Selected publications in semantics by postdocs and other visitors

Department of Linguistics
McGill University



Erlewine, Michael Yoshitaka and Yasutada Sudo, eds. (2014). Proceedings of the MIT Workshop on Comparatives. Cambridge: MIT Working Papers in Linguistics. URL:

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Kotek, Hadas, Yasutada Sudo, and Martin Hackl (2015). “Experimental investigations of ambiguity: The case of most”. In: Natural Language Semantics 23.2, pp. 119–156. DOI: 10.1007/s11050-015-9113-0.

Papers in conference proceedings

Erlewine, Michael Yoshitaka (2014a). “Alternative questions through focus alternatives in Mandarin Chinese”. In: Proceedings of the 48th Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS 48). Ed. by Andrea Beltrama, Tasos Chatzikonstantinou, Jackson L. Lee, Mike Pham, and Diane Rak, pp. 221–234. URL:

— (2014c). “Explaining leftward focus association with even but not only”. In: Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 18. Ed. by Urtzi Etxeberria, Anamaria Falaus, Aritz Irurtzun, and Bryan Leferman. Bayonne and Vitoria-Gasteiz, pp. 128–145. URL:

Erlewine, Michael Yoshitaka and Isaac Gould (2014). “Interpreting Japanese Head-Internal Relative Clauses”. In: Proceedings of the 31st West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 31). Ed. by Robert E. Santana-LaBarge, pp. 160–169. URL:

Erlewine, Michael Yoshitaka and Hadas Kotek (2014). “Intervention in focus pied-piping”. In: Proceedings of NELS 43. Ed. by Hsin-Lun Huang, Ethan Poole, and Amanda Rysling. Vol. 1, pp. 117–130. URL:

Kotek, Hadas (2014b). “Intervention out of islands”. In: Proceedings of NELS 44. Ed. by Leland Kusmer and Jyoti Iyer. Vol. 1. Amherst: GLSA, pp. 234–246.

Other visitors

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis and Paula Menendez-Benito (2011a). “Domain restrictions, modal implicatures and plurality: Spanish textit algunos”. In: Journal of Semantics 28.2, pp. 211–240. URL:

— (2012). “Indefinites, dependent plurality, and the viability requirement on scalar alternatives”. In: Journal of Semantics 30.1, pp. 65–102. URL:

Bale, Alan, Michael Gagnon, and Hrayr Khanjian (2011b). “On the relationship between morphological and semantic markedness: The case of plural morphology.” In: Morphology 21.2, pp. 197–221. DOI: 10.1007/s11525-010-9158-1.

Papers in edited volumes

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis and Paula Menendez-Benito (2013c). “Exceptional Scope: The Case of Spanish”. In: Different Kinds of Specificity Across Languages. Ed. by Stefan Hinterwimmer and Cornelia Endriss. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 123–155.

Barner, David and Alan Bale (2011). “Mass-count distinction”. In: Oxford Bibliographies Online. Ed. by Mark Aronoff. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Papers in conference proceedings

Alonso-Ovalle, Luis and Paula Menendez-Benito (2013b). “Epistemic Indefinites: are we ignorant about ignorance?” In: Proceedings of the 19th Amsterdam Colloquium. Ed. by Maria Aloni, Michael Franke, and Floris Roelofsen. University of Amsterdam, pp. 35–43. URL:

— (2013d). “Modal Determiners and Alternatives: Quantity and Ignorance Effects”. In: Proceedings of the 23rd Semantics and Linguistic Theory Conference. Ed. by Todd Snider. CLC Publications, pp. 570–586.

— (2013e). “Plural Epistemic Indefinites”. In: Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistics Society. Ed. by Claire Moore-Cantwell Seda Kan and Robert Staubs. Graduate Linguistic Student Association. A, pp. 17–31.

— (2013f). “Random Choice Modality: Spanish Un NP Cualquiera”. In: Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung. Vol. 17. Paris, pp. 27–43. URL:

Bale, Alan, Michael Gagnon, and Hrayr Khanjian (2011a). “Cross-linguistic representations of numerals and number marking”. In: Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) XX. Ed. by Nan Li and David Lutz, pp. 582–598.

Barner, David, Neon Brooks, and Alan Bale (2011b). “Quantity implicature and access to scalar alternatives in language acquisition”. In: Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) XX. Ed. by Nan Li and David Lutz, pp. 525–554.