SemanticsBabble
2019-2020
 
[Fall][Winter][Spring]
 


WHAT:

  • A weekly informal discussion group at UC San Diego on theoretical and experimental aspects of semantics and related areas such as its interface with syntax, pragmatics, and philosophy of language
  • Open to any students and faculty
  • Supported by an award from the UC San Diego Institute of Arts & Humanities

HOW:

  • Speakers are asked to prepare a talk that is no longer than 45/50 mins and send a title as early as possible, but at least one week before the talk.
  • An abstract of the talk and suggestions for background readings are welcome.
  • Speakers are fully free to choose among the following 4 presentation options

    1. Full talk without interruptions except for few brief, specific, crucial clarification questions
    2. First 30 mins of the talk without interruptions except for few brief, specific, crucial clarification questions
    3. First 15 mins of the talk without interruptions except for few brief, specific, crucial clarification questions
    4. The talk can be interrupted with questions any time

WHEN: Tuesday 11 am - 12:30 pm

WHERE: AP&M 4218 (map)

WHO (the organizers): Ivano Caponigro & Jonathan Cohen

 
Dates
Babbling about
Material
     
FALL    
10/1
  • Till Poppels (UC San Diego, Linguistics)
    Reconsidering mismatch effects under ellipsis: new evidence from VP-ellipsis and sluicing with multiple antecedents
    [abstract]
 
10/8
  • Josh Wampler (UC San Diego, Linguistics)
    Main verb "do" and event construal
 
10/15
  • Sihun Jung (UC San Diego, Linguistics)
    A speculative squib on syntax-prosody interaction; the case of French Wh-in-situ
 
10/22
  • Catherine Arnett (UC San Diego, Linguistics)
    Reduplication in Mandarin Chinese
 
10/29    
11/5  
11/12    
11/19
  • José Armando Fernández Guerrero (UC San Diego, Linguistics)
    Short babbling # 1: Non-standard complementation in Rere
    Short babbling # 2: An initial look at switch-reference in Ja'a Kumiai
 
11/26

[Thanksgiving Week]

 
12/3
  • Sam Elgin (UC San Diego, Philosophy)
    The Opacity of Definition
     
WINTER    
1/7
  • Organizational meeting
 
1/14
  • Sam Elgin (UC San Diego, Philosophy)
    Counterfactual Logic and the Necessity of Mathematics
1/21  
1/28
  • Ivano Caponigro (UC San Diego, Linguistics)
    Headless relative clauses and the syntax-semantic mapping: evidence from Mesoamerica
 
2/4
  • Sebastian Speitel (UC San Diego, Philosophy)
    Logical Meaning between Inference and Reference
 
2/11
  • Patience Ebbs (University of Texas at Austin, Linguistics)
    Amazonian clues to the historical development of numeral systems [Virtual talk]
    [abstract]
2/18
  • Sean Trott (UC San Diego, Cognitive Science)
    How does (pre-existing) common ground shape reference?
 
2/25
  • Maho Takahashi (UC San Diego, Linguistics)
    Examination of domain restriction effects on the interpretation of plural definite descriptions
 
3/4
  • Leon Bergen (UC San Diego, Linguistics)
    Learning Object Bindings
 
3/10
  • Josh Wampler (UC San Diego, Linguistics) & Eva Wittenberg (UC San Diego, Linguistics)
    Conceptual parallels between event and object reference in English: A new paradigm shows that demonstratives refer to more complex events [CUNY abstract]
 
     
SPRING No in person meeting - Zoom meetings only  
31/3    
4/7    
4/14    
4/21    
4/28    
5/5  
5/12
  • Emily Clem (UC San Diego, Linguistics)
    To be confirmed
 
5/19
  • Nico Tedeschi (UC San Diego, Linguistics)
    To be confirmed
 
5/26    
6/2    
     

 
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