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LINGUIST List 18.20

Tue Jan 09 2007

Confs: Cognitive Science,Semantics,Syntax/France

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        1.    Bridget Copley, Forces in Grammatical Structures

Message 1: Forces in Grammatical Structures
Date: 07-Jan-2007
From: Bridget Copley <bridget.copleyuniv-paris8.fr>
Subject: Forces in Grammatical Structures

Forces in Grammatical Structures
Short Title: FiGS

Date: 18-Jan-2007 - 20-Jan-2007
Location: Paris, France
Contact: Bridget Copley
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://figs2007.free.fr

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Semantics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

FiGS is an interdisciplinary conference on how causality, physical and mental forces, agentivity, and related ideas are represented in the grammar.

University Paris 8, UMR 7023, the CNRS, and the École Normale Supérieure are pleased to announce the program for Forces in Grammatical Structures (FiGS)
a conference exploring the linguistic representations of causality, to take place in Paris January 18-20, 2007.

L'Université Paris 8, l'UMR 7023, le CNRS, et l'École Normale Supérieure ont le plaisir de vous annoncer la tenue de la conférence, Forces in Grammatical Structures (FiGS) http://figs2007.free.fr''>http://figs2007.free.fr,
un colloque qui explorera les réprésentations linguistiques de la causalité, et qui aura lieu du 18 au 20 janvier, 2007.

Program (please see http://figs2007.free.fr)

Thursday, January 18, 2007

13h00-13h45 registration

13h45-14h00 welcome

14h00-15h00 Raffaella Folli (University of Ulster) and Heidi Harley
(University of Arizona) TBA

15h00-15h30 Ekaterina Lyutikova and Sergei Tatevosov (Moscow State
University) Causativization and Event Structure

15h30-16h00 Jaume Mateu (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)
Vandals splashed red paint on the walls and ran the rats
into the White House: Manner Conflation as 'Welcome

16h00-16h30 break

16h30-17h00 Anja Latrouite (Heinrich Heine Universitaet Duesseldorf)
Event-structural prominence and forces in verb meaning

17h00-18h00 Max Kistler (Institute Jean Nicod)
Two types of causal statements

18h00-19h30 reception

Friday, January 19, 2007

9h30-10h30 Phillip Wolff (Emory University)
Force dynamics in causal meaning and reasoning

10h30-11h00 Wilhelm Geuder and Matthias Weisgerber (Universität
Konstanz) Force antagonism in the semantics of movement

11h00-11h30 break

11h30-12h00 Sergey Say (Institute for Linguistic Research, Russian
Academy of Sciences, Saint-Petersburg) Between causation
and intention: semantic bleaching of causatives in Kalmyck
dependent clauses

12h00-12h30 Gillian Ramchand (University of Tromsø)
Direct and Indirect Causation in Hindi

12h30-14h30 lunch

14h30-15h30 Sabine Iatridou (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Causal conjunction

15h30-16h00 Patrick Caudal (LLF, UMR 7110, CNRS & Université Paris 7)
Narration, causality, and epistemic modality

16h00-16h30 Kerstin Schwabe (ZAS Berlin)
Force and German solitaires

16h30-18h00 poster session

20h00-? dinner

Saturday, January 20, 2007

9h30-10h30 Paul Egré (Institut Jean Nicod)
''Kill'', ''Intend to Kill'', ''Kill Intentionally'' - On
the Knobe Effect and the semantics of intentional action

10h30-11h00 Fabienne Martin (Universität Stuttgart)
On ''Non Agentive Verbs'' Presupposing an Action, Agent-
Oriented Adverbs and Psych-verbs

11h00-11h30 break

11h30-12h30 Ayumi Matsuo (University of Sheffield)
Young Children's Understanding of Ongoing vs. Completion
in Imperfective and Perfective Participles

12h30-13h00 Nigel Duffield (University of Sheffield)
Interesting Facts? Events, Inadvertent Cause and
Unaccusativity in English present participles

13h00-15h00 lunch

15h00-15h30 Tatjana Ilic (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
Involuntary state construction in Serbo-Croatian

15h30-16h30 Richmond Thomason (University of Michigan)
Logical Semantics for Causal Constructions

16h30-17h00 break

17h00-18h00 discussion

Poster session

First alternate: Monika Schulz (Freiburg University)
Causer, recipient and possessor: the grammatical subject of GET and the context-sensitivity of empty preposition PHAVE

Second alternate: Shin Fukuda (University of California, San Diego)
Interdependency between Object Case and Event Type: Accusative-Dative Alternation in Japanese

John Beavers (Georgetown University)
The Interaction of Causation and Affectedness in Transitivity

Casilda Garcia de la Maza (University of the Basque Country)
The Semantic Role of the Middle Subject

Yahiro Hirakawa (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
On a non-volitional transitive construction

Kyoko Kuroda (Shimane Prefectural Women's College)
Evénement causatif et ses structures prédicatives

Sumayya Racy (University of Arizona)
The Raising/Control Distinction and the Pragmatic Nature of Modals

Eva-Maria Remberger (Universität Konstanz)
Volitional force in WANT constructions

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