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Phillip Barron Won the Outstanding Student Paper Award of ASA

Our member, Phillip Barron has been awarded one of the Outstanding Student Paper awards for his paper submitted to the American Society of Aesthetics conference in October. See the link below.

The paper, “The role of poetry in Daoist texts,” was his seminar paper for Alexus McLeod’s graduate seminar on Early Chinese Philosophy from last fall.

Congrats, Phil!

Ryo Tanaka Will Give Four Talks (in Japan and Austria)

ECOM member and ECOM Summer ’19 Graduate Research Fellow Ryo Tanaka will be giving talks in Kanazawa University, Tokyo University, Forum for Young Philosophers, and University of Salzburg in the upcoming weeks. We wish him good luck! The titles and dates are,

“Normativity of Meaning and Theories of Linguistic Understanding,” the Annual Meeting for the Japan Society for Philosophy of Science, Kanazawa University, June 19.
“Knowledge of Meaning?: Reconciling the Epistemic Intuitions and Empirical Theories of Linguistic Understanding,” Forum for Young Philosophers, Tokyo, July 13.
“Do We ‘Know’ Meaning?,” Workshop on Philosophy of Language at Tokyo University, July 24.
“Knowledge of Meaning?: Reconciling the Epistemic Intuitions and Empirical Theories of Linguistic Understanding,” SOPhiA 2019 (Salzburg Conference for Young Analytic Philosophy, 10th annual meeting), University of Salzburg, Austria, Sep 18-20.

Aliyar Ozercan Received IBACS- BIRC Res. Assistantship in Neuroimaging

ECOM member and coordinator Aliyar Ozercan received IBACS-BIRC Research Assistantship in Neuroimaging for 2019-2020 academic year. As an IBRAiN fellow, he will provide a teaching resource to help BIRC users design and implement experimental procedures for fMRI, EEG, TMS and other methodologies, provide resources for data analysis, and oversee use of equipment by others. Congratulations, Aliyar!

ECOM Hosted its 6th Annual Workshop

ECOM hosted its 6th annual workshop on May 3-4 at MCHU/Laurel 305, titled “Communication, Context, Conversation”. The workshop brought researchers working on the pragmatics, linguistic analysis, and comparative and developmental psychology of communication and conversation together.  The workshop schedule can be found under our Events.

Invited speakers include:

Robyn Carston (UCL)

Danielle Matthews (Sheffield)

Anne Bezuidenhout (U of SC)

Mandy Simons (CMU)

Federico Roassano (UCSD)

Also on the program:

Dorit Bar-On (UConn)

Mitch Green (UConn)

Ruth Millikan (UConn)


Our invited contributors are:

Constant Bonard (U of Geneva and U of Antwerp)

Mihnea Capraru (Nazarbayev)

Mike Deigan (Yale)

Rory Harder (U of Toronto)

Poppy Mankowitz (Nova University of Lisbon)

Our invited participants include:

Paul Bloomfield (UConn)

Mark Jary (Roehampton)

Stefan Kaufmann (UConn)

Bill Lycan (UConn)

Craige Roberts (OSU)

Lionel Shapiro (UConn)

William Snyder (UConn)

Zoltan Szabo (Yale)

Catherine Wearing (Wellesley)

Larry Horn (Yale)

Our poster presenters are:

Sam Berstler (Yale)

Ralph DiFranco (Auburn)

Benjamin Lennertz (Colgate) & David Miguel Gray (U of Memphis)

Kate Hazel Stanton (Yale)

Alejandro Vesga (Cornell)