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LINGUIST List 24.2794

Wed Jul 10 2013

Confs: Semantics, Morphology, Syntax, Typology/USA

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 10-Jul-2013
From: Andrew Koontz-Garboden <andrewkgmanchester.ac.uk>
Subject: Workshop on Semantic Variation
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Workshop on Semantic Variation

Date: 25-Oct-2013 - 26-Oct-2013
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Contact: Itamar Francez and Andrew Koontz-Garboden
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/semvar2013/

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

Meeting Description:

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Chicago will host a two day workshop on semantic variation, October 25-26, 2013.

Invited Speakers:

Ivano Caponigro (UC, San Diego)
Mary Dalrymple (University of Oxford)
Anastasia Giannakidou (University of Chicago)
Ed Keenan (UCLA)
Paul Kiparsky (Stanford University)
Lisa Matthewson (University of British Columbia)

The workshop is organized by Itamar Francez (University of Chicago) and Andrew Koontz-Garboden (University of Manchester) and is sponsored by the University of Chicago's Department of Linguistics, Franke Institute and Division of Humanities; the University of Manchester's Department of Linguistics and English Language and School of Arts, Languages and Cultures; and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Friday 25 October 2013

8:30-9:00
Coffee and registration

9:00-10:00
Paul Kiparsky (Stanford University)
TBA

10:00-10:20
Coffee Break

10:20-11:00
Anja Goldschmidt (Utrecht University) and Joost Zwarts (Utrecht University)
From picture to preposition: Modeling lexical-semantic variation in the spatial domain

11:00-11:40
Ashwini Deo (Yale University)
Variability in copula systems and the thetic-categorical contrast

11:40-12:00
Coffee Break

12:00-13:00
Ivano Caponigro (UC San Diego)
TBA

13:00-14:30
Lunch

14:30-15:30
Mary Dalrymple (University of Oxford)
TBA

15:30-15:50
Coffee Break

15:50-16:30
Amy Rose Deal (UC Santa Cruz)
Mass and count in Nez Perce and beyond

16:30-17:30
Poster session

+ Jefferson Barlew (The Ohio State University)
Semantic variation in spatial expressions: A transparent mapping account

Ryan Bochnak (UC Berkeley)
Lexical variation in the semantics of gradable predicates

Heather Burnett (Université de Montréal & École normale supérieure, Paris) and Michelle Troberg (University of Toronto)
The shape of variation and change at the syntax-semantics interface: New evidence from Old French resultative secondary predication

Ed Cormany (Cornell University)
Exceptional imperative constructions are semantically regular

Irina Nikolaeva (School of Oriental and African Studies)
On the expression of TAM in nominals

Lilia Rissman (University of Chicago), Kyle Rawlins (Johns Hopkins University), and Barbara Landau (Johns Hopkins University)
Instruments and verbal meaning: Evidence from English, Spanish and Mandarin

Sergei Tatevosov (Lomonosov Moscow State University)
Reducing aspectual variation: The case for Russian

* Jozina Vander Klok (University of British Columbia)
Restrictions on semantic variation: A case study on modal system types

* = first alternate for a talk
+ = second alternate for a talk

Saturday 26 October 2013

8:30-9:00
Coffee and registration

9:00-10:00
Ed Keenan (UCLA)
TBA

10:00-10:20
Coffee break

10:20-11:00
Lauren Winans (UCLA)
Disjunction in Egyptian Arabic

11:00-11:40
Kathryn Davidson (University of Connecticut)
Variation in semantic scales

12:00-13:00
Lisa Matthewson (University of British Columbia)
TBA

13:00-14:20
Lunch

14:20-15:00
Osamu Sawada (Mie University)
Cross-linguistic variation of intensified comparison: The semantics/pragmatics interface

15:00-15:40
Balazs Suranyi (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
Variation in exhaustivity of focus: Experimental evidence from Hungarian

15:40-16:00
Coffee break

16:00-17:00
Anastasia Giannakidou (University of Chicago)
TBA

17:00-19:00
Wine reception



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