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  1. George Tsoulas gt3, Strategies of Quantification

Message 1: Strategies of Quantification

Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 10:36:20 -0400 (EDT)
From: George Tsoulas gt3 <George>
Subject: Strategies of Quantification

Strategies of Quantification

15-Jul-2004 - 17-Jul-2004
York, United Kingdom

Contact name: George Tsoulas
Conference email:
Conference URL:

Linguistic Subfield: Semantics, Syntax

Meeting Description:

This conference aims to bring together researchers in the syntax and
semantics of quantification and related fields with a special focus on
the issues arising from the crosslinguistic study of quantifiers and
quantification and their repercussions on the formal analysis of
quantification. The conference is funded by the Arts and Humanities
Research Board, as part of the project ''Strategies of

Strategies of Quantification
University of York- July 15-17 2004

Thursday July 15

9.30 -10.30 (Invited Speaker) Angelika Kratzer (UMass, Amherst)
 Quantifiers in the hierarchy of functional heads


11.00-11.45: Anastasia Giannakidou (University of Chicago) & Lisa
 		 Cheng (University of Leiden)
 Wh-morphology, definiteness, and (more on) the semantics of free

11.45-12.30: Hiroyuki Uchida (UCL)
 	 Indefinites: an extra-argument selection analysis


2.00 -3.00 (Invited Speaker) Lisa Matthewson (University of British
Generics and existentials in a language without bare plurals

3.00 - 3.45: Kook-Hee Gill (University of York):
 A crosslinguistic approach to Free choice andpolarity


4.15 - 5.00: Christina Chen (National Tsing Hua University)
 On the paired ziji 'self' and Donkey sentences in 
 Mandarin Chinese

5.00 - 5.45: Henry Davis (University of British Columbia)
 Quantifiers in Salish and the D-Type versus A-
 	 Type Distinction

5.45 - 6.30: Malte Zimmermann (Humboldt University, Berlin)	
 Or What? Quantificational Phenomena in Hausa.

Friday July 16

9.30 -10.30 (Invited Speaker) Edward L. Keenan (UCLA):
 Non-Standard Quantifiers in Natural Language


11.00-11.45: Chris Fox (University of Essex) and Shalom Lappin
 	 (King's College, London)
Generalized Quantifiers with Underspecified Scope Relations in a
First-Order Representation Language

11.45-12.30: George Tsoulas (University of York)
 The Logic of Indeterminates


2.00 -3.00 (Invited Speaker) Akira Watanabe (University of Tokyo)
Ingredients of Polarity Sensitivity: Bipolar Items in Japanese

3.00 - 3.45: Yukio Furukawa (McGill)
Negative quantifiers in Japanese are neither NPI nor NCI


4.15 - 5.00: Evangelia Vlachou (University of Utrecht)
The Three kinds of Free Choice Items and the different ways their
quantificational domain is constructed

4.15 - 5.00: Masakazu Kuno (Harvard University)
Constraints on Scope Shifting Operations: A Representational View

4.15 - 5.00: Jonny Butler (University of York)
 Everything's Indefinite

Conference Party

Saturday July 17

9.30 -10.30 (Invited Speaker) K. A. Jayaseelan (CIEFL, Hyderabad)
 Comparative Morphology of Quantifiers

10.30-11.00 Peppina Lee Po-lun (City University of Hong Kong 
& Macau Polytechnic) & PAN Haihua (City University of Hong Kong)
Affixal Quantification: A-Syntax-semantics Approach to Cantonese
Suffixal Quantifiers

11.45-12.30: Hidekazu Tanaka (University of York)
Antecedent Contained Deletion without Quantifier Raising 

12.30 -2.00 LUNCH

2.00 - 2.45 : Christopher Tancredi (University of Tokyo) & Miyuki 
Yamashina (Yokohama National University)
Interpretation of Indefinites in the Japanese who-mo Construction

2.45 - 3.30 Sun-ho Hong (University of Essex) & Sun-Woo Lee (Hankuk 
 University of foreign Studies)
 Korean Wh-words as Choice Function Variables

3.45 - 4.15 BREAK

4.00 - 4.45 Daniel Wedgwood (University of Edinburgh)
Out of focus quantifiers: the emergence of a quantificational strategy

4.45 - 5.30: Volker Gast (Free University, Berlin)
Negated universal focus quantifiers in English, German and Spanish

5.30 - 6.30 (Invited Speaker) Mark Steedman (University of
 Surface-Compositional Scope-Alternation and the 
 Non-Existence of Existentials

Heather Mardsen (University of Durham):
A cross-linguistic investigation of wh/quantifier interpretation
Yukiko Ueda (Meiji Gakuin & Yokohama National University) 
Fqant-Matching as a Syntactic Operation
Pirkko Suihkonen (University of Helsinki)
Quantification on noun phrases: sample data on the Uralic, Turkic, and
Indo-European Languages

All sessions take place in the Huntington Room, King's Manor.

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