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Sat Sep 03 2011

Confs: Syntax, Semantics/France

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        1.     Patricia Cabredo Hofherr , Colloque de Syntaxe et Sémantique à Paris

Message 1: Colloque de Syntaxe et Sémantique à Paris
Date: 01-Sep-2011
From: Patricia Cabredo Hofherr <pcabredouniv-paris8.fr>
Subject: Colloque de Syntaxe et Sémantique à Paris
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Colloque de Syntaxe et Sémantique à Paris
Short Title: CSSP 2011

Date: 21-Sep-2011 - 23-Sep-2011
Location: Paris, France
Contact: Patricia Cabredo Hofherr
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.cssp.cnrs.fr/

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

CSSP 2011
September 21-23, 2011
Paris-8 St Denis

The 9th Syntax and Semantics Conference in Paris (CSSP 2011) will take place on September 21-23, 2011.

Invited Speakers:

Cleo Condoravdi (PARC/ NLTT & Stanford)
Danièle Godard (CNRS UMR 7110 / Paris 7)
Jean-Pierre Koenig (Buffalo)
Jim McCloskey (UC Santa Cruz)

9th Colloque de Syntaxe et Sémantique à Paris (CSSP 2011)
21-23 Sept 2011

Amphi D02
Université Paris 8
2 rue de la liberté
F-93 536 St Denis

The program is updated online at:



Wed 21 Sept 2011


Invited speaker:
Danièle Godard (UMR7110 LLF Paris 7)
Title to be confirmed

Emilie Destruel (UT Austin)
The meaning and use of the French c'est-cleft

Coffee break

Yusuke Kubota (U Tokyo) & Robert Levine (Ohio State)
Against ellipsis: Arguments for the direct licensing of 'non-canonical' coordinations

Gabriela Bilbiie & Anna Gazdik (Paris 7)
Coordination of unlikes in multiple questions

Lunch break

Valentina Bianchi (Siena) & Giuliano Bocci (Bologna)
'Should I stay or should I go?' Optional focus movement in Italian

Theresa Biberauer (U Cambridge/ Stellenbosch U) & Hedde Zeijlstra (U Amsterdam)
Inherent instability and spontaneous change: an Afrikaans case study

Coffee break

Elizabeth Coppock (U Lund) & David Beaver (UT Austin)
Exclusivity, Uniqueness and Definiteness

Sonia Cyrino (Unicamp) & M.Teresa Espinal (UA Barcelona)
Object BNs in Brazilian Portuguese. More on the NP/DP analysis


Thur 22 Sept 2011

Invited speaker:
Cleo Condoravdi (Zukunftskolleg, U Konstanz)
Imperatives: Meaning and Illocutionary Force

Anamaria Falaus (U Basque Country /UPV-EHU)
Modal indefinites and free-choice inference in imperatives

Coffee break

Huy Linh Dao (Paris 3)
Polarité positive et concordance modale : le cas de la particule'injonctive' di en vietnamien

Wataru Uegaki (MIT)
Content nouns and the semantics of question-embedding predicates

Lunch break

Invited speaker:
Jean-Pierre Koenig (U Buffalo)
The (non)-universality of syntactic selection and functional application

Laura Kallmeyer & Rainer Osswald (Heinrich-Heine-U Duesseldorf)
A Frame-Based Semantics of the Dative Alternation in Lexicalized Tree Adjoining Grammars

Coffee break

Anne Dagnac (CLLE-ERSS, U Toulouse 2)
How do you double your C? Evidence from a Gallo-Romance dialect

Thomas Grano (U Chicago)
Exhaustive control is not control: Cinque's IP and the raising/ control divide

Fri 23 Sept 2011

Invited speaker:
Jim McCloskey (UC Santa Cruz)
Polarity and case licensing

Ashwini Deo (Yale), Itamar Francez (U Chicago) & Andrew Koontz-Garboden (U Manchester)
The morphosemantics of -ed

Coffee break

Eric Potsdam (U Florida)
The Syntax of Malagasy Phrasal Comparatives

Thomas Grano & Chris Kennedy (U Chicago)
Severing the degree argument from the adjective: Evidence from Mandarin transitive comparatives

Lunch break

Yusuke Kubota (U Tokyo)
Revisiting the progressive/ perfect ambiguity of -te iru in Japanese: A scale-based analysis

Artemis Alexiadou and Gianina Iordachioaia (U Stuttgart)
Causative nominalizations from psych verbs

Sergei Tatevosov & Ekaterina Lyutikova (Lomonossov U Moscow)
A finer look at predicate decomposition: evidence from causativization


Daniel Gutzmann & Katharina Turgay (Goethe-U Frankfurt/ U Landau) The syntactic-semantic puzzle of expressive intensifiers
Gabi Danon (Bar-Ilan U) Agreement features and non-agreeing copulas in Modern Hebrew
Stephen Wechsler (UT Austin) Polysemy and Pancakes
Patrick Grosz (Massachussets Institute of Technology) On the Role of Epistemic Contexts in Root Clause Phenomena
Janna Lipenkova (U Stuttgart) Obligatory event modifiers and lexical licensing in the Chinese ba-construction
Mojmir Docekal and Dalina Kallulli (U Brno/ U Vienna) More on the semantics of clitic doubling: principal ultrafilters, quantifiers and collective predicates
Yasutada Sudo (Massachussets Institute of Technology) Towards a Unified Account of Anti-Uniqueness Inferences
Andreea Nicolae (Harvard U) Situating PPIs within an alternative-based framework of the Polarity System


We thank the following organizations for their financial or material support for CSSP 2011:

The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
The Conseil scientifique of the Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris 4)
The Conseil scientifique of the Université Paris 8
The EA 4503 of the Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris 4)
The departement of linguistics UFR de linguistique of the Université Paris-Diderot (Paris 7)
The École doctorale Concepts et Langages (U. Paris 4)
The École doctorale Sciences du langage (U. Paris 7)
The research group Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle (UMR7110 – CNRS& U. Paris 7)
The research group Structures Formelles du Langage (UMR7023 – CNRS & U. Paris 8)
The research group Institut Jean Nicod (UMR8129 – CNRS, ENS & EHESS) (projet EURYI, resp. Philippe Schlenker)
The research group Savoirs, Textes, Langage (UMR 8163 – CNRS & U. Lille 3)
The research group Cognition, Langues, Langage, Ergonomie (CLLE UMR 5263, CNRS & U. de Toulouse Le Mirail)
The project of the ANR Cognitive Origins of Vagueness (resp. Paul Egré)
The project of the ANR Genericity Interpretation and Uses (resp. Alda Mari)
The Institut Universitaire de France (Olivier Bonami)

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