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Terps across town at 7th MACSIM

October 7, Georgetown hosts MACSIM, with a talk by Laurel Perkins and posters by Anouk Dieuleveut, Tyler Knowlton, and the group of Annemarie van Dooren, Gesoel Mendes and Nick Huang, representing Maryland.

  • Laurel Perkins, Perceiving transitivity: Consequences for verb learning
  • Anouk Dieuleveut, Testing force variability in modals: A word learning experiment
  • Nick Huang, Annemarie van Dooren and Gesoel Mendes, The future of ‘want'
  • Tyler Knowlton, Distinguishing first- from second-order specifications of “each”, “every” and “all”


MACSIM is a regional workshop on issues related to meaning in natural language. It consists of oral presentations and posters by graduate students from the participating departments in the Mid-Atlantic: NYU, CUNY, Rutgers, Penn, Delaware, Johns Hopkins, Maryland, Georgetown. There is also one invited talk by a faculty member from the group – this year, Satoshi Tomioka – and plenty of time to get to know people and their work.