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Past Meetings (and their materials if available):

Mar 5, 2021 "An Extensional Analysis of Before" by Toshiyuki Ogihara (UW)

Feb 19, 2021 We watched Barbara Partee's interview about the history of formal semantics together.

Feb 5, 2021 "Semantic change of the Old Japanese focus construction" by Kyoko Sano (UW)

Jan 22, 2021 "Syntax/Semantics discrepancy in the grammaticalization of resultatives: Evidence from Karimata-Miyako Ryukyuan" by Tomohide Kinuhata (Fukuoka U/UW)

Dec 4, 2020 "Clauses as semantic predicates: difficulties for possible-worlds semantics" by F. Moltmann presented by Chih-chan Tien (UW)

Nov 20, 2020 "Conditional Assertion: Non-truth conditional approach to Counterfactuals" by Kyoko Sano (UW)

Nov 6, 2020 "Learnability and two candidate universals for responsive predicates" by Shane Steinert-Threlkeld (UW)

Oct 23, 2020 Discussion of Julia Zakkou (2019) "Presupposing Counterfactuality" Semantics and Pragmatics article summarized by Toshiyuki Ogihara (UW)

June 5, 2020 "Multiple Subjects in Japanese — aboutness modification" by Toshiyuki Ogihara (UW)

May 22, 2020 "Unique identification of emphatic koso -e, a Focus construction in Old Japanese" by Kyoko Sano (UW).

May 8, 2020 "A preliminary study on the information structure of the Irabu dialect of Ryukyuan" by Tomohide Kinuhata (U of Fukuoka and UW)

Mar 13, 2020 "Semantic Elicitation" by Tsudoi Wada (UW)

Feb. 14, 2020 "Assertibility Semantics for Modals, Conditionals, and Quantifiers" by Shane Steinert-Threlkeld (UW) (joint work with Peter Hawke, U of Amsterdam)

Jan 17, 2020 Informal discussion

Nov 22, 2019 The semantic variability of tenseless adjunct clauses by Kyoko Sano (UW)

Nov 8, 2019 Evidentiality With data from Athabaskan Languages by Tsudoi Wada (UW)

Oct 25, 2019 toki 'when' in Japanese by Toshiyuki Ogihara (UW) and Ayaka Suzuki (NINJAL, Tokyo, Japan)

Oct 11, 2019 Two Approaches to Explaining Semantic Universals by Shane Steinert-Threlkeld (UW)