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Logic Group workshop: Conditionals

Saturday, April 6, 2019
12:00am – 11:59pm

Repeats daily until 04/07/2019.

Storrs Campus
Oak 112

UConn Logic Group Workshop, April 6-7, 2019

https://meaning.linguistics.uconn.edu/special-events/

“If" by any other name

It is a relatively recent development that research on conditionals is taking a deep and sustained interest in the full range of linguistic markers, their interactions with each other and with other linguistic categories, and the ways in which they drive and constrain the interpretation of the sentences they occur in. Tense and aspect is an area where such attention has already borne fruit; to a lesser extent, we may mention conditional connectives and pro-forms (especially thanks to works like Iatridou 2000 and Iatridou & Embick 1993). More recently, there seems to be a growing interest in two things: on the one hand, more varied aspects of formal marking of conditionals and the ways in which different grammatical categories may be recruited to encode conditional meaning (including aspect, different types of connectives, conjunctions, etc.); on the other hand, the appearance of these markers in other linguistic contexts (like optatives, complement clauses, temporal clauses, interrogatives, etc.).

Speakers at the workshop include: Kai von Fintel, Sabine Iatridou, Teruyuki Mizuno, Hiromune Oda, Paolo Santorio, Will Starr, Una Stojnić, and Muyi Yang

See the full program here:

https://meaning.linguistics.uconn.edu/special-events/

Contact:

magdalena.kaufmann@uconn.edu

UConn Logic Group Colloquium (primary), Cognitive Science Program, Meaning Group, Philosophy Department, UConn Master Calendar

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