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Fri Nov 04 2011

Confs: Cognitive Sci, Morphologym Semantics, Syntax/France

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        1.     Alda Mari , Genericity: From Morphology to Cognition


Message 1: Genericity: From Morphology to Cognition
Date: 02-Nov-2011
From: Alda Mari <alda.mariens.fr>
Subject: Genericity: From Morphology to Cognition
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Genericity: From Morphology to Cognition
Short Title: GENIUS III


Date: 05-Dec-2011 - 06-Dec-2011
Location: Paris, France
Contact: Alda Mari
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://geniusconference.org/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Morphology; Pragmatics; Semantics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

Genericity: Interpretation and Uses III
Genericity: From Morphology to Cognition
http://geniusconference.org/

We are pleased to announce the third Genius Conference, which will take place at Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France, on December 5-6, 2011.

The third edition of GENIUS: Genericity: Interpretation and Uses Conference will bring together theoreticians from morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics and cognition around the theme of genericity. This third conference on generics aims to:

(i) Bring together works on different languages, reconsidering the ontological questions linked to genericity. Should one postulate species in addition to particular individuals? What differences are there between a species and a set of individuals? Between a species and a set of properties?

(ii) Examine the relations between genericity, mass nouns and plurality.

(iii) Re-evaluate the relevance of the distinction between ‘GEN’ and ‘HAB’, states and events, and the distinction between stage-level and individual-level properties.

(iv) Articulate questions of syntax and semantics from a pragmatic perspective. In many languages, no specific linguistic form is dedicated to expressing genericity. The conference will gather work identifying the conditions under which a sentence is construed generically, articulating research on the structure of information, discourse, and prosody, reconsidering the distinction between analytic and synthetic judgments, and examining under which conditions genericity might be independent of inductive inferences.

(v) Articulate the question of exceptions, in particular at the interface of semantics and pragmatics (addressing the relation between genericity and free choice, genericity and vagueness, and contextual interpretation more generally).

Invited Speakers:

Nicholas Asher (IRIT / CNRS)
Ariel Cohen (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
Yael Greenberg (Bar Ilan University)
Sarah-Jane Leslie (Princeton University)
Alice ter Meulen (University of Geneva)
Sandeep Prasada (CUNY, NY)
Anne Zribi-Hertz (Paris VIII)
Roberto Zamparelli (University of Trento)

Registration:

The registration is free. Registration page:

http://geniusconference.org/?page_id=43

The conference is sponsored by the ANR Project GENIUS: Genericity Interpretation and Uses.


Program

Day 1, Monday 5 December, 2011

9h00-10h00
Invited Speaker: Alice ter Meulen, University of Geneva
Generics in Information Structure: Exceptions versus counterexamples

10h10-10h40
Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, University of Crete
To distribute and to make an exception: Genericity and universal quantification in Greek

10h40-11h00
Coffee Break

11h00-11h40
James Hampton, City University London
Generics as reflecting conceptual knowledge

11h40-12h40
Invited Speaker: Sandeep Prasada, CUNY, NY
Mechanisms for characterizing kinds and classes

12h40-14h00
Lunch

14h00-15h00
Invited Speaker: Anne Zribi-Hertz, Universite Paris-8/SFL, Paris-8/CNRS (based on joint work with Loïc Jean-Louis, Universite Paris-8)
LA- and LÉ in Matinikè: genericity markers in the DP?

15h00-15h40
Olga Borik, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona & M.Teresa Espinal, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
On reference to kinds in Spanish and Russian

15h40-16h00
Coffee Break

16h00-16h40
Patricia Cabredo Hofherr, CNRS UMR 7023 - Paris 8
Lexical genericity: R-impersonal pronouns

16h40-17h40
Invited Speaker: Roberto Zamparelli, University of Trento
Building (sub)kinds

17h45
Reception

Day 2, Tuesday 6 December, 2011

9h00-10h00
Invited Speaker: Yael Greenberg, Bar Ilan University
Genericity and (non)accidentalness

10h00-10h40
Christian Retore, LaBRI, INRIA, Universite de Bordeaux 1
Specimens: ''most of'' generic NPs in a contextually flexible type theory

10h40-11h00
Coffee Break

11h00-11h40
Svetlana Vogeleer, Institut Libre Marie Haps & Université Libre de Bruxelles
Bare habituals with indefinite singular objects and the perfective viewpoint aspect

11h40-12h40
Invited Speaker: Nicholas Asher, CNRS - IRIT, Université
Paul Sabatier
More truths about generic truth

12h40-14h00
Lunch

14h00-15h00
Invited Speaker: Sarah-Jane Leslie, Princeton University
Generics as Cognitive Defaults

15h00-15h40
Matt Teichman, University of Chicago
Is There a Generic Quantifier?

15h40-16h00
Coffee Break

16h00-16h40
Sascha Alexeyenko, Institute of Cognitive Science,University of Osnabrück
Nominal Generics: Past and Present

16h40-17h40
Invited Speaker: Ariel Cohen, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Generics as modals

Registration

The registration if free. Registration page :

http://geniusconference.org/?page_id=43



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