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LINGUIST List 22.2347

Fri Jun 03 2011

Confs: Semantics, Discourse Analysis, Syntax/Portugal

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        1.     Ana Teresa Alves , Temporal, Modal and Event Interpretation in Natural Language

Message 1: Temporal, Modal and Event Interpretation in Natural Language
Date: 02-Jun-2011
From: Ana Teresa Alves <tmei-nlduac.pt>
Subject: Temporal, Modal and Event Interpretation in Natural Language
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Temporal, Modal and Event Interpretation in Natural Language
Short Title: TMEI-NLD

Date: 16-Jun-2011 - 18-Jun-2011
Location: Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Contact: Ana Teresa Alves
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.tmei-nld.uac.pt.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Semantics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

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.

Organising Committee:

Ana Teresa Alves and Helena Montenegro (University of Azores, Ponta Delgada), Telmo Móia and Rui Marques (University of Lisbon), Judite Carecho (University of Coimbra).

Scientific Committee:

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).

Plenary Speaker:

Hans Kamp

Thursday, 16th June

10.00- 10.30:
Reception (ROOM 3.5)

10.30- 11.00:
Marta Mazzini e Elizabeth Coppock
(Lund University)
‘The Role of the Enclosing Calendar Unit in English and Italian Time Deixis’

11.00- 11.30:
Riccardo Giomi
‘On the Temporal and Modal Uses of Synthetic Future in Italian and Portuguese’

11.30- 12.00:
Telmo Móia
(Universidade de Lisboa)
‘Temporal Perspective Points in Tenseless Clauses’

12.00- 14.00:

14.00- 14.30:
Fernanda Pratas
(Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
‘Temporal and Event Interpretation in Capeverdean’

14.30- 15.00:
Björn Lundquist
(University of Tromsø/CASTL)
‘Cross-linguistic Variation in Tense Systems: a Plea for Global Semantic Parameters’

15.00- 15.30:
Marleen van de Vate
(University of Tromsø, CASTL)
‘The interaction of Tense and Modality in Saamáka’

15.30 – 16.00
Coffee Break

16.30- 17.00:
Magdolna Ohnmacht
(University of Szeged)
‘On the Progressive in Hungarian’

Anne Mucha
(University of Potsdam)
‘Temporal Interpretation without Tense: The Case of Hausa’

Friday, 17th June

9.30- 10.00:
Mikhail Kissine and Mark Jary
(Université Libre de Bruxelles and Roehampton University)
‘Semantics and Pragmatics of the Imperative Mood’

10.00- 10.30:
Gillian Ramchand
(University of Tromsø)
‘A Pronominal Theory of Situations: Indexical vs. Anaphoric Modals’

10.30- 11.00:
Rui Marques
(Universidade de Lisboa)
‘Attitude Expressions and Mood Variation in Portuguese’

11.00- 11.30
Coffee break

11.30- 12.00:
Lori Moon
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
‘Detecting Entailing and Non-entailing Uses of Could and Would’

12.00- 12.30:
Ana Teresa Alves
(Universidade dos Açores)
‘Só/Only in Temporal Location Contexts’

12.30- 14.00

14.00- 14.30:
Yoichi Miyamoto
(Osaka University)
‘On the Event Argument and Anti-Quantifiers in Subject Position’

14.30- 15.00:
Lucia Tovena
(Univ. Paris VII)
‘Modeling forms of Pluractionality’

15.00- 15.30:
Alice ter Meulen
(Univ. Geneve)
‘Indexical Inference in Information Structure’

15.30- 16.00:
Coffee break

16.00- 17.30:
Hans Kamp
‘Perfects as Feature Shifting Operators’

Dinner (restaurant to be announced)

Saturday, 18th June

10.00- 10.30:
Paweł Rutkowski, Joanna Łacheta and Sylwia Fabisia
(University Warsaw)
‘Space as Time: The Iconic Basis of the Temporal Structure of Discourse in Polish Sign Language (PJM)’

10.30- 11.00:
Aydin Ozbek
(Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University)
‘Aspectual and Modality Features of Negative Forms in Turkish-- Contrastive Analysis of Turkish and Japanese Verbs ‘

11.00- 12.00:
Farewell drinks

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