Mancunians at Sinn und Bedeutung 25

Posted on September 1, 2020 by

One of the main semantics conferences, Sinn und Bedeutung 25, is happening online this week, hosted virtually by University College London and Queen Mary University of London. It wouldn’t be a semantics party without the Mancunians, so you won’t be surprised to hear that the conference will see multiple contributions from the usual LEL suspects.

The special session on Semantics of Understudied Languages and Semantic Fieldwork features an invited talk by Vera Hohaus on “Superlatives without degrees”. As an invitee, Vera has been treated to her own introductory video themed around struggle with natural elements, which is an integral part of fieldwork.

The same session also includes a paper by Margit Bowler on “Cross-linguistic variation in conjoined comparatives”.

The main sessions features a paper by Ryan Bochnak, Margit Bowler, Emily Hanink & Andrew Koontz-Garboden titled “Degreefulness is the result of functional inventory, not a parameter”.

Featured photo is of Mile End tube station, which would’ve been enjoyed by the participants, but COVID

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