Invited talks

June 2019. Negotiating reference in interaction. Understanding of reference and referential pacts in typical and atypical development, University of Kent.

March 2018. What do conditionals mean? I’ll leave it up to you. Syntax and Semantics Research Seminar, University of Texas at Austin.

January 2018. Letting it slide: Incorporating miscommunication in a theory of meaning. Language and Linguistics Research Seminar, University of Kent.

October 2017. ‘If you see what I mean’: Metalinguistic markers as biscuit conditionals. Biscuit conditional workshop, University of Hamburg slides

October 2017. Speaker meaning as interactional achievement. UEA Philosophy Society, University of East Anglia.

June 2017. Communicating by miscommunication. The Practical and Theoretical Implications of Defective Communication, University of Oslo slides

March 2017. What is said in the face of miscommunication. Research Seminar Series, University of Queensland slides

April 2016. (Mis)communication in interaction. Mind and Society, Manchester Metropolitan University slides

January 2016. Reconceptualising conditionals. Linguistic Society, University of Cambridge slides

May 2015. Semantics, pragmatics and conditionals. Semantics seminar, Ajou University, South Korea slides

May 2013. Conditional utterances and conditional thoughts: A radical contextualist account (with Kasia Jaszczolt).  3rd International Conference on Philosophy of Language and Linguistics (PhiLang), University of Lodz, Poland (invited plenary) slides

November 2012. A pragmatic account of conditional utterances and conditional thoughts.  Lunchtime Research Seminar, University of Kent

Peer-reviewed conference presentations

November 2018. Using background assumptions to negotiate misunderstandings in interaction. 4th International Pragmatics Conference of the Americas (AMPRA), State University of New York at Albany, USA

May 2018. Presuppositional biases and the negotiation of utterance meaning. 8th Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics (EPICS VIII), University of Seville, Spain

July 2017. When implicatures fail: Miscommunication in post-Gricean pragmatics. 15th International Pragmatics Conference (IPrA), Belfast, Northern Ireland slides

February 2017. The optimal rate of miscommunication (with David Beaver). Communication & Cognition 2017 (ComCog), University of Fribourg, Switzerland slides

November 2016. Miscommunication in post-Gricean pragmatics: The utterance-meaning mismatch. 3rd International Pragmatics Conference of the Americas (AMPRA), Indiana University, USA slides

July 2015. Against the so-called ‘biscuit conditional’. 14th International Pragmatics Conference (IPrA), University of Antwerp, Belgium slides

October 2014. Incomplete conditionals: A pragmatic analysis. 2nd International Pragmatics Conference of the Americas (AMPRA), UCLA slides

September 2014. Incomplete conditionals: A pragmatic analysis. Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB), University of Oxford slides

July 2014. Towards a pragmatic category of conditionals: A radical contextualist account (with Kasia Jaszczolt). 88th Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and Mind Association, University of Cambridge

October 2013. Rethinking compositionality (with Kasia Jaszczolt).  Language Sciences in the 21st Century: The interdisciplinary challenge, University of Cambridge

July 2013.  Conditional utterances and conditional thoughts: A radical contextualist account (with Kasia Jaszczolt).  19th International Congress of Linguists (ICL), Geneva, Switzerland slides

October 2012. Conditional expressions: the case of metalinguistic ‘if you like’.  1st International Pragmatics Conference of the Americas (AMPRA), University of North Carolina, USA slides

March 2012. Classifying conditionals: What counts as a conditional?  The 7th Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics, University of Newcastle

Other talks

February 2019. Context, cognition and conditionals. Language and Communication Studies Research Seminar, University of East Anglia

March 2018. Understanding the benefits of miscommunication using interactional data. Qualitative Research Methods Forum Seminar, University of East Anglia

June 2017. Post-modernism and post truth. The truth about ‘post-truth’: A symposium drawing on Wittgenstein, Austin, and others, University of East Anglia

March 2016. Pragmatics in interaction. Postgraduate Research Seminar, University of East Anglia

June 2015. Motivating a novel classification of if-conditionals. Semantics, Pragmatics & Philosophy of Language Workshop, University of Cambridge

November 2013. Towards a pragmatic category of conditionals (with Kasia Jaszczolt). Semantics and Pragmatics Research Seminar, University of Cambridge

June 2013. How to be polite using if: Conditionals and speech acts. Semantics and Pragmatics Research Workshop, University of Cambridge

June 2012. Classifying conditionals: a corpus-based approach. Semantics, Pragmatics and Discourse Cluster Workshop, University of Cambridge

June 2011. What if?  Conditionals, possibilities and truth.  McMenemy Seminar, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge

April 2011. The role of context in the truth conditions of indicative conditionals.  Underdetermination in Semantics and Utterance Processing, University of Cambridge

February 2010. Interaction of semantics and pragmatics in indicative conditionals.  Research Methods Seminar, University of Cambridge