Spring 2020

Ling-Lunch is a series of weekly talks, open to all linguistics topics. It is held in an informal setting, and everybody is welcome to present their work, but preference is given to members of the MIT Linguistics Department.

We meet every Thursday from 12:30 to 1:50 pm in room 32-D461.

Meetings and changes in the schedule are announced by email to interested people. If you want to receive the email announcements, want to present something, or have any other comments about Ling-Lunch, please email the organizers.

February 6, 2020
  • Ling-Lunch: Kai von Fintel & Sabine Iatridou (MIT)

    February 6, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm

    Since Hamblin 1958, many linguists have considered the denotation of a question to be a set of propositions. But what is it that compels the hearer to respond to a question? The by far most common answer is ‘pragmatics’. The general idea is that, as the natural response to an assertion is to consider whether you want to accept it (…

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February 13, 2020
  • Ling-Lunch: Elise Newman (MIT)

    February 13, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:55 pm

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February 20, 2020
  • Ling-Lunch: Luiz Fernando Ferreira (MIT)

    February 20, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm

    Title: What challenges do our theories on the x-marking of counterfactuals face?

    --- Abstract ---
    Counterfactual sentences are usually marked with what looks like a special tense/aspect/mood morphology. For instance, English CFs always bear past morphology and auxiliary woll as illustrated in (01).

    (01) a. If Angelica is at MIT, Kai is happy. (non-CF)<…

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February 27, 2020
  • Ling-Lunch: Oriana Kilburn-Ceron (Northwestern)

    February 27, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm

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March 12, 2020
  • Ling-Lunch: Kinjal Hiren Joshi (University of Oslo, MIT)

    March 12, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm

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April 16, 2020
  • Ling-Lunch: Danfeng Wu (MIT)

    April 16, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm

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April 23, 2020
  • Ling-Lunch: Suzana Fong (MIT)

    April 23, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm

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April 30, 2020
  • Ling-Lunch: Justin Colley & Dmitry Privoznov (MIT)

    April 30, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm

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May 7, 2020
  • Ling-Lunch: Philipp Shushurin (NYU)

    May 7, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm

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