Ryan Walter Smith at Sinn und Bedeutung

Fourth year PhD student Ryan Walter Smith gave a talk presenting joint work with Ryoichiro Kobayashi (Sophia University) at Sinn und Bedeutung 22, held at the University of Potsdam in Germany from September 7th to the 9th. Their work proposes an analysis of certain particles in Japanese, -toka and -tari, which alternate between conjunctive and disjunctive readings depending on their semantic environment. SInn und Bedeutung is the premier international conference for research in semantics and pragmatics, held at a different location in Europe each year and attended by scholars from around the world.