We are happy to announce a talk by Dolf Rami (University of Bochum) in the Semantics Colloquium.

The talk will take place online. If you want to participate via zoom, please register via email to s.walter@em.uni-frankfurt.de.

Title: A unified semantics for bare names and demonstratives

Date: January 13

Time: 4 pm – 6 pm ct


In this paper, I will argue that we not only have to distinguish bare from complex demonstratives,
but also bare from complex proper names. In both cases, the semantics of the bare and the complex
versions are significantly different, but nevertheless related. In this paper, I will mainly focus on a semantics for bare
names and demonstrative. I will show that there are good reasons to consider them as close semantic relatives
and I will propose a new use-sensitive formal semantics to account for their semantic relation, following and updating my
investigations in this direction in Rami (2022).