Tense and Modality



V. Hohaus  (2015). Context and Composition: How Presuppositions Restrict the Interpretatation of Free Variables. Tübingen: TOBIAS-lib Publikationssystem. http://dx.doi.org/10.15496/publikation-8634

Papers in Peer-Reviewed Volumes and
Proceedings of Peer-Reviewed Conferences

S. Chen, V. Hohaus, R. Laturnus, M. Louie,  L. Matthewson, H. Rullmann, O. Simchen,  C. K. Turner & J. Vander Klok (2017). “Past Possibility Crosslinguistically: Evidence from 12 Languages.” In: A. Arregui, M. L. Rivero & A. P. Salanova (eds.),  Modality Across Syntactic Categories. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 235-287.

V. Hohaus (2017). “The Inchoative Aspect in Samoan.” Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA) 23, 96-100. [softcopy]


Selected by Reviewed Abstract

“The Temporal Interpretation of Subordinate Constructions: The View from Samoan.” 24th Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association, University of Washington, April 2017.

“Weak Necessity Modals and Modal Flavor: The View from Paciran Javanese.” 39. Jahrestagung der deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, Arbeitsgruppe “Towards an Ontology of Modal Flavors” (with Jozina Vander Klok), March 2017.

“Sequence of Tense in Complement Clauses: New Insights from Understudied Languages.” XPrag.de Crosslinguistic Pragmatics Workshop, Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin (with Anne Mucha & Ryan Bochnak), January 2017.

“Building Blocks of Weak Necessity Modals.” Poster for the 91st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (with Jozina Vander Klok), January 2017.

“The Inchoative Aspect in Samoan.” 23rd Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, June 2016.

“Gradability and Modality: Evidence from Samoan.” 19th Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association Academia Sinica, Taipeh, June 2012.

By Invitation

“Processing Embedded Tense: The Crosslinguistic Perspective.” 2nd XPrag Dojo Meeting, Waseda University, Tokyo, November 2013.

“Embedded Tenses in Samoan: The Pronominal Approach, Presupposition Binding and the Shifted Reading.” Semantics & Philosophy Lab, University of Manchester, April 2016.

“Perfect Semantics? The Case of Samoan.” Tempus Tuesday 2, Universität Tübingen, January 2016.

“Perfect Semantics.” Macmillan Brown Lecture, University of Canterbury, Christchurch (with Emma Kruse Va‘ai), October 2015.

“Frame Setters in (and outside of) Comparison Constructions.” Linguistics Colloquium, German Department, Universität Tübingen, July 2014.

“Tensed Modality Crosslinguistically.” Tempus Tuesday 1, Universität Tübingen, July 2013.

“Past Possibility Crosslinguistically.” Syntax-Semantics Colloquium, Universität Potsdam, May 2013. [handout]

“Gradability and Modality:  A First Look at the Samoan Degree Predicate Sili.”  Modality Seminar, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, January 2012.