Agency and Intentions in Language 3

University of Goettingen and Harvey Mudd College (virtual)

March 8 – 10, 2023


The program in a pdf format can be found here.

An abstract booklet can be found here.

Wednesday, March 8

8:50-9:00 14:50-15:00 Welcome and opening remarks
9:00-9:45 15:00-15:45 Invited talk: Daniel Skibra (Konstanz)
Assessing desires for mode and content
9:50-10:35 15:50-16:35 Intentions and the content of Scalar Implicatures
Matej Drobňák
10:35-10:50 16:35-16:50 break
10:50-11:35 16:50-17:35 Why can't we just believe what we want?
Wade Munroe
11:40-12:25 17:40-18:25 The ethical function of intentional action
Mikayla Kelley
12:30-13:15 18:30-19:15 Invited talk: Carlotta Pavese (Cornell)
Kraemer puzzle and knowledge-how

Thursday, March 9

9:00-9:45 15:00-15:45 Intention and ability: A challenge for mentalism
Aznavur Dustmamatov
9:50-10:35 15:50-16:35 Trying without fail
Harvey Lederman and Ben Holguín
10:35-10:50 16:35-16:50 break
10:50-11:35 16:50-17:35 Agent concepts diverge from agentive syntax: evidence from an event categorization study
Lilia Rissman, Sebastian Sauppe, Arrate Isasi-Isasmendi, Susan Goldin-Meadow and Balthasar Bickel
11:40-12:25 17:40-18:25 German rationale clauses track intentional attitudes
Felix Frühauf
12:30-13:15 18:30-19:15 Invited talk: Heidi Harley (Arizona) and Raffaella Folli (Ulster)
Striking objects: Object drop and agency in English

Friday, March 10

9:00-9:45 15:00-15:45 Making others move against their will: On causatives of motion verbs and other unergatives
Eva Neu
9:50-10:35 15:50-16:35 (Un)intentionally misleading
Marco Biasio
10:35-10:50 16:35-16:50 break
10:50-11:35 16:50-17:35 poster session
11:40-12:25 17:40-18:25 Epistemic resultant luck and the appropriate target of epistemic blame
Jordan Myers
12:30-13:15 18:30-19:15 Invited talk: Alfred Mele (Florida)
Free-will skepticism and neuroscience

Poster session

Differential offensiveness of ethnophaulisms in L1 vs L2/L3: Non-trivial effects of language choice
Michał B. Paradowski and Marta Gawinkowska

Sociolinguistic variation, speaker agency, and local semantic conventions
Noah Betz-Richman

The linguistic requirement on intentional agency
Giles Howdle

On moral responsibility
Mihana Mitchell