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Tue Aug 31 2004

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Message 1: Specificity and the Evolution/Emergence of Nominal Determination Systems in Romance

Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 10:23:33 -0400 (EDT)
From: vonHeusinger <vonHeusingerilg.uni-stuttgart.de>
Subject: Specificity and the Evolution/Emergence of Nominal Determination Systems in Romance


Specificity and the Evolution/Emergence of Nominal Determination
Systems in Romance
Short Title: Specificity in Romance II

Date: 08-Oct-2004 - 09-Oct-2004
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact: Elisabeth Stark
Contact Email: estarkzedat.fu-berlin.de
Meeting URL:
http://ling.uni-konstanz.de/pages/home/kaiser/nereus/nereus2/index.html

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 

Meeting Description:

''Specificity and the evolution/emergence of nominal determination
systems in Romance''

The workshop discusses specificity in Romance languages, in particular
from a diachronic point of view. Romance languages have
grammaticalized specificity in a variety of ways. Investigation into
the the synchronic variation as well as into the diachronic
development of determiner system will yield more insights into the
interaction between the semantics of specificity (and other referential
categories) and the morpho-syntax of the languages under
investigation.

Friday, 08 October 2004

Diachrony and theory

[10.00-10.15: Welcome and Opening]
10.15-11.30: Uli Reich: "Why do we mark specificity?"
11.30-12.45: Marco Garc�a Garc�a: "Differential object marking in
Spanish as a scalar implicature?"

12.45-14.00 Lunch break

14.00-15.15: Klaus von Heusinger / Georg Kaiser: "The evolution of
differential Object Marking in Spanish"
15.15-16.30: Susann Fisher: "The interplay between reference and
aspect in Old Romance"
16.30-16.45 Coffee break
16.45-18.00: Elisabeth Stark: "Typological correlations in nominal
determination in Romance"

Saturday, 09 October 2004

Development of specificity markers in Spanish

9.00-10.15: Daniel Jacob: "Adjective position and specificity in
Spanish"
10.15-11.30: Teresa Parodi: "Specificity and the left periphery in the
acquisition of Spanish"
11.30-11.45: Coffee break
11.45-13.00: Manuel Leonetti: "On Topics and Specificity in Spanish"

13.00-14.15 Lunch break

So-called 'smaller' Romance languages and their contribution to
historical typology

14.15-15.30: Carme Picallo: "Definite pronouns in catalan"
15.30-16.45: Guido Mensching: (Sardinian; t.b.a.)
16.45-17.00: Coffee break

17.00-17.30 Closing of the workshop

Venue:
Clubhaus der Freien Universit�t Berlin,
Goethestra�e 49
D-14163 Berlin
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