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MIT Linguistics: Department of Linguistics & Philosophy

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Syntax-Semantics Reading Group
Fall 2008

The Syntax-Semantics Reading Group is a weekly discussion group on syntax, semantics and their interface.

Meetings this semester are on Wednesdays from 3PM - 4:30PM in room 26-310 unless otherwise noted.

Meetings and changes in the schedule are announced by email to interested people. If you want to receive the email announcements, want to present something, give a practice talk, or have any other comments about the Syntax-Semantics Reading Group, email An incomplete list of previous meetings: Spring 2008, Fall 2007, Spring 2007, Fall 2006.

Feel free to suggest a reading you would like to present or see presented.

September 17

Patrick Grosz will lead an informal discussion on Chris Potts' "The Logic of Conventional Implicatures".

September 24

Luka Crnic and Tue Trinh (at 3:00), and Jacopo Romoli and Yasutada Sudo (at 4:30) will give practice talks for Sinn und Bedeutung 13.

October 8

Luka Crnic will lead a discussion of Chris Kennedy's work. Readings: Vagueness and Grammar (L&P, 2007) and Modes of Comparison (CLS, 2008). (Reading the papers is not a prerequisite to attend.)

October 15

Jeremy Hartman will lead a discussion of Phillipe Schlenker's Expressive Presuppositions. (Reading the paper is not a prerequisite to attend.)

November 19

TBA will lead a discussion on Ora Matushansky's work.


(Update: 9/22/2008)