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  1. amunn, Theoretical and experimental perspectives on tense, aspect, modality and events

Message 1: Theoretical and experimental perspectives on tense, aspect, modality and events

Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 09:50:03 +0000
From: amunn <>
Subject: Theoretical and experimental perspectives on tense, aspect, modality and events

It's about time: Theoretical and experimental perspectives on tense,
aspect, modality and events
Short Title: It's about time

Date: 18-JUL-03 - 19-JUL-03
Location: East Lansing, MI, United States of America
Contact: Alan Munn
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Syntax, Semantics, Psycholinguistics,
Neurolinguistics, Linguistic Theories, Language Acquisition, Cognitive

Meeting Description:

A Workshop to held July 18-19, 2003 at the LSA Linguistic Institute
Michigan State University

Invited Speakers

Michael Walsh Dickey, Northwestern University
Mark Steedman, University of Edinburgh

A particularly active area of research in current linguistic theory is
the syntax and semantics of Tense, Aspect, Modality and Events. It
often takes some time for theoretical advances to influence
psycholinguistic work, in part because communication between linguists
and psycholinguists is not always optimal. Results from formal work on
Tense, Aspect, Modality, and Events seem especially likely to lead to
significant experimental and computational work. For this reason, we
have planned a 2 day workshop designed to bring together researchers
from both linguis tics and psycholinguistics who are working on these
topics, and we invite you to participate.

For more information, please visit the Workshop website or send mail to

For more information about the LSA Linguistic Institute please visit
the Institute website

Workshop Organizers:

Cristina Schmitt (Michigan State University)
Alan Munn (Michigan State University)
Fernanda Ferreira (Michigan State University) 

Registration information:

Registration will be taken on-site. 
LSA Institute Participants: 
Students $15.00
Non-students: $20.00

Non-LSA Participants
Students $25.00
Non-students $30.00

Friday, July 18, 2003

9:00-9:15 Introductory Remarks

9:15-10:30 Mark Steedman, University of Edinburgh
Title TBA

10:30-11:00 Coffee

11:30-11:45 Luis Paris, SUNY Albany
Mereological Constraints on Extended Arguments

11:45-12:30 Marc Moffett, University of Wyoming
Outline of a nonDavidsonian Event Semantics

12:30-2:30 Lunch

2:30-3:15 Erin L. O'Bryan, Raffaella Folli, Heidi Harley
and Thomas Bever University of Arizona and Cambridge University
Evidence for the Early Use of Telicity in Comprehension

3:15-4:00 Laura Wagner, Harvard University 
The Influence of Conceptual Prototypes on Linguistic Judgments of
Tense and Aspect

4:00-4:30 Coffee

4:30-5:15 Anna Maria DiSciullo, MRSC, Universit� du
Qu�bec � Montr�al
On the Asymmetry of Aspect Structure

5:15-6:00 Maria Lekakou, Univ. College, London and UiL OTS, Utrecht
The Interaction between Aspectual Morphology and Middle Formation
Saturday, July 19, 2003

9:15-10:30 Michael Walsh Dickey, Northwestern University
Title TBA

10:30-11:00 Coffee

11:00-11:45 Asier Alcazar, University of Southern California
Two Paradoxes in the Interpretation of Imperfective Aspect and the

11:45-12:30 Stefan Engelberg, University of Wuppertal
The Aspecto-temporal Properties of PP-internal Nominalized Infinitives

12:30-2:30 Lunch

2:30-3:15 Anita Mittwoch, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
The English Perfect of Result: an inference that is neither
truth-conditional nor cancellable

3:15-4:00 Roumyana Pancheva, University of Southern California
Four Perfects in One

4:00-4:30 Coffee

4:30-6:00 Round Table Discussion
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