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|Full Title:||Proportions and Quantities|
|Short Title:||AG 13|
|Start Date:||04-Mar-2015 - 04-Mar-2015|
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|Meeting Description:||The workshop is part of the 37th annual conference of the German Linguistics Society (DGfS) which will take place at the University of Leipzig from March 4-6, 2015. The workshop 'Proportion and Quantities' takes place on March 4 in the afternoon.
Chris Kennedy, University of Chicago
Benjamin Spector, Institut Jean Nicod / ENS Paris
Uli Sauerland, ZAS, Berlin
Several current debates in syntax, semantics, and pragmatics concern expressions of proportion and quantity: bare numerals like 'three women' and just 'three', complex numerals like 'one hundred and twentytwo', modified numerals like 'at least three women' and 'more than three', pseudo-partitives 'three liters of water', and proportional quantifiers like 'one third of the women'. Some of the controversial questions are the following:
(i) How does the ontology of quantity and proportion scales capture granularity? (e.g. Fox & Hackl, Ling & Phil. 2006, Krifka, CSLI Publ. 2009; Solt, Lang and Ling Comp. 2014)
(ii) What syntactic structures do numerals, modified numerals, (pseudo-)partitives, and quantity adjectives have? (e.g. Takahashi, Nat Lang Sem. 2003; Ionin & Matushansky, J o Sem. 2006; Gagnon, SALT 2013; Solt, J o Sem. 2014)
(iii) When and how do quantity/proportion expressions get both an upper- and lower-bounded interpretation (e.g. Geurts & Nouwen, Lang. 2007, Cummins et al., Ling & Phil. 2012; Kennedy, Camb UP. 2013; Spector, Lang Ling Comp. 2013; Cohen & Krifka, Ling & Phil. 2014).
(iv) How does cross-linguistic variation in morphosyntax affect the interpretation of quantity and proportion specifications, (e.g. Chierchia, Nat. Lang. Sem. 1998; Herburger, MIT Press 2000; Bale & Khanjian, Ling. Inq. 2014)
|Linguistic Subfield:||Pragmatics; Semantics; Syntax|
| This is a session of the following meeting:
Annual Meeting 2015 of DGfS (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft)
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