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Temporal, Modal and Event Interpretation in Natural Language Discourse

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This meeting focuses on how the temporal structure of discourse is built out of linguistic and world knowledge cues, a topic of intense research for the past couple of decades. How do grammatical elements or systems – such as tense, aspect, Aktionsart, auxiliary verbs, lexical predicates (like last or date back to), time adjuncts, and discourse connectives – interact to determine temporal information processing in natural languages? How does world knowledge – in combination with the above-mentioned grammatical elements or systems – affect the semantic interpretation? Furthermore, how does mood/modality interact with temporal information (e.g. in factual, counterfactual or hypothetical structures)? Both language-specific and contrastive studies focusing on these different types of interactions – at the sentence or at the discourse level – are welcome.

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Meeting Location:
Univ. of the Azores, Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Contact Information:
Ana Alves

Meeting Dates:
The Temporal, Modal and Event Interpretation in Natural Language Discourse will be held from 16-Jun-2011 to 18-Jun-2011.

Abstract Submission Information:
Abstracts can be submitted from 15-Dec-2010 until 30-Mar-2011.

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