Program

  

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Saturday September 26

8:50-9:00 (N.B.: All times are EST)
Welcome remarks

9:00-10:00
Invited talk: Luis Alonso-Ovalle (McGill University); joint work with Vincent Rouillard (MIT):
Spanish bare interrogatives and number

10:00-10:40
Adina Camelia Bleotu (UBucharest/ZAS Berlin), Anton Benz (ZAS Berlin) & Nicole Gotzner (ZAS Berlin):
Where truth and optimality part. An experimental approach to implicatures with epistemic adverbs

10:40-11:00
Break

11:00-11:40
Elena Herburger (Georgetown University):
Negative concord in Romance: Cross-linguistic and historical considerations

11:40-12:20
Paloma Jeretič (NYU):
Strengthening must not but not with anti-actuality entailments

12:20-1:00
Lunch break

1:00-1:40
Aurore Gonzalez (Harvard University) & Karoliina Lohiniva (NYU/University of Geneva):
Free choice in constituent unconditionals: Evidence from French

1:40-2:20
Teodora Mihoc (Harvard University):
Epistemic indefinites, number marking, and certainty

2:20-2:30
Break

2:30-3:30
Invited talk: Donka Farkas (University of California, Santa Cruz):
Non-intrusive questions: The case of oare-marked interrogatives in Romanian

3:30-4:30
Business meeting

Sunday September 27

9:00-9:40
Mark Hoff (Ghent University):
Mandatory conversational implicatures? Evidence from Spanish mood variation

9:40-10:20
Christian Puma-Ninacuri (UMass Amherst):
Kichwa particle -ka in Ecuadorian Andean Spanish: Topic or focus marker

10:20-11:00
Luis Alonso-Ovalle (McGill University) & Elizabeth Heredia Murillo (University of Nantes/University of Groningen):
Concessive scalar items: Symmetric vs. non-symmetric alternatives

11:00-11:20
Break

11:20-12:00
Michela Ippolito (University of Toronto):
Gestures as markers of non-canonical questions

12:00-12:40
Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin (CNRS-LLF, Université de Paris):
(In)definiteness in quality and quantity superlatives in Romance and beyond

12:40-12:50
Break

12:50-2:10
Posters

Maayan Abenina-Adar (UCLA) & Iara Mantenuto (California State University, Dominguez Hills):
On the semantic effects of noun–adjective order in Italian

Adina Camelia Bleotu (UBucharest/ZAS Berlin), Anton Benz (ZAS Berlin) & Nicole Gotzner (ZAS Berlin):
Shadow playing with Romanian 5-year-olds to shed light on epistemic adverbs. It’s a kind of magic!

Paola Cépeda (Stony Brook University) & Viviane Déprez (Rutgers University):
The role of French expletive negation ne in avant-clauses

Jan Fließbach (Freie Universität Berlin):
Modal non-at-issue commitments are detectable via association measures: A corpus based approach to the semantics of Spanish discourse particles and intonational contours

Ioana Grosu (NYU):
An event-based account of Romanian vreun

Dylan Jarrett (Indiana University, Bloomington) & Laura M. Merino Hernández (Indiana University, Bloomington):
The variability of projective content: The relation between projectivity and at-issueness of Spanish factives

Angelika Kiss (University of Toronto):
Question tags projecting sourcehood in Italian

Filipe Hisao Kobayashi (MIT) & Vincent Rouillard (MIT):
Getting plural answers from singular complex wh-phrases in Brazilian Portuguese

Isaac McAlister (UMass Amherst):
Acquisition of the Spanish present perfect by L1 speakers of American English and L1 speakers of Brazilian Portuguese

Jéssica Mendes (University of Maryland):
Future orientation in modal sentences: Evidence from Brazilian Portuguese

Carolina Oggiani (Universidad de la República, Uruguay):
The meaning of bare singular noun phrases in Uruguayan Spanish

Alexandre Alves Santos (UMass Amherst):
On the differences between WIQs and WFQs in Brazilian Portuguese

2:10-2:30
Break

2:30-3:30
Invited talk: Mariapaola D’Imperio (Rutgers University):
Individual cognitive variability and the intonation-meaning mapping