Semantics-Pragmatics Conference

October 26, 2018

On October 27, UCSC hosted a workshop on “Topics at the Semantics-Pragmatics Interface,” organized by Adrian Brasoveanu and former LRC visitor Floris Roelofsen. The workshop featured talks by collaborators and former students of Donka Farkas, and much like Donka’s own work, dove into a broad range of topics, including Mayan quotatives, free choice inferences, and the interaction between priority modals and conditionals. The workshop was capped off by a plenary talk by Donka on the special conventional discourse effects of non-intrusive oare-questions in Romanian. True to UCSC form, the workshop tackled tricky questions at the semantics-pragmatics interface and subsequently spirited but friendly debate about which member of the projected set to adopt as the common ground.