Jakub Dotlacil

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This is an introduction to a special volume of Nordlyd available at http://www.ub.uit.no/munin/nordlyd/. It outlines those aspects of Slavic verbal morphology which are of relevance to the papers in the volume, explaining various background assumptions, analytic motivations, and glossing conventions along the way, with reference to the papers in the volume.(More)
Two markedly distinct analyses have been developed for reciprocal expression like each other. One very popular approach treats them as anaphoric noun phrases, i.e., noun phrases containing free variables that come with various constraints on their binding configurations. This approach, exemplified by (Heim et al. 1991a,b, Schwarzschild 1996, Sternefeld(More)
The paper discusses circumstances under which locative prepositional phrases (PPs) can act as a constituting part of a directed motion event. It will be shown that there is a division of labour among different elements in a sentence to express the Path of a directed motion event and this labour can be distributed in various ways not only among different(More)
Strategies used by people to verify quantified sentences, like ‘Most cars are white’, have been a popular research topic on the intersection of linguistics, computer science, philosophy, and psychology. A prominent computational model of the task, semantic automata, has been introduced by van Benthem in 1983. In this paper we present a probabilistic(More)
1. The main question: The nature of real-time semantic interpretation. The main question we will address in this talk is whether meaning representations of the kind that are pervasive in formal semantics are built up incrementally and predictively when language is used in real time, in much the same way that the real-time construction of syntactic(More)
Adjectives of comparison (AOCs) like same, different and similar can compare two elements sentence-internally, i.e., without referring to any previously introduced element. This reading is licensed only if a semantically plural NP is present. We argue in this paper that it is incorrect to describe a particular NP as either licensing or not licensing the(More)
In three eye-tracking experiments the influence of the Dutch causal connective "want" (because) and the working memory capacity of readers on the usage of verb-based implicit causality was examined. Experiments 1 and 2 showed that although a causal connective is not required to activate implicit causality information during reading, effects of implicit(More)
LDR can be accounted for if the reciprocal either takes scope at the matrix clause or takes the matrix subject as its antecedent. This is assumed in the analyses of LDR in Higginbotham (1981), Heim et al. (1991a), Heim et al. (1991b), Dalrymple et al. (1998). But there is a problem with these accounts. Binding of reciprocals is governed by local principles,(More)