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Fri Apr 13, 2018
1303 Dwinelle Hall, 3–4:30 PM
Meaning Sciences Club
Amy Rose Deal (UC Berkeley)
Compositional paths to de re

In this talk I argue that de re attitude reports arise from multiple distinct LFs, both within and across languages. One type of de re LF features the res argument composing in situ, as advocated in much recent work (Percus and Sauerland 2003, Anand 2006, Ninan 2012, Charlow and Sharvit 2014, Pearson 2015). Another features a res element which is semantically an argument of the attitude verb at LF, potentially having obtained that position by covert res movement.