Linguistics and English Language


Open to any postgraduate research students with an interest in semantics

Semicircle is a postgraduate group for discussion of papers in semantics. We meet fortnightly to read and discuss a wide variety of short papers in theoretical and experimental semantics, drawn from both Linguistics and Philosophy. 


The convenor of this group is Thomas Stephen.

Thomas Stephen

Rob Truswell

Upcoming readings

Upcoming events are listed on the LEL events page

Recent readings:

  • David Lewis (1975) Adverbs of Quantification
  • Friederike Moltmann (2004) Nonreferential Complements, Nominalisations, and Derived Objects
  • Hazel Pearson (2011) A New Semantics for Group Nouns
  • Jeffrey King (2002) Designating Propositions
  • Tamina Stephenson (2008) Judge dependence, Epistemic Modals, and Predicates of Personal Taste
  • Emmon Bach (1986) The Algebra of Events