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LINGUIST List 24.2658

Mon Jul 01 2013

Confs: Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, Philosophy of Language/Spain

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 01-Jul-2013
From: Anamaria Falaus <anamariafalausgmail.com>
Subject: Sinn und Bedeutung 18
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Sinn und Bedeutung 18
Short Title: SuB18


Date: 11-Sep-2013 - 13-Sep-2013
Location: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain
Contact: Anamaria Falaus
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: https://sites.google.com/site/sub18bc

Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics; Semantics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

Sinn und Bedeutung 18, held at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) in Vitoria-Gasteiz, will address issues devoted to natural language semantics, pragmatics, the syntax-semantics interface, psycholinguistic aspects of meaning, or philosophy of language.

Invited Speakers:

David Barner (University of California, San Diego)
Gennaro Chierchia (Harvard University)
Maribel Romero (Universit├Ąt Konstanz)

Organizer:

HiTT - Basque Research Group for Theoretical Linguistics

Sinn und Bedeutung 18
University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Vitoria-Gasteiz
Salon de grados, Faculty of Arts

Wednesday, September 11

9:00-9:45
Coffee/Registration

9:45-10:00
Opening remarks

10:00-10:45
Benjamin Spector
Homogeneity and plurals: From the stronger meaning hypothesis to supervaluations

10:45-11:30
Corien Bary and Emar Maier
Unembedded indirect discourse

11:30-12:00
Coffee break

12:00-12:45
Guillaume Thomas
Circumstantial modality and the diversity condition

12:45-13:30
Andreea Nicolae
Encoding strength of exhaustivity within the question nucleus

13:30-15:30
Lunch break

15:30-16:15
Florian Schwarz and Jacopo Romoli
An experimental comparison between presuppositions and indirect scalar implicatures

16:15-17:45
Poster session 1/Coffee break

17:45-18:45
Invited speaker: Maribel Romero
tba

Thursday, September 12

9:00-9:30
Coffee

9:30-10:15
Berit Gehrke and Louise McNally
Event individuation by objects: Evidence from frequency adjectives

10:15-11:00
Lelia Glass
The creative and the fluffy: Construing properties two ways in English D+Adj

11:00-11:30
Coffee break

11:30-12:15
Moshe Levin and Daniel Margulis
Universal quantifiers as existentials undercover: Evidence from Hebrew kol

12:15-13:00
Gregory Scontras, Cheng-Yu Edwin Tsai, Kenneth Mai and Maria Polinsky
Chinese scope: An experimental investigation

13:00-15:00
Lunch break

15:00-15:45
Yaron McNabb and Doris Penka
The interpretation of superlative modifiers and deontic modals: An experimental investigation

15:45-16:30
Kristina Liefke
A single-type semantics for the PTQ-fragment

16:30-18:00
Poster session 2/Business meeting/Coffee break

18:00-19:00
Invited speaker: Gennaro Chierchia
tba

Friday, September 13

9:00-9:30
Coffee

9:30-10:30
Invited speaker: David Barner
Ignorance, alternatives, and implicature in language acquisition

10:30-11:15
Salvador Mascarenhas
An interpretation-based account of illusory inferences from disjunction

11:15-11:45
Coffee break

11:45-12:30
Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine
Association with traces and the copy theory of movement

12:30-13:15
Jeremy Kuhn
ASL loci: Variables or features?

13:15-15:15
Lunch break

15:15-16:00
Karlos Arregi, Itamar Francez and Martina Martinovic
Specificational subjects are individual concepts

16:00-16:45
Mythili Menon and Roumyana Pancheva
The grammatical life of property concepts in Malayalam

Poster Session 1

Roni Katzir and Raj Singh
Hurford disjunctions: Evidence for embedded exhaustification and structural economy (alternate talk)

Pritty Patel-Grosz and Sigrid Beck
A lexical ambiguity analysis of again in Kutchi Gujarati (alternate talk)

Nadine Bade
Obligatory implicatures and the presupposition of too

Lisa Bylinina
Uniqueness and membership in comparison classes

Eva Csipak
Minimizers in conditional threats and promises

Elena Guerzoni and Yael Sharvit
NPIs in question, disjunction and ellipsis

Gianina Iord─âchioaia and Elena Soare
Deverbal nominalization with the down operator

Todor Koev
Two puzzles about appositives: Projection and perspective shift

Orin Percus
Res-marking in belief reports

Agata Maria Renans
The semantics of common nouns in Ga and their interaction with exclusive particles

Frank Sode and Mathias Schenner
A revision of Bech's generalization

Elaine Stranahan
Local vs. global Maximize Presupposition and the temporal duration parameter

Bob van Tiel and Bart Geurts
Truth and typicality in the interpretation of quantifiers

Poster Session 2

Helen Aparicio Terrasa
Additive readings in Spanish amount comparatives (alternate talk)

Tania Rojas-Esponda
A QUD account of the German particle doch (alternate talk)

Marta Abrusan
On the focus-sensitive presupposition triggers too, again, also, even

Heather Burnett
Adjectival ALL: A new argument for slack regulation

Kathryn Davidson and Deanna Gagne
Vertical representation of quantifier domains

Scott Grimm
Individuating the abstract

Natalia Ivlieva
Superlative modifiers and obligatory exhaustification

Hazel Pearson and Jeruen Dery
Dreaming de re and de se: Experimental evidence for the Oneiric Reference Constraint

Osamu Sawada
On the context-dependent pragmatic strategies of Japanese diminutive shift

Maria Spychalska, Jarmo Kontinen and Markus Werning
Logical vs. pragmatic interpretation of the quantifier some: Differential ERP effects evoked by scalar implicature violations in a sentence-picture verification paradigm

Aaron Steven White and Thomas Grano
An experimental investigation of partial control

Yimei Xiang
Neg-raising: Focus and implicatures



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