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Research

My interests lie in the area of semantics, pragmatics, cognitive science, and philosophy of language. I can define myself as a post-Gricean pragmaticist, truth-conditional semanticist of a dynamic semantics orientation, and a supporter of contextualism in the representation of meaning, i.e. the idea that the interesting truth conditions are those of an utterance rather than a sentence: information from pragmatic inference and other contextual input contributes to the truth-conditional content.

I am interested in modelling of the process of meaning construction in discourse that takes into account the intentionality of acts of communication as well as the compositional character of meaning. I work mainly on the semantics of propositional attitude constructions and other intensional contexts; referring expressions; semantic ambiguity and underspecification; semantics/pragmatics interface; the saying/implicating distinction, and defaults in communication. In my theory of Default Semantics, I implemented the dynamic semantic approach of Discourse Representation Theory to a wide category of acts of communication, accounting for the pragmatic origin of some components of truth-conditional meaning as proposed in truth-conditional pragmatics.

My long-term project stemming from this theory concerns mapping of various aspects of meaning of acts of communication onto relevant processes and modelling their interaction (Interactive Semantics, in progress, OUP). One of my recent projects concerned semantic representation of time. In Representing Time, I developed an account of temporality understood as epistemic modality. My other related interests concern compositionality of language and thought, conceptualization of time in various languages, and contrastive semantics and pragmatics.

Publications

Key publications: 

Jaszczolt, K. M. (2011). Default meanings, salient meanings, and automatic processing. In: K. M. Jaszczolt & K. Allan (eds). Salience and Defaults in Utterance Processing. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 11-33.

 

Jaszczolt K.M. (2009). Representing Time: An Essay on Temporality as Modality, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2009

Jaszczolt, K. M. (2009). Cancellability and the primary/secondary meaning distinction. Intercultural Pragmatics 6. 259-289.

Jaszczolt K.M (2005). Default Semantics: Foundations of a Compositional Theory of Acts of Communication. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2005

Jaszczolt, K. M. (1999). Discourse, Beliefs and Intentions: Semantic Defaults and Propositional Attitude Ascription. Oxford: Elsevier Science.

Publications (from Symplectic)

Journal articles

2023

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2023. Flowing Time: Emergentism and Linguistic Diversity Philosophies, v. 8
    Doi: 10.3390/philosophies8060116
  • 2021

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2021. Functional proposition: A new concept for representing discourse meaning? Journal of Pragmatics, v. 171
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2020.10.010
  • 2020

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2020. Human Imprints of Real Time: from Semantics to Metaphysics Philosophia (United States), v. 48
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/s11406-020-00190-w
  • 2019

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2019. Rethinking being Gricean: New challenges for metapragmatics Journal of Pragmatics, v. 145
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2019.01.024
  • 2018

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2018. Pragmatics and philosophy: In search of a paradigm Intercultural Pragmatics, v. 15
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1515/ip-2018-0002
  • 2017

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2017. Time, perspective and semantic representation Language and Cognition, v. 10
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1017/langcog.2017.7
  • 2016 (Published online)

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2016 (Published online). ‘On imaginative imagination and conventional conventions: A response to Lepore and Stone’ Polish Journal of Philosophy, v. 10
  • 2016

  • Elder, CH. and Jaszczolt, KM., 2016. Towards a pragmatic category of conditionals Journal of Pragmatics, v. 98
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2016.04.013
  • 2013

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2013. First-person reference in discourse: Aims and strategies Journal of Pragmatics, v. 48
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2012.11.018
  • 2012 (No publication date)

  • Jaszczolt, KM. and Jaszczolt, KM., 2012 (No publication date). 'Pragmaticising' Kaplan: Flexible inferential bases and fluid characters Australian Journal of Linguistics,
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2012 (No publication date). 'Delimitation of pragmatics: Paradigms, myths and fashions. A response to Bara' Intercultural Pragmatics, v. 9
  • 2012

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2012. 'First-person reference in discourse: Aims and strategies' Journal of Pragmatics, v. 48
  • 2011 (No publication date)

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2011 (No publication date). Varieties of defaults Belgrade English Language and Literature Studies, v. 1
  • 2010

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2010. Situated temporal reference: A case for compositional pragmatics? J PRAGMATICS, v. 42
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2010.06.007
  • 2009

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2009. Cancellability and the primary/secondary meaning distinction INTERCULT PRAGMAT, v. 6
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1515/IPRG.2009.015
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2009. Explorations in pragmatics: Linguistic, cognitive and intercultural aspects MULTILINGUA, v. 28
  • 2007

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2007. Variadic function and pragmatics-rich representations of belief reports J PRAGMATICS, v. 39
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2007.01.001
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2007. The syntax-pragmatics merger: Belief reports in the theory of Default Semantics Pragmatics and Cognition, v. 15
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1075/pc.15.1.06jas
  • 2006

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2006. Default Meanings Wai Guo Yu/Journal of Foreign Languages, v. 5
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2006. Meaning merger: Pragmatic inference, defaults, and compositionality Intercultural Pragmatics, v. 3
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1515/IP.2006.012
  • 2005

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2005. Minimal semantics. J LINGUIST, v. 41
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1017/S0022226705233637
  • 2004

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2004. ‘Prolegomena to Default Semantics’ Research in Language, v. 2
  • 2003

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2003. Epistemic modality, language, and conceptualization: A cognitive-pragmatic perspective J PRAGMATICS, v. 35
  • 2002

  • 2002. Conceptual Contours at the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface, Special issue Journal of pragmatics, v. 34
  • Jaszczolt, KM. and Turner, K., 2002. Special issue: Conceptual contours at the semantics/pragmatics interface - Introduction J PRAGMATICS, v. 34
  • Jaszczolt, KM. and Turner, K., 2002. Introduction Journal of Pragmatics, v. 34
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/S0378-2166(01)00062-5
  • 2001

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2001. Referring Expressions: A Unified Approach Wai Guo Yu/Journal of Foreign Languages, v. 2
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2001. Focus: Linguistic, cognitive, and computational perspectives. J PRAGMATICS, v. 33
  • 1999

  • JASZCZOLT, K., VAN OSTADE, IT-B., FISCHER, O., VAN DER WURFF, W., COLEMAN, J., HOUGH, C., PUST, L., SAND, A., JUCKER, AH. and CALVO, C., 1999. English Language The Year's Work in English Studies, v. 77
    Doi: 10.1093/ywes/77.1.1
  • 1998

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 1998. Reports on beliefs: default interpretations and default intentions J LITERARY SEMANTICS, v. 27
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 1998. Referring in discourse: referential intention and the 'taking for granted' principle J LITERARY SEMANTICS, v. 27
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 1998. Discourse about beliefs (Discourse Representation Theory as a framework for representing sentences that express reports on beliefs) THEOR LINGUIST, v. 24
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 1998. Ways of meaning: An introduction to a philosophy of language, 2nd edition LANGUAGE, v. 74
  • 1997

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 1997. The 'default de re' principle for the interpretation of belief utterances J PRAGMATICS, v. 28
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 1997. Speakers, listeners and communication: Explorations in discourse analysis - Brown,G LANGUAGE, v. 73
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 1997. Walter de Mulder. 1994. <i>Demonstratives and Intentionality: Searle and Husserl on Meaning and Perception</i> Studies in Language, v. 21
    Doi: 10.1075/sl.21.2.17jas
  • 1996

  • Jaszczolt, KM. and K, , 1996. Turner (eds). Contrastive Semantics and Pragmatics special issue of Language Sciences, v. vol.
  • Jaszczolt, K., 1996. Relevance and infinity: Implications for discourse interpretation Journal of Pragmatics, v. 25
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/0378-2166(94)00104-9
  • Jaszczolt, K., 1996. Reported speech, vehicles of thought, and the horizon Lingua e Stile, v. 31
  • Jaszczolt, K., 1996. Foundations of speech act theory: Philosophical and linguistic perspectives Journal of Pragmatics, v. 25
    Doi: 10.1016/s0378-2166(96)90061-2
  • 1995

  • Jaszczolt, K. and Taylor, TJ., 1995. Mutual Misunderstanding: Scepticism and the Theorizing of Language and Interpretation Language, v. 71
    Doi: 10.2307/416010
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 1995. Review of Schreuder &amp; Weltens (1993): The bilingual lexicon Studies in Language, v. 19
    Doi: 10.1075/sl.19.2.13jas
  • Jaszczolt, K., 1995. Expressions of belief and belief ascription Folia Linguistica, v. 33
  • Jaszczolt, K., 1995. Typology of contrastive studies: Specialisation, progress and applications Language Teaching, v. 28
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1017/S0261444800000306
  • Jaszczolt, K., Coleman, J., Woods, NJ., Fischer, O., Van Der Wurff, W., Hough, C., Jucker, AH. and Calvo, C., 1995. English language Year's Work in English Studies, v. 76
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/ywes/76.1.1
  • JASZCZOLT, KM., 1995. SIGNS, SCIENCE AND POLITICS - PHILOSOPHIES OF LANGUAGE IN EUROPE 1700-1830 - FORMIGARI,L J PRAGMATICS, v. 23
  • Jaszczolt, K. and Fodor, JA., 1995. The Elm and the Expert: Mentalese and Its Semantics Language, v. 71
    Doi: 10.2307/415751
  • 1994

  • Jaszczolt, K., Woods, N., Coleman, J., Fischer, O., Wurff, WVD., Hough, CE. and Weber, JJ., 1994. English language Year's Work in English Studies, v. 75
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/ywes/75.1.1
  • 1993

  • Jaszczolt, K., 1993. De re/de dicto: A semantics of belief sentences Papers and Studies in Contrastive Linguistics, v. 28
  • Jaszczolt, K., Woods, N., Fischer, O., Wurff, WVD., Hough, C. and Weber, JJ., 1993. English language Year's Work in English Studies, v. 74
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/ywes/74.1.1
  • 1989

  • Jaszczolt, K., 1989. Linguistics: accumulation or revolutions? Folia Linguistica, v. 21
  • Book chapters

    2023

  • Jasczcolt, KM. and Berthon, L., 2023. Chapter 7. Negotiation and joint construction of meaning (or why health providers need philosophy of communication)
    Doi: 10.1075/pbns.338.07jas
  • 2022

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2022. Contrastive analysis
    Doi: 10.1075/hop.m2.con6
  • 2021

  • Jaszczolt, KM. and Sileo, RB., 2021. Pragmatics and Grammar as Sources of Temporal Ordering in Discourse: The Case of And
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-56696-8_4
  • 2018

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2018. Pragmatic indexicals
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198786658.003.0013
  • Jaszczolt, KM. and Witek, M., 2018. Expressing the self: From types of de se to speech-act types
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198786658.003.0010
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2018. Introduction: The self in language, in thought, and en route in-between
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198786658.003.0001
  • Jaszczolt, KM. and Huang, M., 2018. Erratum to: Monsters and I: The Case of Mixed Quotation
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68747-6_14
  • 2017

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2017. Slippery meaning and accountability
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44601-1_1
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2017. Temporal reference
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.4324/9781315668925
  • Jaszczolt, KM. and Huang, M., 2017. Monsters and I: The case of mixed quotation
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68747-6_13
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2017. The true provenance of self-reference: A case for salience-based contextualism
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1515/9783110546095-010
  • Jaszczolt, KM. and Huang, M., 2017. Monsters and <i>I</i>: The Case of Mixed Quotation (vol 15, pg 357, 2017)
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68747-6_14
  • 2016 (Published online)

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2016 (Published online). Temporal Reference Without the Concept of Time?
    Doi: 10.1075/hcp.52.01jas
  • 2016

  • Jaszczolt, K. and Odrowaz-Sypniewska, J., 2016. Kontekstualizm a minimalizm semantyczny
  • Jaszczolt, KM., Savva, E. and Haugh, M., 2016. The individual and the social path of interpretation: The case of incomplete disjunctive questions
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-12616-6_9
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2016. The syntax-pragmatics merger: Belief reports in the theory of default semantics
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-21395-8_18
  • 2015

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2015. ‘The syntax-pragmatics merger: Default Semantics for belief reports’
  • Jaszczolt, K., 2015. Contextualism
  • Jaszczolt, K., 2015. Linguistics and philosophy
  • 2014

  • Jaszczolt, K., 2014. Delimiting lexical semantics: A radical contextualist view
  • 2013

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2013. Contextualism and minimalism on de se belief ascription
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2013. Temporality and epistemic commitment: An unresolved question
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2013. ‘Introduction: Time, temporality, and tense’
  • 2012

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2012. ‘Varieties of defaults’
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2012. ‘Psychological explanations in Gricean pragmatics and Frege’s legacy’
  • Filipović, L. and Jaszczolt, K., 2012. Linguistic diversity in the spatio-temporal domain
  • Filipović, L. and Jaszczolt, K., 2012. Linguistic, cultural and cognitive approaches to space and time
  • 2012. Introduction: Pragmatic objects and pragmatic methods
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2012. Context: Gricean intentions vs. two-dimenstional semantics
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2012. Cross-linguistic differences in expressing time and universal principles of utterance interpretation
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2012. ‘Semantics/pragmatics boundary disputes’
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2012. Propositional attitude reports: Pragmatic aspects
  • Jaszczolt, KM. and Haugh, M., 2012. Speaker intentions and intentionality
  • Jaszczolt, KM. and Filipovic, L., 2012. Space and time in languages, cultures, and cognition FOREWORD
  • Filipovic, L. and Jaszczolt, KM., 2012. Linguistic diversity in the spatio-temporal domain INTRODUCTION
  • Filipovic, L. and Jaszczolt, KM., 2012. Linguistic, cultural, and cognitive approaches to space and time INTRODUCTION
  • Jaszczolt, KM. and Filipovic, L., 2012. Space and time in languages, cultures, and cognition FOREWORD
  • 2011

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2011. ‘Contrastive analysis’
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2011. Default meanings, salient meanings, and automatic processing
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2011. Prolegomena to default semantics
  • Jaszczolt, KM. and Srioutai, J., 2011. Communicating about the past through modality in English and Thai.
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2011. Time as degrees of epistemic commitment.
  • 2010

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2010. ‘Intentionality’
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2010. Default Semantics.
  • 2009

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2009. Semantics-pragmatics interface.
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2009. Propositional attitudes.
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2009. Defaults in utterance interpretation.
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2009. Post-Gricean pragmatics
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2009. Storm in a teacup: What exactly are default interpretations?
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2009. Where cognitive and truth-conditional semantics meet: The case of concept shift.
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2009. Pragmatic compositionality, Syntactic Direction principle, and the contextualism/minimalism debate
  • 2008

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2008. Psychological explanations in Gricean pragmatics and Frege's legacy
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2008. Future time reference: Truth-conditional pragmatics or semantics of acts of communication?
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2008. ‘Psychological explanations in Gricean pragmatics and Frege’s legacy’
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2008. The modal supervenience of the concept of time
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2008. Psychological explanations in Gricean pragmatics: An argument from cultural common ground.
  • 2007

  • Jaszczolt, K., 2007. On being post-Gricean
  • 2006

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2006. Default interpretations
    Doi: 10.1075/hop.10.def2
  • Jaszczolt, K., 2006. Pomiedzy semantyka a pragmatyka
  • Jaszczolt, K., 2006. Propositional attitudes
  • Jaszczolt, K., 2006. Default Semantics
  • Jaszczolt, K., 2006. Constraint, Pragmatic
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/B0-08-044854-2/00384-9
  • 2000

  • 2000. The default-based context-dependence of belief reports
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2000. ‘Attitudes in discourse: The state of the art’
  • 1999

  • Jaszczolt, K., 1999. Default semantics, pragmatics, and intentions
  • 1998

  • Jaszczolt, K., 1998. Referring expressions: intensionality and intentionality
  • 1996

  • Jaszczolt, K., 1996. The Default De Re Principle
  • 1995

  • Jaszczolt, K., 1995. Contrastive analysis
  • Books

    2018

  • Huang, M. and Jaszczolt, KM., 2018. Expressing the self: Cultural diversity and cognitive universals
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198786658.001.0001
  • 2016

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2016. Meaning in Linguistic Interaction
    Doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602469.001.0001
  • 2013

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2013. Interactive Semantics
  • 2012

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2012. The Cambridge Handbook of Pragmatics
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2012. Time: Language, Cognition, Reality
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2012. Space and Time in Languages and Cultures: Linguistic Diversity
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2012. Space and Time in Languages and Cultures II: Language, Culture and Cognition
  • 2011

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2011. Salience and Defaults in Utterance Processing
  • Allan, K. and Jaszczolt, KM., 2011. Salience and defaults in utterance processing
  • Allan, K. and Jaszczolt, KM., 2011. Introduction
  • 2011. Editorial Introduction to Salience and Defaults in Utterance Processing, with K. Allan
  • 2009

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2009. Storm in a teacup: What exactly are default interpretations?
  • Jaszczolt, K., 2009. Representing Time: An Essay on Temporality as Modality
  • 2007

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2007. Default Semantics: Foundations of a Compositional Theory of Acts of Communication
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261987.001.0001
  • 2005

  • Jaszczolt, K., 2005. Default semantics
  • 2002

  • Jaszczolt, K., 2002. Semantics and Pragmatics Meaning in Language and Discourse
  • 2000

  • 2000. The Pragmatics of Propositional Attitude Reports
  • 1999

  • Jaszczolt, K., 1999. Discourse, Beliefs and Intentions Semantic Defaults and Propositional Attitude Ascription
  • Internet publications

    2017

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2017. ‘Defaults in semantics and pragmatics’ in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  • Conference proceedings

    2006

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2006. Futurity in default semantics WHERE SEMANTICS MEETS PRAGMATICS, v. 16
  • 2003

  • Jaszczolt, KM. and Turner, K., 2003. Meaning through language contrast - Volume 1 - Editorial preface MEANING THROUGH LANGUAGE CONTRAST, VOL 1, v. 99
  • Jaszczolt, K., 2003. The modality of the future: A Default-Semantics account Proceedings of the 14th Amsterdam Colloquium ILLC,
  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2003. On translating 'what is said' -: <i>Tertium comparationis</i> in contrastive semantics and pragmatics MEANING THROUGH LANGUAGE CONTRAST, VOL 2, v. 100
  • 2002

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 2002. Against ambiguity and underspecification: evidence from presupposition as anaphora JOURNAL OF PRAGMATICS, v. 34
  • 1999

  • Jaszczolt, KM., 1999. The semantics-pragmatics interface: Evidence from definite descriptions SELECTED PAPERS FROM THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL PRAGMATICS CONFERENCE, VOL 2: PRAGMATICS IN 1998,
  • 1995

  • Jaszczolt, K., 1995. Relevance and infinity Speech Acts and Linguistic Research: Proceedings of the Workshop, July 15-17, 1994. Center for Cognitive Science, SUNY at Buffalo, USA,
  • Other publications

    2003

  • 2003. Meaning Through Language Contrast
    Doi: 10.1075/pbns.99
  • 2003. Meaning Through Language Contrast
    Doi: 10.1075/pbns.100
  • Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy of Language
    Professor Kasia M. Jaszczolt

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