Friday, May 18

All talks will take place in Social Sciences 122.

8:30-9:00  Coffee

9:00-9:15  Opening Remarks

Session 1 Chair: Jason Merchant
9:15-9:55 Roger Schwarzschild (Rutgers University) “Located Vectors and Bare Comparatives”
9:55-10:35 Daniel Lassiter (Stanford University) “Quantificational and Modal Interveners in Degree Constructions”

10:35-11:00 Break

Session 2 Chair: Malte Willer
11:00-11:40 Maria Pinango and Ashwini Deo (Yale University) “Aspectual Verbs and the Coercion Effect”
11:40-12:40 Invited Talk: Paul Portner (Georgetown University) “Mood and Contextual Commitment”

12:40-2:30 Lunch

Session 3 Chair: Ming Xiang
2:30-3:10 Raj Singh (Carleton University) “Implicature Cancellation and Exhaustivity”
3:10-3:50 Shevaun Lewis, Valentine Hacquard and Jeff Lidz (University of Maryland) “The semantics and pragmatics of belief reports in preschoolers”

3:50-4:10  Break

Session 4 Chair: Judith Tonhauser
4:10-4:50 Timothy Grinsell (University of Chicago) “Social Choice Theory and Linguistic Vagueness”
4:50-5:30 Manfred Krifka (Humboldt University Berlin) “Negated Polarity Questions as Speech-Act Denegations”

5:45-6:30  Business Meeting

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