This past weekend (July 31st) we held the 3rd Okinawa Semantics Conference, with young researchers from throughout Asia (Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore) getting together in Okinawa.
10:00am Yurie Hara (City University of Hong Kong)
Darou as an entertain modal
10:45am Kunio Kinjo (Rutgers)
Topicalized wh – A semantics of wh-wa phrases in Japanese
1:00pm Regine Lai, Zoe Luk, and Grégoire Winterstein (Hong Kong Institute of Education)
The insertion of `ghost’ expressives in Cantonese: intensification or negation?
1:45pm Christopher Davis and Eric McCready (University of the Ryukyus and Aoyama Gakuin)
Grammatical and contextual dependencies in expressive meaning
2:30pm Coffee break
3:00pm Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine (National University of Singapore)
ACD and the scope of even
3:45pm Lukas Rieser (Kyoto University)
Preparatory conditions as implicatures: Bias in questions and assertions
And some photos: