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Professor Emma Borg

BA KCL, MPhil UCL, PhD UCL.

Associate Investigator

Contact Details

email : e.g.n.borg@rdg.ac.uk
Homepage : http://www.rdg.ac.uk/AcaDepts/ld/Philos/borg/borg.htm
ORCID : http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2725-9568

External Address

Department of Philosophy
University of Reading, UK

Profile

I joined the Philosophy Department at the University of Reading, UK in 1998, having taken my MPhil and PhD at University College London, UK.

My main research interests lie in philosophy of language (where I defend a position known as ‘minimal semantics’) and philosophy of mind (where I am interested in issues around modularity, embodied/enactive cognition, mirror neurons and animal cognition).

Recent External Appointments

  • Executive Committee Member, Mind Association. (2013 continuing)
  • Senior Editor, Oxford Handbooks Online. (2012 continuing)
  • Board of Associate Editors, Linguistics and Philosophy. (2011 continuing)
  • Board of Consulting Editors, Theoria. (2011 - 2015)
  • Editorial Board, International Review of Pragmatics. (2008 continuing)
  • Associate Editor, Ratio. (1998 continuing)

Recent Grants Awarded

  • Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Network Scheme (2014 - 2016) To establish a research network with Peking University, China on "Pervasive Context-sensitivity in natural language". (£26,000) Borg, E., Hansen, N., Ye, C., & Li, Q. ($56,600)

Selected Publications

Books

  • Borg, E. (2014). Pursuing Meaning (Chinese translation). Shanghai, China: Fudan University Press.
  • Borg, E. (2012). Pursuing Meaning. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Borg, E. (2004). Minimal Semantics. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Borg, E. (Ed.). (2002). Meaning and Representation. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing.

Book Chapters

  • Borg, E. (2012). Semantics without pragmatics? In K. Allen, & K. Jaszczolt (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Pragmatics (pp. 513-528). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Periodicals

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Borg, E. (2015, May). Round table discussion. Invited symposium conducted at the Lepore and Stone Authors Meet Critics, Institute of Philosophy, University of London, UK.
  • Borg, E. (2015, May). The basis of social cognition. Keynote paper presented at the Origins of Thought: Early Cognitive Abilities Workshop, Paseo de la Universidad, Spain.
  • Borg, E. (2014, November). Povinelli’s problem. Invited paper presented at the 18th Annual Oxford Philosophy Graduate Conference, Oxford University, UK.
  • Borg, E. (2014, November). Facing the Evidence: What can empirical facts tell us about semantics? Invited paper presented at the Logic, Epistemology & Metaphysics Forum, Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Studies, University of London, UK.
  • Borg, E. (2014, November). Exploding explicatures. Invited paper presented at the First Southampton and Reading Joint MA Masterclass, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.
  • Borg, E. (2014, June). Exploding explicatures. Invited paper presented at the Semantics and Pragmatics Workshop, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
  • Borg, E. (2014, March). Exploding explicatures. Invited colloquium at the Research Seminar, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
  • Borg, E. (2014, January). Exploding explicatures. Invited colloquium at the Research Seminar, King's College London, UK.
  • Borg, E. (2014, January). Semantic minimalism and other theories. Invited colloquium at the Research Seminar, University of Göttingen, Germany.
  • Borg, E. (2013, October). The empirical evidence for semantics. Invited presentation given at the Empirical Methods in Semantics Conference, Germany.
  • Borg, E. (2013, September). The empirical evidence for semantics. Keynote paper presented at the 3rd SIFA Graduate Conference: Language, Logic and Mind, Universitaria di Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.
  • Borg, E. (2013, April). The nature of context sensitivity. Invited paper presented at the Language and its Pragmatics Workshop, Department of Continuing Education, Oxford University, Oxford, UK.
  • Borg, E. (2013, April). Minimal word meanings. Invited paper presented at the Language and its Pragmatics Workshop, Department of Continuing Education, Oxford University, Oxford, UK.
  • Borg, E. (2013, April). Discussion of 'Pursuing Meaning' Invited colloquium at the Skype Research Seminar, University of Miami, USA.
  • Borg, E. (2013, February). What kinds of context-sensitivity can semantic minimalism allow? Invited presentation given at the The Semantics/Pragmatics Interface: Linguistic, Logical and Philosophical Perspectives, Lille, France.
  • Borg, E. (2013, February). Exploring linguistic context-sensitivity. Invited colloquium at the Moral Sciences Club, Cambridge, UK.
  • Borg, E. (2013, January). Exploring linguistic context-sensitivity. Invited colloquium at the Research Seminar, Trinity College, Dublin, UK.
  • Borg, E. (2012, September). Exploring the mechanisms of linguistic context-sensitivity. Invited presentation given at the 8th International Conference of the Society for Analytic Philosophy (GAP), Konstanz, Germany.
  • Borg, E. (2012, June). The nature of linguistic context-sensitivity. Keynote paper presented at the Northern Institute of Philosophy Early Career Conference, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK.
  • Borg, E. (2012, March). The nature of linguistic conext-sensitivity. Invited colloquium at the Research Seminar, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Borg, E. (2012, February). Minimalism and meaning. Invited colloquium at the Research Seminar, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK.
  • Borg, E. (2011, September). Contemporary semantics and the nature of context-sensitivity. Keynote paper presented at the 2015 Annual BPPA Conference, University of Reading, Reading, UK.
  • Borg, E. (2011, May). Minimal semantics and the nature of context sensitivity. Invited presentation given at the Semantics and Philosophy of Language Workshop, Chicago University, Chicago, USA.
  • Borg, E. (2011, January). Minimal word meanings. Invited colloquium at the Research Seminar, University of York, York, UK.

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