LINGUIST List 10.1877

Mon Dec 6 1999

Confs: Optimization of Interpretation

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  1. Bart Hollebrandse, Optimization of Interpretation/ The Netherlands

Message 1: Optimization of Interpretation/ The Netherlands

Date: Mon, 06 Dec 1999 13:19:11 +0100
From: Bart Hollebrandse <>
Subject: Optimization of Interpretation/ The Netherlands

Conference on the Optimization of Interpretation
Location: UiL OTS, Utrecht University
Date: 4-5 January, 2000
Tuesday, January 4, 2000
09.15 AM Opening remarks
09.30 AM - 10.30 AM Invited speaker: Reinhard Blutner (Berlin)
10.30 AM - 11.00 AM coffee break
11.00 AM - 11.40 AM Bart Geurts (Nijmegen) Buoyancy
11.40 AM - 00.20 PM Benjamin Lyngfelt (G"teborg) 	
	OT Semantics and Control
01.30 PM - 02.10 PM Vivienne Fong (Singapore) & Arto Anttila (Boston)
 	The Partitive Constraint in OT: Evidence from Finnish
02.10 PM - 02.50 PM Alice ter Meulen (Groningen) 
	Optimizing self-reference in Dutch
02.50 PM - 03.30 PM Eva Hajicova (Prague) 
	A Topic/Focus Based Glance at Optimality Theory
04.00 PM - 05.00 PM Invited speaker: Gisbert Fanselow (Potsdam)
Wednesday, January 5, 2000
09.15 AM - 10.15 AM Invited speaker: Barbara Partee (Amherst)
10.15 AM - 10.55 AM Paul Dekker and Robert van Rooy (Amsterdam)
	Optimality Theory and Game Theory: Some Parallels
10.55 AM - 11.25 AM coffee break
11.25 AM - 12.05 PM Sarah Kennelly (Utrecht)
	Specificity, Multiplication, and Coercion
12.05 PM - 12.45 PM Fabian Heck (Stuttgart) 
	Quantifier Scope in German and Cyclic Optimisation
12.45 PM - 01.25 PM Irene Kr�mer (MPI, Nijmegen) 
	Disregard of a contextual constraint:Children's interpretation of
02.30 PM - 03.30 PM Invited speaker: Paul Smolensky (Johns Hopkins)
03.30 PM - 05.00 PM Forum discussion
 Chair: Henriette de Swart (Utrecht)
 Participants: 	Renate Bartsch (Amsterdam) 
			Ken Drozd (Groningen)
 Wietske Vonk (MPI, Nijmegen)
 Henk Zeevat (Amsterdam)
The organization of this conference is financially supported by the
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), the Royal Dutch
Academy of Sciences (KNAW) and the Utrecht
Institute of Linguistics OTS (UiL OTS).
Organizers: Petra Hendriks, Helen de Hoop, Fabien Reniers, Frank Wijnen


Bart Hollebrandse
Utrecht institute of Linguistics OTS
Trans 10
3512 JK Utrecht
The Netherlands
+31 (0)30 253 8127
+31 (0)30 253 6000 (fax)

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