Foundational Topics in Semantics

Workshop, NYU,
Monday, May 7, 2018 

organized jointly by 
the ERC Advanced Grant Project ‘New Frontiers of Formal Semantics’ 
and New York University
(This is one of several workshops organized with NYU by ERC project FRONTSEM; the others can be found here: [2014] [2015] [2016] [2017])


Philippe Schlenker (Senior Researcher, Institut Jean-Nicod, CNRS; Global Distinguished Professor, NYU)  Email: philippe.schlenker@gmail.com

Please contact the organizer by April 19, 2018 if you need special accommodations to attend the workshop (e.g. ASL interpreting). 


This workshop will provide an informal forum to continue the discussions started in the Fall 2017 seminar 'Foundational Topics in Semantics'. We will particularly focus on issues that are of mutual interest to semanticists and philosophers of language. All are welcome!

Registration: please register here if you wish to attend. Registration is free (but we need to have an estimate of the number of people who will attend).

Venue:  NYU, 10 Washington Place (NYU Linguistics Department) (rooms below)

Date:  Monday, May 7, 2017


Morning: Room 103 (10 Washington Place, 1st floor)

Chair: Philippe Schlenker
10-10:35 Yael Sharvit (UCLA) "Strict NPI asymmetries"
10:35-11:10 Maria Esipova (NYU) “Gestures at the interfaces”

Chair: Una Stojnić
11:20-11:55 Cian Dorr (NYU) "Conditionals under Determiner and Adverbial Quantifiers" 
11:55-12:30 Ang Li (Rutgers) "Quantified exhaustiveness in embedded questions"

12:30-1:45 Lunch break

Afternoon: Room 104 (10 Washington Place, 1st floor) NOTE THE CHANGE!

Chair: Yael Sharvit
1:45-2:20 Philippe Schlenker (CNRS and NYU) “Gesture semantics and zero-shot learning: experimental data” (with Lyn Tieu and Emmanuel Chemla)
2:20-2:55 Haoze Li (NYU) "Metalinguistic focus and negation”
2:55-3:30 Una Stojnić (Columbia) "
Dynamics and Structure”