February 8, 2016

Research Groups: Friday, February 12

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Phonetics/Phonology Group
Paper discussion: Durvasula and Kahng (2016). Illusory vowels in perceptual epenthesis: The role of phonological alternations. Phonology, 32, 1-32.

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Language Variation and Change Group
Group 'discovery day' devoted to exchanging research questions and pressing issues.

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Semantics Group
Giuseppe Ricciardi (MA): "Italian future non-future: Its contexts of use."

It is a well-known fact that in many languages future morphology can be optionally used to convey an epistemic reading, without any reference to a future time. In this talk, I focus on Italian where the epistemic use of the future is quite productive. I will attempt to define clearly the utterance contexts where it is appropriate to employ the epistemic future and, at the same time, I will try to explore its relation to other, more 'conventional' epistemic expressions.

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