Talks

2022

Bale, A. and B. Schwarz. (2022). Measurements from per without complex dimensions. Poster Session. Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) XXXII. COLMEX/UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico. 8 June – 10 June, 2022.

Bale, A., D. Barner, M. Takahashi, H. Noguchi and M. Rolland. (2022). A path to ignorance: The default computation of Scalar Implicatures. Experiments in Linguistic Meaning (ELM) 2. May 18-20, 2022. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Penn.

Takahashi, M., D. Barner, A. Cousins and A. Bale. (2022). Sensitivity to speaker knowledge in online tests of scalar implicature. Experiments in Linguistic Meaning (ELM) 2. May 18-20, 2022. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Penn.

2021

Bale, A. (2021). AGREE to disagree: Some notes on the semantics of syntactic agreement. 13th Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal (TOM) Semantics Workshop. (Invited talk.) University of Toronto. May 21, 2021.

2020

Bale, A. (2020). Built to Scale: Exploring the empirical foundations of using degrees, dimensions and measure functions to analyze natural language. (Invited talk.) Mind and Language Series. USC School of Philosophy. July 28, 2020.

2019

Bale, A., Skordos, D., Beech, S., Pagliarini, E. and Barner, D. (2019). Children are distributive not conjunctive. 50th meeting of the North East Linguistic Society. October 25-27, 2019. MIT, Cambridge, Mass.

Bale, A. (2019). Logical Strategies and Phonology. (Invited talk.) Workshop on Theoretical Phonology sponsored by Concordia’s Centre for Cognitive Science, Montreal, Canada. May 4-5, 2019.

Bale, A. (2019). Quantifiers: How to avoid the impossible. Berkeley Linguistics Society Workshop (BLSW) 2019: Countability Distinctions, February 8-9, 2019. Berkeley, California.

2018

Bale, A. and B. Schwarz. (2018). Reverse proportionality without context dependent standards. Sinn und Bedeutung 23 (SuB 23), September 5-7, 2018. Barcelona, Spain.

Bale, A. (2018). Number marking and the mass/count distinction. The Count-Mass Distinction – A Linguistic Misunderstanding? May 7-9, 2018. Bochum, Germany.

Bale, A. (2018). Multidimensional Minds: Exploring Linguistic Constraints on Measurement. (Invited talk.) UCSD Linguistics Department, San Diego. February 20, 2018.

2016

Bale, A. and Dunham, J. (2016). The COULD Project: Cleaning, Organizing, and Uniting Linguistic Databases. “Round Three” Digging into Data Challenge Conference. Glasglow, Scotland. January 27-29, 2016.

Bale, A. (2016). Semantic and pragmatic effects of agreement. 34th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 34). University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 29 April – 1 May 2016.

2015

Dunham, J., J. Coon and A. Bale. (2015). LingSync: web-based software for language documentation. 4th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC 4). Honolulu, Hawai’i. 26 February – 1 March 2015.

Bale, A. and J. Coon. (2015). Counting banana trees: Crosslinguistic consequences for the syntax and semantics of classifiers. Gender, noun classification, and determination. Ottawa September 18-20.

Bale, A. (2015). LingSync: An Introduction. (Invited talk.) LingSync Tutorial at Polinsky Language Sciences Lab. Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts. 6 May 2015.

2014

Bale, A. (2014). Quantity Implicatures and Evidentiality in Mi’gmaq. Workshop on Structure and Constituency in the Languages of the Americas (WSCLA) 19. Memorial University, Saint John’s, NL. 25-27 April 2014.

Bale, A. (2014). What does ontology mean and why is it important: Lessons from the semantics of degrees. (Invited talk.) Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal (TOM) Semantics Workshop 7, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. 12 April 2014.

Bale, A. (2014). Nature of Dual Marking in Mi’gmaq. (Invited talk.) Dual Workshop. Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts. 20 November 2014.

2013

Bale, A. (2013). Ignorance Implicatures: Some empirical observations. (Invited talk.) Pragmatics Workshop, McGill University. 23-25 May 2013.

Coon, J. and A. Bale. (2013). The inseparability of person and number in Mi’gmaq. Workshop: Features in Phonology, Morphology, Syntax and Semantics: What are they? University of Tromsø, Norway. 31 October – 1 November 2013.

Bale, A., M. Papillon and C. Reiss. (2013). Targeting underspecified segments. Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto (MOT) 2013. Ottawa University. 15-17 March 2013.

Hochstein, L., D. Barner, A. Bale and D. Fox. (2013). Ignorance vs. Scalar implicatures: locating the source of children’s difficulties with pragmatic inferences. Symposium Presentation included at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Seattle, WA. 18 April 2013.

Coon, J. and A. Bale. (2013) Person and number in Mi’gmaq. Canadian Linguistics Association 2013 Conference. Victoria, British Columbia. 1-3 June 2013.

McClay, E., C. Little, H. Noguchi, E. Olson, A. Bale, J. Coon, and G. Cook. (2013) Using Technology to Bridge Gaps between Speakers, Learners, and Linguists. Canadian Linguistics Association 2013 Conference. Victoria, British Columbia. 1-3 June 2013.

Bale, A., M. Papillon and C. Reiss. (2013). Sets of features vs. sets of sets of features: A notational innovation for phonological rules. Manchester Phonology Workshop 21. University of Manchester, England. 23-25 May, 2013.

2012

Bale, A. (2012). Breadth and Limitations of Model Theory. (Invited talk.) Colloquium, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec.

Bale, A. and B. Gillon. (2012). Re-examing the Mass-Count Distinction. Massif/Comptable en Linguistique, Philosophie et Sciences Cognitives. Paris, France. 19-21 December 2012.

Bale, A. and J. Coon. (2012) Classifiers are for numerals, not nouns: Evidence from Mi’gmaq and Chol. 43rd meeting of the Northeast Linguistics Society (NELS 43), City University of New York (CUNY), 19-21 October, 2012.

Bale, A. (2012). Agreement without AGREE: Disjunction in Mi’gmaq. 43rd meeting of the Northeast Linguistics Society (NELS 43), City University of New York (CUNY), 19-21 October, 2012.

2011

Bale, A. (2011). Adjectives and Context Sensitivity. (Invited talk.) Michael S. Goodman ’74 Colloquium Series, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.

Bale, A. (2011). Multi-dimensional adjectives. (Invited talk.) Semantic Workshop in honour of Daniel Büring. McGill University, Montréal.

Bale, A. (2011). Context and multi-dimensional adjectives. (Invited talk.) Workshop: Representations of Gradability, University of Leiden, Leiden, Netherlands.

Bale, A. (2011). Singular, plural, and obligatory competition. (Invited talk.) LFRG, MIT Linguistics Department, Cambridge MA.

Bale, A. (2011). In Search of the mental source of vagueness. (Invited talk.) SemBabble, UCSD Linguistics Department, San Diego.

Bale, A. (2011). Morpho-syntactic complexity and competition at the syntax-semantics interface. (Invited talk.) Ottawa University Linguistics Department, Ottawa.

2010

Bale, A. (2010). Competition, scales and number marking. (Invited talk.) ZAS institute, Berlin.

Bale, A. (2010). Precision, vagueness, scales and the back-down phenomenon. (Invited Conference Presentation.) Vague Quantities and Vague Quantifiers (VQ2), Berlin.

Bale, A. (2010). Number and competition in English, Armenian and Turkish. 41st meeting of the North Eastern Linguistics Society (NELS 41). University of Pennsylvania. 24-26 October, 2010.

Brooks, N., A. Bale and D. Barner. (2010). Accessing the unsaid: The role of scalar alternatives in children’s pragmatic inference. Oral Presentation. COGSCI 2010. 11-14 August, 2010.

Bale, A., M. Gagnon and H. Khanjian. (2010). Numerals and number marking in English, Turkish and Armenian. Mozaic 2. Montreal, 1 June, 2010.

Bale, A., M. Gagnon and H. Khanjian. (2010). Cross-linguistic representations of numerals and number marking. Poster Session. Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) XX. Amherst, 29 April – 1 May, 2010.

Barner, D., N. Brooks and A. Bale (2010). Quantity implicature and access to scalar alternatives in language acquisition. Poster Session. Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) XX. Amherst, 29 April – 1 May, 2010.

2009

Bale, A. (2009). Mass nouns and count nouns: Syntax, semantics and acquisition. (Invited talk.) Department of Cognitive Science, Carleton University.

Bale, A. (2009). On the representation and acquisition of the mass-count distinction. (Invited talk.) Department of Linguistics, University of Maryland.

Bale, A. and D. Barner (2009). Mass and count at the syntax/semantics interface. Mass/Count Workshop. Toronto, University of Toronto, 7 February – 9 February, 2009.

2008

Bale, A., M. Gagnon and H. Khanjian (2008). On the relationship between morphological and semantic markedness. Markedness and Underspecification in the Morphology and Semantics of Agreement (MUMSA). Harvard University, Boston, 29 February – 2 March, 2008.

Bale, A. and H. Khanjian (2008). Armenian classifiers and number marking. Poster Session. Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) XVIII. Amherst, 21 – 23 March, 2008.

Bale, A. (2008). Count nouns, mass nouns, plurality and measure phrases. (Invited talk.) Department of Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania.

2007

Bale, A. (2007). The plurality of meaning and the meaning of plurality. (Invited talk.) Concordia Linguistics Association.

Bale, A. (2007). Boolean AND and the semantics of comparatives. Presentation given at Syntax-Semantics Reading Group. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Bale, A. (2007). Propositional complexity, quantifier raising and verb phrases. Presentation given at Ling-Lunch. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Bale, A. (2007). Yet more evidence for the emptiness of plurality. 38th meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 38). Ottawa, 26 – 28 October, 2007.

Bale, A. (2007). Boolean AND and the semantic correlates of gradable adjectives. International Conference on Adjectives. Lille (France), 13–15 September, 2007.

Bale, A. (2007). More and more problems, less and less of an explanation: New challenges for the interpretation of comparison and Boolean conjunction. Concordia Symposium on Generative Grammar. Montreal, 28 – 29 September, 2007.

2006

Bale, A. (2006). Theoretical implications of acquiring propositional complexity and quantifier raising. (Invited talk.) Concordia University.

Bale, A. (2006). Comparatives and the distributive/cumulative distinction. Canadian Linguistic Association (CLA) Conference 2006. Toronto, 27 – 30 May 2006.

2005

Bale, A. (2005). Quantifier raising, the semantics of ‘again’ and the complexity of verb phrases. Semantics and linguistic theory XV [SALT XV]. Los Angeles, 25 – 27 March 2005.

Bale, A. (2005). Are collective readings partially distributive?: Getting specific about group to group relations. Indefinites and Weak Quantifiers. Brussels, 6 – 8 January 2005.

2004

Bale, A. (2004). Why Barbie has more furniture than me and other linguistic conundrums. (Invited talk.) Concordia Linguistics Association.

2001

Barner, D., & Bale, A. (2001). Going strapless: Early acquisition and the bootstrapping hypotheses. Poster session presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Minneapolis, MN.