LINGUIST List 14.1577

Tue Jun 3 2003

Calls: Neuroling/Germany; Semantics/Germany

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  1. ferstl, 3. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft f�r Aphasieforschung und -behandlung
  2. zybatov, Workshop on Event Structures in Linguistic Form and Interpretation

Message 1: 3. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft f�r Aphasieforschung und -behandlung

Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2003 05:39:09 +0000
From: ferstl <ferstlcns.mpg.de>
Subject: 3. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft f�r Aphasieforschung und -behandlung


3. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft f�r Aphasieforschung und -behandlung
Short Title: GAB2003

Date: 06-NOV-03 - 08-NOV-03
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Contact: Evelyn Ferstl
Contact Email: gab2003cns.mpg.de 
Meeting URL: http://www.aphasiegesellschaft.de

Linguistic Sub-field: Neurolinguistics 
Subject Language: German, Standard
Call Deadline: 18-Jul-2003

Meeting Description:

This conference is devoted to research and therapy of acquired speech
and language deficits in German. Contributions for talks and poster
presentations are invited. The conference focusses on research and
therapy of aphasia, but any neighboring topics on acquired speech and
language deficits are welcome. For information on abstract submission
formats please consult http://www.aphasiegesellschaft.de.
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Message 2: Workshop on Event Structures in Linguistic Form and Interpretation

Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2003 07:17:52 +0000
From: zybatov <zybatovrz.uni-leipzig.de>
Subject: Workshop on Event Structures in Linguistic Form and Interpretation


Workshop on Event Structures in Linguistic Form and Interpretation
Short Title: event structures 04

Date: 17-Mar-2004 - 19-Mar-2004
Location: Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Contact: Tatjana Zybatow
Contact Email: zybatovrz.uni-leipzig.de 
Meeting URL: http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~event04

Linguistic Sub-field: Semantics 
Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2003

Meeting Description:

The main purpose of the conference is to bring together insights on
how eventuality structures are reflected in linguistic form and how
such structures can be derived from it in utterance
interpretation. Papers describing research contributions on any aspect
of event-based semantics or verbal semantics are welcome for
discussion.

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
Workshop on Event Structures in Linguistic Form and Interpretation

Location: Leipzig, Germany
Date: March 17-19, 2004
Abstract Deadline: November 15, 2003

The workshop is hosted by the research project 'Event Structures:
Grammatical and Conceptual Components of Utterance Interpretation' at
the Department of Linguistics of the University of Leipzig and the
Graduierten-kolleg 'Universality and Diversity: Linguistic Structures
and Processes', University of Leipzig. Papers describing research
contributions on any aspect of event-based semantics or verbal
semantics are welcome for discussion. Conference languages will be
English and German. Continuously updated information on the workshop
(including registration, accommodation, program, location etc.) can be
found at the website: http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~event04/.
Outstanding papers read at the conference will be published in
cooperation with Mouton de Gruyter.

Invited Speakers:

Thomas Ernst (University of Massachussetts, Amherst, USA)
Angelika Kratzer (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA)
Susan Rothstein (Bar-Ilan University Ramat-Gan, Israel)

Program Committee:

Markus Egg (University of Saarbr�cken, Germany)
Veronika Ehrich (University of T�bingen, Germany)
Stefan Engelberg (University of Wuppertal, Germany)
Hana Filip (University of Rochester, USA)
Fritz Hamm (University of T�bingen, Germany)
Angelika Kratzer (University of Massachusetts, USA)
Manfred Krifka (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany)
Claudia Maienborn (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany)
Susan Rothstein (Bar-Ilan University Ramat-Gan, Israel)
Henri�tte de Swart (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Arnim von Stechow (University of T�bingen, Germany)

Organizers: 

Johannes D�lling, Martin Sch�fer, Barbara Sonnenhauser, Tatjana
Zybatow

Contact: 
Tatjana Zybatow
E-Mail: zybatovrz.uni-leipzig.de

Workshop Description:

The main purpose of the conference is to bring together insights on
how eventuality structures are reflected in linguistic form and how
such structures can be derived from it in utterance interpretation.

Special topics of interest are:

- Lexical structure of verbs
- Aspectual composition
- Adverbial modification

Questions we would like to see adressed include, but are not limited
to the following:

Lexical structure of verbs

- What format should be used for the semantic representation of 
verbs - Davidsonian, neo-Davidsonian or other formats?
- Can verb meanings be characterized by lexical decomposition and, if
so, which primitives should be used then?
- How much of the eventuality structure should explicitly appear in
lexical structure? What role does semantic underspecification play?
What kind of mechanisms can be supposed for pragmatic specification of
the eventuality structure addressed by verbs?
- How does the mapping into syntax work? How can the lexical
information of the verbs influence the syntactic derivation of the
respective sentence?
- What kind of connection should be assumed between eventuality
structure and thematic structure? Do different thematic structures
necessarily lead to different verbal entries?

Aspectual composition

- What are the similarities and differences between the several
semantic frameworks respresenting incremental relations in eventuality
structure? Should a mereological approach to aspectual composition be
preferred?
- Are the aspectual type of the respective verb and the semantic
properties of its arguments enough for the computation of the
eventuality type encoded by the verb-argument complex? Should
mechanisms like aspectual shifting be assumed in addition?
- How much of the aspectual composition can be relegated to
pragmatics? What would then explain the systematic dependencies
between grammatical aspect and aktionsarten?
- In what way can the mereological approach be extended to cover also
expressions involving a path or a scalar change or intransitive verbs?

Adverbial modification

- What are the licensing syntactic and semantic conditions on
adverbial modification?
- Should non-sentential modifiers, such as manner adverbs, be
represented as operators on verb meanings or as predicates of events?
Are there any differences between the several classes of modifiers in
this respect?
- How does variation of linear word order involving adverbs bear on
the interpretation of the respective utterances? What triggers the
variations? What precisely are the particular effects on the resulting
eventuality structure?
- To what extent does adverbial modification involve a
reinterpretation that is triggered by aspectual mismatches and is
executed by coercion of eventuality type?
- Can the use of one adverb as sentence or verb modifier be derived
from one lexical entry? How does this relate to the cognate adjectival
usages?

Submission of Abstracts:

We invite submissions for 30-minute presentations (+ 10 minutes for
discussion). The abstract should not exceed 2 pages (including
references and examples). Please leave at least a 2,5 cm margin on all
four sides, and use at least a 12-pt font. Anyone may submit at most
one abstract as a single author and a second one as co-author. The
Authors' names, affiliations and contact address should be included in
the e-mail text. The abstracts themselves must be anonymous.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: November 15, 2003

Please submit abstracts electronically (pdf, ps, ms word, rtf) to:
zybatovrz.uni-leipzig.de
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