September 20, 2017
  • LFRG - Keny Chatain
    September 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32D-461

    Title: Defining local contexts for anaphora
    Abstract: Schlenker (2008, 2010) has shown how one can define an incremental notion of local context for presupposition. This removes the need for encoding projection behaviour in particular lexical entries, as in Dynamic Semantics. In subsequent unpublished work, Schlenker attempts to apply the same ideas to define an incremental notion of local context relevant to anaphora. The proposal, while broad in its empirical coverage, falls short of predicting existential/universal readings of donkey anaphora. It also predicts that universal quantifiers introduce singular discourse referents, just as indefinites.
    In work-in-progress, I pick up on this project and show how one could deal with the exceptionality of indefinites, taking stock on their alternative semantics, and sketch ideas on how to produce the weak/strong distinction.

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September 21, 2017
  • Ling-Lunch -- Jessica Rett (UCLA)
    September 21, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
    32-D461

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September 22, 2017
  • Laurel Perkins (UMD) talk
    September 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    32-D461

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September 23, 2017
  • Workshop on Simplicity in Language Learning
    September 23, 2017
    32-155

    workshop site: http://simplicity2017.mit.edu

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September 25, 2017
  • LPRG
    September 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    7th floor seminar room

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September 28, 2017
  • Ling-Lunch -- Naomi Francis (MIT)
    September 28, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
    32-D461

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September 29, 2017
  • Lab Meeting Slot
    September 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    32-D831

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October 2, 2017
  • LPRG
    October 2, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    7th floor seminar room

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October 5, 2017
  • Ling-Lunch -- Sarah Zobel (University of Tübingen, MIT)
    October 5, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
    32-D461

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October 6, 2017
  • Lab Meeting Slot
    October 6, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    32-D831

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October 9, 2017
  • LPRG
    October 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    7th floor seminar room

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October 10, 2017
  • Syntax Square: Colin Davis (MIT)
    October 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32D-461

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October 11, 2017
  • Benjamin Spector, CNRS [extended visit]
    October 11, 2017 - October 13, 2017

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  • LFRG - Tiaoyuan Mao
    October 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32D-461

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October 12, 2017
  • Benjamin Spector, CNRS [extended visit]
    October 11, 2017 - October 13, 2017

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  • Ling-Lunch -- Itai Bassi & Nick Longenbaugh (MIT)
    October 12, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
    32-D461

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October 13, 2017
  • Benjamin Spector, CNRS [extended visit]
    October 11, 2017 - October 13, 2017

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  • Lab Meeting Slot
    October 13, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    32-D831

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  • Colloquium: Benjamin Spector, CNRS
    October 13, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    location: 32-155

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October 16, 2017
  • LPRG
    October 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    7th floor seminar room

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October 17, 2017
  • Syntax Square: Sherry Yong Chen (MIT)
    October 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32D-461

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October 18, 2017
  • LFRG: Alexander Wimmer
    October 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32-D461

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October 19, 2017
  • Ling-Lunch -- Justin Colley (MIT) // Ezer Rasin (MIT) & Roni Katzir (MIT, Tel Aviv University) [NELS Practice Talks]
    October 19, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
    32-D461

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