Forests and Trees: the Formal Semantics of Collective Categorization (ROCKY)


1 October 2018
09:00 - 11:00
Drift 15 room 0.03

ROCKY mini-workshop: reciprocal predicates in Italian, Dutch and Hebrew

This mini-workshop will report recent findings of the ROCKY team ( on reciprocal predicates in three typologically different languages: Italian, Dutch and Hebrew. The two talks will discuss the semantics of reciprocal predicates and the SI construction in Italian, the reciprocal middle template in Hebrew, and the interpretation of discontinuous reciprocal predicates (knuffelen met “hug with”) in Dutch.

Workshop program —
Giada Palmieri and Joost Zwarts: Lexical reciprocity vs. grammatical
reciprocity: the case of Italian
Yoad Winter: Selectional restrictions and the meaning of reciprocal

Tryout talks for NELS 2018 ( and
IATL 2018 (