Katie and some colleagues from the UPV/EHU went to the Workshop on Approaches to Coercion and Polysemy in Oslo, Norway. Organised by Alexandra Spalek and Matthew Gotham, the workshop was a nice gathering of semanticists, philosophers, computational linguists, and even a psycholinguist. Katie presented a part of her MA thesis, about the polysemy of one English posture verb and discussed whether or not coercion is at play, and Bryan Leferman of his dissertation, which examined evaluative adjectives and the status of events in our ontology.
The invited speakers were Nick Asher and Robin Cooper, and there were many discussions about dependent type theory. 🙂
It was a super cold time to be in Norway (read: snow!!), but the sun was shining and we even got some daylight to explore the town. 😀 Thanks for the laughs Begoña, Marina, and Bryan!