The 19th Annual Amsterdam Colloquium will meet from December 18-20 at the University of Amsterdam. UMass will be well represented. Angelika Kratzer gave an invited talk, “Modality and the Semantics of Embedding,” and is one of four participants in the “SMART Cognitive Debate on the Future of Semantics.” Barbara Partee will give a speech in a special event honoring Jeroen Groenendijk, Martin Stokhof and Frank Veltman. In addition Elizabeth Bogal-Allbritten will give a talk entitled “Subsentential modal modification as reduced Transparent Free Relatives.” The wider UMass Diaspora is also well represented:
Bernhard Schwarz will give a talk entitled “At least and quantity implicature: choices and consequences"
Luis Alonso-Ovalle and Paula Menendez-Benito will give a talk entitled “Epistemic Indefinites and Evidential Constraints: Spanish Algún."
Robin Cooper will give a talk entitled “Update Conditions and intensionality in a type-theoretic approach to dialogue semantics."
Roger Schwarzschild will give a talk, with Daniel Altshuler, entitled "Correlating cessation with double access."