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2017

  • July 13th: Stephanie Durrleman-Tame (Université de Genève): Thinking about thoughts: the role of language.
  • July 12th: Elena Castroviejo (Ikerbasque and UPV/EHU) & Laia Mayol (UPF): Echoicity, contrast and conditionals.
  • June 29th: Jordina Sánchez (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): Expressing simultaneity of events in Catalan Sign Language (LSC): forms and age differences.
  • June 14th: Daniele Panizza (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen): Neural signatures of Pragmatic Violations in adults and children.
  • June 8th: Alessandro Lenci (Università di Pisa): Dynamic Compositional Representations in Distributional Semantics.
  • May 11th: Craige Roberts (OSU & NYU): Agreeing and Assessing: Epistemic modals and the question under discussion.
  • May 10th: Kristina Gulordava (UNIGE - UPF post-doc candidate): Computational models of word order variation and dependency length minimization effects in syntactically-annotated corpora.
  • April 20th: Avery Andrews (Australian National University): Unflattening LFG
  • April 6th: Víctor Acedo-Matellán (University of Cambridge) and Cristina Real Puigdollers (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): Creation Predicates and Talmy's (2000) satellite/verb-framed typology
  • March 30th: Sílvia Perpiñán (University of Western Ontario): The L2 acquisition of Spanish locative and existential constructions by Catalan and Italian speakers.
  • March 23rd: Laia Mayol (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): Asymmetries between interpretation and production in Catalan pronouns.
  • March 9th: Marika Lekakou (University of Ioannina): Impersonal middles as disposition ascriptions.
  • March 7th: Kleanthes K. Grohmann (University of Cyprus): Evidence from Greek for the Locus Preservation Hypothesis.
  • March 2nd: Anna Pineda (CNRS-IKER): Verbs of inherently directed motion in Romance languages: from pronominal uses to causativization.
  • February 23rd: Zhaozi Jiang (Linyi University, China): "John has died father" and Event Possession in Mandarin Chinese. 
  • February 9th: Cristina Real (UPF): What Measure Verbs Have: an insight into the syntax of possession.
  • February 2nd: Carlo Cecchetto (CNRS-Paris 8 & University of Milan-Bicocca) & Caterina Donati (University Paris Diderot-7): The syntax of idioms: dealing with a puzzle.
  • December 1st: L'Houssaine El Gholb (Institut Royal de la Culture amazighe - IRCAM): Aspects morphologiques et syntaxiques de la forme passive en amazighe. 
  • November 17th: Javi Fernández (CLT-UAB): Right dislocation: a tale of two clauses.
  • October 28th: Guillermo del Pinal (ZAS-Berlin): Advertisement for a multidimensional semantics for truth-conditional pragmatics. 
  • October 13th: Txuss Martín (Durham University): Phases and deixis. The topology of verbal reference. [joint work with Ulrich Reichard]

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2016

  • June 10th: Marcel Giezen (BCBL. Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language): Language processing in bilinguals of signed and spoken languages.
  • May 20th: Itziar Laka (University of the Basque Country): Verb agreement inside-out: features, distance and attraction.
  • May 6th: Maribel Romero (University of Konstanz): "Many", Conservativity and Decomposition.
  • April 29th: Alexandra Spalek (University of Oslo): The Influence of Context in Verb Meaning: the Combinatorial Panorama of Aspectual Verbs Cross-linguistically.
  • April 18th: Rafael Marín: Spanish "estarse" is not only agentive, but also inchoative [joint work with Antonio Fábregas].
  • April 18th: Andrew Koontz-Garboden: Root and template meanings: Insights from change of state verbs.
  • April 1rst: Joan Maling (Brandeis University): A syntactic Rubin's Vase: the inherent ambiguity of non-promotional passives and unspecified subject constructions.
  • March 18th: Kata Wohlmuth (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): Plural predication in context.
  • March 11th: Carlo Cecchetto (CNRS, UMR 7023, SFL Paris VIII University): Is mouthing a core component of sign languages? [joint work with Beatrice Giustolisi and Emiliano Mereghetti, University of Milan-Bicocca]. 
  • March 4th: Patricia Cabredo Hofherr (UMR7023 Structures formelles du langage, CNRS / Université Paris 8): The typology of dependent indefinites.
  • February 1st (UR-Ling): Núria Esteve-Gibert (Aix-Marseille Université): The online processing of intonational meaning and how it is affected by cognitive empathy: evidence from eye-tracking.
  • January 22nd: Pablo Rico Rama (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - CLT): The AL + infinitive construction in Spanish: temporal and causal readings.
  • January 8th: Scott Grimm (University of Rochester): "Furniture" and Other Artifactual Aggregates.

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2015

  • December 4th: María Inés Corbalán (Universidade Estadual de Campinas - UNICAMP): Control in Type-Logical Grammar.
  • November 20th (UR-Ling): Cristina Baus (Aix-Marseille Université): Lexical Access in sign language comprehension and production.
  • November 13th: Eva Csipak (University of Göttingen): Past tense and biscuits.
  • November 13th: Ryan Bochnak (University of Manchester): Optional tense? Evidence from Washo.
  • October 23rd: Bruno Galantucci (Yeshiva University & Haskins Laboratories): Sabbatical reflections: Where I come from and where I'd like to go.
  • June 19th: Toni Bassaganyas-Bars (UPF), Old Catalan 'have'
  • June 12th: Laia Mayol (UPF), The building blocks of concessive 'at least': evidence from Catalan 'si més no'
  • June 5th: Evelina Leivada (UB), Crosslinguistic Variation: Minding the Gap
  • May 8th: Susan Fischer (Graduate Center, CUNY), Historical perspectives on sign language change
  • April 17th: Jordi Fortuny (Universitat de Barcelona), Presenting the Witness Set Constraint
  • April 10th: Julie Auger (University of Indiana), Subject doubling in Picard: Linguistic competence or badge of identity?
  • March 27th: Paula Menéndez-Benito (UPF), Modality in the Nominal Domain: Random Choice and Modal Harmony (joint work with Luis Alonso-Ovalle, McGill)
  • March 20th: Enric Vallduví (UPF), Information structure in context: the role of theme and contrast
  • March 13th: Josep Maria Fontana (UPF), Towards a truly minimalist account of 'auxiliary' + participle constructions: the grammatical and lexical encoding of events and states 
  • March 6th: Wolfram Hinzen (ICREA-Universitat de Barcelona), Why do pronouns exist?
  • February 20th: Anna Gazdik (Karl-Franzens-Univesität, Graz), Agreeing Invariable Adjectives in French (joint work with Veronika Hegedüs)
  • February 13th: Donna Jo Napoli (Swarthmore College, Philadelphia), The drive for ease of articulation in language: Active and reactive effort in sociolinguistic variation and the structure of the lexicon
  • January 30th: Claudia Borgonovo (Université Laval - Québec), Concessive clauses or how to be pragmatically humble

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2014

  • December 12th: Helena Aparicio (University of Chicago), Processing of Relative vs Absolute Adjectives: a Visual World Study (joint work with Ming Xiang and Chris Kennedy)
  • December 5th: Melània S. Masià (CSIC - UAB), Adjectives of veracity
  • November 14th: Heather Burnett (Université de Toulouse 2 - Jean Jaurés / Institut Jean Nicod - École Normale Supérieure, Paris), Reflections of Grammar in Patterns of Variation: Variable Negative Concord in Dialects of French and the Architecture of the Syntax-Semantics Interface
  • October 31st: Laura Bortolotto (Università Ca' Foscari, Venice), The Syntax (and Semantics) of Relational Adjectives in Italian
  • October 17th: Paula Menéndez-Benito (UPF), Modality and Determiners: Algún que otro (joint work with Luis Alonso Ovalle (McGill)
  • October 3rd: Marco Baroni (Center for Mind/Brain Sciences - University of Trento), Decompositional distributional semantics
  • June 27th: Jeff Lidz (University of Maryland)
  • June 13th: Peter Pagin (Stockholm University), General Compositionality and Belief Sentences
  • June 6th: Tonia Bleam (University of Maryland), Ditransitive Alternations Cross-linguistically: Alternate Projection without Polysemy
  • May 21st: Malka Rappaport-Hovav (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Drowning (out) manner/result complementarity?
  • May 9th: Gemma Barberà (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - Univ. Paris 8), R-impersonal constructions in Catalan Sign Language (LSC): Indefinite pronouns and contrastive meaning
  • May 2nd: Ayumi Shimoyoshi (UPF), Japanese aspect marker -te i-: progressives, perfects, and habituals in a single form
  • April 25th (UR-Ling seminar): Bruno Galantucci (Department of Psychology, Yeshiva College of Yeshiva University), Studying novel forms of human communication in the laboratory
  • April 24th (UR-Ling seminar): James Pustejovsky (Department of Computer Science - Brandeis University), Computational Models of Events
  • March 24th: Christopher Kennedy (University of Chicago), How many accomplishments
  • March 14th: Victor Acedo (Universidade do Minho) and Cristina Real (CLT-UAB), The distinction between locative a and en in Catalan: Evidence from quantifier scope
  • February 28th: Dan ZemanThe variadic Operators Approach: Accounting for Sequence of Tense and other Complex Linguistic Phenomena
  • February 21st: Mar Massanell and Jaume Mateu (UAB), Auxiliary selection in Old Catalan
  • January 31st: Josep Quer (UPF), Exhaustive and non-exhaustive variation with anti-specific indefinites: free choice and referential vagueness (link to article)

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2013

  • November 29th: Roberta D'Alessandro (Universiteit Leiden), Person-oriented phenomena in (southern) Italian dialects
  • November 22nd: Veronika Richtarcikova (UPF), Epistemic indefinites: Alternatives-and-exhaustification analysis
  • November 8th: Laia Mayol (UPF), Conditionally interpreted declaratives in Spanish
  • October 25th: Louise McNally (UPF), Reference to and via properties: The case of Dutch
  • October 18th: Urtzi Etxebarria (CNRS), BNs in Basque
  • October 11th: Matías Jaque (UAM), Stativity in Spanish: levels of representation and degrees of dinamicity
  • September 27th: Mihajlo Ignjatovic (UPF), The aspect of resultative verbs
  • September 19th: Mojmír Dočekal (Brno), Cumulativity and number marking on nouns
  • September 17th: Mojmír Dočekal & Hana Strachoňová (Brno), Scope preferences of universal quantifier and negation
  • May 30th: Elena Castroviejo (LyCC-CSIC) & Isabel Oltra Massuet (Tarragona), 'Ser capaç/z': a double-flavored emphatic modal
  • May 24th (UR-Ling): Cristiane Silva (Universidade Estadual de Campinas), Perceptual validation of Garrido Model applied to Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish foreign language
  • May 17th: Eugenio Vigo (UPF), Spanish cleft sentences as copular inversion cases
  • April 26th: Marie Labelle (UQÀM) & M. Teresa Espinal (UAB), Historical changes in negative expressions. The case of French.
  • April 19th: Isidora Stojanovic (CNRS/Jean Nicod & UPF), Reporting same-saying
  • April 5th: Sergi Torner (UPF), On the semantics of domain adverbs
  • March 1st: Maartje Schulpen (Utrecht), Modification of bare nominals across languages and constructions
  • February 15th: Heather Burnett (U. de Montreal / ENS Paris), On the logical and grammatical foundations of adjectival scale structure
  • February 13th: Heather Burnett (U. de Montreal / ENS Paris), The rise and fall of resultative predication in the history of French
  • February 8th: Antje Roßdeutscher (Stuttgart), Prepositional Elements in a DM/DRT-based Syntax-Semantics-Interface in German
  • January 25th: Marie Labelle (UQÀM, Montreal), Syntactic (and pragmatics) aspects of past participle fronting in Old and Middle French 

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2012

  • December 13th (UR-Ling): Ulf Liszkowski (Hamburg), How infants communicate: Meaning, gestures, modes
  • November 29th: Ana Aguilar Guevara (Utrecht), Modified weak definites
  • November 22nd: Scott Grimm (UPF), Number and Individuation
  • November 15th (UR-Ling): José Luis Mendívil (Zaragoza), Si todo es sintaxis, ¿por qué son tan importantes las palabras?
  • October 11th: Xavier Villalba (UAB), Pronominal pivots in existential sentences 
  • October 4th (UR-Ling): Juan Maria Garrido (UPF), Glissando: an annotated corpus for the analysis of Prosody in Spanish and Catalan
  • September 27th: Rob van der Sandt (Nijmegen), On processing
  • June 22nd (UR-Ling): Nuria Sagarra (Carnegie Mellon / UPF), Cross-linguistic variation and the L2 acquisition of L2 temporal reference
  • June 18th: Mojmir Dočekal (Brno), On negative manner and degree questions
  • June 15th: Mojmir Dočekal (Brno), Negation, Scope, Focus and Plurality (abstract: parles.upf.edu/llocs/bgehrke/home/docekal_barcelona_1.pdf)
  • June 1st: Ilaria Frana (Göttingen), Covert Nominal Modality: The case of Adnominal Conditionals
  • April 12th (UR-Ling): Joan Borràs-Comes (UPF), Susagna Tubau (UAB), M. Teresa Espinal (UAB) & Pilar Prieto (ICREA-UPF), Syntax, prosody and gesture constrain the interpretation of double negation
  • March 15th: Olav Müller-Reichau (Leipzig), Event Kinds and Russian Existential Imperfectives
  • March 1st: Roser Saurí (Barcelona Media), Are you sure that this happened? Assessing the factuality degree of events in text
  • February 23rd: Sonia Cyrino (UNICAMP) & M. Teresa Espinal (UAB), Bare Nominals in Brazilian Portuguese: more on the NP/DP analysis
  • February 16th: Bryan Leferman (UPV-EHU/HiTT), The paradox(es) of Agent-Oriented adverbs
  • February 2nd: Gemma Boleda (UPF), Coloring semantic spaces: Towards perceptually grounded models of word meanin
  • January 12th: Cristina Sánchez Marco (UPF), Path and change in Spanish estar + past participle

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2011

  • December 1st: Elena Castroviejo Miró (CCHS-CSIC) & Laia Mayol (UPF): How to cancel an implicature.
  • November 15th: Klaus Abels (University College London): Split scope and the verbal right bracket in German.
  • November 3rd: Louise McNally (UPF): Inflection and derivation: how adjectives and nouns refer to abstract objects [joint work with Henriëtte de Swart (Universiteit Utrecht)].
  • October 20th: Alexandra Spalek (UPF): Verb Meaning in Context: The case of Spanish 'break', 'romper'.
  • October 6th: Àlex Alsina & Boban Arsenijević (UPF): The two faces of agreement: Analyzing Serbo-Croatian hybrid agreement.
  • September 29th: Glyn Morrill (UPC): Parsing/theorem-proving.
  • July 14th: Silvia Martínez-Ferreiro (UPF): The Ibero-Romance agrammatic database: an ongoing project.
  • June 23rd: John Moore (UCSD): The Object Parameter in Grammar: Evidence from Moro.
  • June 14th: Gemma Barberà (UPF): A unified account of specificity in Catalan Sign Language.
  • May 19th: Wolfram Hinzen (Durham University): Tarski, grammar, and truth.
  • March 31st: Maribel Romero (Universität Konstanz): Decomposing Modal Superlatives.
  • March 22nd: Gemma Boleda (UPC): Semantic factors in the choice between ethnic adjectives and their PP counterparts: Quantitative evidence.
  • February 24th: Henriëtte de Swart (Universiteit Utrecht): Telicity features of bare nominals.
  • January 27th: Vidal Valmala (UPV-EHU): On Spanish Clitic Left Dislocation and the Preference for Move over Bind.

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2010

  • December 16th: Karen Lahousse (K.U.Leuven): Information structure and embedded clauses.
  • November 11th: Maarten Janssen (UPF): Corpus patterns: Beyond word classes (and word meanings).
  • October 14th: Cedric Boeckx (UAB): From C to P.
  • September 7th: Peter Svenonius (Universitetet i Tromsø): Dative case in Scandinavian languages.
  • June 3rd: Pilar Prieto (ICREA-UPF): Speech rhythm as durational marking of prosodic heads and edges.
  • May 13th: Joost Zwarts (Universiteit Utrecht): Weak definites and the lexical semantics of nouns.
  • April 15th: Àlex Alsina (UPF): No null nouns.
  • March 11th: Elinor Payne (University of Oxford): The construction of markedness: narratives of phonologisation [co-organised by GrEP].
  • February 11th: Cristina Sánchez Marco (UPF): De la construcción resultativa al perfecto.

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2009

  • December 9th: Gergő Somodi (UB & CEU Budapest): The Perlocution Claim.
  • November 30th: Laia Mayol (UPenn/UAB): A Question of Misfortune [joint work with Elena Castroviejo (University of Chicago)].
  • November 19th: Chris Barker (University of New York & the Free University of Bolzano): Free choice permission as linear reasoning.
  • July 14th: Gemma Barberà (UPF): Choice of referring expressions in Catalan Sign Language.
  • June 30th: Melita Stavrou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki): The nominal properties of ethnic adjectives and the structure of DP [joint work with Artemis Alexiadou].
  • June 18th: Cristina Real Puigdollers (UAB): Prepositions in Romance.
  • May 25th: Deborah Chen Pichler (Gallaudet University): Perspectives on sign language acquisition: First, second and bilingual acquisition of ASL.
  • March 19th: Aina Peris Morant (CLiC, UB): Event vs. result denotation. A pertinent distinction in the nominal domain? An analysis from a corpus linguistics approach.
  • February 13th: Víctor Acedo Matellán (UB): Adjectival Resultatives Cross-linguistically: a Morphophonological Account.
  • January 22nd: Gabriela Resnik (Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento in Argentina): La expresión del aspecto en el dominio nominal: determinantes y cuantificadores de nombres eventivos del español. 

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2008

  • December 4th: Olga Borik (Universidade Nova de Lisboa): Temporal marking strategies in Capeverdean Creole (CVC).
  • November 12th: Berit Gehrke (UPF) & Nino Grillo (CSIC): How to Become Passive.
  • October 2nd: Lisa Brunetti (UPF): Discourse Functions of Fronted Foci in Italian and Spanish.
  • July 11th: Irene Russo (Università di Pisa): Classifying adjectives through corpus analysis: semantic distinctions in syntagmatic contexts.
  • June 19th: Carla Umbach (Universität Osnabrück): German wie-phrases in equative comparison.
  • May 19th: Boban Arsenijević (Universiteit van Amsterdam): The correlative construction as a type of conditional clause. 
  • May 15th: Joana Rosselló (UB): A non-predicational syntactic account for specificational sentences: The proposal and some of its consequences.
  • March 13th: Elena Castroviejo (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main): What does it take to embed an exclamative?
  • February 28th: David Nicolas (Institut Jean Nicod, CNRS): Towards a semantics for mass expressions derived from gradable expressions.
  • January 11th: Roser Saurí (Brandeis University): Determining Modality and Factuality for Text Entailment.

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2007

  • December 10th: Ad Neeleman (UCL): A'-Scrambling and Contrastiveness in Dutch.
  • November 22nd: Laia Mayol (UPenn): Pronouns in Catalan: the Position of Antecedent Hypothesis and other uses of the overt pronoun.
  • July 16th: Mariapaola D'Imperio (Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence): Form and function of rising contours in French, Italian and Swedish: to read or not to read?
  • July 2nd: Stephen L. Thompson (William Paterson University): The logic of stigmatized Englishes.
  • July 2nd: Judy Bernstein (William Paterson University): Subject-Verb Agreement across Varieties of English.
  • June 28th: Philippe Blache (CNRS & Université de Provence): Methods and tools for multimodal corpus annotation.
  • April 26th: Xavier Villalba (UAB): La dislocació a la dreta en català i castellà: un estudi quantitatiu.
  • March 15th: Ía Navarro (UAB): On the semantic status of le-predicates in Mexican Spanish.
  • February 1st: Helen de Hoop (Radboud University Nijmegen): Object Fronting. 

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2006

  • December 14th: Jenny Doetjes (Rijksuniversiteit Leiden): Counting and degree modification.
  • November 28th: Stavros Skopeteas (Universität Potsdam): Typology of Information Structure: The Viewpoint of Language Production.
  • November 23rd: Chrysanthie Therapontos (Université de Lille): On genitive verbal constructions in Greek with indirect and direct objects and adjuncts.
  • November 16th: Àlex Alsina (UPF): Long-distance dependencies in a unified theory of structure-sharing in LFG.