Cornell University
August 17 – 20, 2020

Quick links: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday. See also a visual overview and our OSF repository. All times are Eastern Time (UTC-4).

Monday, August 17 (Focus Workshop)

9:00-9:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Session 1
Chair: Jon Ander Mendia
9:15-9:55 From maximality to bias: Biased A­-not-­A questions in Mandarin Chinese Shumian Ye
10:00-10:40 Focus and contrastive topic in assertions and question: Disjunction and conjunction of alternatives Beste Kamali and Manfred Krifka
10:45-11:25 Factive islands and interrogative logical triviality Hana Kalpak
11:30-12:00 Break
Invited Talk
Chair: Mats Rooth
12:00-1:00 Towards a general theory of type shifting Thomas Ede Zimmermann
1:00-2:00 Lunch
Session 2
Chair: Alexander Kocurek
2:00-2:40 Simplification is not scalar strengthening Paolo Santorio
2:45-3:25 Wh-the-hell as a polarity-insensitive, speaker-oriented domain restrictor Joshua Martin
3:30-4:10 Focus alternatives in the derivation of disjunctive questions Morwenna Hoeks
4:15-4:30 Break
Keynote Talk
Chair: Angelika Kratzer
4:30-5:30 Is there reference to questions in the grammar of focus? Mats Rooth

Tuesday, August 18

9:00-9:15 Welcome and opening remarks With Cornell President Martha Pollack
Invited Talk
Chair: Sarah Murray
9:15-10:15 Constraint-based projection
Judith Tonhauser
(based on joint work with Judith Degen)
10:15-10:30 Break
Session 1
Chair: Kai von Fintel
10:30-11:10 Prosodically-conditioned factive inferences in Korean: An experimental study Sunwoo Jeong
11:15-11:55 A new case of low modality: goal PPs Fabienne Martin, Margaret Grant, Florian Schäfer, and Christopher Pinon
11:55-12:00 Quick Break
Special Session
Moderator: Sally McConnell-Ginet
12:00-1:00 SALT1-SALT30: A Retrospective
1:00-2:00 Lunch + social session
Poster Session 1
2:00-2:45 Lightning Talks
2:45-4:00 Posters on display
4:00-4:15 Break
Session 2
Chair: Craige Roberts
4:15-4:55 Cumulative readings of every: weak and asymmetric Keny Chatain
5:00-5:40 Montague Grammar induction Gene Louis Kim and Aaron Steven White

Wednesday, August 19

Poster Session 2
9:00-9:45 Lightning Talks
9:45-11:00 Posters on display
11:00-11:15 Break
Session 3
Chair: Helena Aparicio
11:15-11:55 Searching for a universal constraint on the denotations of clause-embedding predicates Floris Roelofsen and Wataru Uegaki
12:00-12:40 Priming reveals similarities and differences between three purported cases of implicature: Some, number and free choice disjunctions Marie-Christine Meyer and Roman Feiman
1:00-2:00 Lunch + Pop-up mentoring (PUM)
Invited Talk
Chair: Jon Ander Mendia
2:00-3:00 Severing uniqueness from answerhood [handout] Bernhard Schwarz
(based on joint work with Aron Hirsch and Michaela Socolof)
3:00-3:15 Break
Session 4
Chair: Todd Snider
3:15-3:55 Shifty behavior: Investigating predicates of personal taste and perspectival anaphora Elsi Kaiser
4:00-4:40 Situation types in complementation: Oromo Attitude Reports Shannon Bryant and Diti Bhadra
4:45-5:25 A'ingae =sa'ne APPR and the semantic typology of apprehensional adjuncts Scott AnderBois and Maksymilian Dąbkowski

Thursday, August 20

Invited Talk
Chair: William Starr
9:00-10:00 The projection problem for predicates of taste [handout] Dilip Ninan
10:00-10:15 Break
Session 5
Chair: Carlotta Pavese
10:15-10:55 A dynamic semantics of single and multiple wh-questions Jakub Dotlacil and Floris Roelofsen
11:00-11:40 Generalized Crossover Patrick D. Elliott and Yasutada Sudo
11:45-12:25 Dynamic presupposition of want and polarity sensitivity Julie Goncharov
12:30-2:00 Lunch + SALT business meeting
Session 6
Chair: Alexis Wellwood
2:00-2:40 Composing CPs: evidence from disjunction and conjunction Itai Bassi and Tatiana Bondarenko
2:45-3:25 An epistemic bridge for presupposition projection in questions Nadine Theiler
3:30-3:45 Break
Invited Talk
Chair: Sally McConnell-Ginet
3:45-4:45 When does a clause become a question? On the fine structure of the interrogative left periphery [handout] Veneeta Dayal

Tuesday Posters & Lightning Talks

Tuesday afternoon, 2p-4p Eastern Time

Numeral Any: the view from Farsi Luis Alonso-Ovalle and Esmail Moghiseh
Embedded presents and the structure of narratives Pranav Anand and Maziar Toosarvandani
Unifying perception across nominal and propositional domains Diti Bhadra
Complexity/informativeness trade-off in the domain of indefinite pronouns Milica Denić, Shane Steinert-Threlkeld, and Jakub Szymanik
The strongest assertable alternative: Marathi =c and its counterparts Ashwini Deo
A probabilistic pragmatics for English singular 'some' Lewis Esposito and Christopher Potts
Unconcealed Questions Nicholas Fleisher
Determiners are 'conservative' because their meanings are not relations: evidence from verification Tyler Knowlton, Paul Pietroski, Alexander Williams, Justin Halberda, and Jeffrey Lidz
High and low exhaustification in singular which-questions Filipe Hisao Kobayashi and Vincent Rouillard
Causality and aspect in ability, actuality, and implicativity Prerna Nadathur
Additive particles in copular sentences Mathieu Paillé
Comparing conventions Rachel Rudolph and Alexander Kocurek
Asymmetries between uniqueness and familiarity in the semantics of definite descriptions Sadhwi Srinivas, Kyle Rawlins, and Daphna Heller

Wednesday Posters & Lightning Talks

Wednesday morning, 9a-11a Eastern Time

Positively polar plurals Dorothy Ahn, Ankana Saha, and Uli Sauerland
Gradability across grammatical domains in Logoori Margit Bowler and John Gluckman
Numeral modifiers revisited: Ignorance as a consequence of obligatory (ir)relevance Brian Buccola and Andreas Haida
The interaction of question particles and negation in embedded contexts: the case of alles Jordan Chark
Ignorance, introspection, and epistemic modals Luka Crnic and Tue Trinh
Pragmatic constraints on subject-oriented honorifics in Yaeyaman and Japanese Christopher Davis
Anti-uniqueness without articles Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine and Meghan Lim
Composing reciprocity: An analysis of scattered reciprocals Filipe Hisao Kobayashi
Counterfactuals and undefinedness: homogeneity vs. supervaluations Paul Marty, Jacopo Romoli, and Paolo Santorio
Degree modifiers and common ground operators: The case of at all Erika Mayer
Pluractional numerals in Seri: eventuality individuation and distributivity Jérémy Pasquereau
Representing an open issue: Mandarin discourse particle "ba" Yu'an Yang
Fake tense in Hausa counterfactuals: A novel argument for underspecified EXCL Malte Zimmermann

Asynchronous Only

Revisting Olga, the beautiful dancer: A plea for an intersective A-analysis Claudia Maienborn