Publications

[Handouts, etc] [Papers] [Dissertation]

Handouts, etc.

Do Scalar Alternatives Provide Enough Truthmakers? (A Note on Santorio, Paolo (2015) Alternatives and Truthmakers in Conditional Semantics), Invited commentary delivered at the 90th Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association Pacific Division. San Francisco, CA, March 31 2016.

Papers

Alonso-Ovalle and Justin Royer (forthcoming) Random choice modality: The view from Chuj (Mayan), Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Sinn und Bedeutung Conference (available at https://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/005007)

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis and Esmail Moghiseh (2019) Neutralizing Free Choice Items via Maximal Domain Restriction: Farsi -i Indefinites, Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth Semantics and Linguistic Theory Conference, ed. by Katherine Blake, Forrest Davis, Kaelyn Lamp, and Joseph Rhyne, CLC Publications, pp. 686-705.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis, and Vincent Rouillard (2019) Number Inflection, Spanish Bare Interrogatives, and Higher-Order Quantification. Proceedings of the Forty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, ed. by Maggie Baird and Jonathan Pesetsky, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA: Graduate Linguistics Student Association, pp 25-39.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis and Esmail Moghiseh (2019) Contradiction-Free Strengthening and Alternative Discharge: The Case of Farsi -i Indefinites. Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Sinn und Bedeutung Conference, ed. by María Teresa Espinal et. al, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Ikerbasque and UPV/EHU, Universidad de Alcalá and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, pp. 1-18 (Available at https://semanticsarchive.net/Archive/Tg3ZGI2M/SuB23-twovolume.pdf)

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis and Aron Hirsch (2018) Keep Only Strong, Proceedings of the 28th Semantics and Linguistic Conference, ed. by Sireemas Maspong, Brynhildur Stefánsdóttir, Katherine Blake and Forrest Davis, CLC Publications, pp. 251-270.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis and Henrison Hsieh (2018) Overcoming the Unexpected: The Tagalog Ability/Involuntary Action Form, Proceedings of the 35th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, ed. by William G. Bennett, Lindsay Hracs, and Dennis Ryan Storoshenko, Cascadilla Proceedings Project, Somerville (MA), pp. 59-68.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis and Henrison Hsieh (2018) Causes and Expectations: On the Interpretation of the Tagalog Ability/Involuntary Action Form , Proceedings of the 27th Semantics and Linguistic Theory Conference, ed. by Dan Burgdorf, Jacob Collard, Sireemas Maspong, and Brynhildur Stefánsdóttir, CLC Publications, pp.75-94.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis and Paula Menéndez-Benito (2017) Projecting Possibilities in the Nominal Domain: Spanish Uno Cualquiera, Journal of Semantics, 35:1, 1-41.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis and Paula Menéndez-Benito (2017) Epistemic Indefinites. On the Content and the Distribution of the Epistemic Component, in Ana Arregui, Andrés Salanova and María Luisa Rivero (eds) ,Modality across Syntactic Categories, Oxford University Press, pp. 11-30.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis and Junko Shimoyama (2017) Modal Indefinites: Where do Japanese Wh-Kas Fit in?, in Ana Arregui, Andrés Salanova and María Luisa Rivero (eds), Modality across Syntactic Categories, Oxford University Press, pp. 30-49.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis (2016) Are All Concessive Scalar Particles the Same? Probing into Spanish Siquiera. Proceedings of the 26th Semantics and Linguistic Theory Conference, ed. by Mary Moroney and Carol-Rose Little, CLC Publications, pp. 185-204.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis and Paula Menéndez-Benito (2016) Modal Selectivity in the Nominal Domain: Spanish Uno Cualquiera. Proceedings of the Forty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, ed. by Christopher Hammerly and Brandon Pickett, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA: Graduate Linguistics Student Association, pp 1-11.[NELS volume]

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis and Junko Shimoyama (2014) Expressing Ignorance in the Nominal Domain: Japanese Wh-Ka. Proceedings of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics 31, ed. by Robert Santana-LaBarge.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis and Paula Menéndez-Benito (2013) Epistemic Indefinites: Are We Ignorant about Ignorance? Proceedings of the 19th Amsterdam Colloquium, ed. by Maria Aloni, Michael Franke and Floris Roelofsen.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis and Paula Menéndez-Benito (2013)Modal Determiners and Alternatives: Quantity and Ignorance Effects. Proceedings of the 23rd Semantics and Linguistics Theory Conference, ed. by Todd Snider.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis and Paula Menéndez-Benito (2013) Random Choice Modality: Spanish Uno Cualquiera. Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 17, ed. by Emmanuel Chemla, Vincent Homer and Grégoire Winterstein.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis and Paula Menéndez-Benito (2013) Two Views on Epistemic Indefinites. Language and Linguistics Compass, 7:2, 105-122.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis and Paula Menéndez-Benito (2013) Exceptional Scope: The Case of Spanish. Different Kinds of Specificity Across Languages, ed. by Stefan Hinterwimmer and Cornelia Endriss. Dordrecht: Springer.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis and Paula Menéndez-Benito (2013) A Note on the Derivation of the Epistemic Effect of Spanish Algún as an Implicature. Alternatives in Semantics, ed. by Anamaria Falaua, Palgrave McMillan, pp. 36-50.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis and Paula Menéndez-Benito (2012) Indefinites, Dependent Plurality, and the Viability Requirement on Scalar Alternatives. Journal of Semantics, 30:1, 65-102. Published online on February 20 2012. doi: 10.1093/jos/ffr013 [Abstract] [.pdf]

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis and Paula Menéndez-Benito (2011) Expressing Indifference: Spanish Un NP Cualquiera. Proceedings of the 21st Semantics and Linguistics Theory Conference, ed. by Neil Ashton, Anca Chereches, and David Lutz.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis and Paula Menéndez-Benito. (2011) Domain Restrictions, Modal Implicatures and Plurality: Spanish Algunos. Journal of Semantics 28(2), 211-240; doi: 10.1093/jos/ffq016 [Abstract] [.pdf] .

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis, Paula Menéndez-Benito, and Florian Schwarz. (2011) Maximize Presupposition and Two Types of Definite Competitors. Proceedings of the 39th North East Linguistic Society Conference.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis and Paula Menéndez-Benito. (2013) Plural Epistemic Indefinites. Plural Epistemic Indefinites. Proceedings of the 40th North East Linguistic Society Conference. (Shorter version of ‘Domain Restrictions, Modal Implicatures and Plurality.’) ed. by Seda Kan, Claire Moore-Cantwell and Robert Staubs, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA: Graduate Linguistic Student Association, pp. 17-31.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis and and Paula Menéndez-Benito. (2010) Modal Indefinites. Natural Language Semantics. 18 (1), 1-31. DOI 0.1007/s11050-009-9048-4

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis. (2009) EVEN and Biased Questions: The Case of Spanish Siquiera. Proceedings of the 10th Semantics and Linguistic Theory Conference, ed. by Satoshi Ito and Ed Cormany, Cornell University.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis. (2009) Counterfactuals, Correlatives, and Disjunction. Linguistics and Philosophy 32(2): 207-244. [Pre-print version. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com]

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis, and Paula Menéndez-Benito. (2008) Minimal Domain Widening. Proceedings of the 27th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, ed. by Natasha Abner and Jason Bishop, Cascadilla Proceedings Project, Somerville, MA, pp. 36-44.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis. (2008) Innocent Exclusion in an Alternative Semantics, Natural Language Semantics, 16 (2): 115-128. DOI 10.1007/s11050-008-9027-1 [Pre-print version. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com]

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis. (2007) Alternatives in the Disjunctive Antecedents Problem. Proceedings of the 26th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, ed. by Charles B. Chang and Hannah J. Haynie, Cascadilla Proceedings Project, Somerville, MA, pp. 42-50.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis. (2005) Distributing the Disjuncts over the Modal Space. Proceedings of the 35th North East Linguistics Society Conference, ed. by Leah Bateman and Cherlon Ussery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst: GLSA.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis. (2004) Simplification of Disjunctive Antecedents. Proceedings of the 34th North East Linguistic Society Conference, ed. by Keir Moulton and Matthew Wolf, University of Massachusetts, Amherst: GLSA, pp. 1-15.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis and Elena Guerzoni. (2004) Double Negation, Negative Concord and Metalinguistic Negation. Proceedings of the Chicago Linguistics Society Meeting, 38-1: The Main Session, ed. by Mary Andronis, Erin Debenport, Anne Pycha and Keiko Yoshimura. Chicago, IL: CLS Publications, pp. 15-31.

Alonso-Ovalle and and Paula Menéndez-Benito. (2003) Some Epistemic Indefinites. Proceedings of the 33rd North East Linguistic Society,ed. by Makoto Kadowaki and Shigeto Kawahara, University of Massachusetts, Amherst: GLSA, pp. 1-12.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis. (2003) Incremental Modification of Discourse Referents: the Case of Restricted Quantification. On Semantic Processing, UMOP 27, ed. by Luis Alonso-Ovalle, University of Massachusetts, Amherst: GLSA, pp 1-26.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis. (2003) Spanish De-Clauses are not Always in the Right Mood, Romance Linguistics and Linguistic Theory 2001, ed. by Josep Quer et al., Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp.1-16.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis; Charles Clifton, Lyn Frazier and Susana Fernández Solera. (2002) Null vs. Overt Pronouns and The Topic-Focus Articulation in Spanish. Journal of Italian Linguistics, 14:2, pp. 151-169.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis and Paula Menéndez-Benito. (2002) Two Types of Weak Quantifiers: Evidence from Spanish. Proceedings of the 1st North American Summer School in Logic, Language and Information.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis. (2002) Arbitrary Pronouns are not that Indefinite. Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2000, ed. by Claire Beyssade, Reineke Bok-Bennema, Frank Drijkoningen and Paola Monachesi. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 1-15.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis. (2002) Aspect and Situations: A Situation Semantics Account of the Semantic Variability of Spanish Al-Clauses. From Words to Discourse. Trends in Spanish Semantics and Pragmatics. ed. by Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach. Oxford/New York: Elsevier Science (Current Research in the Semantics / Pragmatics Interface (CRISPI), Volume 10), pp. 119-127.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis and Francesco D’Introno. (2001) Full Pronouns in Spanish: the Zero Pronoun Hypothesis. Hispanic Linguistics at the Turn of the Myllenium, ed. by Héctor Campos et al. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, pp. 189-210.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis. (2000) Is the Arbitrary Interpretation a Semantic Epiphenomenon? Issues in Semantics and its Interface, UMass Working Papers in Linguistics, 21, ed. by N. Kusumoto and E. Villalta. Amherst, MA: GLSA, pp. 155-183.

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis. (2000) Aspectos gnoseológicos de la lingüística de Cuervo. Thesaurus, LXIII, Instituto Caro y Cuervo, Bogotá (Colombia), pp. 345-378.

Dissertation

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis. 2006. Disjunction in Alternative Semantics. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA.