We will be meeting on Friday, October 18, 12:15-1:30pm in Oak 338. We will be discussing the paper “A unified semantics for the Japanese Q-particle ka in indefinites, questions and disjunctions” by Wataru Uegaki, Glossa: A Journal of General Linguistics, 3(1), 14.
We will be meeting on Friday, October 4, 12:15-1:15pm in Oak 338. Our own Éno Agolli will be presenting his paper ” Proper Names Properly Situated” (attached).
We will be meeting on Friday, September 27, 12:15-1:15pm in Oak 338. We will be discussing the paper “Attitudes in discourse: Italian polar questions and the particle mica” by Ilaria Frana and Kyle Rawlins (forthcoming in Semantics and Pragmatics).
We will be meeting on Friday, September 20, 12:15-1:15pm in Oak 338. We will be discussing the paper “Counterfactuals, Negation, and Polarity” by Michela Ippolito and Julia Su (2014).
We will meet on Friday, September 13, 12:15-1:15pm in Oak 338. We will be discussing the paper “Relevance Topics” by Sophie Repp (Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 11, 2015). The paper is attached.
We will be meeting on Friday, September 6, 12:15-1:15pm in Oak 338. We will be discussing the manuscript “A problem about preference” by Thony Gillies (attached).
We will be meeting on Friday, August 30, 12:15-1:15pm in Oak 338. Xuetong Yuan will be presenting her talk “A discourse model for Mandarin ba-interrogatives” (to be delivered at Sinn und Bedeutung in Osnabrück, Germany, next week). Abstract attached.
Stefan Kaufmann (Linguistics) and Stewart Shapiro (Philosophy) will be co-teaching a seminar on “Plurals” this semester. A draft syllabus is attached to this message. It is very preliminary, but will at least give you a rough idea of the topics to be covered. You can register to take the seminar for credit under either of its numbers (LING 6410 or PHIL 5342). Auditing is also an option. Please direct any questions you might have to either of the instructors.
The Meaning Group will meet this Friday, May 10, at 1:15 in Oak Hall 338. Magdalena Kaufmann will present an early version of her upcoming invited talk at Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT). The title of her talk is Who’s controlling who (and what) – evidence from embedded imperatives and insubordinates. Feedback will be much appreciated.
There will be no Meaning Group meeting on Friday, May 3. Instead, everyone is encouraged to check out the program of the Expression, Communication, and the Origins of Meaning (ECOM) Worskhop “Communication, Context, Conversatioun” this Friday and Saturday (see the attached flyer).