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Keynote Addresses                                                                                                                                                 

2013 (December)

Slavic Aspect: A Constantly Moving Goal.” The 10th European Conference on Formal Description of Slavic Languages (FDSL-10), University of Leipzig, Germany.

2010 (April)

“Two Models for Characterizing Genericity?” The 19th Conference on Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics, University of Maryland.

2009 (February)

Parts and wholes in the semantics of aspect.” Conference on The Czech Language in Formal Grammar. Masaryk University, Brno, The Czech Republic.

2008 (December)

“Individuation, Quantification and Aspect.” The 7th Conference on Formal Description of Slavic Languages (mid-year session). The Independent University of Moscow. Russia.

2004 (June)

“Measures and Indefinites.” The 20th Annual Meeting of the Israel Association for Theoretical Linguistics. Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel.

2001 (December)

Aspect, Eventuality Types and NP Semantics in Slavic Languages.” Conference on Perspectives on Aspect. Main organizer: Henk Verkuyl, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

 

Invited Lectures

2014 (March)

“Generics and Habitual Markers.” Workshop on Slavic Linguistics organized by Susan Rothstein, English Linguistics Programme/Gonda Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel.

2014 (March)

“Characterizing Genericity.” Colloquium talk, Department of Linguistics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

2014 (March)

“Weak and Strong Telicity.” Workshop on Identification and Delimitation of Events (DelimitEvent), organized by Lucia Tovena and Marta Donazzan with the support of the Fédération Typologie et Universaux Linguistiques (FR 2559), Université Paris 7, UFR de Linguistique, Paris, France.

2014 (February)

"Habituals and Genericity.” Colloquium talk, Department of Linguistics, University of Rochester, USA.

2013 (March)

“The Dimension of change: A factor in the robustness of telic interpretations.” Workshop on Slavic Linguistics at Bar Ilan University, Bar Ilan, Israel.

2012 (March)

“Talking generically.” Workshop on Slavic Linguistics at Bar Ilan University, Bar Ilan, Israel.

2011 (December)

“Measures on Events.”  Colloquium talk, Department of Slavic Languages and Department of Linguistics, University of Tübingen, Germany.

2011 (December)

“Prefixes and the aspectual structure of verbs.” Workshop on Particle Verbs and Lexical Aspect University of Stuttgart, Germany.

2011 (April)

“Sums and Scales.” Workshop on Scalarity in Verb-Based Constructions, Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany.

2011 (February)

Partial Objects and Imperfectivity.” Conference on Bilingualer Sprachvergleich und Typologie: Tschechisch-Deutsch / Deutsch-Tschechisch (Bilingual Comparative Linguistics and Typology: Czech-German / German-Czech‘). University of Regensburg.

2009 (August)

“Characterizing Genericity.” Colloquium talk, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany.

2009 (February)

A series of four lectures on aspect, indefinites and genericity. Charles University, Faculty of Arts, Institute of Czech Language and Theory of Communication, Prague, The Czech Republic.

2007 (March)

“Indefinites.”  Department of Linguistics. Princeton University.

2005 (June)

“Telicity and Perfectivity.” Workshop on Theoretical and Crosslinguistic Approaches to the Semantics of Aspect organized by Susan Rothstein at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel.

2004 (May)

“The Telicity Parameter Revisited.” Department for Scandinavian Linguistics and Literature. University of Oslo, Norway. 

2004 (May)

“Measures and Indefinites.” Colloquium talk at the Center for Advanced Studies in Theoretical Linguistics. University of TromsŅ, Norway.

2003 (September)

“Prefixed Verbs and Interpretation of Bare Arguments.” Workshop on Tense and Aspect organized by Gillian Ramchand at the Linguistic Association of Great Britain (LAGB) Autumn Meeting, University of Oxford.

2003 (February)

Imperfectivity: Its Delimitation in the Slavic Verbal System.” Workshop on Grammatical Polysemy: The Case of Imperfective Aspect in Russian. University of Leipzig, Germany.

2002 (December)

“(In)Definite Descriptions.” Department of Linguistics, Université de GenŹve. GenŹve, Switzerland.

2002 (January)

“Individual-Level Predicates as Restrictors in Generic Quantification.” Linguistics Colloquium. Department of Linguistics, Stanford University.

2001 (November)

“Interaction of Genericity, I-level vs. S-level Predicate Distinction and Case Morphology.”  Workshop on Genericity.  Organizers: Hans-Jürgen Sasse and Leila Behrens, Köln University, Germany.

2001 (July)

The Semantics of Case in Russian Secondary Predicates.” Department of Linguistics, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany.

2001 (May)

The Semantics of Case in Russian Secondary Predicates.” Department of Linguistics, University of Chicago.

1999 (November)

“Reduced Relatives: A Lexical Constraint-Based Approach.” Cognitive Science Brownbag Colloquium. Department of Psychology, Northwestern University.

1999 (October)

“Reduced Relatives: A Lexical Constraint-Based Approach.” Linguistics Colloquium. Department of Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

1997 (July)

Commentator on the presentations by Sabine Iatridou and Alessandro Zucchi. Workshop on Crosslinguistic Variation in Semantics. 1997 Summer Institute, Linguistic Society of America, Cornell University. Organizers: Gennaro Chierchia, Sally McConnell-Ginet and Molly Diesing.

1997 (June)

“Aspect and Aktionsart in Slavic Languages.” Workshop on Events as Grammatical Objects, From the Combined Perspectives of Lexical Semantics, Logical Semantics and Syntax. 1997 Summer Institute, Linguistic Society of America, Cornell University. Organizer: Carol Tenny.

1997 (March)

“Sui Generis Genericity.” Linguistics Colloquium. Department of Linguistics, State University of New York at Buffalo.

1996 (April)

“Aspect and Lexical Quantification.” Department of Linguistics, University of Amherst at Massachusetts.

1992 (May)

“Verbal Aspect and Nominal Argument Interpretation.” Linguistics Colloquium. Department of Linguistics, The University of Texas at Austin.

1989 (May)

“A Semantic Analysis of German BE-verbs.” Symposium on Cognitive Linguistics. Universität Duisburg, Germany.

1988 (June)

“Aspectual Properties of the AN-Construction in German.” Seventh Groningen Round-table: ‘Tense-Aspect-Modus.’ [Typology of the Lexical and Grammatical Forms in the Germanic Languages.] Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands.

 

Refereed Conference and Workshop Lectures

2014 (June)

Perfectivity as Maximization over Event Stages.” With Daniel Altshuler. Chronos 11. 11th International Conference on Actionality, Tense, Aspect, Modality/Evidentiality. Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy.

2014 (June)

Meaning Components in the Constitution of Russian Verbs: Presuppositions or implicatures?” With Yulia Zinova. SALT (Semantics and Linguistic Theory) XXIV, New York University, New York, USA.

2014 (May)

“Scalar Implicatures of Russian Verbs.” With Yulia Zinova.  Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 23, University of California at Berkeley, Berkely, USA.

2013 (December)    

The Role of Derivational History in Aspect Determination.” With Yulia Zinova. The 10th European Conference on Formal Description of Slavic Languages (FDSL-10), University of Leipzig, Germany.

2013 (September)

“Predicting the Grammatical Aspect Category in Russian.” With Yulia Zinova. Workshop on Aspect held at the 10th International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation (TbiLLC), Gudauri, Georgia.

2012 (December)

“Dimensions in Telicity.” Workshop on Aspect Across Languages, held as part of the Australian Linguistic Society Annual Conference (ALS 2012), Perth, Australia.

2009 (May)

“Habituals and Q-adverbs.” Conference on Genericity: Interpretation and Uses. École normale supérieure, Paris, France.

2009 (April)

“Imperfectivity and genericity: A non-reductionist analysis.” Workshop on Imperfective Form and Imperfective Meaning.  Department of Linguistics, Yale University.

2008 (July)

“Telicity by Parts, Degrees and Ends.” 18th International Congress of Linguists, Seoul, South Korea.

2007 (December)

“Indefinites in Slavic: A cross-linguistic and Slavic perspective.” The Annual Meeting of the American Association of Teachers of East European Languages (AATSEEL). Chicago.   

2005 (December)

Negative Yes/No-questions with the positive epistemic implicature.” The Annual Meeting of the American Association of Teachers of East European Languages (AATSEEL). Washington, DC.

2005 (May)

“Telicity as a Semantic Parameter.” Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics (FASL 14). Princeton University, Princeton.

2004 (January)

The Semantic Structure of Prefixed Verbs and their Arguments.” Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Boston.

2001 (May)

The Semantics of Case in Russian Secondary Predicates.” SALT (Semantics and Linguistic Theory) XI, New York University, New York.

2000 (October)

“The Semantics of Case in Russian Secondary Predicates” (with Chris Kennedy). Workshop on Predicative Constructions, Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (‘Center for General Linguistics’). Berlin, Germany.

1998 (May)

“Context for Definite Reference: An Experimental Account” (with Craig Chambers, Michael K. Tanenhaus, Gregory N. Carlson). The Annual Meeting of the Canadian Linguistics Association. Ottawa, Canada.

1998 (March)

“Reduced Relatives Judged Hard Refute Lexical Syntactic Analysis.” (with Michael K. Tanenhaus, Gregory N. Carlson, Paul D. Allopenna and Joshua Blatt). The Eleventh Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. New Brunswick, N. J.

1998 (March)

“Uniqueness and Referential Domains” (with Craig Chambers, Michael K. Tanenhaus, Kathleen M. Eberhard, Gregory N. Carlson). Poster presented at The Eleventh Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. New Brunswick, N. J.

1998 (February)

“Lexical Constraint-Based Approach to Reduced Relatives.” The Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. University of California at Berkeley.

1998 (January)

“The Quantization Puzzle.” Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, New York.

1998 (January)

“Definites, Indefinites and the On-Line Construction of Referential Domains” (with Craig Chambers, Michael K. Tanenhaus, Gregory N. Carlson). Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, New York.

1997 (December)

“Distributivity Strengthens Reciprocity and Collectivity Weakens It” (with Hana Gregory N. Carlson. Conference on Semantics organized by Edit Doron and Fred Landman. Jerusalem.

1997 (April)

“Constraint-Based Approach to Aspect Shift and Coercion.” The Thirty-Third Annual Meeting of Chicago Linguistic Society. Chicago.

1997 (February)

“Sui Generis Genericity” (with Gregory N. Carlson). The Twenty-First Penn Linguistics Colloquium. The University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia.

1995 (January)

“Psychological Verbs and the Syntax-Semantics Interface.” Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, New Orleans.

1994 (November)

“Psychological Verbs and Conceptual Structure.” Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language. University of California at San Diego. La Jolla.

1994 (May)

“Integrating Telicity, Aspect and NP Semantics: The Role of Thematic Structure.” A symposium on Aspect: Current Perspectives sponsored by the University of California at Los Angeles Center for European and Russian Studies and Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.

1994 (May)

“Integrating Telicity, Aspect and NP Semantics: The Role of Thematic Structure.” The Third Annual Workshop on Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics, University of Maryland, College Park.

1993 (May)

“Quantificational Morphology.” The Second Annual Workshop on Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Boston.

1993 (February)

“Habitual and Generic Sentences: A Case Study in Czech.” The Nineteenth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. University of California at Berkeley.

1993 (January)

“Habitual and Generic Sentences: A Case Study in Czech.” Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Los Angeles.

1992 (November)

“Event Structure and Semantics of Nominal Expressions.” Conference on The Relationship between Linguistic and Conceptual Representation organized by the Max-Planck Institute, Nijmegen, and the Linguistic Society of Belgium. Antwerp, Belgium.

1992 (November)

“Aspect and the Semantics of Quantity of Nominal and Verbal Expressions.” The Ninth Eastern States Conference on Linguistics, State University of New York at Buffalo. Buffalo.

1992 (November)

“Verbal Aspect and Object Case Marking: A Comparison between Czech and Finnish.” Cognitive Linguistics Workshop, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, and University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley.

1992 (October)

“Verbal Aspect and Object Case Marking: A Comparison between Czech and Finnish.” The Twenty-Second Western Conference on Linguistics. The University of Arizona at Tucson.

1992 (April)

“Aspect and Interpretation of Nominal Arguments.” The Twenty-Eighth Annual Meeting of Chicago Linguistic Society. The University of Chicago.

1991 (July)

“Aspect and Individuation.Second International Cognitive Linguistics Association Conference. University of California at Santa Cruz.

1991 (May)

“The Role of ‘Incremental Theme’ in the Constitution of Aspect Semantics.” The Fifth Annual Cognitive Linguistics Workshop. The University of California at San Diego.

1990 (October)

“Thematic Roles and Aktionsart.” The Twentieth Western Conference on Linguistics. The University of Texas at El Paso.

1989 (December)

“Nominal Reference and Aspect: Aspectually Determined Sort-Shifting in Czech.” Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Washington, D.C.

1989 (February)

“The ‘Missing Subjects’ in German.” The Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. University of California at Berkeley.

1987 (October)

“German BE-verbs Revisited.” The First Annual Cognitive Linguistics Workshop. University of California at Berkeley.