This year’s remote meeting of Sinn und Bedeutung features presentations by a wide variety of current and former students and faculty from UMass Amherst.
During the main session of the conference, Ana Arregui will be giving one of the three invited talks, titled “The case of ‘every’ in the scope of ‘might’.”
The main session will also feature talks by the following UMass-affiliated persons:
- Jeremy Pasqureau: “A Unique Operator for Verbal Pluractionality and Numeral Distributivity”
- Daniel Altshuler (with Julian Schloeder): “If Pictures are Stative, What Does This Mean for Discourse Interpretation?”
- Mats Rooth (with Dorit Abusch): “Modalized normality in pictorial narratives”
Due to the conference being held remotely, these talks will not take place at a particular time, but instead will be recorded and publicly posted. There will, however, be synchronous Q&A sessions for these talks. For more information on how to participate in this year’s remote version of SuB, please go to the link below:
In addition to the main session above, there will also be two other special sessions, one on Gesture and Natural Language Semantics, and another on Semantic Fieldwork and Fieldwork Methodology. UMass linguists are particularly well represented in the second session.
- Zahra Mirrazi: “Licensing by modification: existential reading of bare plurals in Farsi”
- Andrew McKenzie: “Two types of habituals: Kiowa ingredients of a modular imperfective”
- Deniz Satik (a past UMass Linguistics Major): “De se ascription in PRO and logophoric pronouns”
This special session will also include a roundtable discussion of methodology in linguistic fieldwork, organized by our own Jeremy Pasquereau. The participants will include the following UMass-affiliated individuals:
- Jeremy Pasquereau
- Seth Cable
- Suzi Lima
- Lisa Matthewson
For more information on how to participate in the special session on Semantic Fieldwork, please see the link below:
Finally, the conference will feature as a special live event a series of interviews relating to the History of Formal Semantics. These interviews will (of course) include ones with our own illustrious emeritae faculty, Barbara Partee and Angelika Kratzer. Angelika will be interviewed by Daniel Rothschild, while Barbara will be interviewed by Jeff Pelletier.
It’s definitely an incredible program this year! Again, for more information on how to view these talks and events, please see the links above!