The Weekly Newsletter of MIT Linguistics

MIT Workshop on Exhaustivity 2016

MIT Linguistics will be hosting a Workshop on Exhaustivity on Saturday, September 10, 2016, organized by alumni Luka Crnič (PhD ‘11), Roni Katzir (PhD ‘08), and Raj Singh (PhD ‘08).

The following faculty and alumni will be giving talks, with commentaries by Danny Fox (faculty, PhD ‘98) and Uli Sauerland (PhD ‘98):

  • Marie-Christine Meyer (PhD ‘13): Grice and Grammar: How cooperative are weak sentences?
  • Andreas Haida and Tue Trinh (PhD ‘11): A plea for (no) monsters
  • Giorgio Magri (PhD ‘09): Blindness and Hirschberg’s contextually ordered alternatives
  • Wataru Uegaki (PhD ‘15): ‘Wonder’ and embedded exhaustivity

Additionally, several faculty, alumni, and students will be presenting posters:

  • Sam Alxatib (PhD ’13): *onlyonly
  • Moshe E. Bar-Lev and Danny FoxOn the global calculation of embedded implicatures
  • Natasha Ivlieva (PhD ‘13) and Sam Alxatibvan Benthem’s problem, exhaustification, and distributivity
  • Hadas Kotek (PhD ‘14): Untangling Tanglewood using covert focus movement (joint work with Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine, PhD ‘14)
  • 5th year student Lilla MagyarWhat is at issue? Exhaustivity of structural and morphological DP focus in Telugu
  • Despoina Oikonomou (PhD ‘16): Deriving the strong-reading of Imperatives via Exhaustification