Department Colloquium: Intentionality and accidentality at the interfaces
Thursday, 20. July 2023
11:45 - 13:15
Department of Linguistics
Mariia Esipova (Universität Konstanz)
In my talk, I will inspect two types of readings that emerge in a range of environments (e.g., in negated imperatives, under 'not want', under 'fear', etc.): (i) ABSTAIN readings, implying willingness to prevent someone from intentionally engaging in an activity, and (ii) AVOID readings, implying willingness to prevent a potentially unintended outcome.