Program

Friday 25 October 2013

8:30–9:00 Coffee and registration

Invited Speaker 1, Chair Andrew Koontz-Garboden (University of Manchester)
9:00–10:00 Paul Kiparsky (Stanford University), On the Interaction and Interpretation of Nominal Features

10:00–10:20 Coffee Break

Session 1, Chair Tamara Vardomskaya (University of Chicago)
10:20–11:00 Anja Goldschmidt (Utrecht University) and Joost Zwarts
(Utrecht University), From picture to preposition: Modeling
lexical-semantic variation in the spatial domain

11:00–11:40 Ashwini Deo (Yale University), Variability in copula systems and the thetic-categorical contrast

11:40–12:00 Coffee Break

Invited Speaker 2, Chair Ashwini Deo (Yale University)
12:00–13:00 Ivano Caponigro (UC San Diego), On the semantic variation of wh-words within and across languages

13:00–14:30 Lunch

Session 2, Chair Mike Pham (University of Chicago)
14:30–15:10 Amy Rose Deal (UC Santa Cruz), Mass and count in Nez
Perce and beyond

15:10–15:50 Jozina Vander Klok (University of British Columbia), Restrictions on
semantic variation: A case study on modal system types

15:50–16:20 Coffee Break

16:20–17:30 Poster session

+ Jefferson Barlew (The Ohio State University), Semantic variation in
spatial expressions: A transparent mapping account

Ryan Bochnak (UC Berkeley), Lexical variation in the
semantics of gradable predicates

Ed Cormany (Cornell University), Exceptional imperative constructions
are semantically regular

Lilia Rissman (University of Chicago), Kyle Rawlins (Johns Hopkins
University), and Barbara Landau (Johns Hopkins University),
Instruments and verbal meaning: evidence from English, Spanish and
Mandarin

Sergei Tatevosov (Lomonosov Moscow State University), Reducing
aspectual variation: the case for Russian

+ =  alternate for a talk

Saturday 26 October 2013

8:30–9:00 Coffee and registration

Invited Speaker 3, Chair Itamar Francez (University of Chicago)
9:00–10:00 Ed Keenan (UCLA), Function-Interpretation Principle

10:00–10:20 Coffee break

Session 3, Chair Rebekah Baglini (University of Chicago)
10:20–11:00 Lauren Winans (UCLA), Disjunction in Egyptian Arabic

11:00–11:40 Kathryn Davidson (University of Connecticut), Variation
in semantic scales

11:40–12:00 Coffee break

Invited Speaker 4, Chair Anastasia Giannakidou (University of Chicago)
12:00–13:00 Lisa Matthewson (University of British Columbia), The building blocks of grammatical aspect: Evidence from Austronesian perfects

13:00–14:20 Lunch

Session 4, Chair Adam Singerman (University of Chicago)
14:20–15:00 Osamu Sawada (Mie University), Cross-linguistic variation
of intensified comparison: the semantics/pragmatics interface

15:00–15:40 Balazs Suranyi (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Variation
in exhaustivity of focus: Experimental evidence from Hungarian

15:40–16:00 Coffee Break

Invited Speaker 5, Chair Ryan Bochnak (UC, Berkeley)
16:00–17:00 Anastasia Giannakidou (University of Chicago), The landscape of the subjunctive

17:00–19:00 Wine reception

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