Talk by Carla Umbach (ZAS, Cologne University) – Thursday, July 16, 4-6pm

We are happy to announce a talk by Carla Umbach (ZAS, Cologne University) at the Semantics Colloquium. Please register beforehand (koepping@em.uni-frankfurt.de) to receive the access data (to zoom) on thursday at 4pm (= immediately before the colloquium starts). Title: Equatives in Turkish – two cognitive strategies across categories Date: July 16th Time: 4pm - 6pm ...
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Talk by Robert van Rooij (Amsterdam) – Thursday, July 9, 4-6pm

We are happy to announce a talk by Robert van Rooij (Amsterdam) at the Semantics Colloquium. Please find the abstract below. Please register beforehand (koepping@em.uni-frankfurt.de) to receive the access data (to zoom) on thursday at 4pm (= immediately before the colloquium starts). Title: Conditionals, Generics and Causality Date: July 9th Time: 4pm - 6pm   Abstract: According to Adams (1965), the acceptability of an indicative conditional goes with the conditional probability of the consequent given the antecedent. Lewis (1975) and Kratzer (2012) gave a very similar analysis of all types of conditionals, and frequency adverbs. However, some conditionals seem to be inappropriate, although their corresponding conditional probability is high. These are cases with a missing link between antecedent and consequent (Douven, 2008, Rott, 2019). In this talk I will argue that the missing link should normally be a causal link. Biscuit conditionals, however, show that the link should be thought of in a more general way. Finally, I will argue that causality and interest...
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Talk by Malte Zimmermann (Potsdam) – Thursday, July 2, 4-6pm

We are happy to announce a talk by Malte Zimmermann (Potsdam) that will be discussed next thursday at the Semantics Colloquium. Malte Zimmermann will pre-record his talk for our meeting. Please send a mail to koepping@em.uni-frankfurt.de to register beforehand and receive the link. You thereby also register for the discussion session at our usual time. You will receive the access data (to zoom) on thursday at 4pm (= immediately before the colloquium starts). Title: Fake Tense in Hausa Counterfactuals: A novel argument for underspecified EXCL Date: July 2nd Time: 4pm - 6pm  ...
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