SNEWS 2016 @ Brown

Saturday, November 12, 2016
Dome Room (Rm 305, Metcalf)


9:30 – 10:00    Breakfast

10:00 – 10:15    Opening Remarks


  Morning Session I

10:15 – 10:45      Gabriel Martínez Vera, University of Connecticut
                            The expression of change of state in Southern Aymara

10:45 – 11:15      Junwen Lee, Brown University
                            A look at what really is really doing

11:15 – 11:45      Joshua Philips, Yale University
                            A sense of agency: structure pronominal variation in Australian Kriol


11:45 – 12:00   Break


  Morning Session II

12:00 – 12:30      Itai Bassi, MIT
                            A puzzle about binding by focus operators

12:30 – 13:00      Yuta Tatsumi, University of Connecticut
                            Non-cardinal interpretation of the numeral one in Japanese


13:00 – 14:30 Lunch


Afternoon Session I

14:30 – 15:00      Laine Stranahan, Harvard University
                            Effects of working memory load on contrastive inference

15:00 – 15:30      Andy Zhang, Yale University
                            A unified conceptual grounding of the locative and possessive
                            meanings of English have: Evidence from contextual priming


15:30 – 15:45   Break


Afternoon Session II

15:45 – 16:15      Amanda Swenson, MIT
                            Existential and episodic: Reexamining the Malayalam -unnu
                           
Imperfective

16:15 – 16:45      Martin Fuchs, Yale University
                            Contextual conditioning in semantic change: The Spanish Imperfective
                            domain

16:45 – 17:15      Giuseppe Ricciardi, Harvard University
                            The epistemic use of the Italian future morphology


17:15 – 17:30   Break


 Afternoon Session III

17:30 – 18:00      Jyoti Iyer, University of Massachusetts Amherst
                            Tamil -um and negative polarity

18:00 – 18:30      Alex Goebel, University of Massachusetts Amherst
                            Dividing Additives: On Too, Also and German Auch


18:30 – 18:45   Business meeting


18:45  Party (Metcalf Basement)