Talk of interest on 09/28: Yael Sharvit, UCLA

The Logic Colloquium on Friday, September 28 at 2:00pm in Oak 112, will be given by Yael Sharvit (Linguistics, UCLA).

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.