Semantics and Linguistic Theory 17
University of Connecticut, May 11-13, 2007
The conference is dedicated to the memory of Tanya Reinhart, who died on March 17, 2007


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   Biology/Physics Building (BPB), Room 130

  FRIDAY, MAY 11
9:00 
Registration and Payment
9:30 – 10:30

Thomas Ede Zimmermann (University of Frankfurt)
Painting and Opacity
10:30 – 11:10
Olga Kagan (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Property-Denoting NPs and Non-Canonical Genitive Case
BREAK
11:30 – 12:10
Eytan Zweig (NYU)
Possessive Plurals and Their Readings
12:10 – 12:50
Peter Staroverov (Moscow State University)
Relational nouns and reciprocal plurality
LUNCH
2:50 – 3:30
Jessica Rett (Rutgers)
Antonymy and Evaluativity
3:30 – 4:10
Daniel Büring (UCLA)
Cross-Polar Nomalies
BREAK
4:30 – 5:10
Raj Singh (MIT)
A Solution to the Proviso Problem: Formal Alternatives, Relevance, and Accommodation
5:10 – 5:50
Christopher Davis, Christopher Potts & Peggy Speas (UMass, Amherst)
Evidential marking, interrogatives, and the maxim of quality
6:00 – 6:30
BUSINESS MEETING

 
  SATURDAY, MAY 12
9:30 – 10:30

Veneeta Dayal (Rutgers)
A Third Kind of Weak Indefinte
10:30 – 11:10
Ariel Cohen (Ben-Gurion University)
Between Kinds and Properties: Bare Plurals Across Languages
BREAK
11:30 – 12:10
Magdalena Schwager (Frankfurt University)
Under Cover Bodyguards: The Status of Individual Concepts
12:10 – 12:50
Pranav Anand (UC Santa Cruz)
Dream Report Pronouns, Local Binding, and Attitudes De Se
LUNCH
2:50 – 3:30
Benjamin Spector (Harvard)
Modalized questions and Exhaustivity
3:30 – 4:10
Elena Guerzoni (USC)
Weak Exhaustivity: A Pragmatic Account
BREAK
4:30 – 5:10
Rajesh Bhatt (UMass, Amherst) &
Shoichi Takahashi (UMass, Amherst/University of Tokyo)
Direct Comparisons: Resurrecting the Direct Analysis of Phrasal Comparatives
5:10 – 6:10

Gennaro Chierchia (Harvard)
Polarity Sensitivity: The Role of Higher Order Implicatures
6:30
DINNER


  SUNDAY, MAY 13
10:00 – 10:40
Hedde Zeijlstra (University of Amsterdam)
Modal auxiliaries are empty
10:40 – 11:20
Andreas Haida (ZAS, Berlin)
Reconsidering the Indirect Dependency Approach to Wh-Scope Marking
BREAK
11:40 – 12:20
Malte Zimmermann (Potsdam University)
Overt Existential Closure in Bura (Central Chadic)
12:20 – 1:00
Sela Mador-Haim (Technion, Haifa) &
Yoad Winter (Technion, Haifa and NIAS, Wassenaar)
Non-Existential Indefinites and Semantic Incorporation of PP Complements
BREAK
1:20 – 2:20

Danny Fox (MIT)
Too Many Alternatives: density, symmetry and other predicaments


  ALTERNATES

Martin Hackl, Jorie Koster-Moeller, and Jason Varvoutis (Pomona College)
The Problem of Quantifiers in Object Position: Two Processing Studies

Vincenzo Moscati (University of Siena, CISCL) & Andrea Gualmini (McGill)
More facts that Isomorphism cannot explain

Uli Sauerland & Penka Stateva (ZAS, Berlin)
Scalar vs. Epistemic Vagueness: Evidence from Approximators



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