Questions in Discourse

Time: 18-20 September 2014

Venue: Universität Göttingen, Hörsaal PH20, Humboldtallee 19

Thursday, 18 September

09:00-09:45 Edgar Onea, Malte Zimmermann, Joseph P. DeVeaugh-Geiss, Anna-Christina Boell
Welcome / Project Presentation “Exhaustivity in It-Clefts” (slides)
09:45-10:30 Hans Kamp t.b.a.
10:30-10:45 coffee break
10:45-11:30 Judith Tonhauser
“What’s the Question? Towards a Monosemous Analysis of Evaluative Adjectives”
11:30-12:15 Maria Aloni, Floris Roelofsen, Nadine Theiler
“Embedded Interrogatives: The Role of False Answers” (slides)
12:15-13:00 Manuel Kriz
“Issues and Granularity: Definite and Indefinite Plurals”
13:00-14:30 lunch at “Chiang Mai” Thai restaurant, Nikolausberger Weg 27
14:30-15:15 Yimei Xiang
“A Semantic Approach to the Distribution of Mention-Some Questions”
15:15-16:00 Arndt Riester t.b.a.
16:00-16:15 coffee break
16:15-17:00 Andreea Nicolae
“Exhaustivity and NPI Licensing in Wh-Questions”
17:00-17:45 Tanja Rojas-Esponda
“Structure in the Space of Discourse Particles”
19:00-til dinner at “Zum Szültenbürger” restaurant, Prinzenstraße 7

Friday, 19 September

09:00-09:45 Manfred Krifka
“Focus in Question Acts”
09:45-10:30 Beste Kamali
“The Intricacies of Polar Questions in Turkish”
10:30-10:45 coffee break
10:45-11:30 Wataru Uegaki
“Nominal Complements of Attitude Predicates and the Semantics of Question-Embedding”
11:30-12:15 Elsi Kaiser
“Experimental Investigations of English Clefts: Exhaustivity and Alternatives”
12:15-12:45 Eva Shipova
“Semantics of èto-clefts in Russian”
12:45-14:00 lunch at “Mensa am Turm” cafeteria, Goßlerstraße 12 b
14:00-14:45 Martin Aher
“Deontic and Epistemic Modals in Suppositional [Inquisitive] Semantics” (slides)
14:45-15:30 David Beaver t.b.a.
17:00-18:30 social activity: Führung Göttinger Unterwelten
19:00-til dinner at “ Bullerjahn” restaurant, Markt 9

Saturday, 20 September

09:00-10:30 Discussion on experimental approaches to exhaustiveness in clefts and exclusives
10:30-11:00 coffee break
11:00-12:00 Discussion on other topics that emerged during the workshop
12:00-12:15 Closing remarks