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LINGUIST List 21.2342

Tue May 25 2010

Confs: Semantics, Syntax, Pragmatics/France

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        1.    Alda Mari, Dispositions, Abilities and States

Message 1: Dispositions, Abilities and States
Date: 24-May-2010
From: Alda Mari <alda.mariens.fr>
Subject: Dispositions, Abilities and States
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Dispositions, Abilities and States
Short Title: GENIUS II

Date: 24-Jun-2010 - 25-Jun-2010
Location: Paris, France
Contact: Alda Mari
Contact Email: AbilityConferencegmail.com
Meeting URL: http://www.genericity.ens.fr/index2.html

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics; Semantics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

Genericity: Interpretation and Uses II
Dispositions, Abilities and States
ENS Paris
29, rue d'Ulm, Paris
Amphitéâtre Jules Ferry
June 24th-25th, 2010

Invited Speakers:

Claire Beyssade (IJN, CNRS/ENS/EHESS)
Greg Carlson (University of Rochester)
Valentine Hacquard (University of Maryland)
Graham Katz (Georgetown University)
Brenda Laca (University of Paris VIII)
Giorgio Magri (IJN, CNRS/ENS/EHESS)
Louise McNally (University of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)

Program:

June 24th, 2010
ENS, 29, rue d'Ulm
Amphithéâtre Jules Ferry

8:45
Welcome

Invited Speaker:

9:00-10:00
Greg Carlson (University of Rochester): It Can, but Does It? Dispositions and
Generics.

10:00-10:40
Berit Gehrke (University of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona): Stative Passives and Event
Kinds

10:40
Coffee Break

11:00-11:40
Friederike Moltmann (IHPST / CNRS): Abstract and Concrete States, Events and Tropes

Invited Speaker:

11:40-12:40
Giorgio Magri (IJN, CNRS/ENS/EHESS): An Account for Restrictions on Bare Plural
Subjects of Individual Level Predicates based on Blind Mandatory Scalar Implicatures

12:40
Lunch

Invited Speaker:

14:20-15:20
Valentine Hacquard (University of Maryland): Event Quantification and Actuality,
the View from Modals

15:20-16:00
Bridget Copley and Heidi Harley (CNRS and University of Arizona): Two
Causatives, Two Kinds of Abilities

16:00
Coffee Break

16:20-17:00
Anastasia Giannakidou and Eleni Staraki (University of Chicago): Rethinking
Ability: Ability as Modality and Ability as Action

Invited Speaker:

17:00-18:00
Brenda Laca (University of Paris VIII): Vingt ans Après. Generic Objects,
Dispositions and Habituals.

18:00
Réception

June 25th, 2010
ENS, 29, rue d'Ulm
Amphithéâtre Jules Ferry

Invited Speaker:

9:00-10:00
Louise McNally (University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona): Event Type and
Generalization Incorporation

10:00-10:40
Elena Herburger and Simon Mauck (Georgetown University): Conditionals, Adverbs
of Quantification and Generics

10:40
Coffee Break

11:00-11:40
Paula Menendez-Benito (University of Gottingen): Dispositions and Choices

Invited Speaker:

11:40-12:40
Max Kistler (University of Grenoble and IJN, CNRS): Powers and Dispositions

12:40
Lunch

Invited Speaker:

14:20-15:20
Claire Beyssade (IJN, CNRS/ENS/EHESS): t.b.a.

15:20-16:00
Ariel Cohen (Ben Gurion University): Habituals, -er Nominals and Modality

16:00
Coffee Break

16:20-17:00
Isabelle Roy and Elena Soare (UMR 7023 & University of Paris VIII): Genericity
and Stativity Inheritance in ''Agent'' Deverbal Nominals

Invited Speaker:

17:00-18:00
Graham Katz (Georgetown University): t.b.a.

Alternates:

Richard Zuber (LLF, CNRS): On the Semantics of Implicatives

Gottfried Vosgerau (Heinrich Heine University): Action Related Properties of
Objects

Poster Session:

Sascha Alexejenko (University of Osnabrück): Dispositional Generics as
in-virtue-of Generalization

Eva Klingvall (Queen Mary, University of London): On the Syntax of Disposition
Ascriptions in Swedish

Sylvia Reed (University of Arizona): Stativized Predicates in Scottish Gaelic

Antonia Rothmayr (Universität Wien): Davidsonian and Kimian States Revisited

Registration is free. Please, send an email with your name and affiliation to
abilityconferencegmail.com
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