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LINGUIST List 16.1696

Sat May 28 2005

Confs: Linguistic Theories/Cambridge, MA, USA

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        1.    Anna Maria Di Sciullo, Issues on the Form and Interpretation of Argument Structure

Message 1: Issues on the Form and Interpretation of Argument Structure
Date: 26-May-2005
From: Anna Maria Di Sciullo <di_sciullo.anne-marieuqam.ca>
Subject: Issues on the Form and Interpretation of Argument Structure

Issues on the Form and Interpretation of Argument Structure

Date: 01-Jul-2005 - 01-Jul-2005
Location: Cambridge, MA, United States of America
Contact: Anna Maria Di Sciullo
Contact Email: di_sciullo.anne-marieuqam.ca
Meeting URL: http://web.mit.edu/lsa2005/events/di_sciullo.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

Meeting Description:

Cambridge, MA, July 1, 2005
Emerson 101, Harvard Yard

The proper characterization of argument structure is a central question in
linguistic theory. One can contrast a projectionist approach according to which
verbs lexically determine the expression of their arguments, to a
constructionist approach according to which argument structure is constructed in
the syntax rather than being lexically determined. Alongside these approaches
one can also distinguish what has been referred to as the Davidsonian tradition
emphasizing the importance of events. Notwithstanding the substantial progress
achieved, several aspects of the properties of arguments structure and their
legibility at the semantic interface are yet to be fully understood. The purpose
of this workshop is thus to address questions on the form and the interpretation
of argument structure from different theoretical perspectives and to raise the
question of whether a novel integrated approach can be envisioned.

Anna Maria Di Sciullo, Calixto Aguero-Bautista, Marcin Morzycki

SSHRC, MCRI on Interface Asymmetry
The Federation on Natural Language Processing

9:00 - 9:05

9:05 - 9:50
Hagit Borer (USC) - Invited speaker
Decomposition Revisited

9:50 - 10:35
Beth Levin (Stanford) - Invited speaker
and Malka Rappaport Hovav (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) - Invited speaker
One Size Doesn't Fit All: In Support of a Non-Uniform Treatment of Dative Verbs

10:35 - 10:45

10:45 - 11:15
Anna Maria Di Sciullo (UQAM)
Two Properties of Argument Structure in Morphology

11:15 - 12:00
James Pustejovsky (Brandeis) - Invited speaker
Typing and Presupposition in the Selection of Arguments

12:00 - 12:30

12:30 - 13:30

13:30 - 14:15
Liina Pylkkanen (NYU) - Invited speaker
Missing Meanings: An Experimental Approach

14:15 - 14:45
Jon Nissembaum (McGill)
Purposive Adjuncts, Argument-Introducing Heads, and the Structure of the VP

14:45 - 15:15
Yves Roberge (Toronto) and Virginia Hill (UNBSJ)
On the Transitivization of Unergatives

15:15 - 16:00
Andrea Moro (Università Vita Salute San Raffaele) - Invited speaker
Decomposing Unaccusatives

16:00 - 16:30

16:30 - 17:15
Adele Goldberg (Princeton) - Invited speaker
Don't Throw Out the Verb with the Pro-Verbial Bathwater

17:15 - 17:45
Rosmin Mathew and Ayesha Kidwai (Jawaharlal Nehru)
Argument Structure by Phase: Malayalam Datives

17:45- 18:30
Richard Larson (Stony Brook) - Invited speaker
The Thematic Structure of Determiners

18:30 - 19:00
Boban Arsenijevic (ULCL)
Arguments in a Fully Temporal Event Structure

19:00 - 19:45
Carol Tenny (Clairvoyance Corporation) - Invited speaker
Predicate-Argument Structure and the Grammar of Sentience

19:45 - 20:15

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