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The philosophy of language team studies the foundational issues in language and discourse, using approaches that rely on models in theoretical and formal linguistics as well as on empirically gathered data .


Permanent members
Paul Egré (CR CNRS)
David Nicolas (CR CNRS)
François Recanati (DR CNRS)
Dan Sperber (DR émérite, CNRS)
Benjamin Spector (DR CNRS)
Isidora Stojanovic (DR CNRS)

Palle Leth
Michael Murez
Michele Palmira
Steven Verheyen
Julia Zakkou

PhD students
Bianca Cepollaro (dir : Stojanovic)
Maryam Ebrahimi Dinani (dir : Recanati)
Luca Gasparri (dir : Recanati)
Andreas Heise (dir : Recanati)
Benjamin Icard (dir : Egré)
Armando Lavalle (dir : Recanati)
Louis Rouillé (dir : Egré, Recanati)
Andrés Soria Ruiz (dir : Stojanovic)
Tristan Thommen (dir : Recanati, Spector)

Visiting students
Diego Feinmann (Sheffield)
Dan Hoek (NYU)

Master students
Romain Bourdoncle
Victor Carranza
Xiaochen Lui
Alice Martin
Elma Ricart


- "Trivalent Logics and Natural Language Meaning". PI : Benjamin Spector, co-PI : Paul Egré (2014-2018).


Cepollaro, B. and Stojanovic, I :, "Hybrid Evaluatives", Grazer Philosophiesche Studien 93 (2016) : 458-488

Egré, P. (2016). "Explanation in Linguistics". Philosophy Compass

Egré, P. & Cova, F. (2015). "Moral asymmetries and the Semantics of "many"". Semantics and Pragmatics 8 (13):1-45.

Egré, P. (2015). "Borderline Cases, Incompatibilism and Plurivaluationism", Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (in press).

Recanati, F. (2016) ’Local pragmatics : Reply to Mandy Simons’.

Recanati, F. (2016) ’Contextualism and Singular Reference’. in J. Collins, A. Davies and T. Dobler (eds.) Charles Travis on Language, Thought, and Perception. Oxford University Press.

Recanati, F. (2016) ’From Meaning to Content’. In B. Ball and B. Rabern (eds) The Science of Meaning. Oxford : Oxford University Press.

Spector, B. (2015) Multivalent semantics for vagueness and presupposition, Topoï.

Spector, B. and Egré, P. (2015) A Uniform Semantics for Embedded Interrogatives : An answer, not necesarily the answer. Synthese.

Stojanovic, I. and Villanueva, N. (2015) "Mental Files, Blown Up by Indexed Files", Inquiry 58/4 : 393-407.

Stojanovic, I. (2016) "Speaking About Oneself", in García-Carpintero, M. and Torre, S. (Eds.) About Oneself : De Se Thought and Communication. Oxford : OUP. 200-219.

Stojanovic, I. "Expressing Aesthetic Judments in Context". Inquiry 59 (2016) : 663-685.


<p>De Gauche à droite : Markus Kneer, Richard Carter, François Récanati, Paul Egré, David Nicolas, Dan Sperber. Sara Packalén, Dan Zeman, Jeremy Zehr, Isidora Stojanovic, Gregory Bochner.</p>