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  1. Joost.Zwarts, Linguistic Perspectives on Numerical Expressions

Message 1: Linguistic Perspectives on Numerical Expressions

Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 03:21:34 -0400 (EDT)
From: Joost.Zwarts <>
Subject: Linguistic Perspectives on Numerical Expressions

Linguistic Perspectives on Numerical Expressions 

Date: 10-Jun-2004 - 11-Jun-2004
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Contact: Joost Zwarts
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 

Meeting Description:

Linguistic Perspectives on Numerical Expressions is a workshop on
linguistic and cognitive aspects of numerals, held at Utrecht
University on 10 and 11 June 2004. Invited speakers are Gennaro
Chierchia, James Hurford, Richard Kayne, Heike Wiese.

Workshop Program:

June 10 Location: Drift 21, room: Sweelinckzaal
8.30 - 10.00 Registration
10.00 - 11.00 James Hurford
Two topics in numeral studies: the magical number 4; and how societies
solve a problem of efficient coding?
11.00 - 15 Coffee break
11.15 - 12.00 Tania Ionin & Ora Matushansky
The Non-Existence of Numerals
12.00 - 12.45 Hanna Maliszewska & Pawel Rutkowski
On prepositional phrases inside numeral expressions in Polish
12.45 - 14.15 Lunch break
14.15 - 15.00 Mana Kobuchi-Philip
Syntactic and semantic licensing condition of the floating numeral
15.00 - 15.45 Ivan Garcia Alvarez
The adnominal distributive numeral 'sendos' as a binary quantifier
15.45 - 16.15 Tea break 
6.15 - 17.15 Gennaro Chierchia
(title: to be announced)

June 11 Location: to be announced (see website)
10.00 - 11.00 Heike Wiese
The C-evolution of number concepts and numerals
11.00 - 11.15 Coffee break
11.15 - 12.00 Wiebke Iversen, Hans-Christoph Nuerk, Klaus Willmes
German number signs in spoken and Sign Language
12.00 - 12.45 Harald Hammarstrom
Number bases, frequencies and lengths cross-linguistically
12.45 - 14.15 Lunch break
14.15 -15.00 Cristina Schmitt & Ellen-Petra Kester
Underspecification for number: bare nominals in Papiamentu and
Brazilian Portuguese
15.00 -15.45 Sjef Barbiers
Indefinite cardinal numeral ONE, definite ordinals and the cause of
15.45 - 16.15 Tea break
16.15 - 17.15 Richard Kayne
'Several', 'many' and numerals

Thomas Hanke, Numeralization as a special development
Pawel Rutkowski, Is the syntax of cardinal numerals related to mental
storage capacity? 
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