Special events

April 6-7, 2019: “If” by any other name

Logic Group Workshop

It is a relatively recent development that research on conditionals is taking a deep and sustained interest in the full range of linguistic markers, their interactions with each other and with other linguistic categories, and the ways in which they drive and constrain the interpretation of the sentences they occur in. Tense and aspect is an area where such attention has already borne fruit; to a lesser extent, we may mention conditional connectives and pro-forms (especially thanks to works like Iatridou 2000 and Iatridou & Embick 1993). More recently, there seems to be a growing interest in two things: on the one hand, more varied aspects of formal marking of conditionals and the ways in which different grammatical categories may be recruited to encode conditional meaning (including aspect, different types of connectives, conjunctions, etc.); on the other hand, the appearance of these markers in other linguistic contexts (like optatives, complement clauses, temporal clauses, interrogatives, etc.).

Program

May 8-11, 2017: Lisa Matthewson (UBC)

The Department of Linguistics hosted Lisa Matthewson for itsMay Linguistics Lecture Series. Lisa Matthewson is Professor and Distinguished University Scholar in the Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia. She gave four three-hour lectures on various aspects of her work under the heading “Collaborations in cross-linguistic semantics.”

March 30-31, 2017: Manfred Krifka (ZAS Berlin)

Manfred Krifka was invited by the UConn Logic Group as the 2017/2018 “Scholar of Consequence.” He presented his work on “Conditional Assertions in Commitment Space Semantics” in the Logic Colloquium series.