LINGUIST List 15.840

Thu Mar 11 2004

Calls: General Ling/USA; Semantics/UK

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  1. Miguel.Rodriguez-Mondonedo, 35th Conference of the North Eastern Linguistic Society
  2. George Tsoulas gt3, Strategies of Quantification

Message 1: 35th Conference of the North Eastern Linguistic Society

Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 11:59:45 -0500 (EST)
From: Miguel.Rodriguez-Mondonedo <>
Subject: 35th Conference of the North Eastern Linguistic Society

35th Conference of the North Eastern Linguistic Society 
Short Title: NELS 35 

Date: 22-Oct-2004 - 24-Oct-2004
Location: Storrs, CT, United States of America
Contact: Miguel Rodriguez-Mondonedo
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 15-Jun-2004 

Meeting Description:

The 35th Conference of the North Eastern Linguistic Society
With a Special Session on Sign Languages
October 22-24, 2004
University Of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut

Daniel Buring (UCLA) 
Anders Holmberg (University of Durham)
Diane Lillo-Martin (University of Connecticut)
Lisa Selkirk (University of Massachusetts)

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes of
discussion) on any aspect of theoretical linguistics. Abstracts are
also invited for a poster session. Please specify the sessions you
would like to be considered for. Submissions are limited to one
individual and one joint abstract per author.

We are pleased to announce a SPECIAL SESSION on SIGN LANGUAGES.
Abstracts are also invited for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes of
discussion) within the special session on any topic related to the
theoretical or experimental study of Sign Languages.

All abstracts should be submitted as attachments, in PDF format only
to the following email address:

The filename should be unique. You should use your first name's
initial and your last name to name your abstract. For example: John
Smith's abstract would be named jsmith.pdf, NOT abstract.pdf or
nels.pdf. The subject of the message should specify ''Abstract'', and
the body should include the following information:

author's name(s), affiliation and e-mail address
title of abstract
area of linguistics (syntax, phonology, etc.)

Please specify whether you would like your abstract to be considered

__ the main session
__ the poster session
__ the special session
(multiple selections possible).

Abstracts should be limited to one page (using 1'' margins on all
sides and 11pt font size) with an optional additional page containing
examples and references. Non-standard fonts and software should be
avoided and all fonts should be embedded in the .pdf document.


For more information, please visit

or contact the organizers at:
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Message 2: Strategies of Quantification

Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 11:11:28 -0500 (EST)
From: George Tsoulas gt3 <George>
Subject: Strategies of Quantification

Strategies of Quantification

15-Jul-2004 - 17-Jul-2004
York, England, UK

Contact Person: George Tsoulas
Conference Email:
Conference URL:

Linguistic Subfield: Semantics, Syntax

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2004

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

Invited Speakers

K. A. Jayaseelan (CIEFL, Hyderabad)
Edward L. Keenan (UCLA)
Angelika Kratzer (UMass, Amherst)
Lisa Matthewson (University of British Columbia)
Mark Steedman (University of Edinburgh)
Akira Watanabe (University of Tokyo)

Call for Papers

Natural languages employ various strategies for the expression of
quantificational notions. Ever since the publication of Bach et
al. (eds)(1997) the crosslinguistic study of quantification has become
a central topic of investigation. The extent to which the different
strategies employed by various natural languages represent distinct
possibilities or, rather, they are special cases of a general
strategy, is a matter of controversy. For instance, determiner
quantifiers heading their own projections, forming elements which can
be analysed as generalised quantifiers, are used in manyIndo-European
languages. On the other hand, languages such as Japanese, Korean,
Malayalam, use wh-words (indeterminate pronouns) with suffixes
denoting a.o. disjunction or conjunction. This latter strategy
extends to A-quantifiers and covers quantifier, or quantifier-like
meanings like polarity, free choice, arbitrariness and so on, though
the finer distinctions within this domain are not so clear.

>From a different perspective, the standard assumption that natural
language quantifiers are invariably or primarily of type <<e,t>, t>
has also recently been challenged. The questions to be addressed in
this conference include, but are not limited to the following:

- The semantics of indeterminates and the quantifiers based on them
- The fine structure of polarity, free choice and arbitrariness
- Types of quantificational force and how they are related
- Quantification and the syntax-semantics interface
- Comparative approaches to quantification
- Formal issues in the theory of quantifiers (and how they relate to the
 crosslinguistic study of quantification)

Submission procedure

We invite papers from all theoretical perspectives. Abstracts for 45mn
talks (including discussion) should not exceed 2 pages, using a font
no smaller than 11pt and with at least 1in margins on all sides.

Electronic submission is very highly encouraged. Send your abstract
as an attachment to an email message to:

The attachment must be in one of the following file formats:
postscript (ps), pdf, dvi, ascii, doc (if you really can't avoid it).
In the body of the message include your Name, Affiliation, and Title
of the paper. If electronic submission is impossible, send 7 anonymous
copies of your abstract to:

Strategies of Quantification
Department of Language and Linguistic Science
University of York
Heslington - York YO10 5DD
England - UK

Important Dates

Submission Deadline:		March 15 2004
Acceptance Notification: 	April 5 2004
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