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LINGUIST List 22.2017

Tue May 10 2011

Confs: Historical Ling, Syntax, Morphology/Germany

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        1.     Johannes Kabatek , Workshop on Sentence-Initial Bare Noun

Message 1: Workshop on Sentence-Initial Bare Noun
Date: 09-May-2011
From: Johannes Kabatek <kabatekuni-tuebingen.de>
Subject: Workshop on Sentence-Initial Bare Noun
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Workshop on Sentence-Initial Bare Noun

Date: 26-May-2011 - 27-May-2011
Location: Tübingen, Germany
Contact: Johannes Kabatek
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.sfb833.uni-tuebingen.de

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Morphology; Syntax

Meeting Description:

The possibilities and constraints of starting a sentence with a bare noun vary strongly in the different Romance languages and varieties. In the last years, increasing research on nominal determination (general as well as on Romance) has offered new empirical data (elicited or from corpora), new methodological insights and new theoretical explanations for the particular, language-specific bare noun distribution. The range of types of sentence-initial bare nouns in Romance languages is related to a series of heterogeneous syntactic, semantic and pragmatic factors as well as to other phenomena, and the aim of the workshop is to discuss, on the one hand, particular (and partly striking) cases in the different languages as well as, on the other hand, overall explanations allowing to classify the individual cases.

Program of the Workshop:

Thursday, May 26th
9:00 – 9:30
Johannes Kabatek, Álvaro Sebastián Octavio de Toledo y Huerta, Albert Wall (Universität Tübingen, SFB833)
Address of Welcome & Introduction

9:30 – 10:15
Brenda Laca (Université Paris 8)
Bare Nouns and Information Structure

10:15 – 11:00
Manuel Leonetti (Universidad de Alcalá)
Topicality and the Distribution of Spanish Bare Plurals

11:00 – 11:30

11:30 – 12:15
M. Teresa Espinal (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Bare Nominals in Vocatives

12:15 – 13:00
Daniel M. Sáez Rivera (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Causes and Conditions for the Lack of Definite Article in American-Spanish Headlines

13:00 – 15:00

15:00 – 15:45
Roberta Pires de Oliveira (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina)
Brazilian Bare Singulars through Empirical Glasses

15:45 – 16:30
Susan Rothstein (Bar Ilan University)
Brazilian Portuguese Bare Nouns are Mass

16:30 – 16:45

16:45 – 17:30
Albert Wall (Universität Tübingen, SFB833)
The Distribution of Definite Bare Nominals in Brazilian Portuguese

17:30 – 18:00
Discussion Time: Bare Nouns in Brazilian Portuguese

Friday, May 27th

9:15 – 10:00
Dagmar Barton, Tanja Kupisch (Universität Hamburg)
Effects of Sentence-Initial Bare Nouns in the Acquisition of French and Italian

10:00 – 10:45
Franck Floricic (Université Paris 3)
Bare ‘Quantifiers’ and Topics in Italian

10:45 – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 12:00
Bert Le Bruyn, Christina Märzhäuser (Universiteit Utrecht, Universität München)
Coordinated Bare NPs across Languages in Subject Position

12:00 – 12:45
Elena Gorishneva (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Bare Nouns under Modification

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