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Workshop: The Acquaintance Inference — Linguistic and Philosophical Perspectives

20. - 21. October 2022


Department of Linguistics


This workshop is devoted to the Acquaintance Inference, a phenomenon whereby utterances with certain expressions are only felicitous when the speaker has firsthand experience with the object of the predication.

Rarely have been both philosophical and linguistic aspects of the problem examined together as a whole. The proposed conference seeks to redress this by bringing together leading experts on the topic from both disciplines. Its goal is to foster a dialogue that will reconcile different approaches and that will help better understand the acquaintance phenomenon at the intersection of epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language, formal semantics and formal pragmatics.

More information can be found here.