Program

 

Friday, May 3

in Stevenson Event Center

8:00 Registration starts (closes 5 pm)
8:30-9:00 Opening remarks
9:00-10:20 Session 1
Response particles as propositional anaphors Manfred Krifka
That’s, what, an approximation? A formal semantics for approximative what [handout] Jesse Harris
10:20-10:40 Break
10:40-12:00 Session 2
Variable-force modals on the British Isles: semantic evolution of *motan [slides] Igor Yanovich
Cancelled: Counterfactuals, Similarity, and Conditional Questions Under Discussion [handout] Michela Ippolito
Part and parcel of eliding partitives Michael Gagnon
12:00-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:50 Session 3
From change to value difference in degree achievements Ashwini Deo, Itamar Francez and Andrew Koontz-Garboden
There is no neutral aspect [slides] Daniel Altshuler
2:50-3:10 Break
3:10-4:30 Invited talk
Anankastic Conditionals Are Just Conditionals [slides] Cleo Condoravdi
5:00-6:30 Friday Poster Session in Stevenson 175

 

Saturday, May 4

in Stevenson 150

8:30 Registration starts (closes 5 pm)
9:00-10:20 Invited talk
Segmental Semantics Roger Schwarzschild
10:20-10:30 Break
10:30-12:30 Session 4
Context, scale structure, and statistics in the interpretation of positive-form adjectives [slides] Daniel Lassiter and Noah Goodman
Superlative Degree Clauses: evidence from NPI licensing Edwin Howard
Gradability in the absence of degree scales Curt Anderson
12:30-2:00 Lunch and Saturday Poster Session in Stevenson 175
1:30-2:00 Business meeting
2:00-3:20 Session 5
VP Ellipsis Without Indices Daniel Hardt, Nicholas Asher and Julie Hunter
Harmonic Sluicing: Which remnant correlate pairs work and why Matthew Barros
3:20-3:30 Break
3:30-4:50 Session 6
Dependent Plurals are not Cumulative Serge Minor
Relational nouns and existential 'have' [slides] Bert Le Bruyn, Henriette de Swart and Joost Zwarts
4:50-5:15 Break
5:15-6:35 Invited talk
On epistemic vs deontic free choice Maria Aloni
6:40-8:30 Dinner and Party at Cowell Provost House

 

Sunday, May 5

in Stevenson 150

8:30-9:50 Invited talk
Monkey Semantics: Towards a Formal Analysis of Primate Alarm Calls [paper] Philippe Schlenker
9:50-10:15 Break
10:15-11:35 Session 7
Shifted indexicals and conventional implicature: Tagalog akala 'falsely believe' [slides] Gregory Kierstead
Focusing on Unlikely Accented Nominals: Context, Alternatives and Implied Expectations [handout] Gwendolyn Gillingham
11:35-12:00 Concluding Remarks

 

Friday Poster Session

in Stevenson 175

Modal determiners and alternatives: Quantity and ignorance effects Luis Alonso-Ovalle and Paula Menendez-Benito
Degree infinitival clauses Lisa Bylinina
Diagnosing truth, inquisitive sincerity, and attentive sincerity [poster] Elizabeth Coppock and Thomas Brochhagen
Part and parcel of eliding partitives (talk alternate) Michael Gagnon
Quantizing scalar change Robert Henderson
Measure semantics and qualitative semantics for epistemic modals (talk alternate) Wesley Holliday and Thomas Icard
Indefinite donkeys on islands Edgar Onea
A semantic account of mirative evidentials [poster / handout] Jessica Rett and Sarah Murray
Presuppositions and the alternative tier Uli Sauerland
Accounting for counting: A unified semantics for measure terms and classifiers Gregory Scontras
Investigating the alternative-sensitivity of 'know' Wataru Uegaki and Paul Marty
Children’s knowledge of alternatives Peng Zhou, Jacopo Romoli, and Stephen Crain

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Saturday Poster Session

in Stevenson 175

Association with distributivity and the problem of multiple licensors for singular 'different' Chris Barker and Dylan Bumford
Manufactured and inherent pejorativity Charles Beller
Scale exhaustivity and the modification condition (talk alternate) [slides] M. Ryan Bochnak
The scope and processing of ‘for’ adverbials: A reply to Deo and Pinango [poster] Lucas Champollion
The dynamics of faultless disagreement [poster] Nicholas Fleisher
Sloppy identity unbound Ezra Keshet
Unrestricted semantic reconstruction Udo Klein and Wolfgang Sternefeld
Two kinds of indexicals, one kind of monster Alexander Podobryaev
About 'about' Kyle Rawlins
Reflexivizers and intensifiers, consequences for a theory of focus [handout] Giorgos Spathas
Is the present tense vacuous? Guillaume Thomas
Two kinds of focus in K’iche’ Murat Yasavul

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