Workshop on Meaning and Distribution

Thursday, May 11
Language Science Center (2130 H. J. Patterson Hall)

8:45-9:15 Registration + Breakfast
9:15-9:30 Opening remarks

Session 1 (chair: Valentine Hacquard)

9:30-10:45 Angelika Kratzer (invited speaker) Mapping modality to syntax
10:45-11:00 Break

Session 2 (chair: Aaron White)

11:00-11:40 Floris Roelofsen, Nadine Theiler & Maria Aloni A semantic account of the selectional restrictions of anti-rogative verbs
11:40-12:20 Ryan Bochnak Sequence of optional tense
12:20-1:45 Lunch (on your own)

Session 3 (chair: Alexander Williams)

1:45-3:00 Beth Levin (invited speaker) The Elasticity of Verb Meaning Revisited
3:00-3:15 Break

Session 4 (chair: Paul Pietroski)

3:15-4:30 Jeffrey Lidz (invited speaker) Action and Attitude: Verb learning from 0 to 4
4:30-5:30 Discussion

SALT Main Session

Friday, May 12

1224 Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center

8:30-9:00 Registration + Breakfast
9:00-9:10 Welcome

Session 1 (chair: Alexis Wellwood)

9:10-9:50 Moshe Bar-Lev & Danny Fox Universal free choice and innocent inclusion
9:50-10:30  Andreea Nicolae Shielding positive polarity indefinites
10:30-11:10  Chris Bruno Contrastive negation and the theory of alternatives
11:10-11:40 Break

Session 2 (chair: Shevaun Lewis)

11:40-12:20 Kajsa Djärv & Hezekiah Akiva Bacovcin Prosodic effects on factive presupposition projection
12:20-1:00 Matthew Mandelkern, Jérémy Zehr, Jacopo Romoli & Florian Schwarz Asymmetry in presupposition projection: The case of conjunction
1:00-2:20 Lunch (on your own)

Session 3 (chair: Paul Portner)

2:20-3:00 Linmin Zhang & Jia Ling Ambiguous than-clauses and the mention-some reading
3:00-4:00 Poster lightning talks (see below for names and titles)
4:00-5:00 Poster session
5:00-5:15 Break

Session 4 (chair: Valentine Hacquard)

5:15-6:15 Pranav Anand (invited speaker) Facts, alternatives, and alternative facts

Saturday, May 13

Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

8:30-9:00 Registration + Breakfast

Session 1 (chair: Jeffrey Lidz)

9:00-10:00 Maribel Romero (invited speaker) POS and the many readings of 'many'
10:00-10:40 Bernard Schwarz Strength as entropy in questions: Evidence from uniqueness presuppositions
10:40-11:00 Break

Session 2 (chair: Yi Ting Huang)

11:00-11:40 Athulya Aravind & Martin Hackl Against a unified account of obligatory trigger effects: Evidence from acquisition
11:40-12:20 Deniz Özyıldız Knowledge reports without true belief
12:20-1:30 Lunch (on your own)

Session 3 (chair: Elena Herburger)

1:30-2:10 Stefan Hinterwimmer Two kinds of perspective taking in narrative texts
2:10-2:50 Midori Hayashi & David Yoshikazu Oshima Graded (metric) tenses in embedded clauses: The case of South Baffin Inuktitut
2:50-3:15 Break

Session 4 (chair: Alexander Williams)

3:15-4:15 Sarah Murray (invited speaker) Complex connectives
4:15-5:15 Poster lightning talks (see below for names and titles)
5:15-5:30 Break

Language Science Center (2130 H. J. Patterson Hall)

5:30-6:30 Poster session
6:15-7:30 Reception
6:30-7:00 Business meeting

Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

7:30- Conference Banquet

Sunday, May 14

Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

9:15-9:30 Breakfast

Session 1 (chair: Norbert Hornstein)

9:30-10:10 Yasutada Sudo & Jacopo Romoli Lifetime effects as presuppositional scalar strengthening
10:10-10:50 Scott AnderBois An illocutionary account of reportative evidentials in imperatives
10:50-11:10 Break

Session 2 (chair: Paul Pietroski)

11:10-11:50 Lisa Bylinina & Rick Nouwen The semantics of zero
 11:50-12:50 Chris Barker (invited speaker) Negative polarity as scope marking
12:50-1:00 Presentation of first annual SALT Distinguished Presentation Award
1:00- Pizza, Semantic Valueball, and 14-yard dash

Friday Posters & Lightning Talks

1224 Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center


Stavroula Alexandropoulou, Jakub Dotlačil & Rick Nouwen Pragmatic effects of more than and at least in incremental interpretation
Maria Biezma and Kyle Rawlins Rhetorical Questions: Severing questioning from asking
Elizabeth Bogal-Allbritten and Keir Moulton Navajo in the typology of internally-headed relatives
 Sam Carter and Daniel Altshuler Subordinating uses of 'now'
 Isabelle Charnavel Non-at-issueness of since-clauses
 Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin Partitive most in English and Romanian
Adam Gobeski and Marcin Morzycki Percentages, relational degrees, and degree constructions
 Henrison Hsieh and Luis Alonso-Ovalle Anchored implicatives: Tagalog ability/involuntary action
 I-Ta Chris Hsieh The scope of reciprocal degree operators and degree pluralities
 Yasutada Sudo It's not always redundant to assert what is presupposed
 Lyn Tieu, Robert Pasternak, Philippe Schlenker and Emmanuel Chemla Co-speech gestures: Experimental evidence for projection and local accommodation
Jos Tellings Still as an additive particle in subjunctive conditionals

Saturday Posters & Lightning Talks

Language Science Center (2130 H. J. Patterson Hall) & Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union


Friederike Buch, Edgar Onea and Viola Schmitt Complement anaphora and the plurality of worlds
Lucas Champollion, Justin Bledin and Haoze Li Rigidity and distributivity in Plural Predicate Logic
Rachel Dudley, Meredith Rowe, Valentine Hacquard and Jeffrey Lidz Discovering the factivity of know from its distribution
Patrick Elliott, Andreea Nicolae and Uli Sauerland Who and what do who and what range over cross-linguistically?
Hana Filip and Peter Sutton Singular count NPs in measure constructions
Arno Goebel Laws for biscuits: Law-like independence and biscuit conditionals
Elsi Kaiser and Jamie Herron Lee Experience matters: A psycholinguistic investigation of predicates of personal taste
Todor Koev Adverbs of Change, Aspect, and Underspecification
Daniel Lassiter Probabilistic language in indicative and counterfactual conditionals
Adrian Stegovec  !? or ‘Where’s the ban on imperative questions?’
Sarah Zobel The notion of roles and the role use of English nominal as-phrases