November 7-8, 2014

University of California, Los Angeles

The 7th meeting of California Universities Semantics and Pragmatics will take place at UCLA on Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8, 2014.


Friday, November 7, 2014 in Humanities A65

10:00-10:30 Coffee
10:30-11:10 Sara Kessler (Stanford) Adjectives and the Stage-Individual Level Distinction: A corpus study
11:10-11:50 Erik Zyman (UCSC) Lake Pátzcuaro P'urhepecha and the Semantic Typology of Degree Constructions
11:50-12:30 Daria Popova (Stanford) Noun multidimensionality and gradability through the prism of the 'tot eshjo N' construction in Russian
12:30-1:30 Lunch There are a number of options available on campus.
1:30-2:10 Lelia Glass (Stanford) Need to vs. have to vs. got to: A corpus study in semantic variation
2:10-2:50 Katie Sardinha (UC Berkeley) Deriving modal flavour in Turkmen
2:50-3:30 Lauren Winans (UCLA) Evidential restrictions of must and will
3:30-3:50 Coffee break
3:50-4:30 James Collins (Stanford) Be about to and the proximal future
4:30-5:10 Jos Tellings (UCLA) All-clefts and NPI-licensing in Dutch
5:10-5:50 Bern Samko (UCSC) Verum Focus in alternative semantics
5:50-6:30 Philippe Côté-Boucher (UCLA) Yes, but that's not the point: Ways to change the QUD
7:00 Dinner at Wolfgang Puck's Ackerman Student Union

Saturday, November 8, 2014 in Humanities A65

8:30-9:30 Breakfast
9:30-10:10 Jesse Harris (UCLA) A Transparent Semantics for Transparent Free Relatives
10:10-10:50 Gwen Gillingham (UCSD) WHAT?! SERIOUSLY?!: Emphatic Rising Declaratives and Wh-In-Situ Constructions in English
10:50-11:30 Kristen Greer (UC Davis) The partitive structure of quantification
11:30-12:30 Lunch in Campbell 2122
12:30-1:10 Prerna Nadathur (Stanford) Implicative verbs and presuppositions
1:10-1:50 Andrea Beltrama (Stanford/U of Chicago) Very UCLA, totally next in line
1:50-2:30 Julia Blume (UCSD) The Interaction of Evidentials and Validationals in Cusco Quechua
2:30-3:00 Coffee break
3:00-3:40 Phil Crone (Stanford) Asserting Clarity as Managing Awareness
3:40-4:20 Iris Oved, Pierina Cheung, and David Barner (UCSD) Lexical Concepts as Representations for Essences: Evidence from Use of Generics
4:20-5:00 Andre Coneglian (UPM; FAPESP-Brazil/UC Berkeley) A mental spaces treatment of concessive constructions: the case of metaspatial constructions


CUSP 7 will be held at UCLA in Humanities A65 both days.

For parking information see this guide.The closest parking structure is lot 5.



Graduate student presenters and attendees interested in finding accommodation with UCLA graduate students can contact us for details.

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For faculty, we recommend the UCLA Guest House:

330 Charles E. Young Drive East
       Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 825-2923
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