The Weekly Newsletter of MIT Linguistics

30 Years of “Assertion”

This Friday (12/12) and Saturday (12/13), the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy will be hosting a small conference to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the publication of Bob Stalnaker’s “Assertion”. The aim is to showcase some recent work that builds on the picture of context and communication originally developed in “Assertion”, and to have linguists and philosophers discuss recent developments and implementations of that framework. All will be welcome.

The conference will include an introduction by Kai von Fintel, talks by Philippe Schlenker and Jason Stanley, and a roundtable discussion with Bob Stalnaker, Alex Byrne, and Gennaro Chierchia. Dinner (on Friday) and breakfast and lunch (on Saturday) will be provided for everyone.

There is a website with more detailed information (including location and schedule).