Talk by Roland Hinterhölzl – Thursday 30th 4-6pm

We are happy to announce a talk by Roland Hinterhölzl  (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia) next Thursday at the Semantics Colloquium. Please find an abstract below. Title: A situation-based approach to (pro)nominal reference Room: IG 4.301 Date: January 30th Time: 4pm - 6pm Abstract: I will argue that nominal expressions relate an individual and a situation. In particular, I will discuss the interpretation of weak, strong and anaphoric or referential DPs and argue that the interpretation of their situation argument crucially depends on the presuppositions imposed by their determiner, with the default being (in the absence of a presupposition) that the situation argument is identified with the event denoted by the verb. ...
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FEAM Workshop, January 31-February 1

We are happy to announce the Workshop on Formal and Experimental Approaches to ADJECTIVAL MODIFICATION on January 31-February 1, 2020. Please mark your calendars, spread the word to the interested students & colleagues and don’t forget to register! For further information and registration please visit the Workshop Website: https://sites.google.com/view/feamfrankfurt/. Program: program_FEAM   You are cordially invited!...
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Talk by Alassane Kiemtoré, Monday 20th 4-6 pm

We are very happy to announce the next last talk of this semester’s Syntax Colloquium, which will take place on Monday, January 20, 4 – 6 pm in IG 4.301.   Alassane Kiemtoré (Stuttgart) will talk about „Contrast and Logophoricity: reflections on the use of the emphatic pronoun ale in Jula“. Abstract: Abstract.Frankfurt.Alassane Kiemtoré   You are cordially invited!...
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Talk by Britta Stolterfoht (University of Tübingen), Thursday 16th 4-6 pm

We are happy to announce the first talk of this decade by Britta Stolterfoht (University of Tübingen) next Thursday at the Semantics Colloquium. Please find an abstract below. Title: Processing Temporality: Position, Tense & Aspect Room: IG 4.301 Date: January 16th Time: 4pm - 6pm Processing Temporality: Position, Tense & Aspect Britta Stolterfoht (University of Tübingen) The study I will present investigates the interaction of tense, aspect and syntactic position of temporal adverbials in the interpretation of sentences that are ambiguous with regard to their temporal interpretation. Sentences with specific time-frame adverbials in German and English (e.g., in three hours”; see example in (1)) are ambiguous between a durative reading, given in (1a), in which the event takes place in the time interval specified by the adverbial, and an inceptive reading, given in (1b), in which the event will start after this time interval. A series of experiments on German showed that the syntactic position of a temporal adverbial as well as verbal tense influences sentence...
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