Schedule

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Main Session

Wednesday, 04.09.2019




Room

8.30-9.15

Registration

9.15-9.30

Welcome

E08

9.30-10.45

Anastasia Giannakidou. Veridicality, subjectivity and grammatical mood: doxastic verbs and modals

E08

Chair: Michael Franke

10.45-11.00

Coffee break

E07


Room 211
Chair: Justin Royer

Room 212
Chair: Emily Hanink

Room 213

Chair: Carla Umbach

11.00-11.45

Jessica Rett. Explaining EARLIEST: a general semantics for 'before' and 'after'

Karolina Zuchewicz and Luka Szucsich. Truth-entailment of clause-embedding incremental theme verbs in Polish


Andrea Beltrama, Heather Burnett and Stephanie Solt. The Effect of Precision and Context on Social Perception

11.45-12.30

Carina Kauf and Hedde Zeijlstra. Pronominal Tense Semantics and Sequence of Tense – A Unified Account 

Peter Hallman. Scope Splitting in Arabic Superlatives 

Gregory Scontras, Galia Bar-Sever, Zeinab Kachakeche, Cesar Manuel Jr. Rosales and Suttera Samonte. Incremental semantic restriction and subjectivity-based adjective ordering

12.30-13.45

Lunch break




Room 211

Chair: Peter Sutton

Room 212

Chair: Peter Hallman

Room 213

Chair: Anastasia Giannakidou

13.45-14.30

Halima Husic. A Vagueness Based Analysis of Abstract Nouns

Merle Weicker and Petra Schulz. Not all gradable adjectives are vague … Experimental evidence from children and adults

Naomi Francis. Licensing free choice any on an existential semantics for imperatives

14.30-15.15

Omri Amiraz. Scale structure in collective predicates and gradable adjectives 

Malte Zimmermann and Mareike Philipp. Empirical Investigations on Quantifier Scope Ambiguities in German 

Frank Staniszewski. Until phrases as obligatory free choice items 

15.15-15.45

Coffee break


E07


Room 211

Chair: Jessica Rett

Room 212

Chair: Gregory Scontras

Room 213

Chair: Malte Zimmermann

15.45-16.30

Holden Härtl. Referring nouns in name- informing quotation: A copula-based approach 

Peter Sutton and Carol-Rose Little. The Finnish partitive in counting and measuring constructions 

Alexander Wimmer. Counterfactual wishing as multiple agreement 

16.30-17.15

Cornelia Ebert, Christian Ebert and Robin Hörnig. Demonstratives as Dimension Shifters 

Giorgos Spathas. Proportional modification of gradable adjectives: the case of percentages 

David Krassnig. Reverse Sobel Sequences and the Dissimilarity of Antecedent Worlds 

17.15-18.00

Emily Hanink. Explicit comparison in Fijian 

Keny Chatain. Reciprocating same 

Josep Ausensi and Eugenia Mangialavori Rasia. Kill may kill nothing: on intransitivity and causative verbs in English

From 18.00

Reception


E07


Thursday, 05.09.2019



Room

9.30-10.45

Regine Eckardt. In search of the narrator: Context, discourse and subjective interpretation

E08
Chair: Michael Franke

10.45-11.00

Coffee break

E07


Room 211

Chair: Katrin Schulz

Room 212

Chair: Halima Husic

Room 213

Chair: Alda Mari

11.00-11.45


Gerhard Schaden. The Game of Same and Different -- A Framework for Analyzing Determiner Systems 

Jeremy Kuhn. Iconic biases on quantification in sign language 

Shun Ihara and Mana Asano. Rhetorical imperatives: Expressing anti-preferences 


11.45-12.30


Noa Peled and Roni Katzir. Representation and learning of quantificational determiners 

Cornelia Loos, A. Marlijn Meijer, Sophie Repp and Markus Steinbach. Affirming and rejecting negative assertions in German Sign Language (DGS)

Xuetong Yuan. A discourse model for Mandarin ba-interrogatives

12.30-13.45

Lunch Break



Room 211

Chair: Gerhard Schaden

Room 212
Chair: Jeremy Kuhn

Room 213

Chair: Regine Eckardt

13.45-14.30


Alex Warstadt. "Just": Don't ask the question

Arnold Kochari, Robert van Rooij and Katrin Schulz. Generic sentences from an experimental point of view 

Alda Mari and Chloé Tahar. From Prohibitive to Expletive negation

14.30-15.15


Maayan Abenina-Adar. Interesting interrogatives 

Peter Sutton and Hana Filip. Informational Object Nouns and the mass/count distinction

Léo Zaradzki. Verbal negation in event semantics

15.15-15.45

Coffee break


E07


Room 211

Chair: Roni Katzir

Room 212

Chair: Cornelia Loos

Room 213

Chair: Judith Degen

15.45-16.30


Nina Haslinger and Viola Schmitt. Cumulative readings of modified numerals: A plural projection approach

Janek Guerrini. Does vowel quality interact with iconic lengthening? 


Luis Alonso-Ovalle and Justin Royer. Random-Choice Modality: The View from Chuj (Mayan)

16.30-17.15


Sadhwi Srinivas and Justin Bledin. Root sarcastic "As If" utterances

Chao Sun, Richard Breheny and Daniel Rothschild. Exploring the existential/universal ambiguity in singular donkey sentences

Marvin Schmitt. Modalizing Commitment Space Semantics 

17.20-18.35

Chris Barker. Rethinking scope islands

E08

Chair: Nikola Kompa

From 19.15

Conference dinner at Rampendahl


Friday, 06.09.2019



Room

10.00-10.45

Business meeting

211 

10.45-12.30

Poster session & Coffee

E07 & E08

12.30-13.45

Lunch break



Room 211

Chair: Joost Zwarts

Room 212

Chair: Cornelia Ebert

Room 213

Chair: Jonathan Ginzburg

13.45-14.30

Matthijs Westera. Implying or implicating 'not both' in declaratives and interrogatives 

Woojin Chung: Expected Value of Conditionals and Expected Utility: A Probabilistic Account of Conditional Evaluative Constructions

Jeremy Kuhn and Lena Pasalskaya. Negative concord in Russian Sign Language (RSL) 

14.30-15.15

Stavroula Alexandropoulou, Lisa Bylinina and Rick Nouwen. Is there any licensing in non-DE contexts? An experimental study

William Thomas. The interaction of just with modified scalar predicates

Eva Klingvall and Fredrik Heinat. Negative quantifiers and ambiguous reference

15.15-15.45

Coffee break

E07


Room 211

Chair: Chris Barker

Room 212

Chair: Matthijs Westera

Room 213

Chair: Eva Klingvall

15.45-16.30

Carla Umbach and Stephanie Solt. Scalar comparison via 'eher’ 

Jeremy Pasquereau. Polar particle responses to quantified utterances preserve scope relations

Joost Zwarts. Membership and connectedness and the typology of collective nouns 

16.30-17.15

Francesco Paolo Gentile and Bernhard Schwarz. An argument that higher order wh- quantification is over existentials only

Jan Köpping. How to trivialize uniqueness 

Jonathan Ginzburg. Exclamative Sluices: evidence for semantically-based ellipsis resolution

17.20-18.35

Judith Degen. The Rational Speech Act framework: an integrative theory of the interaction between literal meaning, world knowledge and context

E08

Chair: Mingya Liu

From 18.35

Farewell




Special Session

Saturday, 07.09.2019



Room

Chair

9.20-9.30

Welcome

E08

9.30-10.45

Mante Nieuwland. Comprehension of referential and pragmatic meaning: An electrophysiological perspective

E08
Jutta Müller

10.45-11.00

Coffee break


E07

11.00-11.45

Yurie Hara, Naho Orita, Ying Deng, Takeshi Koshizuka and Hiromu Sakai. A Neurolinguistic Investigation into Semantic Differences of Evidentiality and Modality

E08

Jutta Müller 

11.45-12.30

Wataru Uegaki, Leticia Pablos Robles, Yasutada Sudo and Hiromu Sakai. An EEG investigation into clausal selection 

E08

Jutta Müller

12.30-13.45

Lunch break



CANCELLED

Matthias Lalisse and Paul Smolensky. Distributed neural encoding of binding to thematic roles

E08

Wataru Uegaki

14.00-14:45

Astrid Graessner, Emiliano Zaccarella and Gesa Hartwigsen. Task-specific interactions in the neural network during meaning composition 

E08

Wataru Uegaki


14:45-16.00

Markus Werning. The Interaction of Bayesian Pragmatics and Lexical Semantics in Online Sentence Meaning Composition

E08

Nikola Kompa




 




 

Posters

  1. Tharangea Weerasooriya. Linking scope, exhaustivity and ignorance 

  2. Arkadiusz Kwapiszewski. The origin of spatial extent scales: evidence from begin and half

  3. Kristina Liefke. A Compositional Semantics for Depiction Reports

  4. Yuto Hirayama. Restriction on Evidence in Evidentiality: the Part-Whole Relation between Situations

  5. Petr Kusliy. Heycock’s Puzzle and a semantic approach to reconstruction

  6. Despina Oikonomou. A scalar conditional in Greek: looking for the consequent

  7. Gloria Mellesmoen, Lisa Matthewson and Henry Davis. Composing distributive numerals: Evidence from Comox-Sliammon

  8. Ekaterina Vostrikova. Clausal exceptives with multiple remnants

  9. Daniel K. E. Reisinger and Marianne Huijsmans. ǰaqa: A Generalized Exclamation Operator in ʔayʔaǰuθəm

  10. Taylor Mahler, Marie-Catherine de Marneffe and Catherine Lai. The prosody of presupposition projection in naturally-occurring utterances

  11. Aurore Gonzalez and Karoliina Lohiniva. A Compositional Semantics for Free Choice Constituent Unconditionals

  12. Yenan Sun. Where is the parameter in the "same" construction?

  13. Nina Haslinger. Individuating beliefs: DP objects of attitude verbs and their domains of quantification

  14. Tyler Lemon. Clausal comparison and degree abstraction in Vietnamese exceed comparatives

  15. Mojmír Dočekal & Iveta Šafratová. Degrees of *swarms*: experimental evidence from Czech

  16. Dario Paape and Malte Zimmermann. Conditionals on crutches: Expanding the modal horizon

  17. Omar Agha and Alex Warstadt. Non-Resolving Responses to Polar Questions

  18. Annemarie van Dooren. The temporal perspective of epistemics in Dutch

  19. Kim A. Jördens, Nicole Gotzner and Katharina Spalek. The composition of focus alternative sets: Can carpets be an alternative to figs?

  20. Sonia Ramotowska, Shane Steinert-Threlkeld, Leendert Van Maanen and Jakub Szymanik. Most, but not more than half, is proportion-dependent and sensitive to individual differences

  21. Linmin Zhang. Degrees as kinds vs. degrees as real numbers: Evidence from Mandarin Chinese and French

  22. Matthijs Westera and Gemma Boleda. A closer look at scalar diversity using contextualized semantic similarity

  23. Laia Mayol and Enric Vallduví. Theme-containing utterances as strategies to address a broad QUD