The Third MACSIM: Program

Saturday, 13 April 2013
Host: Johns Hopkins University, Cognitive Science Department
Faculty organizer: Kyle Rawlins
Invited Speaker: Paul Portner, Georgetown

Venue: Gilman Hall, on the Homewood campus of JHU, at 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD, 21218. (Talks will be in Gilman 050, Registration / posters / lunch / dinner will be in the Gilman atrium, on floor 2.)

We would like to thank the NSF IGERT program for financial support of this workshop.


Last updated Apr 9. PDF program + abstracts.

9-10 Breakfast, registration, poster set-up (Gilman Atrium)
10-11 Talk session 1 (Gilman 050)
Mike Oliver (JHU): Interpretation as Optimization: (So-called) Privative Adjective Constructions
Christopher Ahern (UPenn): Honest Signaling and the Maxim of Quality
11-12:15 Poster session 1 / coffee (Gilman Atrium)
12:15-1:15 Invited talk (Gilman 050)
Paul Portner (Georgetown University): Imperatives and Gradable Modality
1:15-2:15 Lunch (Gilman Atrium)
2:15-3:15 Talk session 2 (Gilman 050)
Tim Leffel (NYU): A syntactically conservative approach to Bolinger effects
Teresa O’Neill (CUNY): Equating sentences: a type-shifting operation on propositions
3:15-4:30 Poster session 2 / coffee (Gilman Atrium)
4:30-6 Talk session 3 (Gilman 050)
Mingming Liu (Rutgers): Participant Sharing in Chinese Resultatives
Yanyan Cui (Georgetown): Modal concord — from a corpus perspective
Chris LaTerza (UMD): Plural de se reports
6-6:10 Business meeting
6:30- Dinner (Gilman Atrium)

Poster session 1 (11-12:15)

Diti Bhadra (Rutgers): Bangla biased questions with ‘naki’

Haitao Cai (UPenn): A Few Arguments against Counterfactual Accounts of Causation

Ting Chi (Georgetown): Automatic Disambiguation of Chinese Modal Auxiliaries

Rachel Dudley, Naha Orita, Morgan Moyer, Valentine Hacquard, and Jeffrey Lidz (UMD): Are three year olds really insensitive to factivity?

Juri Ganetkevich (JHU): Large-scale paraphrasing for natural language understanding

Kristen Johannes (JHU): Acquiring a balance: Verbs in the development of spatial language

Lan Kim (University of Delaware): The multidimensional approach to the affected experiencer construction in Korean

Dunja Veselinovic (NYU): Distributivity with group nouns: semantics or pragmatics?

Alexis Wellwood (UMD): How much plurals count

Emily Wilson (CUNY): Interpretive effects of predicate inversion: The syntax and information structure of nominal copula constructions in Slovenian

Poster session 2 (3:15-4:30)

Charley Beller (JHU): Neutral and pejorative nouns

Han-Byul Chung (CUNY): The semantics of the Korean particles i/ka and ul/lul

Michael Gagnon (UMD): Noun Phrase Ellipsis Revisited

Hillary Harner (Georgetown): Focus Sensitivity and Deontic Strength

Anton Ingason (UPenn): The Causation of Experience Construction in Icelandic – Implications for Syntax and Semantics

Jooyoung Kim (University of Delaware): Two Types of Unselected Embedded Questions in Japanese and Korean

Bokyung Mun (Georgetown): A necessity priority modal and its interaction with tense in Korean

Teresa Torres Bustamante (Rutgers): Mirativity within the typology of surprise-expressions

Aaron White (UMD): An experimental investigation of partial control

Erin Zaroukian (JHU): ‘Approximately’ vs. ‘about’: epistemic possibility in approximation

Linmin Zhang (NYU): A rate analysis of binomial each