What if?”)
    Keynote Speakers: Sabine Iatridou (MIT), Boris Kment (Princeton), Katrin Schulz (Amsterdam), Sonja Smets (Amsterdam), Johannes Roessler (Warwick), Georg Witte (FU Berlin).
    Also featuring lakesiders María Biezma, Arno Goebel, Sven Lauer, Eric Raidl and Antje Rumberg.
    And distinguished commentators Dorothee Birke (Aarhus), Cleo Condoravdi (Stanford), Franz Huber (Toronto), Stefan Kaufman (UConn), Josef Perner (Salzburg), Dirk Schlimm (McGill).

  • September 20, 2018, 3:15pm, C 423
    Anastasia Giannakidou (University of Chicago)
    Doxastic and epistemic dimensions of mood choice

  • July 12, 2018, 3:15 – 4:45pm
    Kilu von Prince (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)
    Mapping irreality: Modal and temporal dimensions
    (Linguistics Department Colloquium)

  • July 5, 2018, 3:15 – 4:45pm
    Louise McNally (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
    Idioms and the syntax/semantics interface of descriptive content vs. reference (joint work with Berit Gehrke)
    (Linguistics Department Colloquium)

  • July 3, 2018, 3:15 – 4:45
    Izabela Jordanoska and Muriel Assman (University of Vienna)
    Towards an unalternative account of focus size in morphologically focus-marking languages (’SuP talk)

  • June 27–29, 2018
    TripleA 5: The Semantics of African, Asian and Austronesian Languages.
    The TripleA workshop series aims at providing a forum for semanticists doing fieldwork on understudied languages. Its focus is on languages from Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania. Its fifth installment will take place in Konstanz on June 27-29, 2018.
    Invited speakers: Rajesh Bhatt (Amherst), Claire Halpert (Minnesota), Andrew Koontz-Garboden (Manchester), Jozina Vander Klok (Oslo).

  • June 26th - 3:15-4:45pm, ‘Mac Room’
    Tharanga Weerasooriya (University of Ottawa)
    The grammar of the particles -hari and -da in Sinhala (’SuP talk)

  • June 26, 2018, 11:45 – 1:30pm, G-307
    Kyle Rawlins (Johns Hopkins University)
    Kyle will gave a talk in the seminar Pragmatics III: Representing awareness and attention in formal discourse models, taught by María Biezma and Arno Goebel, on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at 11:45am in Room G-307.

  • June 11, 2018, 3:15pm – 4:45pm, G-305
    Xavier Villalba (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
    The semantic and pragmatic restrictions on strong pronouns in Catalan: null, weak and strong versions
    (held as part of the Forschungskolloquium in Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics, organized by Regine Eckardt Maribel Romero)

  • June 12, 2018, 3:15pm – 4:45pm, ‘Mac room’
    Xavier Villalba (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
    The semantic and pragmatics restrictions on strong pronouns in Catalan: existential sentences (’SuP talk)

  • June 14, 2018, 3:15pm – 4:45pm, G-307
    Xavier Villalba (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
    Levels of meaning in Spanish degree exclamatives (Linguistics Department Colloquium)

  • June 7–9, 2018
    Meaning in non-canonical questions.
    A workshop organized by FOR2111: Questions at the Interfaces.
    Invited speakers: Veneeta Dayal (Rutgers), Donka Farkas (Santa Cruz), Benjamin Spector (Jean Nicod), Malte Zimmermann (Potsdam).

  • Kajsa Djarv (University of Pennsylvania)
    Factivity: Evidential Inferences and Truth Projection
    May 22, 2018, 3:15pm, G-209 (’SuP talk)

  • David Rey (University of Barcelona)
    Towards an intensional account of Tenses
    May 24, 2018, 5:00pm, G-307 (Interdisciplinary Logic Colloquium)

  • Dan Goodhue (École Normale Supérieure, Paris)
    Epistemic bias and high negation questions
    May 7, 2018, 1:30pm, Y-132

  • Dan Goodhue (École Normale Supérieure, Paris)
    The knowledge account of epistemic modals
    May 8, 2018, 11:45am, G-307

  • Kjell Johan Sæbø (Universitetet i Oslo)
    Knowledge How and Knowledge That: Linguistic evidence on Intellectualism
    Wednesday, February 28, 2018; 3:15pm – 4:45pm, Room Y-132.

  • Lelia Glass (Stanford University)
    Postsuppositions block pragmatic inferences: Evidence from the Mandarin belief verb yiwei
    Monday, February 12th, 2018, 3:15pm – 4:45pm (’SuP talk)

  • Andrea Beltrama (Konstanz) and Emily Hanink (University of Chicago)
    “Like”: hedging and mirativity. A unified account.
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 10am – 11:30am.

  • Emily Hanink (University of Chicago)
    Structural sources of anaphora
    Monday, January 29th, 2018, 2018, 3:15 – 4:45pm (’SuP talk)