Spotlight Series

ECOM Spotlight Series is where we turn the spotlights to our members and they present their ongoing research to our interdisciplinary community. We established this new series in 2019.

Academic Year 2023-2024

Note: Zoom below = Zoom Event

Date Time Location Speaker Title
Apr 11 12:15 – 1:30 pm Zoom Emily Myers
Mar 28 11 am – 12:30 pm Zoom Aliyar Ozercan Prepositional Attitudes
Feb 29 11 am – 12:30 pm Zoom Ben Winokur Defeaters for Privileged Access?
Jan 29 2:15 – 3:30 pm Zoom Michael Hegarty The Problem of ‘Creeping Rationalism’
Nov 30 11 am – 12:30 pm Zoom Christopher Rahlwes The Acquisition of Negation
Nov 9 11 am – 12:30 pm Zoom William Snyder Relating Child Language Development to Neurodevelopment



Academic Year 2022-2023

Note: Zoom below = Zoom Event

Date Time Location Speaker Title
Mar 30 11 am – 12:30 pm Zoom Hady Ba Ideophones and Expressivism
Jan 26 11 am – 12:30 pm Zoom Julian Schloeder Pragmatism and the Attitudes
Nov 9 2:00pm-3.15pm Zoom Marie Coppola How interacting minds make language: The creative forces behind homesign, sign languages, and all human communication
Sept 28 2:00pm-3.15pm Zoom Michael Hegarty Pre-Reflective Self-Consciousness and Origins of Agency

Academic Year 2021-2022

Note: Zoom below = Zoom Event

Date Time Location Speaker Title
Apr 14 2pm-3:15pm Zoom Constant Bonard Expressivism doesn’t exclude descriptivism: The meaning of slurs and other affectively loaded words
Mar 31 2pm-3:15pm Zoom Kate Stanton Sarcastic Air Quotes are Expressive Privatives
Mar 10 2pm-3:15pm Zoom Mitch Green Verbal Signaling
Nov 15 2:30pm-4pm Zoom Mengyu Hu Unifying the Bifurcation: A Lesson from Constructivism about Emotion
Oct 11 Cancelled Zoom Charles Davis The role of situation in understanding abstract concepts
Sept 20 2:30pm-4pm Zoom Jenelle Salisbury The Unity of Consciousness and the First-Person Perspective


Academic Year 2020-2021

Note: WBX below = WebEx Event

Date Time Location Speaker Title
Apr 1 12:00pm-1:30pm WBX Ben Winokur Neo-Expressivism and the Matching Principle
Mar 11 12:00pm-1:30pm WBX Nadja-Mira Yolcu Disavowals: A Challenge for Expressivism?
Feb 25 12:00pm-1:30pm WBX Yanina Prystauka Investigating the Interplay between Morphosyntax and Memory for Events: The Case of Past Participles
Dec 3 12:00pm-1:30pm WBX Nimra Asif Minimal Theory of Mind – A Millikanian Approach
Oct 15 12:15pm-1:30pm WBX Eno Agolli This might not be an expressivist position
Sept 24 12:15pm-1:30pm WBX Drew Johnson Proper Function and Ethical Judgment: Towards a Biosemantic Account of Ethical Thought and Discourse

Academic Year 2019-2020

Note: ARJ below = Arjona 307 

Date Time Location Speaker Title
March 5 12pm-1:30pm ARJ Harry van der Hulst The Innateness Debate in Linguistics
Feb 6 12pm-1:30pm ARJ Dimitris Xygalatas The Puzzle of Ritual
Dec 5 12pm-1:30pm ARJ Eiling Yee Fluid Semantics: Conceptual knowledge is experience-based and dynamic
Oct 17 12pm-1:30pm ARJ Emily Myers Language Plasticity on Multiple Timescales.