The abstracts are divided into three groups: 1) talks, 2) poster session 1, and 3) poster session 2.  Within each group, the abstracts are in alphabetical order by the author’s last name.


Stefan Bartell, University of Delaware, A Rigidly Designating Operator “Upsilon” for Specificity of Proper Names, Indefinites, and E-Type Pronouns

Kajsa Djarv and Spencer Caplan, University of Pennsylvania, Embedded V2 is Anti-licensed by Discourse Familiarity    (Presentation)

Vera Gor and Kristen Syrett, Rutgers University, Experimental evidence of pragmatic plausibility and processing in acceptable Principle C violations     (Presentation)

Satoshi Tomioka, Scalar Implicature, Hurford’s Constraint, Contrastiveness and How They All Come Together     (Presentation)

Adina Williams, New York University, Does quantity processing underlie relationality effects in the left Angular Gyrus?     (Presentation)

Laurel Perkins, University of Maryland, Perceiving transitivity: Consequences for verb learning

Akitaka Yamada, Georgetown University, The syntax-semantics interface of the addressee-honorific construction: the multidimensional in-situ analysis vs the copy analysis


Poster Session 1

WooJin Chung, New York University, Obligation as Counterfactual Reasoning: A Solution to Zvolenszky’s Puzzle

Lucia Donatelli, Georgetown University, An Incremental Approach to Closest Conjunct Agreement in Spanish

Ivana Durovic, CUNY, Serbo-Croatian Subjunctive Conditionals

Yue Ji, University of Delaware, Children’s sensitivity to abstract event structure

Alyssa Kampa and Anna Papafragou, University of Delaware, Epistemic reasoning during conversational inferences

Tyler Knowlton, University of Maryland, Distinguishing first from second order specifications of “each”, “every”, and “all     (Poster)

Matthias Lalisse, Johns Hopkins University, Maximality, Minimality, and Absoluteness in Delineation Semantics for Gradable Predicates

Morgan Moyer and Kristen Syrett, Rutgers University, An Experimental Investigation of Mention-Some Readings of Embedded Questions

Ang Li, Rutgers University, Mandarin classifiers in the verbal domain

Haoze Li, New York University, Semantics of metalinguistic focus

Laura Ryals, Georgetown University, Building an annotated corpus of illocutionary acts on Twitter


Poster Session 2

Faruk Akkus, University of Pennsylvania, Indexical Shifting As Pronominal Binding

Diti Bhadra, Haoze Li, and Jess H.-K. Law, Rutgers University and New York University, Questioning Speech Acts

Yi-Hsun Chen, Rutgers University, Toward A Unified Account of Superlative Modifiers

Ava Creemers, University of Pennsylvania, Quantifier Scope Resolution in Doubly Quantified Ditransitive Sentences

Anouk Dieuleveut, University of Maryland, Testing force varieties in modals: A word learning experiment

Annemarie van Dooren, Nick Huang and Gesoel Mendes, The future of “want”    (Poster)

Carolina Fraga, CUNY, Spatial Prepositions in Spanish

Yeonju Lee, CUNY, A movement approach to non-local wh-Polarity Sensitive Items in Korean

Milena Sereikaite, University of Pennsylvania, Kind reference within DPs: evidence from Lithuanian

Sadhwi Srinivas, Barbara Landau, and Colin Wilson, Johns Hopkins University, Adapting to a listener with incomplete lexical semantics

Natalia Talmina, Johns Hopkins University, Russian indefinite pronouns in first-order logic with choice