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- Abstract: In this paper, we argue that same is fundamentally different from different, in that same imposes a discourse condition on eventualities, while different compares individuals. This difference has not been noted in previous literature. Furthermore, in the literature on same, there has been a persistent puzzle about the contribution of the definite article with which same must co-occur. We show that this puzzle is resolved once the contribution of same is adjusted to apply to eventualities: then the definite article can be interpreted in the usual way, as generating a presupposition about individuals.
- Monday, September 14
- 1–2:30: Elisabeth Wehling (Berkeley), "Morally Queasy: Insula and Basal Ganglia Responses to Literal and Metaphoric Disgust Language" (CogNetwork, 1229 Dwinelle)
- 2–3: First Annual Phorum Phround Phrobin (Phonetics and Phonology Forum, 1303 Dwinelle)
- 3–4:30: Alan Yu (Chicago), "The United States Supreme Court Oral Arguments as a Sociophonetic Corpus" (UC Merced CogSci Colloquium)
- Tuesday, September 15
- 3:30–5: Andrew Garrett (Berkeley), "Ancestry relationships in linguistic phylogenetics" (Historical Linguistics Forum, a.k.a. *dhworom, 1229 Dwinelle)
- Wednesday, September 16
- 6–9 pm: Potluck Dinner and Discussion of Summer Fieldwork (Group in American Indian Languages, chez Leanne Hinton)
- Friday, September 18
Larry M. Hyman is giving the Henry Sweet Lecture ("Why underlying representations?") at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of Great Britain (in London), where he is also speaking on "The value of fieldwork for doing linguistics" at the LAGB Summer School. Safe travels, Larry!