AG 9

AG 9 (Short session, building B 4.1, room 0.22)
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,

Call for papers

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.


Wedsneday, March 8th, 2017

Time Event
13:45 – 14:45 Aynat Rubinstein
Flavors of existential / possessive modals
14:45 – 15:15 Kilu von Prince, Anne Mucha & Ryan Bochnak
Towards an ontology of modal flavors – an introduction
15:15 – 15:45 Eva Csipak
The early production of conditionals
15:45 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 17:00 Jakob Maché
Decomposing modal flavours
17:00 – 17:30 Vera Hohaus & Jozina Vander Klok
Weak necessity modals and modal flavor: The view from Paciran Javanese
17:30 – 18:00 Lisa Matthewson & Hubert Truckenbrodt
Modal flavor/modal force interactions in German

Donnerstag, 9.03.2017

Time Event
9:00 – 9:30 Fabian Bross & Daniel Hole
Swabian, German, Chinese and German Sign Language: multi-source convergence on a cartographic array of modal flavors
9:30 – 10:00 Dana Kratochvílová
The (in)stability of modal flavors: The case of English modals and their Spanish equivalents
10:00 – 10:30 Ana Werkmann Horvat
Modal force and flavor as semantic restrictors of possible double modal combinations in Croatian
10:30 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 11:45 Lavi Wolf
Modal concord is not modal concord
11:45 – 12:15 Adam Marushak
Veritic semantics for epistemic modals
12:15 – 12:45 Dietmar Zaefferer
The ontological cookbook of modal categories: There are more flavors than you think