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<p>(<strong>Note:</strong> This project is ongoing, and the current talk title is distinct from the title shown in the abstract PDF. Despite the change in terminology, our central claims remain the same.)</p> <p>It is well known that languages show rich variation in the embedding strategies employed in attitude reports; far less variety is found in the formal semantic accounts put forth for attitudes. The goal of this project is to expand the cross-linguistic perspective both empirically and formally by providing semantic analyses for the two embedding strategies found with attitude verbs in Oromo (Cushitic): verbal nominalization, and embedding under <em>akka</em> 'as'. Based on extended fieldwork with a native speaker consultant along with insight from the literature, we argue that most mainstream accounts of attitude predication – in particular, accounts that assume propositional embedding – do not readily extend to Oromo. Instead, we propose an analysis based on the embedding of <em>situation types</em>, a subsort of intensional object that we treat as distinct from propositions.</p>
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