This year’s incarnation of the semantics research seminar will focus on dynamic semantics. We’ll both introduce some of the main ideas and linguistic motivations behind the ‘dynamic turn’ and discuss new work.
The seminar meets Fridays 3-5pm, in Bedford Way 448. The first meeting is 4 October; there is no meeting on 8 Nov; the last meeting is 13 Dec.
Enrolled students must submit a term paper on a topic covered for credit.
A set of useful notes on many aspects of dynamic systems from a class taught by Matt and Daniel at ESSLLI is available here.
All are welcome!
SESSION 1: 4 OCT
Introduction (GC, DR)
SESSION 2: 11 OCT
Basic Dynamic Semantics For Anaphora and Presupposition (DR)
SESSION 3: 18 OCT
Plural Discourse Referents (YS)
SESSION 4: 25 OCT
Definiteness projection (MM/DR)
See forthcoming paper here
SESSION 5: 1 NOV
Dynamic Semantics and Weak Crossover (GC)
SESSION 6: 15 NOV
Static Anaphora (MM)
SESSION 7: 22 NOV
Pronoun/Modal Interaction (NK/DR)
SESSION 8: 29 NOV
NO CLASS INDUSTRIAL ACTION
SESSION 9: 6 DEC
Foundational questions revisited (DR) Double negation and Partee Sentences (Matthew Gotham)
Three notions of dynamicness
SESSION 10: 15 DEC
Redundancy (Guest speakers: Jacopo Romoli and Paul Marty)