Muyi Yang will present her upcoming NELS talk “Causal networks in discourse: A case of Mandarin negative conditionals” at the LingLunch on Tuesday, October 02, 12:30-13:30 in Oak 338. Abstract below.
Temporal reference in non-specific indefinites
Non-specific indefinite noun phrases in attitude environments can be transparent or opaque. The interpretation of temporal expressions inside the indefinite is constrained by transparency/opacity. The first fact follows from standard assumptions about attitude reports; the second does not. I propose an account that derives both these facts.