December 17th: Xixian Liao (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): Coherence-driven predictability and referential form: evidence from English corpus data.
December 10th: E Jamieson (University of Southampton): Incorporating the addressee’s beliefs: non-canonical questions in Scots dialects.
December 3rd: Uli Sauerland (ZAS Berlin): A Meaning First View of Generative Grammar.
November 26th: Diana Gómez Vázquez (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): A first approach to the cognitive representation of event structure. [joint work with Luca L. Bonatti & Ana Martín]
November 12th: David Bordonaba Plou (Universidad de Valparaíso/Universitat Pompeu Fabra): The Role of Intuitions in the Discussion on Taste Disagreements: A Study of Experimental Philosophy of Language.
November 5th: Mora Maldonado (University of Edinburgh): Experimental investigations into the learnability of person systems.[joint work with Jennifer Culbertson]
October 29th: David Blunier (Université de Genève) and Giorgia Zorzi (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): Ellipsis, indexicals and role shift in Catalan Sign Language: the role of QUD.
March 12th: Natasha Korotkova (Universität Konstanz): Find, must, and conflicting evidence.[joint work with Pranav Anand]
March 5th: Gemma Boleda (ICREA - Universitat Pompeu Fabra): Distributional semantics and linguistic theory.
February 27th: Igor Yanovich (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen): Approximate Bayesian Computation to learn about the Bantu prehistory. [joint work with Patricia Santos, Silvia Ghirotto and Andrea Benazzo]
February 20th: Anderson Almeida da Silva (University of Campinas): On the encoding of definiteness in two groups of signers of Brazilian Sign Language.
December 5th: Matthijs Westera (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): Studying the anticipation of QUDs and discourse relations by crowdsourcing a dataset of 'evoked questions'.[joint work with Laia Mayol and Hannah Rohde]
November 21st: Dària Serés (Universitat Autònoma Barcelona): Generic plurals in languages with and without articles.
October 31st: Cristina Real Puigdollers (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): Axial terms in Catalan.
October 17th: Shunting Chen (Shanghai International Studies University/LLF): Predicting the Structure or Predicting the Reference Pattern: Inter-clausal Anaphora in Chinese Written Corpus with the Case of Conditionals.
October 3rd: Chenjie Yuan (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): Proof Irrelevance and Anaphora Representation.
September 26th: Anna Pineda (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and Michelle Sheehan (Anglia Ruskin University at Cambridge): A new kind of dependent case analysis for Romance causatives: evidence from Catalan (and Italian).
May 30th: Giorgos Spathas (ZAS Berlin): Proportional modification of gradable predicates: the case of percentages.
May 23rd: Dominika Slušná (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): Mapping language in the brain: a conflicting picture. A brief overview of language in the brain.
May 9th: Matías Guzman (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf): Analogy-base Morphology: The Classical Nahuatl number system.
May 2nd: Berit Gehrke (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin): Against the notion of fake imperfectivity.[partially based on joint work with Olga Borik (UNED)]
April 25th: Thomas Brochhagen (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): Coevolution of Lexical Meaning and Pragmatic Use.
April 11th: Gerardo Ortega (University of Birmingham): The role of gesture in the acquisition of a sign language as a second language.
April 4th: Bridget Copley (CNRS/Université Paris 8): Aspectual meaning at the grammatical-conceptual interface.
March 28th: Phoevos Panagiotidis (University of Cyprus): Understanding some primitives of grammar.
March 14th: Alexandra Navarrete González (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): Syntactic explorations into the expressive dimension.
March 7th: Bahtiyar Makaroğlu (University of Ankara/Universitat Pompeu Fabra): Understanding contrast in Catalan Sign Language (LSC): a matter of degree?
February 28th: Louise McNally (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): Scalar alternatives and scalar inference involving adjectives.
February 14th: Markus Steinbach (University of Göttingen): JA, NEIN, DOCH or STIMMT-NICHT? An Empirical Study on Response Particles in German Sign Language.
January 17th: Natasha Korotkova (University of Konstanz/University of Tübingen): The subjective heart of evidentiality.
January 10th: Evelina Leivada (UiT-The Arctic University of Norway): Adjective Ordering Restrictions and the Role of Universal Grammar.
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]
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.
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
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 Zeman, The 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)
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.