(virtually at) Brown University
May 7 – 9, 2021

Quick links: Friday Saturday Sunday. All times are Eastern Time (UTC-4).

Friday, May 7th

9:00-9:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks Jill Pipher (Vice President for Research, Brown University), and remarks from the Program Committee
Session 1
Chair: Elizabeth Allyn Smith
9:15-9:55 Modelling selectional super-flexibility Kristina Liefke
10:00-10:40 Disjunctive discourse referents in French Sign Language Jeremy Kuhn
10:40-11:00 Break
11:00-11:50 Lightning Talks
11:50-1:00 Poster Session 1
1:00-2:20 Lunch and Popup Mentoring
Session 2
Chair: Scott AnderBois
Invited Talk
2:20-3:20 Two Paths to Habituality: The Semantics of ‘Habitual Mode’ vs. ‘Imperfective Mode’ in Tlingit Seth Cable
3:25-4:05 Modality in the nominal domain: The Chuj yalnhej + wh series Luis Alonso-Ovalle and Justin Royer
4:05-4:25 Break
Session 3
Chair: Sophia Malamud
4:25-5:05 Granularity in the semantics of comparison Helena Aparicio, Curtis Chen, Roger Levy and Elizabeth Coppock
5:10-5:50 English non-manner how-clauses as answers to deficient questions Rebecca Jarvis

Saturday, May 8th

Session 4
Chair: Craige Roberts
Invited Talk
9:00-10:00 Dogwhistles: Persona and Ideology
Elin McCready (joint work with Robert Henderson)
10:05-10:45 A diachronic expanation for cross-linguistic variation in the use of inverse scope constructions Omri Amiraz
10:45-11:05 Break
Session 5
Chair: E. Matthew Husband
11:05-11:45 Negative Free Choice Paul Marty, Jacopo Romoli, Yasutada Sudo, and Richard Breheny
11:50-12:30 Challenge problems for a theory of degree multiplication (with partial answer key) Elizabeth Coppock
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:20 Lightning Talks
2:20-3:30 Poster Session 2
3:30-3:45 Break
Session 6
Chair: Roman Feiman
3:45-4:25 The dual life of embedded CPs: Evidence from Russian čto-clauses Tatiana Bondarenko
Invited Talk
4:30-5:30 Semantics, pragmatics, and noise in the acquisition of quantification
David Barner

Sunday, May 9th

Session 7
Chair: Ellie Pavlick
9:00-9:40 A post-suppositional account of associative plurals in Burmese Keely New
9:45-10:25 Composing attitudes: Why knowing people is not believing them Kajsa Djarv
10:25-10:40 Break
Session 8
Chair: Masako Fidler
10:40-11:20 Imprecision and speaker identity: How social meaning affects pragmatic reasoning (slides) Andrea Beltrama and Florian Schwarz
11:25-12:05 Temporal homogeneity and exceptions to habituals Omar Agha
12:05-1:05 Lunch
Session 9
Chair: Polly Jacobson
1:05-1:45 About what about: Topicality at the semantics-pragmatics Interface Justin Bledin and Kyle Rawlins
Invited Talk
1:50-2:50 Temporal interpretation in the narrative mode
Roumyana Pancheva
3:00-4:00 SALT Business Meeting

Poster Session 1

Friday, May 7th
Lightning Talks: 11:00am-11:50am Eastern Time
Live Poster Sessions: 11:50am - 1:00pm Eastern Time

Scalar diversity and ignorance inferences: An experimental study on at least as a modifier of numerals vs adjectives Stavroula Alexandropoulou
Prosody is adding what? Maria Biezma, Bettina Braun and Angela James
Modifying result states in Turkish Ömer Demirok and Furkan Dikmen
(Non-)factive islands from (non-)necessary triviality Kajsa Djarv and Maribel Romero
Presuppositions in polar questions Aurore Gonzalez
Intention reports and eventuality abstraction in a theory of mood choice Thomas Grano
Plurals as scalar predicates: Evidence from contextual restrictions on cumulativity Nina Haslinger
Bare singulars and pseudo-incorporation in Western Armenian Alexandros Kalomoiros
Which singular wh-interrogatives admit plural answers in Brazilian Portuguese Filipe Hisao Kobayashi and Vincent Rouillard
Distinguishing between alternatives Paul Marty, Jacopo Romoli, Yasutada Sudo and Richard Breheny
Reciprocity without reciprocal pronouns Takanobu Nakamura
Modally conditioned mood-switch: the case of ADVISE Predicates in Greek Despina Oikonomou
Toward a unified semantics for English "either" William Thomas *
The dynamics of refusal: A revision to the QUD theory of discourse Alex Warstadt
Which presuppositions are subject to contextual felicity constraints? Ethan Wilcox, Roger Levy, and Kathryn Davidson

Poster Session 2

Saturday, May 8th
Lightning Talks: 1:30pm - 2:20pm Eastern Time
Live Poster Sessions: 2:20pm - 3:30pm Eastern Time

A compositional account of Japanese ka in Inquisitive semantics Anna Alsop and Lucas Champollion
A restrictive account of the fourth reading Ido Benbaji *
Zero, measurement, and nominal semantics in Cantonese Hary Chow and Marcin Morzycki
Intervention effects directly follow from scope rigidity in Turkish Ömer Demirok
Deriving polarity from granularity Julie Goncharov and Lavi Wolf
Modal versus deictic evidentials in ʔayʔaǰuθəm Marianne Huijsmans and Daniel K. E. Reisinger
Connoisseurial contradictions: expertise modulates faultless disagreement Elsi Kaiser and Deniz Rudin
Intensional gaps: Relating doxasticity, bouleticity, veridicality, factivity, and neg-raising Benjamin Kane, Will Gantt, and Aaron White
Might and might not: Children's comprehension of modal verbs Brian Leahy
Anaphoric comparative compares focus alternatives Ang Li
Two types of reference to wh-dependencies Haoze Li
Q-particles in embedded declaratives, mood, and clausal complementation Teruyuki Mizuno
Polarity sensitive weak necessity modals Frank Staniszewski
On the apprehensive and frustrative uses of before and expletive negation Chloé Tahar
Binding without variables: Solving the under-generation problem Yimei Xiang

* Denotes an alternate talk