26 April – Workshop Programme

Workshop I: Typological generalizations and semantic theory

Tuesday 26 April:




A cross linguistic survey of ‘parts’ of fractions [abstract]

Yuta Tatsumi (Meika University)


Multiple pressures to explain the ‘not all’ gap [abstract]

Jeremy Kuhn and Lena Pasalskaya (Institut Jean Nicod)


Coffee break


State/change of state lability and the meaning of verbhood [abstract]

Andrew Koontz-Garboden, Margit Bowler, Emily Hanink, Jens Hopperdietzel, Colin Bannard (University of Manchester), Mike Everdell (University of Texas, Austin), Itamar Francez (University of Chicago), Kyle Jerro (University of Essex), Elise LeBovidge (University of Washington), and Stephen Nichols (University of Oxford)




Poster session

Obligatory de se logophors in Ewe, Yoruba and Igbo: variation and competition (alternate) [abstract]

Abigail Bimpeh (Leibniz-ZAS), Imke Driemel (Humboldt-University Berlin), Itai Bassi (Leibniz-ZAS) and Silvia Silleresi (Bicocca University)

Additive prejacent and/or additive alternatives: a principle and a parameter in Mandarin and Japanese (alternate) [abstract]

Yusuke Yagi and Xuetong Yuan (University of Connectitut)

As strong as an NPI in LIS, LSF & NGT [abstract]

Carlo Geraci (Institut Jean-Nicod), Marloes Oomen (University of Amsterdam), and Mirko Santoro (Institut Jean-Nicod)

On the typology of situation distributors [abstract]

Takanobu Nakamura (University of Edinburgh) and Hiromune Oda (University of Connectitut)

Maintaining Mandarin hen as a weak intensifier [abstract]

Yenan Sun (University of Chicago)

Strength of counterfactuality and presuppositions of tense pronouns [abstract]

Zahra Mirrazi (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)


Learnability and constraints on the semantics of clause-embedding predicates [abstract]

Mora Maldonado (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Jennifer Culbertson, and Wataru Uegaki (University of Edinburgh)


Coffee break


Cross-linguistic patterns in the selectional restrictions of preferential predicates [abstract]

Deniz Özyıldız (University of Konstanz), Ciyang Qing (University of Edinburgh), Floris Roelofsen (University of Amsterdam), Maribel Romero (University of Konstanz), and Wataru Uegaki (University of Edinburgh)


Uniform dimensionality across the board: Many oranges and morphosyntactic opacity [abstract]

Antonio Maria Cleani and Luis Miguel Toquero-Pérez (University of Southern California)