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  • (New) 9 December 2019, Causal Inference Lab reading group

    Date & Time: Monday 9 December 2019, 09:30-10:30
    Location: Room F2.01 (PhD meeting room), ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    The Causal Inference Lab will meet on Monday to discuss the following paper:

    Nadya Vasilyeva, Thomas Blanchard & Tania Lombrozo (2018), Stable Causal Relationships Are Better Causal Relationships doi.org/10.1111/cogs.12605

    Everyone with an interest in causal reasoning is very welcome to come along!

    For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/cil/page_Reading-Group/ or contact Dean McHugh at .
  • 10 December 2019, EXPRESS Seminar, Melissa Fusco

    Speaker: Melissa Fusco (Columbia)
    Title: Sluicing on Free Choice
    Date & Time: Tuesday 10 December 2019, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Room F2.19, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    I explore the implications of the Tense Phrase deletion operation known as sluicing (Ross 1969) for the semantic and pragmatic literature on the Free Choice effect (Kamp, 1973; von Wright, 1969). I argue that the time-honored ‘I don’t know which’-riders on Free Choice sentences, traditionally taken to show that the effect is pragmatic, are sensitive to scope. Careful attention to such riders suggests that these sluices do not show cancellation on Free Choice antecedents in which disjunction scopes narrower than the modal.

  • 11 December 2019, Truthmakers Semantics Workshop

    Date & Time: Wednesday 11 December 2019, 09:30-16:15
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    Speakers: Mark Jago (Nottingham), Peter Hawke (Amsterdam / St Andrews), Aybüke Özgün (Amsterdam / St Andrews), Janneke van Lith (Utrecht), Johannes Korbmacher (Utrecht), Maria Aloni (Amsterdam).

  • (Updated) 12 December 2019, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Hans van Ditmarsch

    Speaker: Hans van Ditmarsch (CNRS, LORIA)
    Title: Dynamic epistemic logic for distributed computing – asynchrony and concurrency
    Date & Time: Thursday 12 December 2019, 16:30-18:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 13 December 2019, joint EXPRESS-DiP Colloquium, Melissa Fusco

    Speaker: Melissa Fusco (Columbia)
    Title: Agential Free Choice
    Date & Time: Friday 13 December 2019, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    Amended by submission by Leïla Bussière on 2019-11-26

    For more information, see here or at http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/event/35136/ or contact Giorgio Sbardolini at .
  • 13 December 2019, Cool Logic, Angelica Hill

    Speaker: Angelica Hill
    Title: Not-so-picky predicates: An analysis of Spanish's que+wh-phrase construction and the puzzle of question-embedding predicates
    Date & Time: Friday 13 December 2019, 18:30-19:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    The literature on question-embedding predicates has generally focused on the restrictions of certain predicates and the complements they can take as argument. However, the discussion becomes even more convoluted when we take the analysis cross-linguistically. My presentation explores a construction that exists in Spanish, but not in English, which allows a speaker to unambiguously report a question that this construction demands a more detailed analysis of question-embedding predicates. I will present such an analysis as well as introduce a test in order to highlight a correlation between a property shared by all verbs that share this construction that take this construction, which is not shared by predicates that do not. It's going to be very verby!

    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/coollogic/talks/112 or contact Cool Logic at .