LINGUIST List 15.1222

Fri Apr 16 2004

Calls: General Ling/USA; Philosophy of Lang/Italy

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  1. jamberg, Midwest Modern language Association
  2. francesca.panzeri, 2004 Milan Meeting

Message 1: Midwest Modern language Association

Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 06:35:40 -0400 (EDT)
From: jamberg <>
Subject: Midwest Modern language Association

Midwest Modern language Association 
Short Title: M/MLA 

Date: 04-Nov-2004 - 07-Nov-2004
Location: St Louis, Missouri, United States of America
Contact: Julie Amberg
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics ,Historical Linguistics
,Linguistic Theories

Subject Language: English 

Call Deadline: 15-May-2004 

Meeting Description:

Annual Meeting of the Midwest Modern Language Association Issues in
Language and Linguistics. We invite proposals dealing with the
following and related areas of interest: intersections of language and
technology, innovative pedagogies for language and linguistics,
perspectives on grammar usage, American English dialects, history of
American English, and language and power.
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Message 2: 2004 Milan Meeting

Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 06:41:44 -0400 (EDT)
From: francesca.panzeri <>
Subject: 2004 Milan Meeting

2004 Milan Meeting 
Short Title: MM04 

Date: 10-Jun-2004 - 12-Jun-2004
Location: Gargnano sul Garda, Italy
Contact: Sandro Zucchi
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Philosophy of Language ,Semantics

Call Deadline: 17-Apr-2004 

Meeting Description:

A formal semantics conference
JUNE 10 -- 12, 2004
Universit´┐Ż degli Studi di Milano
Palazzo Feltrinelli in Gargnano, on lake Garda
Invited speakers:
JASON STANLEY 2004 Milan Meeting 

***Last Call for Papers*** 

Call Deadline: 17-Apr-2004 

The 2004 Milan Meeting will take place from June 10 to June 12,
2004. It will be held at Palazzo Feltrinelli in Gargnano, on lake
Garda. The Milan meeting is a formal semantics conference.

The theme of the meeting: Covert Variables at Logical Form 

In recent times, a debate has taken place on the articulation of
propositional constituents at the level of Logical Form. The debate
has focused on the issue whether (a) there exist propositional
constituents that are freely contributed by the context without being
articulated at LF or (b) propositional constituents provided by the
context and lacking overt linguistic counterparts are always realized
at LF by covert variables whose values are contextually determined
(see, for example, recent work by Stanley, Recanati, Perry, and
others). The issue has wide ranging consequences for the nature (and
existence) of a linguistic level of sentence meaning generated by the
grammars of natural languages. While this debate is foundational in
nature, it draws on current semantic analyses of phenomena like
temporal and spatial reference, adverbial modification, domain
restriction on quantification, ecc. Indeed, appeal to LF covert
variables whose value is contextually furnished is a formal device
often adopted by natural language semanticists investigating these
phenomena. The goal of the meeting is to bring together semanticists
that work at specifying the nature of LF covert variables and
philosophers of language and logicians engaged by the foundational and
methodological issues raised by positing these variables.

Submission of abstracts 

The meeting will include 10 contributed talks of 30 minutes each (plus
a discussion of 15 minutes) and five invited talks of 45 minutes each
(plus a discussion of 15 minutes). People who want to contribute a
talk are requested to send an e-mail message to the following address:

The text of the message should specify the author's name, affiliation,
postal address, e-mail address and the title of the contribution. The
message should contain as an attachment an anonymous two page abstract
(1000 words at most ) in pdf or rtf format.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is April 17th, 2004. 
Authors will be notified of acceptance by April 30th 2004. 

Organizing Committee 

The organizing committee of the 2004 Milan Meeting has the following
members: Andrea Bonomi, Paolo Casalegno, Carlo Cecchetto, Gennaro
Chierchia, Stefano Predelli, Achille Varzi, Orin Percus, Ernesto
Napoli, Marina Sbisa´┐Ż, Elisa Paganini, Fabio Del Prete, Fabrizio
Arosio, Francesca Panzeri, Claudia Bianchi, Sandro Zucchi.

Location of the meeting: Palazzo Feltrinelli, Gargnano (Brescia), ITALY 

The meeting will take place at Palazzo Feltrinelli, on Lake
Garda. This historical Villa is now owned by the University of Milan
and is dedicated to workshop and meeting activities. Gargnano is a
small resort village on Lake Garda, about 100 km east of Milan.

Foreign participants are advised to travel to Milano. People arriving
by plane can reach Milano Centrale Railway Station
( in about one hour from Malpensa airport,
where most overseas flights land, in about one hour from Orio al Serio
airport, where Ryanair flights land, and in about 20 minutes from
Linate Airport ( where most other
flights land. Public transport to Milano Railway Stations is available
by bus from all airports and by train + underground from Malpensa
airport; a taxi service is also available at a much higher rate.

Once you are in Milan, you can reach Gargnano in two ways: by
train+bus or directly by bus. You can take a train to Brescia from
Milano Centrale Railway Station, then take a bus from Brescia to
Gargnano (each trip takes about one hour). Buses leave Brescia for
Gargnano about every hour. Or you can take a bus from Piazza Castello
directly to Gargnano (the trip takes about three hours).


Accommodation is provided by within the Palazzo (12 single rooms and
five double rooms) and at the adjacent Casa ''F. Bertolini'' (five
single rooms and four double rooms). One night+breakfast is 19.26
euros at Palazzo Feltrinelli and 23.65 at Casa Bertolini.

Further information 

For further information and updates you can check the following
website: or you
can write to
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