The Syntax-Semantics reading group and MULL-lab will be meeting on Thursday, March 14th at 1pm in Rm. 117 of the McGill Linguistics department, with a Zoom room open for those unable to join in person.

This week, Anne will be presenting a MULL-themed talk entitled: ‘The structure of gradable predicates in Ktunaxa’. The abstract is below:

In this presentation, I focus on the morphosyntax of scalar predicates (e.g. tall) in Ktunaxa, a language isolate spoken in southeastern BC (Canada) and adjacent parts of the United States. I propose that scalar predicates in Ktunaxa constitute a natural class on a par with temporally-based aspectual classes in English (cf. Bertrand, Gatchalian, & Underhill, forthcoming). I discuss the aspectual typology this approach yields for Ktunaxa and how it might explain restrictions on the kind of modification Ktunaxa scalar predicates tolerate. 

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