Editor for this issue: Kate Wu
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The aim of the meeting is to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of original work on concealed questions. We welcome the submission of papers on different languages clearly articulating empirical and formal issues, including but not limited to the following: - Do we have strong evidence to decide on the semantic type of a DP-CQ? (Should it be a property? an individual concept? a question? a proposition?) - What is the best way to characterize the class of predicates that take DP-CQ complements? - Why do only certain nouns make good DP-CQs? Which theory on the market is best suited to account for this fact? - Why do certain kinds of nominal modifiers (relative clauses, superlatives) help in recovering CQ-readings? - What is the role of de re belief ascriptions in the derivation of CQ-readings? - What do DP-CQs share with other DPs in intensional positions (eg, the object DP in 'John seeks a unicorn' or the subject DP in'The temperature is rising')? - Do we want a unified account of concealed questions and concealed exclamatives (eg.'It's amazing the price you had to pay for that')?
Abstract Submissions Abstracts are invited for 30-minute talks (20 minute presentations plus 10 minutes for discussion). Abstracts should be anonymous and confined to two pages (including examples and references) with 1-inch margins and 12-point font. One single authored and a co-authored abstract can be submitted All abstracts must be submitted via the Easychair platform available from the web site.