LINGUIST List 13.3151

Mon Dec 2 2002

Calls: Typology/Polarity&Scalar Phenomena

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  1. Johan van der Auwera, Association for Linguistic Typology, Sardinia
  2. carlo.cecchetto, Polarity, Scalar Phenomena, Implicatures, Milan Italy

Message 1: Association for Linguistic Typology, Sardinia

Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 14:10:39 +0100
From: Johan van der Auwera <auwerachello.be>
Subject: Association for Linguistic Typology, Sardinia


5th International Conference of the Association for Linguistic
Typology

(ALT V)

will be held at the Universita di Cagliari, Sardinia, 
from Monday September 15 to Thursday September 18, 2003. 

The conference will follow the Summer School in Linguistic Typology,
also at the Universita di Cagliari, from Monday September 1 to Friday
September 12 2003. The local organizer for ALT V will be Ines Loi
Corvetto.

Members and non-members wishing to present a paper at ALT V are asked
to send six copies of a one-page abstract to the chair of the program
committee, Walter Bisang, to reach him no later than January 1,
2003. A second page (six copies) may be attached to the abstract
listing data. The abstract itself should contain no identification of
the author. A separate sheet should be included which contains the
title of the abstract, the name(s) of the author(s), and one mailing
address, with telephone, fax, and e-mail address as available.

The committee accepts submission via fax or e-mail (with the abstract
as part of the message rather than by attachment), but abstracts may
be sent by regular mail as well.

The time allotted for presentation and discussion is 30
minutes. Members may also submit abstracts for symposia, including the
names of participants and the amount of time requested. Participants
may not be involved in more than two abstracts, of which at most one
may be single-authored. English is the preferred language at the
conference.

Address for mailing ALT abstracts:

Walter Bisang
Institut fuer Allgemeine und Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft
Johannes-Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz
Jakob-Welder-Weg 18
D-55099 Mainz
Germany

Fax: +49-6131-392-3836
wbisangmail.uni-mainz.de
 
 

By February 15, 2003 the program committee will convey its decision on
acceptance of papers to those submitting abstracts. The committee
consists of Balthasar Bickel, Walter Bisang (chair) Oesten Dahl, Aditi
Lahiri, Vera Podlesskaya, and Lindsay Whaley.

Details concerning registration and accommodation for the conference 
will follow. There will also be a dedicated website.

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Message 2: Polarity, Scalar Phenomena, Implicatures, Milan Italy

Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 09:38:22 +0000
From: carlo.cecchetto <carlo.cecchettounimib.it>
Subject: Polarity, Scalar Phenomena, Implicatures, Milan Italy

Polarity, Scalar Phenomena, Implicatures: At the Interface between
Grammar and the Cognitive System

Location: Milan, Italy
Date: 18-Jun-2003 - 20-Jun-2003 
Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2003

Contact Person: Carlo Cecchetto
Meeting Email: carlo.cecchettounimib.it
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics 

Meeting Description: 

The aim of this workshop is to discuss some central issues concerning
the interface of ''core grammar'' with pragmatics, bringing together
the perspectives of various subdisciplines in the area of Cognitive
Science. Much recent work in theoretical linguistics has tried to
integrate polarity phenomena and related issues in the structure of
Noun Phrases across languages with various aspects of pragmatics (such
as the ways in which implicatures are computed); in parallel, these
and similar phenomena are being studied experimentally in acquisition,
pathology, processing and reasoning. The University of Milano-Bicocca
is pleased to announce that it will host a workshop on ''Polarity,
Scalar Phenomena, Implicatures: at the interface between grammar and
the cognitive system'' to be held in Milan in June 18-20 2003.

The aim of this workshop is to discuss some central issues concerning
the interface of ''core grammar'' with pragmatics, bringing together
the perspectives of various subdisciplines in the area of Cognitive
Science. Much recent work in theoretical linguistics has tried to
integrate polarity phenomena and related issues in the structure of
Noun Phrases across languages with various aspects of pragmatics (such
as the ways in which implicatures are computed); in parallel, these
and similar phenomena are being studied experimentally in acquisition,
pathology, processing and reasoning.


There will be 8 invited talks by:

Ria De Blaser (University of Potsdam)
Stephen Crain (University of Maryland, College Park)
Lyn Frazer (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
Irene Heim (MIT)
Larry Horn (Yale University)
Angelika Kratzer (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
Manfred Krifka (Humboldt University) 
Ira Noveck (Institut de Sciences Cognitive, Lyon)

In addition, there will be approximately 10 selected talks, each
allotted 50 minutes including discussion. The selected participants
will be offered free accommodation in the University Guest House.

The selection of papers will be based on anonymous reviewing of
abstracts. Authors are requested to submit their abstracts by E-MAIL
to the following address:

 
 carlo.cecchettounimib.it

We can only accept abstracts sent as plain e-mail messages or as
attachments in RTF or Microsoft Word format. Abstracts may not exceed
the length of 5000 characters including title, references, etc.
Please, add the author's complete SURFACE MAIL ADDRESS and E-MAIL
ADDRESS at the bottom of the abstract.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS
- January 31th, 2003 ---

Notification of acceptance will be no later than March 15th, 2003.

The organizing committee
(Carlo Cecchetto, Gennaro Chierchia and Maria Teresa Guasti)
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