Event

Title:
Julia Zakkou (FU Berlin): The Cancellability Test for Conversational Implicatures

Date / Time:
14.11.18   /  12:30 - 14:00

Organizer:
Institut für Philosophie


Location:
24.21.03 Raum 86


Description:

Im Rahmen unseres Philosophischen Kolloquiums laden wir herzlich ein zu einem Vortrag von 

Julia Zakkou (FU Berlin): The Cancellability Test for Conversational Implicatures

Zum Vortrag:

Many people follow Grice in thinking that all conversational implicatures are cancellable. And often enough they use this insight as a test for conversational implicatures. If you want to find out whether something is a conversational implicature, the test has it, you should ask yourself whether the thing in question is cancellable; if you find that it is not cancellable, you can infer that it is not a conversational implicature. If you find that it is cancellable, you can infer that it might well be a conversational implicature and that you should now do further testing. Various philosophers and linguists have questioned the test however. Some have held that Grice's cancellability claim is subject to counterexamples and that the test is not reliable. Others have argued that even though Grice's claim can be defended against the examples in question, the test is not as informative as people have hoped. This article provides an overview of the recent discussion on the cancellability test and suggests a way forward.

Zur Person:

Julia Zakkou ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der Freien Universität Berlin. Ihr Forschungsschwerpunkt liegt in der Sprachphilosophie, insbesondere der Debatte um direkte und indirekte Kommunikation und der Semantik und Pragmatik subjektiver Sprache und konditionaler Sätze. Darüber hinaus arbeitet sie zu verschiedenen Fragen der Erkenntnistheorie und Metaphysik. Ihr Buch "Faultless Disagreement" erscheint im Herbst bei Klostermann.


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