At the annual Linguistic Society of America over this weekend, there was a workshop on Perspectival Expressions and the “de se” reading cross-linguistically. UMass was well-represented.
Alumna Craige Roberts, with Jefferson Barlew and Eric Snyder, presented the paper “Tools for the cross-linguistic de se semantic analysis of perspectival expressions."
Alumna Amy Rose Deal gave the paper “Person/locative asymmetries in Nez Perce indexical shift."
Hazel Pearson and Tom Roeper gave the paper “A methodology for testing for de se/de re ambiguities.