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Message 1: Workshop on the Semantics of Adjectives and Adverbs

Date: 08-Mar-2005
From: Louise McNally <louise.mcnallyupf.edu>
Subject: Workshop on the Semantics of Adjectives and Adverbs

Workshop on the Semantics of Adjectives and Adverbs

Date: 18-Mar-2005 - 19-Mar-2005
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact: Louise McNally
Contact Email: adjectivesupf.edu
Meeting URL: http://www.upf.edu/dtf/adjectives

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

Meeting Description:

This workshop is devoted to the lexical semantics of adjectives and adverbs,
particularly adverbs of manner and degree. It will be structured in four
thematic sessions, each of which consists of two talks and an extended
commentary. The topics of the sessions are:
- Issues at the syntax-semantics interface
- Gradability
- Adjectives, adverbs and event structure
- Adjectives, adverbs and presupposition

The goal is to bring together recent research in these domains in an effort to
establish points of connection
- between the semantics of adjectives and adverbs in general
- between the syntactic distribution of adjectives/adverbs on the one hand and
their semantics/pragmatics on the other
- between the event structures associated with adjectives/adverbs and their
gradability characteristics, and
- between the lexical semantics of adjectives/adverbs and their behavior in
discourse

The final program for the Workshop on the Semantics of Adjectives and Adverbs
to be held March 18-19 at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, is now available
at the workshop URL:

http://www.upf.edu/dtf/adjectives
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