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Julian Schlöder discusses the interplay between the speech acts of assertion and rejection. He first defends that it is even sensible to distinguish between these two speech acts, against an old concensus that rejection is merely negative assertion. To this end, he introduces the speech act of weak rejection. Based on this notion, he develops a logic of asserted and rejected content and demonstrates its usefullness in the analysis of natural language inferences.

Event details of Interplay between assertion and rejection
Date 20 April 2018
Time 12:00 -13:00
Location Agnietenkapel
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J.J. Schlöder: Assertion and Rejection.


Prof. R.A.M. van Rooij


Dr R. Fernández Rovira

Dr A. Lascarides (University of Edinburgh)


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Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam


This event is open to the public.