From: Ana Teresa Alves <tmei-nlduac.pt>
Subject: Temporal, Modal and Event Interpretation in Natural Language
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Full Title: Temporal, Modal and Event Interpretation in Natural Language
Short Title: TMEI-NLD
Date: 16-Jun-2011 - 18-Jun-2011
Location: Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Contact Person: Ana Teresa Alves
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.tmei-nld.uac.pt.
Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2011
This meeting focuses on how the temporal structure of discourse is built out of linguistic and world knowledge cues, a topic of intense research for the past couple of decades. How do grammatical elements or systems – such as tense, aspect, Aktionsart, auxiliary verbs, lexical predicates (like last or date back to), time adjuncts, and discourse connectives – interact to determine temporal information processing in natural languages? How does world knowledge – in combination with the above-mentioned grammatical elements or systems – affect the semantic interpretation? Furthermore, how does mood/modality interact with temporal information (e.g. in factual, counterfactual or hypothetical structures)? Both language-specific and contrastive studies focusing on these different types of interactions – at the sentence or at the discourse level – are welcome.
Ana Teresa Alves and Helena Montenegro (University of Azores, Ponta Delgada), Telmo Móia and Rui Marques (University of Lisbon), Judite Carecho (University of Coimbra).
Myriam Bras (University of Toulouse), Anne Le Draoulec (University of Toulouse), Kees Hengeveld (University of Amsterdam), Graham Katz (Georgetown University), Christopher Piñon (University of Lille), Henriette de Swart (University of Utrecht).
Call for Papers:
Submissions are invited for papers in any topic related to the theme of the meeting. Authors are asked to send their abstracts, as word or pdf attachments, to tmei-nlduac.pt (the title of the paper, name of the author(s), affiliation(s), and e-mail address should be included in the e-mail message). The abstract should be anonymous and include the title and three keywords/phrases that best describe the content of the presentation. Abstracts should not be longer than two pages in length (including examples and references), in Times New Roman 12-point font, single line spacing and 2,5 cm margins on all sides. Talks will be 20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion. The official language of the conference will be English.
NEW Call Deadline: March 31th
Notification of acceptance: April 26th
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