Reference to events and other abstract objects (such as degrees and times) which serve as implicit predicate arguments has served as the basis for semantic analysis of a wide range of phenomena, from adverbial modification and anaphora to temporal and aspectual interpretation and pluractionality. We will review the trends in the field, and address the question of the status of such objects in the grammar.

Course requirements

Students who enroll in the course for credit will be required to turn in a research paper at the end of the quarter. You should consult with me on the topic by the end of the seventh week.


NB: The following schedule is subject to change, so please check for updates each week! (Last updated: Tuesday, May 3)