April 4, 2016

Research Groups: Friday, April 8

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Phonology Group

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Language Variation and Change Group
'Shut-up-and-write' session for everyone writing course papers or an MA Forum paper or a Generals paper or a thesis.

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Semantics Group
Michela Ippolito (faculty): "On the embeddability of epistemic modals."

In this talk I review some of the facts about embedding epistemic modals under attitude verbs and some recent literature on this phenomenon. I discuss some problems and show that the constraints on embedding epistemic modals are very similar to the constraints on embedded V-to-C in German.

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