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  1. mccready, Texas Linguistic Society 8: Issues at the Semantics-Pragmatics Interface

Message 1: Texas Linguistic Society 8: Issues at the Semantics-Pragmatics Interface

Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 18:43:02 -0500 (EST)
From: mccready <>
Subject: Texas Linguistic Society 8: Issues at the Semantics-Pragmatics Interface

Texas Linguistic Society 8: Issues at the Semantics-Pragmatics
Short Title: TLS 8 

Date: 05-Mar-2004 - 07-Mar-2004
Location: Austin, TX, United States of America
Contact: Brian Reese
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Pragmatics, Semantics

Meeting Description:

The aim of TLS 8 is to provide a forum for the presentation of
original research on the interface of semantic and pragmatic
theories. We welcome the submission of papers on topics including (but
not limited to) lexical semantics, presupposition, anaphora
resolution, quantification, propositional attitude attribution,
modality and indexicality within all frameworks, including logical,
linguistic, psycholinguistic and computational approaches. 

Program: Texas Linguistic Society 8

 Issues at the Semantics-Pragmatics Interface
			 March 5-7, 2004
			 Austin, Texas

			 Friday, March 5

8.00-8.45 a.m. Registration, Coffee and Refreshments
8.45-9.00 a.m. Opening Remarks

First Invited Talk
9.00-10.15 a.m. Nicholas Asher (UT Austin); title TBA
10.15-10.30 a.m. Break 

			 Session I

10.30-11.00 a.m. 1. Subjunctive relative clauses -Francesca Panzeri

11.00-11.30 a.m. 2. Epistemic would, clefts, and functional
compositionality -Betty J. Birner, Jeffrey P. Kaplan, Gregory Ward
(Northern Illinois U, San Diego State U, Northwestern)

11.30 a.m.-12.00 p.m. 3.Complex wh-FCIs are semantically different
from any-FCIs: evidence from English, Greek, French -Evangelia Vlachou

12.00-1.30 p.m. Lunch

			 Session II

1.30-2.00 p.m. 1.Quality and Questions -Christine Gunlogson

2.00-2.30 p.m. 2.Japanese Contrastive wa: Implicature Unsuspendable
-Yurie Hara (Delaware)

2.30-3.00 p.m. 3. Inference in focus: the wider implications of
pragmatic theory -Daniel Wedgwood (Edinburgh)

3.00-3.15 p.m. Break

Second Invited Talk
3.15-4.30 p.m. David Beaver (Stanford); title TBA
4.30-4.45 p.m. Break 

			 Session III

4.45-5.15 p.m. 1.Toward a uniform analysis of short answers and
gapping -Ingo Reich (Tuebingen)

5.15-5.45 p.m. 2. The definiteness effect in English HAVE sentences
-Shiao Wei Tham (Stanford)

5.45-6.15 p.m. 3.Ways of not being there -Lucia M. Tovena (Lille 3)

			 Saturday, March 6

Third Invited Talk
9.00-10.15 a.m. Carlota Smith (UT Austin); title TBA
10.15-10.30 a.m. Break 

			 Session IV

10.30-11.00 a.m. 1. Distributivity and interpretation: in support of
a modal treatment of the progressive -Susie Jones (U British Columbia)

11.00-11.30 a.m. 2. An Aspectual Analysis of Mandarin Verbal -le and
Sentential -le -Maejia Gao, Hooi Ling Soh (Indiana, U Minnesota)

11.30 a.m.-12.00 p.m. 3. Brands of perfects and the
semanticspragmatics interface -Patrick Caudal (CNRS and Paris 7)

12.00-1.30 p.m. Lunch

			 Session V

1.30-2.00 p.m. 1. The interaction between number and person in
Chinese -Robert Iljic (CNRS, EHESS)

2.00-2.30 p.m. 2. Future reference without future tense -Bridget
Copley (U Southern California)

2.30-3.00 p.m. 3. The Semantic Types of Propositions, Facts, and
Events -Michael Hegarty (Louisiana State U)

3.00-3.15 p.m. Break

Fourth Invited Talk
3.15-4.30 p.m. James Pustejovsky (Brandeis); title TBA
4.30-4.45 p.m. Break 

			 Session VI

4.45-5.15 p.m. 1.On the interpretation of null objects in French
-Sarah Cummins, Yves Roberge (Universit´┐Ż Laval, U Toronto)

5.15-5.45 p.m. 2. The Estonian pronoun 'tema' and the role of
contrast in pronoun interpretation -Elsi Kaiser (U Rochester)

5.45-6.15 p.m. 3.Coreferential Interpretations of Reflexives in
Picture Noun Phrases: an Experimental Approach -Micah Goldwater,
Jeffrey T. Runner (UT Austin, U Rochester)

			 Sunday, March 7

Fifth Invited Talk
10-11.15 a.m. Berhnard Schwarz (UT Austin); title TBA
11.15-11.30 a.m. Break 

			 Session VII

11.30 a.m.-12.00 p.m. 1. Varieties of (In-)Subordination: The Case of
V2-Relatives -Hans-Martin Gaertner (ZAS Berlin)

12.00-12.30 p.m. 2.On the semantics of German root and complement
clauses -Kerstin Schwabe (ZAS Berlin)

12.30-1.00 3.Neg-Raising and the interpretation of adjectival
modifiers -Rajesh Bhatt, Yael Sharvit (UT Austin, U Connecticut)


French final tunes and attitude attribution -Claire Beyssade and
Jean-Marie Marandin (CNRS, Institut Jean Nicod)

The propositional content of absolute constructions and epistemic SDRS
conditions -Alda Mari (CNRS-ENST, Paris)

Rhetorical relations in verbal eventual representations? Evidence from
psych verbs - Alexandros Tantos (Konstanz)
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