18th Annual SemFest

Fri March 17th 2017, 12:00am
Margaret Jacks Hall, Greenberg Room (460-126)


The yearly Sem(antics)Fest is intended to promote discussion and collaboration among all those in the Stanford community interested in the semantics and pragmatics of natural language, as well as their interface with other modules of grammar.  It includes contributions from members of the Department of Linguistics with interests in semantics and pragmatics, as well as from members of the Stanford University community who share these interests.  



1:15 - Lelia Glass, "Exploring the relation between argument structure and distributivity"

1:45 - Michael Henry Tessler, "Comparison class understanding in vague language"

2:15 - Emily Lake, "As if or as was: quotatives and performativity as figurative versus literal representation"

2:45 BREAK

3:00 - Ciyang Qing, "Unifying three Mandarin douconstructions"

3:30 - Michael Cohen, "Neg-raising and question embedding"

4:00 Social in the Department Lounge