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The LingLunch at UCL is a loosely organized series of informal presentations. The LingLunch provides an opportunity for staff, students, and visitors to present work in progress or practice talks in a friendly atmosphere.

LingLunches typically take place every other week during term time on Wednesdays, 1pm-2pm. Everybody is welcome to attend -- don't forget to bring your lunch.

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  • 27 November 2013 [CH room G15, 1pm] Guillermo del Pinal (Columbia U.)  The aim of this talk is to defend an account of privative noun phrases---noun phrases which have privative adjectives as main modiers (e.g., "fake gun", "counterfeit dollar")---which assumes that common nouns have a dual semantic structure that includes an extension-determining semantic component and a non-extension-determining component. I show that, if we modify our compositional rules in certain simple ways, this account can be implemented in a type-driven compositional formal semantic framework. To further support this dual content account, I also discuss the shortcomings of other more traditional accounts of privative noun phrases (e.g., Partee's account) which assume that nouns do not have a dual semantic structure with a non-extension determining component.
  • 27th February 2013 [CH room G15, 1pm] Frauke Berger and Nausicaa Pouscoulous, will be giving a presentation on a joint project "How early can children understand presuppositions? A look at German particles’ understanding 2.5-year-olds".
  • 14th March 2012 [CH room 101, 1pm] Frank Romano, who is a member of our staff this term, teaching language development.'Native/non-native differences in knowledge of L2 Italian direct object clitics' [download abstract]