Thursday       Room 32-D461

6:30pm-8:30pm    Special session on Semantics and Inclusion/Diversity 

Lynne Tirrell (University of Connecticut)   Language Games and Normative Change

(refreshments will be available; see home page for more information on this talk).

All conference talks will take place in room 32-123


8:00-8:50 Registration, breakfast
8:50-9:00 Welcome
Session 1 Chair:  Martin Hackl
9:00-9:40 Alexis Wellwood Structure preservation in comparatives
9:40-10:20 Nicholas Fleisher than clauses as embedded questions
10:20-11:00 Sophie Moracchini Evaluativity and structural competition
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-1:00 Poster 1
1:00-2:30 Lunch (on your own; Forbes Cafe will give discount)
Session 2 Chair:  Yael Sharvit
2:30-3:10 Milica Denić Domain alternatives of disjunction and triviality
3:10-3:50 Moshe E. Bar-Lev An implicature account of homogeneity and non-maximality
3:50-4:15 Break
4:15-5:45 Poster 2
Session 3 Chair:  Irene Heim
5:45-6:25 Amir Anvari Logical integrity
6:25-7:25 Amy Rose Deal  Compositional paths to de re
7:25-9:00 Informal buffet dinner (burritos, on the Stata student street)


 Breakfast on your own
Session 4 Chair:  Justin Khoo
9:00-9:40 Uli Sauerland The thought uniqueness hypothesis
9:40-10:20 Matthew Mandelkern & Jonathan Phillips Force: Morality and context
10:20-11:00 Márta Abrusán Protagonist projection
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-1:00 Poster 3
1:00-2:30 Lunch (provided, on the student street) COSWL Popup Mentoring
Session 5 Chair:  Elizabeth Coppock
2:30-3:10 Naomi Francis Presupposition-denying uses of even
3:10-3:50 Jon Ander Mendia Epistemic numbers
3:50-4:00 Minimal Break
4:00-5:30 Poster 4
5:30-6:00 Business Meeting
6:00-11:00 Party at the MIT Museum (dinner, karaoke, quiet areas, open bar)


 Breakfast on your own
Session 6 Chair:  Polly Jacobson
9:00-9:40 Dylan Bumford Sloppy binding into relative superlative descriptions
9:40-10:20 Wataru Uegaki The problem of presupposition projection in question-embedding
10:20-11:00 Maayan Abenina-Adar & Yael Sharvit Domain uniformity in questions
11:00-11:30 Break
Session 7 Chair:  Gennaro Chierchia
11:30-12:15 Nina Haslinger & Viola Schmitt Scope-related cumulativity asymmetries and cumulative composition
12:15-1:15 Benjamin Spector What do we learn from game-theoretic pragmatics?
1:15-1:30 Award & Closing

Poster 1: Friday 11:30-1:00

Floris Roelofsen and Wataru Uegaki Do modals take propositions or questions? Evidence from Japanese
Gabriel Martínez Vera Superlatives across domains: Evidence from degree achievements in Southern Aymara
Mary Dalrymple and Dag Haug Reciprocal scope revisited
Timothée Bernard and Lucas Champollion Negative events
Deniz Rudin Rising imperatives
Serge Minor The Habitual Imperfective and Evaluation Plurality
Deniz Özyıldız Overt Quantifier Raising derives factivity and its prosody
Keely New and Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine The expression of exhaustivity and scalarity in Burmese
Carina Kauf and Hedde Zeijlstra Towards a New Explanation of Sequence of Tense

Poster 2: Friday 4:15-5:45

Scott AnderBois and Pauline Jacobson Answering Implicit Questions: The case of ‘namely’
Nicole Gotzner, Stephanie Solt and Anton Benz Scalar implicature and negative strengthening in different types of gradable adjectives
Sascha Alexeyenko Modeling quantification in event semantics: evidence from habituals
Keny Chatain Gaps in the interpretation of pronouns
Richard Stockwell Ellipsis in tautologous conditionals
Milica Denić and Emmanuel Chemla Quantifier spreading in child language as distributive inferences
Jon Ander Mendia, Ethan Poole and Brian Dillon Spurious NPI licensing is covert licensing

Poster 3: Saturday 11:30-1:00

Ciyang Qing Diversity of intervention effects: Unifying three Mandarin dou constructions
Bernhard Schwarz and Alexandra Simonenko Ways and reasons: probing the semantics of how– and why-questions
Ivano Caponigro and Anamaria Fălăuş The functional nature of Multiple Wh-Free Relative Clauses in Romanian
Frauke Buscher How do compositional semantics and conceptual structures interact? – A case-study on mental attitude adverbials
Elizabeth Coppock and Elizabeth Bogal-Allbritten Forces at the interface of gradability and quantification
Émile Enguehard Comparative numerals revisited: scalar implicatures, granularity and blindness to context
Nicole Gotzner, Jacopo Romoli and Paolo Santorio More free choice and more inclusion: An experimental investigation of free choice in non-monotonic environments
Andrea Beltrama Emphatic “just” and “simply”: the semantics and pragmatics of metalinguistic exclusives
Kathryn Davidson, Annemarie Kocab, Laura Wagner and Andrea Sims Verbal form and event structure in sign languages

Poster 4: Saturday 4:00-5:30

Thom van Gessel, Alexandre Cremers, and Floris Roelofsen Polarity sensitivity of question embedding: experimental evidence
Stephanie Solt and Jon Stevens Some three students: Towards a unified account of ‘some’
Carla Bombi Definiteness in Akan (Kwa): familiarity and uniqueness revisited
Katja Jasinskaja and Claudia Poschmann Attachment in Syntax and Discourse: Towards an explanation for the variable scope of non-restrictive relative clauses
Robert Pasternak Thinking alone and thinking together
Luis Alonso-Ovalle and Aron Hirsch Keep “only” strong
Zhuo Chen Unifying three uses of dou in event semantics
Paul Marty Towards an Implicature-Based Account of Disjoint Reference