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Message 1: Workshop on Modal Verbs and Modality

Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2004 05:12:42 -0500 (EST)
From: katrin.axel <katrin.axeluni-tuebingen.de>
Subject: Workshop on Modal Verbs and Modality

Workshop on Modal Verbs and Modality 

Date: 25-Mar-2004 - 26-Mar-2004
Location: Tuebingen, Baden Wuerttemberg, Germany
Contact: Katrin Axel
Contact Email: katrin.axeluni-tuebingen.de 
Meeting URL: http://www.sfb441.uni-tuebingen.de/veranst-engl.html 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 


Meeting Description:

The Workshop aims at reconstructing the formal and functional
characteristics of modal verb constructions and other modal
expressions in various languages. There will be contributions from
different linguistic areas (theoretical linguistics, language
acquisition, diachronic linguistics etc.): The Workshop is organized
by a sub-project of the collaborative research centre 441 'Linguistic
Data Structures'. Workshop on Modal Verbs and Modality

organized by the SFB 441 'Linguistic Data Structures'/project B3
'Modal Verbs and Modality in German' held at the University of
T�bingen, March 25th and 26th 2004 at the Neuphilologicum
(Brecht-Bau), Wilhelmstr. 50, 72074 T�bingen



Thursday, March 25th, room 215:

09.15-9.30	
Opening

09.30-10.30 
Sjef Barbiers: ''On the polarity of modal complements''

10.30-11.30
Tanja Mortelmans: ''Between modal verb and mood: the status of
'wuerde' in present-day German''

11.30-12.00
Coffee break

12.00-13.00	
Tim Stowell: ''Tense/modal scope reversals and sequence of tense: The
case of the English perfect modal''

13.00-14.30
Lunch break

14.30-15.30
Daniel Holl: ''Dispositions, abilities and modal infinitives in
German''

15.30-16.30: 
Bettina Zeisler: ''Modal verbs and modal constructions in Ladakhi, a
Tibetan language spoken in India''

16.30-17.00
Coffee break

17.00-18.00
Remus Gergel & Jutta Hartmann: ''Observations on theta roles and
volitional modality''

18.00-19.00
Arnim von Stechow, Svetlana Krasikova & Doris Penka: ''The meaning of
Germanu 'um zu': necessary condition and 'too'/'enough'''



Friday, March 26th, room 215

09.00-10.00
Ioanna Berthoud-Papandropoulou & Helga Kilcher: ''Children's
understanding of the French modal verb pouvoir: a developmental
approach of epistemic mental states''

10.00-11.00
Serge Doitchinov: ''Children's understanding of epistemic terms:
cognitive and linguistic prerequisites''

11.00-11.30	
Coffee break

11.30-12.30
Elma Blom: ''Modal root infinitives in Dutch child language''

12.30-14.00
Lunch break

14.00-15.00

Sergej N. Kulakow: '''F�hig' als pr�dikatives Adjektiv und
Wortbildungselement im Fr�hneuhochdeutschen, Neuhochdeutschen und
Gegenwartsdeutschen''

15.00-15.30
Coffee break

15.30-16.30 
Julia Grosse: ''Optional coherence and control verbs: a graded
phenomenon''

16.30-17.30
Ira Noveck: ''Trying to capture the role of context in interpreting
modals''
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