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Thu Sep 10 2009

Confs: Cognitive Science, Semantics, Syntax/Spain

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        1.    Klaus von Heusinger, Converging Linguistics and Cognitive Science

Message 1: Converging Linguistics and Cognitive Science
Date: 08-Sep-2009
From: Klaus von Heusinger <klaus.vonheusingerling.uni-stuttgart.de>
Subject: Converging Linguistics and Cognitive Science
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Converging Linguistics and Cognitive Science
Short Title: CoLiCo


Date: 15-Sep-2009 - 17-Sep-2009
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact: Klaus von Heusinger
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://seneca.uab.cat/clt/nominalsystems/index.html

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

Meeting Description:

Converging Linguistics and Cognitive Science: Nominal Systems across Languages

The workshop is organized by M. Teresa Espinal (Universitat Autonoma de
Barcelona) and Klaus von Heusinger (Universit├Ąt Stuttgart). It is hosted by
Centre de Linguistica Teorica of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.

This workshop aims at understanding linguistic variation of nominal systems
across several languages, bringing together syntacticians and semanticists. The
novelty of the workshop is to explore noun phrases, their structure and
interpretation, from a comparative-syntax perspective and a formal semantics
approach. Special attention will be devoted to microvariation effects on the
expression of 'number' and 'definiteness'.

The workshop will explore three different and related topics to be analysed in
order to achieve a broad crosslinguistic understanding of nominal systems in
natural languages, both from a morphosyntactic and a semantic perspective.

Topics:
Bare nominals (singulars and plurals): their structure and interpretation.
Number neutrality.
Number: its structure and interpretation. Gender and Person.
Definiteness: reference, specificity and genericity.

Barcelona | September 14-16, 2009

September 14:
Bare Nominals (Singulars and Plurals): Their Structure and Interpretation

Number Neutrality

Gennaro Chierchia
The Nominal Mapping Parameter Ten Years Later

Veneeta Dayal
Bare Singulars: Arguments, Incorporated Nominals and Compounds

M. Teresa Espinal & Louise McNally
The Interpretation of Bare Nominals in Catalan and Spanish

Carmen Dobrovie Sorin
Number Neutrality

Lisa Lai Shen Cheng
''Bare'' Nouns in Chinese and Bantu

September 15:
Number: Its Structure and Interpretation
Gender and Person

Artemis Alexiadou
Form-Meaning Asymmetries in the Noun Phrase: The Case of Number

Alain Kihm
Relevance vs. 'Real World' Quantity in the (Non)Marking Of Plurality: A Morpho-Semantic Approach

Henriette de Swart
Semantics and Pragmatics of Plurality

Abdelkader Fassi Fehri
Kinds of Number and Gender: Syntax and Interpretation

Denis Delfitto
On the (In)Dependence of Person

September 16:
Definiteness: Reference, Specificity and Genericity

Hans Kamp
Expressing and Communicating Thought and the Epistemic Specificity of Definite and Indefinite Noun Phrases

Giuseppe Longobardi
How Universal is DP?

Viviane D├ęprez
Number and Definitness in French Based Creoles

Roberto Zamparelli
Pronominal Modifiers

Klaus von Heusinger
The Domains of Specificity


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