SemanticsBabble
2019-2020
 


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    
1/14    
1/21    
1/28    
2/4    
2/11
  • Patience Ebbs (University of Texas at Austin, Linguistics)
    Tittle TBA
    Virtual talk
 
2/18    
2/25    
3/4  
3/11    
     
SPRING    
4/1    
4/8    
4/15    
4/22    
4/29    
5/6    
5/13    
5/20    
5/27    
6/3    
     

 
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(last update: 11/19/2019 )