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MIT Linguistics: Department of Linguistics & Philosophy

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Syntax-Semantics Reading Group
Spring 2008

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

Meetings this semester are on Mondays from 11:30AM - 1:00PM in room 36-112 (pictured here) 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

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

March 17

Ezra Keshet will give a practice talk and a longer presentation of his work on situation variables.
Abstract for SALT

March 19

Andreas Haida (ZAS, Berlin).
The Semantics of Successive-Cyclic Wh-Movement

April 7

Alya Asarina and Kirill Shklovsky will give a talk. The tentative title is "Optatives in Russian (and beyond)."

April 14

24.956 "Topics in Syntax: Imperatives" will meet. We will discuss the work by Potsdam and Rupp.

April 25

Arnim von Stechow (University of Tübingen) will give a talk entitled "Tense and Presupposition in Conditionals" (handout).

May 5

Pritty Patel will give a talk entitled "Exploring Case in Kutchi Gujarati."

May 12

Jessica Coon, Jeremy Hartman and Ezra Keshet will give practice WCCFL talks.

May 19

Yasutada Sudo and Jacopo Romoli will give a talk. Title TBA


Further presentations will be announced shortly. (Update: 4/20/2008)