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MelaTAMP @ DGfS, Saarbrücken

Workshop at the 39th Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society in Saarbrücken
  • When Mar 08, 2017 12:00 to Mar 10, 2017 11:59 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100)
  • Where AG 9 (Short session, building B 4.1, room 0.22)
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AG 9: "Towards an ontology of modal flavors"

Ryan Bochnak, Universität Leipzig/Universität Konstanz,
Anne Mucha,Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim,
Kilu von Prince, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin,


Short Abstract:

Our understanding of modal meanings is crucially based on the notion of various modal flavors, which distinguish, for example, between epistemic and deontic readings. However, neither within nor across linguistic subfields is there any consensus about the exact ontology of those modal flavors. This workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers in formal semantics, typology, syntax, language description, psycholinguistics and language acquisition to address these issues in the analysis of linguistic modality, in order to gain a better understanding of the role of modal flavors in grammar and cognition.