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## אירועים עתידיים

• 2019-05-01 12:30 עד 14:00

# סמינר מחלקתי

תאריך:
2018-12-04 14:30 עד 16:00

מיקום:
חדר הסמינרים של ה-LLCC

Homogeneity and the distributive-collective distinction

This talk focuses on two questions in the semantics of plural predication:

(1) Does plural predication give rise to specified' (i.e., distributive or collective) meanings or to underspecified' ones (compatible with both distributive and collective situations)?

(2) What is the source of variation between non-distributive predicates with respect to Homogeneity (Križ 2015)?

Examining question (1), I argue that both specified and underspecified meanings should be derivable (following Schwarzschild 1991; Heim 1994), and observe that predicates differ in their Specification properties (whether they give rise to specified or underspecified meanings). I further claim that there is a correlation between the Specification properties of predicates and their Homogeneity properties, which calls for a unified perspective on questions (1)-(2). I propose such a perspective based on a novel trivalent semantics for Link's star operator (following but departing from Schwarzschild 1994) together with a relativization of that operator to `covers' (Schwarzschild 1991, 1994; Heim 1994).

מרצה:
משה בר-לב, אקול נורמל סופרייר והאוניברסיטה העברית