Presentations, talks and invited lectures


For conference presentations and other talks and invited lectures since 2014 see my Academia site.

Slides and handouts for pre-2014 talks and lectures are available on request.


List of talks:


INVITED TALKS AND LECTURES

Forthcoming

  • Jagiellonian University, Kraków
  • ‘Human time and the metaphysics of time’. Science: Polish Perspectives Conference, University of Cambridge
  • Pragmasophia 3, 3rd International Conference on Pragmatics and Philosophy, Noto

2019

  • ‘Time, metarepresentation, and metaindexicality: A neo-Whorfian approach’. Centre for the Philosophy of Time, University of Milan
  • ‘Rethinking being Gricean: New challenges for metapragmatics’. Philosophy of Language and Linguistics Conference PhiLang 5, Łódź

2018

  • ‘Being Gricean in 2018: Questions for metapragmatics’. 2nd International Conference on Pragmatics and Philosophy Pragmasophia 2, Lisbon
  • ‘Pragmatic indexicals’. 2nd Language and Logic Conference, Beijing
  • ‘Time: From semantics to metaphysics’. The Serious Metaphysics Group, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cambridge
  • ‘The concept of time: From semantics to metaphysics’. Beijing Language and Culture University
  • ‘Context and indexicals’. Beijing Language and Culture University
  • ‘Default Semantics: Selected applications’. Beijing Language and Culture University
  • ‘Default Semantics: Psychologism and cancellability’. Beijing Language and Culture University
  • ‘Introduction to Default Semantics: Pragmatic compositionality’. Beijing Language and Culture University
  • ‘Semantics/pragmatics boundary disputes’. Beijing Language and Culture University
  • ‘Time: From semantics to metaphysics’. Faculty of Philosophy Seminar, University of Łódź
  • ‘Representing beliefs and belief reports in Default Semantics: In search of a proposition’. Workshop ‘Non-propositional attitudes’, Birkbeck College, London

2017

  • ‘Time: Language and metaphysics’. Polish Science Society, Trinity Hall, Cambridge
  • ‘The demise of the concept of time: Linguistic evidence and metaphysical implications’. Centre for Philosophy of Time, University of Milan
  • ‘The demise of the concept of time: Linguistic evidence and metaphysical implications’. Department of Philosophy, University of Genoa
  • ‘Perspective, functional indexicals, and semantic representation’. Meaning, Context and Cognition Conference, University of Łódź, Poland
  • ‘Strategies of self-reference: A speech-act-theoretic account’ (with M. Witek) Cognition and Communication Research Group Seminar, University of Szczecin, Poland
  • ‘First-person indexical in mixed quotation: A case for radical contextualism?’. American Philosophical Association Conference, Vancouver, 2015, and Workshop The Problem of the De Se: Perspectives from Linguistics and Philosophy, University of Oslo, 2017 (with M. Huang)

2016

  • What is said: Default Semantics vis-à-vis the Griecean program’.What is Said/What Is Meant Workshop, Humboldt University, Berlin
  • ‘Indexicals: From pragmatics to semantics’. 1st International Conference on Pragmatics and Philosophy Pragmasophia 1, Palermo
  • Meaning in Linguistic Interaction: Response to Critics’. Book Symposium on K. M. Jaszczolt, Meaning in Linguistic Interaction: Semantics, Metasemantics, Philosophy of Language. American Philosophical Association Conference, Pacific Division, San Francisco

2015

  • ‘Default Semantics and pragmatic compositionality’. 14th China Pragmatics Association Conference, Hefei
  • ‘Unmasking philosophers’ fiction: First-person reference, monster operators, and the indexical/nonindexical distinction’. Cambridge Linguistics Forum
  • ‘The demise of the first-person indexical’. International Conference on Philosophy of Language and Linguistics PhiLang 3, Łódź
  • ‘First-person indexical in mixed quotation: A case for radical contextualism?’ Americal Philosophical Association Conference, Vancouver, 2015, and Workshop The Problem of the De Se: Perspectives from Linguistics and Philosophy, University of Oslo, 2017 (with M. Huang)
  • ‘Default Semantics and pragmatic compositionality’. University of Manchester

2014

  • ‘Interactive semantics and self-awareness’. 10th Meeting of the Polish Cognitive Association, Szczecin
  • 'Radical contextualism and indexicalism: Towards a synthesis?' Seminar Sign-Language-Reality, University of Warsaw
  • ‘Towards a pragmatic category of conditionals: A radical contextualist account’ (with C.-H. Elder). The Aristotelian Society and Mind Association Joint Session, Cambridge. Also presented at the Semantics, Pragmatics and Discourse Cluster, Cambridge, 2013

2013

  • 'Reference resolution: Grammar or pragmatics?' Commentary on Una Stojnic, Matthew Stone & Ernest Lepore, 'Discourse and Logical Form'. Workshop in Philosophy and Linguistics, University of Michigan, Fall 2013
  • 'Interactive Semantics: Rethinking the composition of meaning'. Beijing Normal University and Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China
  • 'Defaults, inferences, and the limits of contextualism'. Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China
  • ‘Conditional thoughts, conditional utterances, and the limits of contextualism’. International Conference on Philosophy of Language and Linguistics PhiLang 2, Łódź (with C.-H. Elder)
  • ‘Rethinking compositionality’. Language Sciences in the 21st Century: The Interdisciplinary Challenge, Cambridge Language Sciences Conference

2012

  • ‘Interactive Semantics and pragmatic compositionality’. 1st International Conference of the American Pragmatics Association (AMPRA 1), Charlotte, North Carolina
  • ‘Temporality and epistemic commitment: An unresolved question’. TIMELing conference, Time and Temporality in Language and Human Experience, Łódź
  • ‘Philosophy of language on language communication’. Cambridge Language Sciences Launch Event, University of Cambridge

2011

  • 'Representing beliefs de se'. Semantics and Philosophy in Europe 4 (SPE 4). Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • ‘Default Semantics and Selected Applications'. DTAL Colloquium, University of Cambridge
  • 'Speaker intentions and de se beliefs'. Workshop Focus on the Speaker, 12th International Pragmatics Conference, Manchester
  • 'Minimalism and contextualism about de se belief ascription'. International Conference on Philosophy of Language and Linguistics PhiLang 1, Łódź
  • 'Context: Gricean intentions vis-a-vis two-dimensional semantics'. Conference Meaning, Context and Cognition, Łódź

2010

  • 'Radical contextualism'. Workshop Contextualism/Minimalism Debate, University of Cambridge
  • 'Time, modal supervenience, and pragmatic compositionality'. Workshop on Time and Tense, University of St Andrews
  • ‘Efficiency and default interpretations’. Colloque Interdisciplinaire Communication et Contexte, Université Paris-Sorbonne
  • ‘On pragmatic compositionality’. Workshop Interactive Aspects of Language, LAGB Annual Meeting, University of Leeds, (also workshop co-organizer, with S. Levinson)
  • ‘Radical contextualism’. Workshop Contextualism/Minimalism Debate, University of Cambridge
  • ‘Time as modality: A radical contextualist account’ 6th Philosophers’ Rally, Łódź. Also presented at the Institute of Logic Seminar, University of Łódź
  • ‘Time, modal supervenience, and pragmatic compositionality’. Time and Tense Workshop, St Andrews

2009

  • ‘Speaking about time: Contextual inferences and pragmatic defaults’. 11th International Pragmatics Conference, Melbourne, Australia
  • Discussant’s summary talk for the panel ‘Context and contexts: parts meet whole?’. 11th International Pragmatics Conference, Melbourne, Australia
  • ‘Time and probability: a contextualist semantic account’ Workshop on Default Semantics, University of Neuchâtel
  • ‘Time in language and thought’. International Conference on Philosophy of Language and Linguistics, Łódź

2008

  • ‘Meaning merger: An object of study for contrastive semantics and pragmatics’. 5th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference, Leuven, Belgium
  • ‘Grice and post-Griceans on pragmatic inference’. Summer Institute of the Chinese Cognitive Linguistics Association and Mouton de Gruyter, Intercultural Pragmatics, Shanghai
  • ‘Contextualism vs. semantic minimalism’. Summer Institute of the Chinese Cognitive Linguistics Association and Mouton de Gruyter, Intercultural Pragmatics, Shanghai
  • ‘Salient meanings: the characteristics of default interpretations’. Summer Institute of the Chinese Cognitive Linguistics Association and Mouton de Gruyter, Intercultural Pragmatics, Shanghai
  • ‘Principles of Default Semantics’. Summer Institute of the Chinese Cognitive Linguistics Association and Mouton de Gruyter, Intercultural Pragmatics, Shanghai
  • ‘Contextualism vs. semantic minimalism’. 2nd Workshop on Methods in Theoretical Linguistics, Łódź

2007

  • ‘Post-Gricean pragmatics and Frege’s Legacy’. International Conference Structures Across Cultures, Belgrade
  • ‘Psychologism, Frege, and Post-Gricean pragmatics’ University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • ‘Psychological explanations in Gricean pragmatics: An argument from cultural ‘common ground’. 10th International Pragmatics Conference, Goeteborg
  • ‘Composing utterance meaning: An interface between pragmatics and psychology’ (with A. Sysoeva). 10th International Pragmatics Conference, Goeteborg

2006

  • ‘Time as acceptability of events’. Chronos 7: International Conference on Tense, Aspect, Mood, and Modality, Antwerp
  • ‘Default meanings: Semantic scales for futurity and modality’. Cambridge University Linguistic Society

2005

  • ‘Default meanings for belief reports’. University of Oxford
  • ‘Communicating about the past in a tenseless language: Defaults for temporality in Thai’ (with J. Srioutai). Third International Conference in Contrastive Semantics and Pragmatics, Shanghai
  • ‘Default meanings’. University of Nanjing, China
  • ‘Merger representations for attitude constructions’. Workshop Pragmatics, Multidimensional Semantics, and Grammar, LAGB Annual Meeting, University of Cambridge
  • ‘Variadic function and pragmatics-rich representation structures for propositional attitude reports’. ILLC Workshop The Roots of Pragmasemantics, Szklarska Poreba and Semantics Workshop, Free University of Brussels

2004

  • ‘Between semantics and pragmatics’. Workshop on Methods in Theoretical Linguistics, 2nd International Conference New Developments in Linguistic Pragmatics, University of Łódź

2003

  • ‘Default Semantics: theory and some applications’. Workshop on the Semantics-Pragmatics Interface, Trondheim, Norway
  • ‘The modality of will: an argument for default interpretations’. Workshop on Current Research in the Semantics- Pragmatics Interface, LSA Summer Institute, Michigan State University

2002

  • ‘Default Semantics’. 2nd International Conference on Contemporary Germanic, Romance and Baltic Linguistic Studies, University of Vilnius
  • ‘Default Semantics: intentions and conventions in utterance interpretation’ Perspectives into the 21st Century: International Linguistics Conference, Athens
  • ‘Default Semantics’. New Developments in Linguistic Pragmatics, University of Łódź

1998

  • ‘Tertium comparationis in contrastive semantics and pragmatics’. International Conference on Germanic and Baltic Linguistic Studies and Translation, University of Vilnius

1995

  • ‘Referring expressions: intentionality and intensionality’. 2nd Amsterdam- Łódź Duo Colloquium on Translation and Meaning, Łódź

1994

  • ‘Default De Re for belief reports’. Information Technology Research Institute, Brighton
  • ‘Relevance and infinity’. First International Summer Institute in Cognitive Science, State University of New York, Buffalo. Also University of Oxford and University of Surrey

1993

  • ‘Typology of contrastive studies’. University of Brighton
  • ‘Beliefs de re and de dicto: evidence from English and Polish’. University of Sussex

INVITED LECTURE SERIES

2018 Beijing University of Language and Culture

2012 University of Pisa

2011 University of Warsaw

PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Forthcoming

  • ‘Time, metarepresentation, and metaindexicality’. Conference Time: From Theory to Practice, University of Kent

2018

  • ‘Rethinking being Gricean: New challenges for metapragmatics’. American Pragmatics Association Conference (AMPRA 4), Albany, NY
  • ‘Pragmatic and grammar as sources of temporal ordering in discourse’. American Pragmatics Association Conference (AMPRA 4), Albany, NY (with R. Sileo)
  • ‘Tenseless languages and “tenseless” reality: From semantics to metaphysics’. 13th International Conference on Tense, Aspect, Mood, and Modality Chronos 13, Neuchâtel

2016

  • ‘Self-reference: A case for pragmatic indexicals?’ 3rd International Conference of the American Pragmatics Association (AMPRA 3), Bloomington, Indiana

2015

  • ‘The demise of the first-person indexical’. Semantics and Philosophy in Europe 8, Cambridge
  • ‘Adaptable indexicals and pragmatic compositionality’. 14th International Pragmatics Conference, Antwerp
  • ‘First-person pronouns in quotation: A case for radical contextualism’. 14th International Pragmatics Conference, Antwerp (with M. Huang)

2014

  • ‘A pragmatic approach to subsentential speech: The case of disjunctive questions’ (with E. Savva & M. Haugh). LAGB Annual Meeting, University of Oxford

2013

  • ‘Temporal reference in discourse: A modality-based asymmetric account?’ 19th International Congress of Linguists, Geneva
  • ‘Conditional utterances and conditional thoughts: A radical contextualist account’ (with C.-H. Elder). 19th International Congress of Linguists, Geneva

2010

  • 'Cross-linguistic differences in expressing time and universal principles of utterance interpretation'. Space and Time Across Languages, Disciplines and Cultures STALDAC 2010, Cambridge

2009

  • ‘Cancellability criterion for the primary/secondary and explicit/implicit meaning distinctions’. Linguistics Association of Great Britain Annual Meeting, Edinburgh
  • ‘Salient meanings, default meanings, and automatic enrichment’. 11th International Pragmatics Conference, Melbourne, Australia

2008

  • ‘The modal supervenience of the concept of time’. 31st International Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria

2006

  • ‘Towards a typology of defaults in utterance interpretation’. LAGB Annual Meeting, University of Newcastle

2005

  • ‘The feature TENSE and the Simple Present in truth-conditional pragmatics’. 9th International Pragmatics Conference, Riva del Garda

2004

  • ‘Future-time reference: Truth-conditional pragmatics or semantics of acts of communication?’ Chronos 6: International Conference on Tense, Aspect, Mood, and Modality, Geneva

2003

  • ‘The modality of the future: A Default-Semantics account’. Workshop on the Logic and Semantics of Modality, 14th Amsterdam Colloquium in Language, Logic and Information, University of Amsterdam
  • ‘The modality of will: a Default-Semantics account’. LAGB Autumn Meeting, University of Oxford

2001

  • ‘Presupposition, anaphora, and focus: a case for semantic defaults’. LAGB Autumn Meeting, University of Reading

2000

  • ‘On translating what is said: tertium comparationis in contrastive semantics and pragmatics’. 2nd International Conference in Contrastive Semantics and Pragmatics, University of Cambridge
  • ‘Against ambiguity and underspecification: the interface between semantics and pragmatics’. 7th International Pragmatics Conference, Budapest

1999

  • ‘Default De Re and the referential intention in belief ascription’. International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Stockholm

1998

  • ‘The semantics/pragmatics interface: evidence from definite descriptions’. 6th International Pragmatics Conference, Reims

1997

  • ‘Propositional attitude sentences in Discourse Representation Theory’. LAGB Spring Meeting, University of Edinburgh and 5th International Colloquium on Cognitive Science, San Sebastian, Spain

1995

  • ‘The Default De Re Principle’. Fourth International Colloquium on Cognitive Science, San Sebastian, Spain

1994

  • ‘Vehicles of thought and the horizon: Application of Husserl's ideas to the problem of referential ambiguity in oratio obliqua'. Henry Sweet Society Colloquium, University of Sussex

1992

  • ‘Belief ascription’. First Postgraduate Linguistics Conference, University of Manchester
  • ‘Beliefs de re and de dicto: evidence from English and Polish’. LAGB Spring Meeting, University of Brighton



Updated 24 October 2019