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MIT@Sinn und Bedeutung

The 19th annual meeting of Sinn und Bedeutung was held at the Georg August University at Göttingen from September 15 to 17, 2014. Sabine Iatridou was one of the invited speakers. She gave a talk entitled Our even (joint work with Sergei Tatevosov). The following MIT students and faculty gave talks:

  • Martin Hackl, Erin Olson and Ayaka Sugawara: “Processing Only: Scalar Presupposition and the Structure of ALT(S)”
  • Miriam Nussbaum: “Subset Comparatives as Comparative Quantifiers”
  • Wataru Uegaki: “Predicting the variations in the exhaustivity of embedded interrogatives”

Some MIT alumni were also there:

  • Roni Katzir and Raj Singh: “Economy of structure and information”
  • Benjamin Spector and Yasutada Sudo: “Presupposed Ignorance and Scalar Strengthening”
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