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LINGUIST List 19.3331

Mon Nov 03 2008

Calls: General Ling/France; Morphology,Semantics/USA

Editor for this issue: Kate Wu <katelinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Thomas Icard, 2009 ESSLLI Student Session
        2.    Ashwini Deo, Imperfective Form and Imperfective Meaning

Message 1: 2009 ESSLLI Student Session
Date: 01-Nov-2008
From: Thomas Icard <icardstanford.edu>
Subject: 2009 ESSLLI Student Session
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Full Title: 2009 ESSLLI Student Session
Short Title: ESSLLIStuS09

Date: 20-Jul-2009 - 31-Jul-2009
Location: Bordeaux, France
Contact Person: Thomas Icard
Meeting Email: icardstanford.edu
Web Site: http://www.stanford.edu/~icard/esslli/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General

Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2009

Meeting Description:

The 2009 ESSLLI Student Session will take place from July 20 to July 31 in
Bordeaux, France, as part of the annual European Summer School in Logic,
Language, and Computation.

Call for Papers

We hereby invite paper submissions from students in the areas of logic and
computation, logic and language, and language and computation for presentation
in the oral session or in the poster session. All submissions will be reviewed
by three experts in the field, and those selected for presentation will be
published in the proceedings. The Student Session is an excellent venue to
present work in progress, and also to gain experience presenting one's research
to a wide audience. As in previous years, Springer is offering 500 Euro in
textbooks for the best paper award, and 250 Euro in textbooks to each of two
runners-up. The deadline for submission is February 1, 2009.

For more details, please see the full call for papers:
Message 2: Imperfective Form and Imperfective Meaning
Date: 01-Nov-2008
From: Ashwini Deo <ashwini.deoyale.edu>
Subject: Imperfective Form and Imperfective Meaning
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Full Title: Imperfective Form and Imperfective Meaning

Date: 10-Apr-2009 - 11-Apr-2009
Location: Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
Contact Person: Ashwini Deo
Meeting Email: ashwini.deoyale.edu

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Semantics; Typology

Call Deadline: 31-Dec-2008

Meeting Description:

A workshop on imperfectivity, its meaning, and its typological realization to
be held at Yale university, Dept. of Linguistics, from April 10-11 2009.

Call for Papers

The Department of Linguistics at Yale University will host a two day workshop on
Imperfectivity (April 10-11 2009). We invite abstracts that approach the
category of imperfectivity from a semantic and typological perspective. The
description articulates some of the questions of relevance to the topic. We
particularly welcome semantic research on lesser studied, Non-Indo-European
languages which realize the (im)perfectivity contrast morphologically.

We will be accepting between 5 and 7 abstracts for a total of 11-12 presentations.

Invited Speakers:
Andrea Bonomi (University of Milano, Italy)
Ariel Cohen (Ben Gurion University, Israel)
Cleo Condoravdi (PARC and Stanford University)
Sabine Iatridou (MIT)

Imperfective Form and Imperfective Meaning

The morphological category of imperfective aspect has a range of semantic
functions with variation in the precise subset realized by language-specific
imperfective markers. Ideally, imperfective morphology would be linked to a
single semantic category, but there seems to be no obvious way to do this.
However, existing research indicates that the various uses of imperfectivity
might share a common element in that they are all linked to the semantics of
intensionality. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers
working on phenomena associated with imperfectivity to discuss the meaning of
the imperfective aspect and its realization across languages.

Questions that we are interested in exploring at the workshop include:

a) Semantics-morphology interface: Can the range of uses of imperfective
morphology- progressive, generic/habitual, conative, counterfactual- follow from
a single meaning? If not, why are these diverse semantic categories realized by
a single morphological category in many languages? What are the implications for
a general theory of the relation between morphology and semantics?

b) Imperfectivity and Aktionsart: Does imperfective marking reflect stative
Aktionsart for the underlying sentential predicate or does it bring about the
stativity of the predicate?

c) The logico-semantic nature of imperfective: does imperfective aspect involve
quantification? If so, what is the interaction of the imperfective operator with
adverbs of quantification, temporal modifiers, and other scope-taking elements
in the sentence?

d) Imperfective and intensionality: What is the relevant intensionality--
temporal or modal- involved in the imperfective aspect? Is there any stake in
teasing the two apart in the context of the different readings that arise in the
presence of imperfective morphology?

e) What implications do accounts of imperfective phenomena have for semantic
ontology? Do they require introducing intensional/partial objects into the
object language? Do such objects interact in any way with other aspects of the
logic, e.g. with quantification? Is there independent linguistic evidence
bearing on this issue?

f) Is there a distinction between imperfectivity realized in the nominal domain
(e.g. partitive case marking) and imperfective marking in the verbal complex?
How can this distinction be characterized?

Submission Guidelines:
Abstracts should consist of a two page description (12pt font, including
references and data). Abstracts should be emailed to ashwini.deoyale.edu.
Authors should include title of the proposal, name of the author(s) and
affiliation in the body of the email.

Important Dates and Information:
New Deadline for Submissions
December 31, 2008 deadline for abstracts submission
January 31, 2009 notification of acceptance
April 10-11, 2009 Workshop dates

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