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  1. vonHeusinger, Where Semantics Meets Pragmatics

Message 1: Where Semantics Meets Pragmatics

Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 14:31:07 +0000
From: vonHeusinger <>
Subject: Where Semantics Meets Pragmatics

Where Semantics Meets Pragmatics 
Short Title: SemPrag2003

Date: 11-JUL-03 - 13-JUL-03
Location: Michigan, United States of America
Contact: Ken Turner
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Semantics, Pragmatics, General Linguistics 

Meeting Description:

The purpose of this workshop is to attract very high quality recent
work on the interdigitation of semantic and pragmatic
theories. Program for

(First International Workshop on Current Research in the
Semantics-Pragmatics Interface)
Michigan State University, July, 11-13, 2003

The workshop will take place during the SUMMER INSTITUTE 2003 of the

Friday, 11 - July - 2003

14.00 Registration (fee 25 US $) at B-106 Wells Hall

15.00-15.15 Opening

15.15-16.15 Larry Horn (Yale University)
The Border Wars: a neo-Gricean perspective

16.15-16.30 break

16.30-17.10 Mira Ariel (Tel Aviv University) 
Most: Reversing some of the roles of semantics and pragmatics

17.10-17.50 Lewis Bott & Ira Noveck (CNRS Bron)
The Time Course of Scalar Implicature

17.50-18.10 break

18.10-18.50 Michael Hegarty (Louisiana State University)
Type Shifting of Entities in Discourse

18.50-19.30 K.M. Jaszczolt (University of Cambridge)
Futurity in Default Semantics

20.00 party or dinner

Saturday, 12 - July - 2003

9.00-10.00 Hans Kamp (Universit�t Stuttgart)

10.00-10.30 break

10.30-11.10 Javier Guti�rrez-Rexach (Ohio State Univ)
Superlative Quantifiers and the Dynamics of Context Dependence

11.10-11.50 Linton Wang & Eric McCready & Nicolas Asher (University of
Information Dependency in Quantificational Subordination

11.50-12.30 Ronnie Cann (University of Edinburgh)
Semantic Underspecifictaion and the Pragmatic Interpretation of Be

12.30-14.00 lunch

14.00-14.40 Ariel Cohen (Ben-Gurion University)
How to deny a presupposition

14.40-15.20 Jeremy J. Goard (UC Davis)
Definiteness and English Prenominal Possessives

15.20-16.00 Chungmin Lee (Seoul National University)
How Alternative Question and Conjunctive Question Generate Contrastive
Focus and ContrastiveTopic, respectively

16.00-16.20 break

16.20-17.00 Luis Paris (State University of New York)
On the properties of a Semantics-Pragmatics Interface Pattern in the
Expression of Manner

17.00-17.40 Ring Mei-Han Low (University at Buffalo)
The Hidden Path of Semantic Content within Pragmatic Context: The
definite article, ''the''

17.40-18.20 Markus Egg (Universit�t des Saarlandes)
Metonymy at the semantics-pragmatics interface

18.20-18.40 break

18.40-19.40 Nicolas Asher (University of Texas)
Discourse Topics

20.30 dinner or party

Sunday, 13 - July - 2003

9.00-9.40 Hotze Rullman & Aili You (University of Calgary)
General Number and the Semantics and Pragmatics of Indefinite Bare
Nouns in Mandarin Chinese

9.40-10.20 Daniel Hole (University of Munich)
Matching the Constituency of Quantification and Sentence Structure:
Two Case Studies from Mandarin Chinese

10.20-10.40 break

10.40-11.20 Richard Brehen (University of Cambridge)
On pragmatic intrusion into semantic content

11.20-12.00 Mayumi Masuko (ICU Tokyo) 
Referential Expressions and Syntax-Semantics(-Pragmatics) Interface

12.00-12.20 break

12.20-13.20 William Ladusaw (UC Santa Cruz)
Framing the issue: the biasing effect of polarity items in questions

13.20-13.30 Closing word


Ant�nio Branco (Universidade de Lisboa)
Nominals are Doubly Dual

Aoife Ahern (U.N.E.D. Madrid)
Mood, Propositional Attitudes and Metarepresentation in Spanish M

Accepted talks

Yael Greenberg (Bar-Ilan University)
Tolerating exceptions with ''descriptive'' and ''in virtue of''
generics: two types of modality and reduced vagueness
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