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LINGUIST List 19.453

Fri Feb 08 2008

Confs: Cognitive Science, Pragmatics, Semantics/South Korea

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        1.    Chungmin Lee, Workshop on Contrastiveness and/or Scalar Implicatures

Message 1: Workshop on Contrastiveness and/or Scalar Implicatures
Date: 06-Feb-2008
From: Chungmin Lee <cleesnu.ac.kr>
Subject: Workshop on Contrastiveness and/or Scalar Implicatures
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Workshop on Contrastiveness and/or Scalar Implicatures
Short Title: C and/or SI (CIL18)

Date: 21-Jul-2008 - 26-Jul-2008
Location: Seoul, Korea, South
Contact: Chungmin Lee
Contact Email: cleesnu.ac.kr
Meeting URL: http://www.cil18.org

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

Meeting Description:

It is fairly clear by now that meaning is regarded as representing update
potential rather than mere truth conditions, leading to a dynamic perspective on
semantics and/or pragmatics. Topic - Focus information structure becomes more
complex because of discourse-connected, largely quantificational,
contrastiveness; sets of alternatives are involved in Contrastive Topic and
Contrastive Focus. Contrastiveness and the range of alternatives must be further

At the same time, sets of alternatives are required in the computation of scalar
implicatures. What would be the range of relevant or comparable alternatives?
Can Gricean, neo-Gricean, relevance-theoretic or other 'relevance'-oriented
approaches explain it? Utterances with Contrastive Topic generate scalar
implicatures. How do other utterances generate scalar implicatures? Is the
exhaustivity operator exh good enough? What would be an adequate representation
- pragmatic, semantic or syntactic? How can a game-theoretic approach serve as a
new model? What other scales work except Horn's entailment scales?

We need a forum to discuss and resolve these cutting-edge issues.

CIL18 Korea University, Seoul, Korea, July 21-26, 2008

Workshop on Contrastiveness in Information Structure and/or Scalar Implicatures

Invited Speakers

1. Laurence Horn (Yale): Almost et al.: Scalar Adverbs Revisited

2. Manfred Krifka (Berlin-Humboldt): At most / at least as upper / lower bound

3. Robert van Rooy (Amsterdam): Topic, Focus and Exhaustivity

4.. Arthur Merin (Stuttgart): Relevance, Entailment, and Speech Acts in
Pragmatic Scale Construction

5. Daniel Buring (UCLA): Alternatives and Contrast in Topic and Focus

6. Enric Vallduvi (Pompeu Fabra): TBA

Selected Speakers

1. Leah R. Paltiel-Gedyalovich and Jeannette Schaeffer (Ben-Gurion U of the
Negev): Scales and non-scales in (Hebrew) child language gedalyovbgu.ac.il and

2. Klaus von Heusinger and Edgar Onea (U Stuttgart): Grammatical and contextual
alternatives for narrow focus Klaus.vonHeusingerling.uni-stuttgart.de and

3. Satoshi Tomioka (U of Delaware): A scope theory of Contrastive topics:
Japanese and beyond Contrastive stomiokaUDel.Edu

4. Yoonhee Choi and Chungmin Lee (Seoul Nat'l U): A New type of NPI licensing
context: Evidence from French Subjunctive and NE expletive
younichanhotmail.com and cleesnu.ac.kr

5. Mingya Liu and Jan-Phillip Soehn (U Tuebingen) Negative implicatum,
positive implicatum mingya.liuuni-tuebingen.de, jp.soehnuni-tuebingen.de

6. Nausica Pouscoulous and Bart Geurts (Radboud U Nijmegen): Experimental
evidence against local implicatures nausicaa.pouscoulousgmail.com and

7. Valeria Molnar (Lunds U): On the discourse-syntax interface in second
language acquisition - CONTRAST in the left periphery Valeria.Molanartyska.lu.se

8. Svetlana McCoy-Rusanova (Rutgers U): Scalar implicatures, presuppositions,
and discourse particles: Colloquial Russian -to, ?e, and ved' in Combination

9. Uli Sauerland (ZAS, Berlin): Embedding and the Implicature-Speech Act
Connection ulialum.mit.edu

10. Jinyoung Choi (Upenn): Domain-widening, scalar implicatures
choi3babel.ling.upenn.edu babel.ling.upenn.edu>

11. Arjen Zondervan (U of Utrecht): Effects of question under discussion and
focus on scalar implicatures arjen.zondervanlet.uu.nl

12. Beata Gyuris (Hungarian Academy of Science): The interpretation of
''contrastive''-marking particle in Hungarian ''Beata Gyuris'' nytud.hu>

13. Chidori Nakamura (Iwate U) Focus particle -mo and many-few implicaturees

14. Jae-Il Yeom (Hongik U): The interpretation of numerals jiyeomhongik.ac.kr

15. Katsuhiko Yabushita (Naruto U of Education): Partition semantics and
pragmatics of contrastive topic yabuchannaruto-u.ac.jp

Ferenc Kiefer and Chungmin Lee

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