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13-14 February 2012, Properties and Optionality in Syntax and Semantics, Utrecht University

Date: 13-14 February 2012
Location: Utrecht University

The variety of optionality and modification phenomena, and their intricate relations with intensional properties, lead to some hard puzzles about syntax and semantics. This workshop will examine, from the perspectives of formal syntax and semantics and the formal philosophy of intensional properties, a few of these questions:

1. Should there be a unified grammatical framework for analyzing phenomena of optionality?
2. Is there still a role for intensional properties in accounting for optionality effects?
3. How precise and elegant are current hypotheses about optionality in natural language grammar?

For more information, see http://www.hum.uu.nl/medewerkers/h.devries1/poss2012.htm.

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