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dummy Elke Brendel
dinges-135x180 Alexander Dinges (coordinator) is principal investigator in the DFG research project “The semantics and pragmatics of knowledge claims” at Universität Hamburg. He works in epistemology and philosophy of language. His main interests in epistemology are epistemic invariantism (in its various forms) and testimony. In philosophy of language, he works primarily on context-sensitivity and conversational implicatures. He received his PhD from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in 2015.
gutzmann-135x180 Daniel Gutzmann is a lecturer in linguistics at the Institute of German Language and Literature at the University of Cologne. His main areas of research are in semantics, pragmatics, syntax and their interfaces. He is working on various expressions contributing non-truth-conditional meaning, including expressives, modal particles, sentence mood and verum focus. More broadly, he is interested in multidimensional semantics, projective meaning, contextual influences on interpretation, the syntax-semantics interface and the question of where to draw the boundary between semantics and pragmatics and how to differentiate between various kinds of meaning.
dk-klein Dirk Kindermann (coordinator) is lecturer at Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz. He works primarily in philosophy of language, and also in semantics, epistemology, and the philosophy of mind, and has written on relative and assessment-sensitive truth, de se attitudes, the semantics and pragmatics of knowledge attributions, and predicates of personal taste. He’s also researcher in the FWF-funded project “The Fragmented Mind” in Graz.
kompa-klein Nikola Kompa is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Osnabrueck. She works in philosophy of language and epistemology; she is particularly interested in theories of language comprehension, vagueness, metaphor, and the semantics of evaluative terms in general and epistemic terms in particular.
hazel-klein Hazel Pearson is a lecturer in the Linguistics department at Queen Mary University of London. Her research focuses on formal semantics and its interfaces, and draws on both English and cross-linguistic data. She works mainly on topics in the semantics of attitude reports, for example de se content, predicates of personal taste and counterfactual attitudes.
dummy Frank Sode
erik-klein Erik Stei (coordinator) is lecturer at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, working primarily in philosophy of language, epistemology, and philosophy of logic. He is particularly interested in the semantics and pragmatics of knowledge attributions, in quotation, in logical pluralism, and in the meaning of logical vocabulary.
ema Emanuel Viebahn (coordinator) is a lecturer at Humboldt University, Berlin, working primarily in philosophy of language, the intersection of language and ethics and in metaphysics. He is particularly interested in issues in metasemantics, semantics and pragmatics, in linguistic and ethical aspects of lying and misleading and in the philosophy of time. He received his DPhil from New College (University of Oxford) in 2015.
zakkou-julia Julia Zakkou (coordinator) is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hamburg. Her main research interests are in philosophy of language, in particular the debate on relativism and contextualism, indexicality and context-sensitivity, implicatures and presuppositions and the semantics-pragmatics divide in general. At the moment, she is working on tests for various kinds of indirect communication. She also has an interest in conditionals, in particular biscuit conditionals.
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