Meeting on 10/27: Teru Mizuno

We will meet on Thursday, October 27 at 1pm in Bousfield A101-A.

Teru Mizuno will present some ongoing dissertation research.  See title, abstract and suggested background reading below.


Title: Composing counterfactual desire reports

Abstract: Counterfactual desire reports, expressed for instance by English ‘wish‘, describe one’s desires whose attainment is deemed unlikely or impossible at the actual world. Building on cross-linguistic comparison across languages, especially, English, Greek, Spanish, Slovenian and Japanese, I propose a novel, fine-grained compositional account of counterfactual desire reports.

Suggested reading:

von Fintel and Iatridou (2022) ‘Prolegomena to a theory of X-marking’ (