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Randolph Quirk Fellow 2022 Professor Kathryn Davidson John L Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities Harvard University Meaning across Modalities 12-15 September 2022 Monday 12 September, 14:00-16:00 ArtsTwo 3.6 Logical Connectives across Languages and Modalities Negation, disjunction, and conjunction are simple symbolic operations, yet their counterparts in natural languages display wide variation in both forms and scope taking properties. I will discuss new evidence for underlying cross-linguistic similarities despite apparent appearance, and how depiction systems can interact with these operators. Tuesday 13 September, 14:00-16:00 ArtsTwo 3.6 Anaphora in a Semiotic Soup Within the formal semantic study of anaphora, a longstanding question is whether dynamic semantic accounts have advantages over static/situation-based accounts for connecting anaphora with their discourse antecedents. We will review the basic outlines of this argument and situate evidence from spoken and sign lang...