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LINGUIST List 18.180

Thu Jan 18 2007

Calls: Sociolinguistics/Greece; Semantics, Syntax/Ireland

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        1.    Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou, 28th Annual Meeting of the Department of Linguistics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
        2.    Rick Nouwen, Quatifier Modification


Message 1: 28th Annual Meeting of the Department of Linguistics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Date: 18-Jan-2007
From: Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou <pavlidoulit.auth.gr>
Subject: 28th Annual Meeting of the Department of Linguistics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


Full Title: 28th Annual Meeting of the Department of Linguistics, Aristotle
University of Thessaloniki

Date: 21-Apr-2007 - 22-Apr-2007
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Contact Person: Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou
Meeting Email: synedrio2007lit.auth.gr
Web Site: http://www.lit.auth.gr/announcements.php?sector=3

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Greek (ell)

Call Deadline: 02-Feb-2007

Meeting Description:

The 28th Annual Meeting of the Department of Linguistics, Aristotle University
of Thessaloniki, will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece, on Saturday 21st and
Sunday 22nd, April 2007.

The broad theme of the meeting is, as always, the Greek language, but this year
the focus will be on language and society, from any theoretical perspective. For
example, classical sociolinguistics, sociology of language, interactive
sociolinguistics, conversation analysis, critical discourse analysis, etc.

Keynote speakers will be:
Prof. Penny Eckert (Stanford University, US) ''Style matters''
Prof. Emanuel Schegloff (University of California, Los Angeles, US) ''On Logos:
Words, words, words . . . and other turn constructional units in
talk-in-interaction''
Prof. Ruth Wodak (Lancaster University, UK) ''Communicating Europe: Analyzing,
interpreting and understanding multilingualism and the discursive construction
of transnational identities''.

Interested colleagues are hereby invited to submit abstracts of papers (20 min
presentation, 10 min discussion) relating to the meeting's theme. Abstracts
should be submitted in three (3) copies, exclusively via surface mail, by
February 2, 2007 (extended deadline) at the following address:

28th Annual Meeting
Department of Linguistics
Faculty of Philosophy
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
GR-541 24 Thessaloniki
Greece

Notifications will be sent by February 28, 2007.

The Meeting's Program Committee comprises all faculty members of the Department
of Linguistics, who will also select the papers to be included in the
Proceedings volume.

Please note that at most 40 papers will be accepted for presentation, and that
each participant will be entitled to only one (single or joint) presentation.

The Organizing Committee

Th.-S. Pavlidou (Professor), Chair
Chr. Tzitzilis (Professor)
G. Papanastasiou (Lecturer)
A. Alvanoudi (Ph.D. candidate)

Abstract Requirements:

length: 1 page (including bibliography)
fonts: Times New Roman 12pt
spacing: single
margins: 3 cm
title, author's name: double spaced, centered

Participation Fees:

Standard: 70 Euro; student: 35 Euro. Fees are payable on registration, and
entitle participants to a copy of the Proceedings volume.

For more information, please contact the Organizing Committee at the following
e-mail address:
synedrio2007lit.auth.gr

The final program will be sent to confirmed participants by e-mail.
Message 2: Quatifier Modification
Date: 18-Jan-2007
From: Rick Nouwen <rick.nouwenlet.uu.nl>
Subject: Quatifier Modification



Full Title: Quatifier Modification

Date: 13-Aug-2007 - 17-Aug-2007
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Contact Person: Rick Nouwen
Meeting Email: rick.nouwenlet.uu.nl
Web Site: http://www.let.uu.nl/~Rick.Nouwen/qm/

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 08-Mar-2007

Meeting Description:

From the eighties onwards, logicians and linguists have studied the properties
of quantifying expressions by assigning them generalised quantifier meanings.
While this line of research has been successful in isolating formal
generalisations about the expression of quantity, it has ignored the internal
composition of complex quantifiers.

Recently, the modificational structures within complex quantifiers have gained a
fair amount of attention, mostly thanks to studies of a.o. modified numerals,
negative and negated quantifiers, focus-sensitive operators, approximatives and
except phrases. These studies yield a richer analysis of natural language
quantifiers than was possible given the coarse level of generalisation of
Generalised Quantifier Theory. Additionally, these studies shed light on the
cross-categorial application of some modifiers.

The general aim of the workshop 'Quantifiers and Modification' is to bring
together researchers of different fields (syntax, semantics, logic) and thereby
deepen our understanding of the role of modification in the diverse landscape of
natural language expressions of quantity.

Workshop Topics:

The theme of the workshop brings up questions like the following:
- Is it tenable to retain a single analysis for any modifier? Or should its use
within the domain of quantifiers be seen as separate?
- What are the restrictions on the combinations of quantifiers and modifiers and
what is the nature (semantic, syntactic or other) of these restrictions?
- Is there cross-linguistic variation w.r.t. these restrictions?
- What is the categorial status of a modified quantifier?
- How do the formal properties of modifiers relate to the formal results
familiar from generalised quantifier theory?

Second call for papers:

Quantifier Modification

is organised as part of
the European Summer School on
Logic, Language and Information
ESSLLI 2007 http://www.cs.tcd.ie/esslli2007/
6 - 17 August, 2007 in Dublin

Workshop Organisers:

Rick Nouwen (rick.nouwenlet.uu.nl)
Jakub Dotlacil (jakub.dotlacillet.uu.nl)

Theme Description:

From the eighties onwards, logicians and linguists have studied the properties
of quantifying expressions by assigning them generalised quantifier meanings.
While this line of research has been successful in isolating formal
generalisations about the expression of quantity, it has ignored the internal
composition of complex quantifiers.

Recently, the modificational structures within complex quantifiers have gained a
fair amount of attention, mostly thanks to studies of a.o. modified numerals,
negative and negated quantifiers, focus-sensitive operators, approximatives and
except phrases. These studies yield a richer analysis of natural language
quantifiers than was possible given the coarse level of generalisation of
Generalised Quantifier Theory. Additionally, these studies shed light on the
cross-categorial application of some modifiers.

The general aim of the workshop 'Quantifiers and Modification' is to bring
together researchers of different fields (syntax, semantics, logic) and thereby
deepen our understanding of the role of modification in the diverse landscape of
natural language expressions of quantity.

Workshop Topics:

The theme of the workshop brings up questions like the following:
- Is it tenable to retain a single analysis for any modifier? Or should its use
within the domain of quantifiers be seen as separate?
- What are the restrictions on the combinations of quantifiers and modifiers and
what is the nature (semantic, syntactic or other) of these restrictions?
- Is there cross-linguistic variation w.r.t. these restrictions?
- What is the categorial status of a modified quantifier?
- How do the formal properties of modifiers relate to the formal results
familiar from generalised quantifier theory?

Submission details:

Authors are invited to submit an *anonymous* abstract describing completed
research or work in progress contributing to the above mentioned issues and
topics closely related to these. Submissions should not exceed 2 pages (12pt
font, A4 or US-letter, 2.5cm (1inch) margins on all four sides). Abstracts
should be formatted in PDF. Please send your submission electronically to both
of the following email addresses: rick.nouwenlet.uu.nl,
jakub.dotlacillet.uu.nl. The body of your mail should include the name of the
author(s) and their affilitation(s), their adresses and the title of the paper.
The deadline for submissions is March 8, 2007.

The submissions will be reviewed by the workshop's programme committee and
additional reviewers. The accepted papers will appear in the workshop
proceedings published by ESSLLI. The format for the final versions will be
extended abstracts of maximally 6 pages.

Workshop format:

The workshop is part of ESSLLI and is open to all ESSLLI participants. It will
consist of five 90-minute sessions held over five consecutive days in the first
or second week of ESSLLI. There will be 2 slots for paper presentation and
discussion per session. On the first day the workshop organisers will give an
introduction to the topic.

Workshop Programme Committee:

Jenny Doetjes (Leiden)
Jan van Eijck (Amsterdam/Utrecht)
Bart Geurts (Nijmegen)
Martin Hackl (Pomona)
Manfred Krifka (Berlin)
Marcin Morzycki (Michigan)
Doris Penka (Tübingen)
Anna Szabolcsi (New York)
Richard Zuber (Paris)

Important Dates:

Submissions: March 8, 2007
Notification: April 21, 2007
Preliminary programme: April 24, 2007
ESSLLI early registration: May 1, 2007
Final papers for proceedings: May 17, 2007
Final programme: June 21, 2007

Workshop dates: 13-17 August, 2007

Local Arrangements:

All workshop participants including the presenters will be required to register
for ESSLLI. The registration fee for authors presenting a paper will correspond
to the early student/workshop speaker registration fee. Moreover, a number of
additional fee waiver grants will be made available by the OC on a competitive
basis and workshop participants are eligible to apply for those.
There will be no reimbursement for travel costs and accommodation. Workshop
speakers who have difficulty in finding funding should contact the local
organising committee to ask for the possibilities for a grant.

Further Information:

About the workshop:
http://www.let.uu.nl/~Rick.Nouwen/qm/
About ESSLLI:
http://www.cs.tcd.ie/esslli2007/

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