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LINGUIST List 24.3746

Tue Sep 24 2013

Calls: Semantics/Italy

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

Date: 24-Sep-2013
From: Rafael Marín <rafael.marinuniv-lille3.fr>
Subject: Achievements
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Full Title: Achievements

Date: 16-Jun-2014 - 18-Jun-2014
Location: Pisa, Italy
Contact Person: Rafael Marín
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://linguistica.sns.it/Chronos11/conference_workshop.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2013

Meeting Description:

Although achievements have a safe place in Vendler's (1957) particular quadripartite conception of the aspectual categories, they may nevertheless be less stable than accomplishments, activities, or states in their linguistic and/or ontological status. On the one hand, achievements arguably exhibit a tendency to slip into accomplishments; on the other hand, they tend to be preludes to states or activities. Also, whereas activities are generally considered to be dynamic, and accomplishments dynamic and telic, these two properties are still controversial for achievements. However, despite their often disputed status, achievements tend to appear in one guise or another in most aspectual classifications.

Call for Papers:

In this workshop, we aim to address various empirical and theoretical issues that achievements raise, including but not limited to:

- Alternative conceptions of how achievements fit into an aspectual inventory coercion phenomena: of achievements into accomplishments, of other aspectual categories into achievements
- Achievements cross-linguistically, especially in lesser known languages corpus or psycholinguistic studies of achievements
- Achievements and tense
- Achievements and modality
- Achievements and presuppositions
- Achievements and psychological/criterion predicates
- The supposed (non-)agentivity and/or (non-)dynamicity of achievements
- Achievements as boundaries: left versus right boundaries
- Achievements and telicity
- Diagnostics on punctuality and their interpretation

It is hoped that the workshop will shed light on some of the issues surrounding achievements and thereby yield a clearer understanding of their proper place in an aspectual theory.

Submissions should indicate that they are intended for Workshop 1: 'Achievements'.

Contributors are asked to submit their abstract (max. 500 words, excluding bibliography and figures) using the following website:


Scientific Committee:

María J. Arche (University of Greenwich)
Patrick Caudal (CNRS UMR 7110 LLF, Université Paris 7)
Stefan Engelberg (IDS, Mannheim)
Fabienne Martin (Universität Stuttgart)
Louise McNally (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
Anita Mittwoch (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

The workshop is organized by Rafael Marín and Christopher Piñón (CNRS laboratory UMR 8163, Université Lille 3).

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