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Colloquium Talk by Angelika Kratzer (UMass Amherst)

Friday, September 9, 2016
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Storrs Campus
Oak 112

Colloquium Linguistics Series

Title: Evidential moods in attitude & speech report

Abstract: My talk will be about moods in the evidential family: (arguably) the indicative and (definitively) the German reportative subjunctive (Konjunktiv I). Evidential moods, and moods more generally, are usually seen as dependent or ‘selected’ by certain verbs that embed sentential complements. This has all been a mistake, I think. I will argue that evidential moods (and moods more generally) are not selected by attitude verbs, they are responsible for creating the modal semantics of attitude verbs.


Gabriel Martinez Vera

Linguistics Department (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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