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California Universities Semantics and Pragmatics Workshop 3

October 15-16, 2010, Stanford University

Conference location

CSLI (210 Panama St, Stanford, CA, 94305-4101), Cordura Hall, Room 100.

We can provide parking passes. Please contact Chris Potts by October 5 if you will need one.

Conference program

1:30-2:00 Dan Hardt (Copenhagen Business School), Bjarne Ørsnes (Freie Universität Berlin), and Line Mikkelsen (Berkeley) Orphans and the interpretation of anaphora
2:00-2:30 Andrew Kehler (UCSD) Contrastive topics and illusory sloppy interpretations in VP-ellipsis
2:30-3:00 Sven Lauer (Stanford) A pragmatic account of loose talk
3:00-3:20 Break
3:20-3:35 Barbara Tomaszewicz (USC) Semantics guides the visual verification of majority quantifiers
3:35-4:05 Ben George (UCLA) Embedding questions under propositional attitudes: a problem for reductive accounts and a possible solution
4:05-4:35 Gwen Gillingham (UCSD) Pronoun binding in VP — ellipsis, dream reports and counterfactual conditionals
4:35-5:00 Break
5:00-5:30 David Kamholz (Berkeley) How do languages keep their selves straight?
5:30-6:00 Mary Byram-Washburn (USC) The exhaustivity of it-clefts as a conversational implicature
6:00-7:00 Dinner (provided on site)
7:00-7:30 Tyler Schnoebelen (Stanford) The structure of the affective lexicon
7:30-8:00 Scott AnderBois, Adrian Brasoveanu, Robert Henderson (UCSC) The pragmatics of quantifier scope: a corpus study
9:15-9:30 Coffee and light snacks
9:30-10:00 Simone Gieselman, Robert Kluender and Ivano Caponigro (UCSD) Isolation of independent processing factors in negative island contexts
10:00-10:30 Kevin Reschke and Pranav Anand (UCSC) Verb classes as evaluativity functor classes
10:30-11:00 Sarah Ouwayda (USC) A perfect triangle: perfective, imperfective, and epistemic modality
11:00-11:30 Brunch (provided on site)
11:30-11:50 Sam Cunningham (Pomona) Negative polarity items, alternative semantics, and non-monotonic exponibles
11:50-12:20 Scott Grimm (Stanford) Plurality is distinct from number neutrality
12:20-12:50 Scott AnderBois (UCSC) Verum focus and the composition of negative polar questions

Local accomodations

Crash space

We can provide crash space.


Local transportation

  • Caltrain is an inexpensive and relatively efficient way to get to and from the San Francisco or San Jose airports. The California Ave stop is near The Hotel California, and the Palo Alto stop is right downtown, basically across the street from campus.
  • Marguerite is the Stanford shuttle.

Upcoming Events

Margaret Jacks Hall, Greenberg Room (460-126)
Lelia Glass
Margaret Jacks Hall, Terrace Room (460-426)


Winter 2017-2018
Semantics and Pragmatics II