SNEWS 2014 @ UMass Amherst

Saturday, November 15, 2014
Integrative Learning Center, Seminar Hub


9:00 – 9:30    Breakfast


  Morning Session


9:30 – 10:00      Ethan Poole, University of Massachusetts Amherst
                            Puzzles of Partial Control

10:00 – 10:30    Benjamin Storme, MIT
                            About Present Perfective Logical Forms

10:30 – 11:00    Junwen Lee, Brown University
                            Cracking the Chestnut – A Modal Analysis of Colloquial Singapore English lah


11:00 – 11:15   Break


11:15 – 11:45    Zuzanna Fuchs, Harvard University
                      Towards a Focus Analysis of Almost Wackernagel Clitics in Wakhi

11:45 – 12:15    Yuta Sakamoto, University of Connecticut
                             Focusing Effects on Variable Behavior of Sloppy Identity in Japanese

12:15 – 12:45    Jon Ander Mendia, Ethan Poole & Megan Somerday, University of
                               Massachusetts Amherst
                             Perfect Asymmetries


12:45 – 13:45 Lunch


Afternoon Session


13:45 – 14:15    Aron Hirsch, MIT
                             An Unexceptional Semantics for Expressions of Exception

14:15 – 14:45    Alex Klapheke, Harvard University
                             An Alternative Semantics for English Aspectual Particles

14:45 – 15:15    Stephen Emet, Brown University
                             Negative Polarity Items in Affective Environments


15:15 – 15:30   Break


15:30 – 16:00    Wataru Uegaki, MIT
                             Predicting the Variation in Exhaustivity of Embedded Questions

16:00 – 16:30    Deniz Ozyildiz, University of Massachusetts Amherst
                             Online Data Collection for the Study of Shifted Indexicals in Turkish

16:30 – 17:00    Koji Shimamura, University of Connecticut
                             Syntax and Semantics of -yoo in Japanese


17:00 – 17:15   Break


17:15 –               Business meeting

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