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Valentine at MIT on attitude reports

September 28-30, Valentine Hacquard gives both a mini-course and a colloquium talk on the semantics and pragmatics of attitude reports, from the perspective both of the formal semanticist and of the child learner. The course will focus on attitudes of belief vs. desire on Day 1, and on factivity on Day 2. Day 3 will feature a talk titled "Grasping at factivity", which reports joint work with Rachel Dudley and Jeffrey Lidz on how children develop competence with factive verbs, such as know.