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LINGUIST List 18.1005

Tue Apr 03 2007

Confs: Semantics/Brazil

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Message 1: Semantics of Under-Represented Languages 4
Date: 30-Mar-2007
From: Ana Muller <anamulerusp.br>
Subject: Semantics of Under-Represented Languages 4


Semantics of Under-Represented Languages 4
Short Title: SULA 4

Date: 24-May-2007 - 26-May-2007
Location: São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Contact: Ana Muller
Contact Email: anamulerusp.br
Meeting URL: http://www.fflch.usp.br/eventos/sula4

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

Meeting Description:

The goal of the conference is to bring together researchers working on languages
or dialects which do not have an established tradition of work in formal
semantics. This includes a focus on the acquisition of semantics in child
language. Participation by scholars whose work involves primary fieldwork or
experimentation as well as analysis is especially encouraged.

Program

Thursday, May 24
11:00 Registration
11:50 Opening Remarks
12:00-14:00 Poster Session
Session 1
14:00 ''The Mbya suffix -pa as a degree modifier''
Guillaume Thomas (independent)

14:30 ''Situations and switch reference''
Andrew McKenzie (University of Massachusetts-Amherst)

15:00 ''A semantic analysis of the preverb ishi- in Oji-Cree''
Tanya Slavin (University of Toronto)

15:30 Commentary (Lisa Matthewson, University of British Columbia) and discussion
16:00 Break
Session 2
16:20 Invited speaker: Lisa Matthewson (University of British Columbia) TBA

17:10 ''The Expression of quantification in Karitiana''
Luciana Sanchez-Mendes & Ana Müller (Universidade de São Paulo

17:40 ''Licensing by modification: the case of Brazilian Portuguese
distributive-universal
quantifiers'' Esmeralda V. Negrão (Universidade de São Paulo)

18:10 Commentary (Angelika Kratzer, University of Massachusetts-Amherst)
and discussion
Friday, May 25
8:30 Registration
Session 3
9:00 ''A unified semantics for the Quechua question and negation marker -chu''
Carlos Fasola (Rutgers University)

9:30 ''The Cusco Quechua Conjectural: evidential or epistemic modal?''
Martina Faller (The University of Manchester)

10:00 Commentary (Jürgen Bohnemeyer, University of Buffalo) and discussion
10:30 Break
Session 4
10:50 Invited speaker: Jürgen Bonhemeyer (University of Buffalo)
''Aspect, temporal anaphora, and tenseless languages: A (new) Gricean account''

11:40 ''I (managed) to read the book: video as a tool for eliciting semantic
distinctions''
Leora Bar-el (School of Oriental and African Studies, London)

12:10 Commentary (Bruna Franchetto, Universidade Federal do
Rio de Janeiro/Museu Nacional) and discussion
12:40 Break
Session 5
14:40 ''Athabaskan internal heads are definitely not indefinite''
Keir Moulton (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

15:10 ''Semantic evidence for antipassivization in Nez Perce''
Amy Rose Deal (University of Massachusetts-Amherst)

15:40 ''Free relatives as bare CPs: evidence from Tlingit''
Seth Cable (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

16:10 Commentary (Luciana Storto, Universidade de São Paulo) and discussion
16:40 Break
Session 6
17:00 Invited speaker: Bruna Franchetto (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro/
Museu
Nacional) ''Concepts and forms of 'plurality' in Kuikuro''

17:50 ''Notes on the semantics and pragmatics of 'qualquer'''
Roberta Oliveira (UFSC)

18:20 Commentary (Andrés Salanova, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
and discussion
20:00 Party (location TBA)
Saturday, May 26
Session 7
8:30 ''Plurality and distributivity in Juruna: some considerations about verbal
cumulativity''
Suzi Oliveira de Lima (Universidade de São Paulo)

9:00 ''The semantics of serial verb constructions in Wanano and Waikhana''
Kristine Stenzel (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro/Museu Nacional)

9:30 ''The 'durative' in Blackfoot: beyond imperfective and progressive''
Joel Durham (University of British Columbia)

10:00 Commentary ( Roberta Oliveira, Universidade de Santa Catarina) and
discussion
10:30 Break
Session 8
10:50 Invited Speaker: Mutuá Mehinaku Kuikuro (Kuikuru Nation, Karib family)
''Meu avô e a lingüística (First contacts: my grand-father and linguistics)

11:40 ''The argument structure of classifier predicates in American Sign Language''
Gaurav Mathur (The Ohio State University) & Christian Rathmann (University of
Bristol).

12:10 Commentary (Ana Müller, Universidade de São Paulo) and discussion
12:40 Break
Session 9
14:40 ''Tense in Mocoví: the temporal property of DP''
Hector Manni (Universidad Nacional del Litoral)

15:10 ''Form and function of the two future expressions in Blackfoot and
St'at'imcets''
Maria Amélia Reis Silva & Jennifer Glougie (University of British Columbia)

15:40 ''Temporal interpretation in unmarked sentences in Blackfoot''
Maria Amélia Reis Silva & Lisa Matthewson (University of British Columbia)

16:10 Commentary (Marcelo Barra, Universidade de São Paulo) and discussion
16:40 Break
Session 10
17:00 Invited speaker: Andrés Salanova (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
''The building blocks of aspectual interpretation''

17:50 ''Unacusatives, control transitives and non-control transitives in
Sancathen''
Masaru Kiyota (University of British Columbia)

18:20 Commentary (Esmeralda Negrão, Universidade de São Paulo) and discussion

Alternate:
''Some peculiar verb alternations in Brazilian Portuguese'', Márcia Cançado
(Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais)

Poster Session
''The Causative Alternation - A Crosslinguistic Perspective'', Juliana Costa
Pacheco (Universidade de São Paulo)
''Evidentials in Karo'', Lidia Lima (Universidade de São Paulo)
''The lexical and sentencial semantics of deverbal nominal predicates in
Aweti'', Sebastian Drude (Museu Goeldi)
''On the class-markers in Miraña: one formal approach'', Rafael Dias Minussi
(Universidade de São Paulo)
''Grammatical encoding of anaphoric relations in Tupi-Guarani languages'',
Heloisa Salles (Universidade de Brasília)

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