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.