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Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 19

April 3-5, 2009

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Conference program

Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Friday, April 3

Page Hall 10

12:00-1:30 Registration and welcome

Session 1

Chair: Chris Potts
1:30-2:10 Maria Biezma (UMass Amherst)
Alternative vs. polar questions: the cornering effect
2:10-2:50 Sarah Murray (Rutgers)
A Hamblin semantics for evidentials
2:50-3:30 Laurent Roussarie (Unversité Paris 8/UMR 7023 CNRS)
What might be known: epistemic modality and uncertain contexts
3:30-3:45 Break

Session 2

Chair: David Dowty
3:45-4:25 Jeremy Hartman (MIT)
The semantic effects of non-A-bar traces: evidence from ellipsis parallelism
4:25-5:05 Isabelle Charnavel (UCLA)
On the intensifier propre ('own') in French: a counterpart of même ('self') in possessive DPs?
5:05-5:45 Daniele Panizza (Università di Trento, Rovereto)
Gennaro Chierchia (Harvard University)
Yi-Ting Huang (Harvard University)
Jesse Snedeker (Harvard University)
Relevance of polarity for the on line interpretation of numerals and determiners
5:45-6:00 Break

Invited talk

Chair: Carl Pollard
6:00-7:00 Chung-Chieh Shan (Rutgers)
Characterizing quotation

Saturday, April 4

Hagerty Hall 180

8:30-9:00 Breakfast

Invited talk

Chair: Hans Kamp
9:00-10:00 Regine Eckardt (University of Göttingen)
"Nothing" compares to you
10:00-10:15 Break

Session 3

Chair: Louise McNally
10:15-10:55 Yusuke Kubota (Ohio State)
Wataru Uegaki (University of Tokyo)
Nothing else for "something else": a variable-free account
10:55-11:35 Nir Kerem (Technion/Google)
Naama Friedmann (Tel Aviv University)
Yoad Winter (Utrecht University/Technion)
Typicality effects and the logic of reciprocity
11:35-12:15 Yael Sharvit (University of Connecticut)
Revisiting connectivity in copular sentences
12:15-2:30 Lunch

Poster session

Tim Hunter (University of Maryland)
Jeffrey Lidz (University of Maryland)
Alexis Wellwood (University of Maryland)
Anastasia Conroy (University of Maryland)
Restrictions on the meanings of determiners: typological generalisations and learnability
Christina Kim (University of Rochester)
Jeffrey Runner (University of Rochester)
Discourse structure and parallelism in VP ellipsis
Richard Breheny (University College London)
Heather Ferguson (University College London)
Napoleon Katsos (University of Cambridge)
An online investigation into how Gricean pragmatic reasoning affects incremental utterance interpretation
Edgar Onea (University of Stuttgart)
David Beaver (UT Austin)
Hungarian focus is not exhausted
Yusuke Kubota (Ohio State)
Wataru Uegaki (University of Tokyo)
Continuation-based semantics for conventional implicatures and the Japanese benefactive
Luis Alonso-Ovalle (UMass Boston)
EVEN and biased questions: the case of Spanish siquiera
Anastasia Smirnova (Ohio State)
Deictic tense in intensional complements: evidence from Albanian
Patricia Amaral (Stanford)
Fabio Del Prete (University of Milan/Stanford)
The puzzle of quasi prima and quasi dopo
Itamar Francez (University of Chicago)
Quantification in possessives
Pranav Anand (UC Santa Cruz)
Predicates of Taste are Relativized to Kinds
Ivano Ciardelli (UC Santa Cruz)
Jeroen Groenendijk (University of Amsterdam, ILLC)
Floris Roelofsen (University of Amsterdam, ILLC)
Might and Free Choice in Inquisitive Semantics

Session 4

Chair: Yael Sharvit
2:30-3:10 Stefan Kaufmann (Northwestern)
Magdalena Schwager (University of Göttingen)
A uniform analysis of conditional imperatives
3:10-3:50 Jenny Doetjes (Leiden University Centre for Linguistics)
Camelia Constantinescu (Leiden University Centre for Linguistics)
Kateřina Součková (Leiden University Centre for Linguistics)
A Neo-Kleinian approach to comparatives
3:50-4:10 Break

Session 5

Chair: Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach
4:10-4:50 Ashwini Deo (Yale)
Characterizing and progressive readings of the imperfective: partitions as quantificational domains
4:50-5:30 Berit Gehrke (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
Louise McNally (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
Frequency adjectives and assertions about event types
5:30-5:50 Break

Invited talk

Chair: Kevin Scharp
5:50-6:50 Delia Graff Fara (Princeton)
Truth relative to what?
7:30 Dinner and party at the George Wells Knight House, 104 East 15th Avenue

Sunday, April 5

Hagerty Hall 180

9:30-10:00 Breakfast

Invited talk

Chair: David Beaver
10:00-11:00 Larry Horn (Yale)
Only XL: the assertoric asymmetry of exponibles
11:00-11:30 Break and organizational meeting

Session 6

Chair: David Beaver
11:30-12:10 Robert Henderson (UC Santa Cruz)
Adrian Brasoveanu (UC Santa Cruz)
Varieties of distributivity: one by one vs. each
12:10-12:50 Magdalena Schwager (University of Göttingen)
Speaking of qualities
12:50-1:30 Richard Zuber (CNRS, Paris)
Semantics of Slavic anaphoric possessive determiners
1:30 Farewell


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