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LINGUIST List 24.3495

Thu Sep 05 2013

Confs: Semantics, Computational Ling, Text/Corpus Ling, Language Acq, Cognitive Sci/Germany

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 05-Sep-2013
From: Hana Filip <filiphhu.de>
Subject: Countability Workshop
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Countability Workshop

Date: 16-Sep-2013 - 17-Sep-2013
Location: Duesseldorf, Germany
Contact: Hana Filip
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Countability Workshop
Multidisciplinary workshop which addresses theoretical and empirical issues (i) in the study of the mass/count distinction in the nominal domain, and (ii) the parallel distinction(s) in the verbal domain

September 16-17, 2013

With the support of the Collaborative Research Center and the Department of Linguistics, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany

Invited Speakers:

David Barner (University of California at San Diego)
Gennaro Chierchia (Harvard University)
Jenny Doetjes (Leiden University)
Scott Grimm (Pompeu Fabra University)
Manfred Krifka (Humboldt University and Center for General Linguistics, Berlin)
Fred Landman (Tel Aviv University)
Susan Rothstein (Bar Ilan University)
Tobias Stadtfeld (Bochum University)
Roberto Zamparelli (University of Trento)

Program:

Monday, September 16, 2013

9:00 am - 9:25 am
Breakfast

9:25 am - 9:30 am
Opening

9:30 am - 10:20 am
Iceberg semantics
Fred Landman (Tel Aviv University), invited speaker

10:20 am - 11:10 am
Degrees of countability: A Mereotopological approach
Scott Grimm (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), invited speaker

11:10 am - 11:30 am
Coffee break

11:30 am - 12:20 pm
The acquisition of grammatical number and countability
David Barner (University of San Diego), invited speaker

12:20 pm - 1:00 pm
Re-Quantity judgement: All mass DPs can count, all count DPs must
Sarah Ouwayda (University of Southern California and Université de Genève)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Abstract mass nouns and mass-count conversion
Roberto Zamparelli (Università degli Studi di Trento), invited speaker

2:50 pm - 3:30 pm
Fruits and vegetables in French: A fresh look on systematic mass-count flexibility
Timotheus Vermote (Universiteit Gent)

3:30 pm - 4:20 pm
Annotating the Countability of English Nouns on a Large Scale
Tobias Stadtfeld (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), invited speaker

4:20 pm - 4:40 pm
Coffee break

4:40 pm - 5:20 pm
TBA
Christian Horn (Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf)

5:20 pm - 6:10 pm
What's wrong with the standard semantic model for mass nouns?
Henry Laycock (Queen's University), invited speaker

7:30pm
Conference dinner
Place: Im Goldenen Ring (Düsselstube), Burgplatz 21, 40213 Düsseldorf

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Breakfast

9:30 am - 10:20 am
Counting, measuring, and the count/mass distinction
Susan Rothstein (Bar Ilan University), invited speaker

10:20 am - 11:10 am
Quantity systems and the count/mass distinction
Jenny Doetjes (Universiteit Leiden), invited speaker

11:10 am - 11:30 am
Coffee break

11:30 am - 12:10 pm
''Most'': The view from mass quantification
Carmen Sorin (Université Paris Diderot, Paris 7)

12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Determiners, indexical inference and aspectual adverbs
Alice ter Meulen (Université de Genève)

12:50 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Classifiers and class terms: How to have your subkind and count it too
Mike Pham (University of Chicago)

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm
Types of common nouns in Ga
Agata Renans (Universität Potsdam)

3:20 pm - 3:40 pm
Coffee break

3:40 pm - 4:20 pm
Reduplication as Summation
Charles Lam (Purdue University)

4:20 pm - 5:10 pm
Measuring and counting in the nominal and in the verbal domain
Manfred Krifka (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and ZAS), invited speaker

View the program here: http://www.sfb991.uni-duesseldorf.de/countability-workshop/program/.



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