LINGUIST List 14.1107

Mon Apr 14 2003

Confs: General Linguistics/Italy

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  1. francesca.panzeri, At the Interface between Grammar and the Cognitive System

Message 1: At the Interface between Grammar and the Cognitive System

Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 07:28:06 +0000
From: francesca.panzeri <>
Subject: At the Interface between Grammar and the Cognitive System

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

Date: 18-JUN-03 - 20-JUN-03
Location: Milan, Italy
Contact: Carlo Cecchetto
Contact Email: 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 31-JAN-03

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

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. 

Dates: June 18-20

Location: The workshop will take place at the University of
Milan-Bicocca, Department of Psychology, building U6, Piazza
dell'Ateneo Nuovo 1, 20126 Milan. University of Milan-Bicocca is
located at the northern edge of the city, pretty far away from the
city center, but easily connected by public transportation. You can
find a map of Milan at:

Registration: There is no registration fee or any other kind of formal
registration. However, we would appreciate if people who plan to
attend let us know by sending an email to

Accomodation: We cannot assist people who will attend the
workshop. You can find some information about accomodation in Milan


6/18/03 Wednesday

Angelika Kratzer (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
Invited Talk - Title TBA

Anastasia Giannakidou (University of Chicago)
"No escape from polarity EVEN"

coffee break

Douglas Saddy, Heiner Drenhaus, Stefan Frisch, Peter beim Graben
(University of Potsdam)
"On the Representation and Processing of Polarity Items"

Lyn Frazer (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
Invited Talk - Title TBA

6/19/03 Thursday
Manfred Krifka (Humboldt University) 
Invited Talk - Title TBA

Elena Guerzoni & Yael Sharvit (MIT & University of Connecticut)
"A Kratzerian Semantics of Question Embedding Predicates"

coffee break

Bernhard Schwarz (University of Texas at Austin)
"A scalar implication puzzle"

lunch break

Ira Noveck (Institut de Sciences Cognitive, Lyon)
Invited Talk - Title TBA

Jacques Jayez & Lucia M. Tovena
"PS/FC items"

coffee break

Chungmin Lee (Seoul National University)
"Where does scalarity come from? Concession behind Polarity: Evidence
from Korean, Japanese and Other Languages"

Larry Horn (Yale University)
Invited Talk - "Grisotto alla Milanese"

6/20/03 Friday
Stephen Crain (University of Maryland, College Park)
Invited Talk - Title TBA

Uli Sauerland (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
"Implicated Presuppositions"

coffee break

Benjamin Spector (University of Paris 7 / Institut Jean Nicod)
"Scalar implicatures: a global account of local effects"

lunch break

Ria De Bleser (University of Potsdam)
Invited Talk - Title TBA

Anna Papafragou (University of Pennsylvania) 
"Aspectuality, scalar implicature and the semantics-pragmatics

coffee break

Richard Breheny & Napoleon Katsos (University of Cambridge)
"Are Generalised Conversational Implicature Generated On-line by

Irene Heim (MIT)
Invited Talk - Title TBA

Alternate paper: 
Katrin Schulz & Robert van Rooy (University of Amsterdam)
"Circumscription and conversational implicatures"

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