The Workshop on Modality Across Categories will take place on November 5 and 6, 2015 at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona).
Valentine Hacquard (University of Maryland)
Angelika Kratzer (University Massachusetts, Amherst)
Aynat Rubinstein (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Hedde Zeijlstra (University of Göttingen)
Markers of modal displacement in natural language are used to introduce, discuss, assess and manipulate possible scenarios. Until relatively recently, work on the semantics of modality had concentrated on the verbal domain, and in particular on modal auxiliaries. However, over the last years, there has been an increased interest in the expression of modality across categories. Some recent developments that illustrate this interest are:
The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum for novel work on modality that bears on the issue of how different categories shape modal contents and why. We especially encourage submissions that provide insights arising from languages that are underrepresented in the previous literature.
Paula Menéndez Benito (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Louise McNally (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
modalityupf AT gmail DOT com