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LINGUIST List 23.1896

Mon Apr 16 2012

Confs: Morphology, Pragmatics, Semantics, Syntax/Canada

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Date: 15-Apr-2012
From: Ana Arregui <aarreguiuottawa.ca>
Subject: Modality Workshop OttawaU
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Modality Workshop OttawaU

Date: 20-Apr-2012 - 21-Apr-2012
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Contact: Ana Arregui
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://modalityatottawau.blogspot.com/

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

Meeting Description:

Modality Workshop OttawaU

The aim of the workshop is to bring together exciting contemporary research on linguistic issues surrounding modality. Modality, traditionally a central topic in semantics, has undergone a recent revival in the literature. There is much current interest in modal topics, ranging from questions with philosophical flavors, such as ontology and logic, to questions addressing syntax, morphology, and the structural issues associated with modal interpretations, links to tense and aspect, new insights arising from data from little-studied languages, typological questions, links to discourse and pragmatics, and the role of subjectivity in the evaluation of modal expressions. The aim of this workshop is to bring together exciting research representative of current interests in modality, both in traditional as well as recent areas of study.

Invited Speakers:

Sabine Iatridou (MIT)
Angelika Kratzer (UMass)
Lisa Matthewson (UBC)

Location: Linguistics Department, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Organizing Committee: Ana Arregui, María Luisa Rivero, Andrés Salanova
Contact email: modalityuottawa.ca
Workshop website: http://modalityatottawau.blogspot.com/

Modality OttawaU: http://modalityatottawau.blogspot.ca/

Friday April 20

Aynat Rubinstein, Dan Simonson, Joo Chung, Hillary Harner, Graham Katz and Paul Portner (Georgetown University)
Developing a methodology for modality-type annotations on a large scale

9.30 - 10
Remus Gergel (Tubingen University)
New looks at Old English Modals

10- 10.30
Igor Yanovich (MIT)
Modal hopes and fears: a diachronic case study

10.30 - 11
Tyler Peterson (Leiden University)
Root modality and the ordering source in Gitksan

11 - 11.30

11.30 - 12
Mira Grubic and Anne Mucha (Postdam University)
Explaining the modal readings of Hausa sai (= "only")

12 - 1
Invited talk
Lisa Matthewson (co-authored with Hotze Rullmann, University of British Columbia)
Epistemic Modality with a Past Temporal Perspective

1 - 2.30

2.30 - 3
Bridget Copley (CNRS/Paris 8)
Wanting Good Cheese and Acting to Get It: Anankastic conditionals and intent

3 - 3.30
Ilaria Frana (Göttingen University )
Adnominal conditionals and modal NPs

3.30 - 4
Luis Alonso Ovalle and Junko Shimoyama (McGill University)
Modality in the nominal domain: exploring Japanese wh-ka indeterminates

Luis Alonso Ovalle and Paula Menéndez-Benito (McGill University and Göttingen University)
Indifference and modality: the case of Spanish uno cualquier

4.30- 5

5 - 5.30
Aynat Rubinstein (Georgetown University)
Straddling the line between attitude verbs and necessity modals

5.30 - 6.30
Invited talk
Sabine Iatridou, MIT
Title TBA


Saturday April 21

Camelia Constantinescu, Jenny Doetjes and Johan Rooryck (Leiden University)
How Syntactic Categories Restrict the Modal Base

9.30 - 10
Fabienne Martin and Florian Schäfer (Stuttgart University )
The Modality of Offer and Other Prospective Causative Verbs

Posters 10- 12 (with coffee)

12. - 1 invited talk
Angelika Kratzer (UMass)
Modals as Building Blocks for Attitude Ascriptions

1 - 2.30

2.30 - 3
Ashwini Deo (Yale University)
Settling the Future: Aspectual Marking and Performative Effects in Marathi

3 - 3.30
Bronwyn Bjorkman and Claire Halpert (Northeastern University and MIT)
In an Imperfect World: Deriving the Typology of Counterfactual Marking

3.30 - 4
Monica Irimia (University of Toronto)
Encoding Surprise: Mirativity Strategies

Ana Arregui, María Luisa Rivero and Andrés Salanova (University of Ottawa)
Variation in Imperfectives

Farewell coffee

Posters Session:

Peter Klecha (University of Chicago) [alternate]
Modals are, Like Various other Expressions, Subject to Imprecision

David-Etienne Bouchard (McGill University)
Opinion Verbs are Not Opaque

Sihwei Chen (University of British Columbia)
The Temporal Interpretation of Modals in Mandarin Chinese

Rebecca Laturnus (University of British Columbia)
Future Modals in Ktunaxa

Jozina van der Klok (McGill University)
Towards a Semantic Typology of Modality: Evidence from Paciran Javanese

Marleen van der Vate (ZAS)
Future Interpretations in Saamaka: Tense or Modality?

Lavi Wolf (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
Epistemic Modals, Truth Conditions and Speech Acts

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