CUSP 5 will be held on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning October 27 - 28, 2012 at the University of California, San Diego. It is co-hosted by the Department of Linguistics, SemanticsBabble, the Center for Humanities and the Department of Philosophy.
Participation in CUSP is free and open to any faculty and graduate or undergraduate students who are interested. For organizational purposes, please e-mail us if you are coming (even if you are not presenting), no later than Friday Oct 5.
|12:30 - 1:00||REGISTRATION|
|1:00 - 1:05||WELCOME REMARKS|
|SESSION I||Chair: Jessica Rett (UCLA)|
|1:05 - 1:30||Roumyana Pancheva (USC): Quantity superlatives|
|1:30 - 1:55||Ashley Feinsinger (UCLA): Existing, Innovative, and Impossible Words | Handout|
|1:55 - 2:20||Oana David (Berkeley): A frame-semantic treatment of verbs of separation in metaphoric usage | Handout|
|2:20 - 2:45||Eric Acton (Stanford): Non-minimal standard change and the Finnish partitive-accusative object distinction|
|2:45 - 3:05||COFFEE BREAK|
|SESSION II||Chair: Sam Cumming (UCLA)|
|3:05 - 3:30||Natasha Korotkova (UCLA): Evidentiality in Georgian|
|3:30 - 3:55||Deniz Ozyildiz (UCLA): When I is not me: A preliminary case study of shifted indexicals in Turkish | Handout|
|3:55 - 4:20||Dasha Popova (Stanford): Veridicality and attitude predications|
|4:20 - 4:40||COFFEE BREAK|
|SESSION III||Chair: Jesse Harris (Pomona)|
|4:40 - 5:05||Lelia Glass (Stanford): Analyzing epistemic must like deontic must derives indirectness requirement | Handout|
|5:05 - 5:30||Philippe Côté-Boucher (UCLA): Beyond the King of France: Alternative ways to look into existence presuppositions | Handout|
|5:30 - 5:55||Sven Lauer (Stanford): Implicature tests, and how to fail them: A class of 'obligatory' Gricean conversational implicatures|
|5:55 - 7:00||SUPPER - PROVIDED ONSITE|
|SESSION IV||Chair: Roumyana Pancheva (USC)|
|7:00 - 7:25||Jesse Harris (Pomona): A semantics for interjective what|
|7:25 - 7:50||Gwen Gillingham (UCSD): Accented pronouns and violated expectations | Handout|
|7:50 - 8:15||Tom Recht (Berkeley): Clause-initial verbs in Ancient Greek and the Question Under Discussion model|
|9:00 - 9:30||BREAKFAST|
|SESSION I||Chair: Chris Potts (Stanford)|
|9:30 - 9:55||Donka Farkas (UCSC): Assertions and polar questions: Default and non-default cases | Handout|
|9:55 - 10:20||Lauren Winans (UCLA): Inquisitive and non-inquisitive disjunctions | Handout|
|10:20 - 10:45||Patrick Munoz (UCSD): That’s not art: Backhanded sentences and distant worlds | Handout|
|10:45 - 11:10||David Friedell (UCLA): Parked in a loading zone|
|11:10 - 11:30||COFFEE BREAK|
|SESSION II||Chair: Donka Farkas (UCSC)|
|11:30 - 11:55||Alex Djalali (Stanford): Temporal syllogistic-style reasoning | Handout|
|11:55 - 12:20||Karl DeVries (UCSC): Number words and aspectual modifiers|
|12:20 - 12:45||Jessica Rett (UCLA): Mirativity across constructions and theories | Handout|
In addition, for those of you who are interested, Jason Stanley from Rutgers University is currently scheduled to give a colloquium talk in the philosophy department at 4 pm Friday October 26.
The deadline for the submission of abstracts was Friday Oct 5.
Parking is free on Saturday and Sunday anywhere on campus unless there’s a sign that says otherwise. There are two big parking lots right next the Linguistics Department on the right of the campus entrance on Muir College Drive.
We may be able to provide some crash space. Please e-mail us ASAP (but no later than Friday, Oct. 5), if you need crash space. Include in your message information about pet allergies, smoking habits, etc.
Del Mar Inn
In a small beach community
Walking distance to the beach,
7 miles, 15 mins drive from UCSD
From $99.99 up (free parking, free wi-fi)
Call to get the special CUSP rate (no later than Friday, Oct. 5): (888) 627-8445
Sheraton La Jolla
Right next to campus
10-12 minute walk to the CUSP meeting room
$119 (parking $10 a day, free wi-fi)
Call to get the special CUSP rate (no later than Wednesday, Sept. 26): (858) 453-5500
Estancia La Jolla
Right next to campus and 5 mins walking to the CUSP meeting room.
Really nice hotel spa to pamper yourself.
If you are lucky, you can get a room around $200, but prices can go up quickly.
We are happy to share a useful guide to the city of San Diego, giving information on restaurants and tourist attractions, prepared by colleagues for a different upcoming conference at UC San Diego.
The CUSP project was founded in 2008 with the aim of creating a semi-structured venue for interaction between the many researchers in the California semantics/pragmatics community.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org