Semprag Group

November 12th, 2012

Spring 2014

Date Plan
Apr 2 Leon Bergen
Apr 9 SuB abstracts workshop
Apr 16 SuB abstracts debriefing
Apr 23 Tania: tutorial on dynamic semantics
Apr 30 Judith Tonhauser visit
May 7 James: practice talk
May 14 Tania: practice talk
May 21 SALT 25 planning
May 28 Julia: complex predicates
Jun 4 Beth and Lelia: noun compounds

Winter 2014

Date Plan
Jan 8 Planning
Jan 15 Eric
Jan 22 Laura Kalin and Coppe van Urk’s ‘A novel aspect split in Senaya’ (presented by Lelia); Pavel Caha’s ‘Czech numerals and No Bundling’ (presented by Dasha)
Jan 29 Neil Myler’s dissertation chapter ‘Building and interpreting HAVE sentences in English (and other languages)’ (Phil); Boris Harizanov’s dissertation chapter ‘Denominal adjectives’ (James)
Feb 5 Visit from CSLI Fellow Steve Piantadosi
Feb 12 Visit from CSLI Fellow Celeste Kidd
Feb 19 Tutorial on ellipsis (James)
Feb 26 Visit from CSLI Fellow Michael Franke
Mar 5 Grad-student open house
Mar 12 Sam

Fall 2013

Date Plan
Sep 25 Planning
Oct 2 Alex; Masoud and Phil
Oct 9 Eric, Shane, and Dasha; Prerna
CUSP Oct 11-12
Oct 16 WCCFL abstracts
Oct 23 Behind the scenes in linguistics: abstracts, writing papers, journal referees, handouts, job searches, asking questions at colloqs, meeting with visiting professors, etc.
Oct 30 Dimka
Nov 6 Judith
Nov 13 Eric
Nov 20 SALT/CUNY abstracts
Dec 4 no meeting

Spring 2013

Date Plan
Apr 10 Discussion of SuB abstract drafts.
Apr 17 Special guest Thomas Icard.
Apr 24 Lelia and Phil on generics.
May 1 Practice conference talk from Judy.
May 8 SALT debriefing
May 15 James Collins practice talk
May 22 Eric
May 29 Special guest Oliver Northrup.
Jun 5 Tania

Winter 2013

Date Plan
Jan 16 Tonhauser, Beaver. Roberts, and Simons, Towards a taxonomy of projective content [led by Chris].
Jan 23 Roelofsen and Groenendijk, ‘Inquisitive semantics: a new notion of meaning’ [led by Tania].
Jan 30 Noah Constant, ‘English Rise-Fall-Rise: a study in the semantics and pragmatics of intonation’ [led by Dasha].
Kim, Gunlogson, Tanenhaus, and Runner, Context-driven expectations about focus alternatives [led by Bonnie].
Feb 6 Daniel Lassiter, ‘Nouwen’s puzzle and a scalar semantics for obligations, needs, and desires [led by Sven].
Aynat Rubinstein, ‘Remarks on the probabilistic comparison approach to weak necessity’ [led by Lelia].
Feb 13 Thesis proposal discussion from Eric.
Feb 20 no meeting
Feb 27 Thesis proposal discussion from Alex.
Mar 6 Prospective grad student open house
Mar 13 Practice conference talk from Lelia.

Fall 2012

Date Plan
Sep 27 Planning; Eric
Oct 4 Lelia
Oct 11 Alex
Oct 18 Dasha
Oct 25 Eric; Sven
CUSP Oct 27-28
Nov 1  
Nov 8 Bonnie
Nov 15 Abstracts workshop
Thanksgiving Nov 22
Nov 29 Polarity-item licensing
Dec 6  
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