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Message 1: Polarity, Scalar Phenomena, Implicatures

Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2003 07:52:42 +0000
From: francesca.panzeri <francesca.panzeriunimib.it>
Subject: Polarity, Scalar Phenomena, Implicatures


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: carlo.cecchettounimib.it 

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
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 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.

Invited speakers:
Ria De Bleser (University of Potsdam)
Stephen Crain (University of Maryland, College Park)
Lyn Frazier (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 Cognitives - Lyon)

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.

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 francesca.panzeriunimib.it.

Accomodation: We cannot assist people who will attend the
workshop. You can find some information about accomodation in Milan
at: http://it.hootle.com/europe/italy/milan/index.html

PROGRAM 

6/18/03 Wednesday 

14-14:50 
Angelika Kratzer (University of Massachusetts at Amherst) 
''Scalar Implicatures, are there any?''

14:50-15:40 
Anastasia Giannakidou (University of Chicago) 
''No escape from polarity EVEN''

coffee break 

16-16:50 
Douglas Saddy, Heiner Drenhaus, Stefan Frisch, Peter beim Graben 
(University of Potsdam) 
''On the Representation and Processing of Polarity Items'' 

16:50-17:40 
Lyn Frazier (University of Massachusetts at Amherst) 
Title TBA 

6/19/03 Thursday 
10-10:50 
Manfred Krifka (Humboldt University) 
Title TBA 

10:50-11:40 
Elena Guerzoni & Yael Sharvit (MIT & University of Connecticut) 
''A Kratzerian Semantics of Question Embedding Predicates'' 

coffee break 

12-12:50 
Bernhard Schwarz (University of Texas at Austin) 
''A scalar implication puzzle'' 

lunch break 

14-14:50 
Ira Noveck (Institut de Sciences Cognitives, Lyon) 
''Are scalar inferences automatic?''

14:50-15:40 
Jacques Jayez & Lucia M. Tovena 
''PS/FC items''

coffee break 

16-16:50 
Chungmin Lee (Seoul National University) 
''Where does scalarity come from? Concession behind Polarity: Evidence
from Korean, Japanese and Other Languages''

16:50-17:40 
Larry Horn (Yale University) 
''Grisotto alla Milanese'' (Milanese style Grice)

6/20/03 Friday 
10-10:50 
Stephen Crain (University of Maryland, College Park) 
''Logically speaking: every child knows what everybody knows''

10:50-11:40 
Uli Sauerland (University of Massachusetts at Amherst) 
''Implicated Presuppositions''

coffee break 

12-12:50 
Benjamin Spector (Universit´┐Ż Paris 7 - Laboratoire de Linguistique
Formelle)
''Scalar implicatures: a global account of local effects'' 

lunch break 

14-14:50 
Ria De Bleser (University of Potsdam) 
''Aphasic disorders at the semantic-pragmatic interface: Survey and
perspectives for future research''

14:50-15:40 
Anna Papafragou (University of Pennsylvania) 
''Aspectuality, scalar implicature and the semantics-pragmatics 
interface'' 

coffee break 

16-16:50 
Richard Breheny & Napoleon Katsos (University of Cambridge) 
''Are Generalised Conversational Implicature Generated On-line by 
Default?'' 

16:50-17:40 
Irene Heim (MIT) 
''NPI licensing in comparative clauses'' 

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