Sabine Iatridou (MIT)
Thu 17 Nov 2016, 16:10 - 17:00
DSB 3.10/3.11

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We examine the behavior of temporal intervals in certain morphosyntactic constructions. In other words, this project falls within the investigation of the expression of time in natural language.

The paper will lay out a certain semantics for the Perfect, and in that light will examine a particularly problematic case. Conclusions from this discussion affect the meaning of the definite article, and also reveal certain impossible Wh-questions.

(collaborative work with Kai von Fintel)

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