LINGUIST List 6.1273

Tue Sep 19 1995

Confs: Slavic morphosyntax, Lgs of Science, Clausal arch.

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  1. , Slavic morphosyntax
  2. C.I.L.T.A. "L. Heilmann", "Languages of Science" Conference (Final program)
  3. Graham Katz, conference announcment

Message 1: Slavic morphosyntax

Date: Mon, 18 Sep 1995 16:43:51 Slavic morphosyntax
From: <FRAFICICESIT1.UNIFI.IT>
Subject: Slavic morphosyntax

Dear Colleagues, october 26-28 will take place in Florence the
5.meeting on Slavic morphosyntax. This year it will be devoted to
'Definite and Indefinite'. If you are interested, you can contact
Francesca Fici, Dipartimento di Linguistica, Universita' di Firenze,
piazza Brunelleschi 4, 50121 Firenze or send an e-mail.
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Message 2: "Languages of Science" Conference (Final program)

Date: Mon, 18 Sep 1995 12:30:08 "Languages of Science" Conference (Final program)
From: C.I.L.T.A. "L. Heilmann" <ciltambxcilta.unibo.it>
Subject: "Languages of Science" Conference (Final program)

*************************************************************************
 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE "LANGUAGES OF SCIENCE"
 October 25-27, 1995
 Centro Interfacolta' di Linguistica Teorica e Applicata "L. Heilmann"
 Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche Dipartimento di Filosofia
 University of Bologna, Italy.
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SCOPE OF THE CONFERENCE
 The main object of this three-day conference is to investigate the re-
lationship between language and scientific knowledge in an interdiscipli-
nary approach. In the Linguistics Section the role of language in the con-
struction of knowledge will be considered. The analysis will be carried
out both in a synchronic and a diachronic perspective. Scientific communi-
cation will be investigated, highlighting discursive practices existing in
scientific, transnational communities. In a more specific perspective, the
semantic foundations of natural and artificial languages will be examined.
 'Languages of science' can be understood either as the abstract struc-
tures that underlie scientific languages and the logical language that des-
cribes them or as the specific features of scientific languages as opposed
to natural languages and the logico-linguistic relations within the variety
of the languages of science. With regards to both senses, one important
theme of the Philosophy Section will be the translatability of one language
into another. The abstract features of translation are the basis of a logi-
cal linguistic analysis of the language of science and of the linguistic
relations between the specific languages of different sciences. The formal
analysis of translation aims at creating a general framework for an analy-
tical study of the relations between the languages of science and for the
logical analysis of the structures of scientific language.
 Communication in Economics is a critical issue. Both the formation of
economic theories and the formulation of economic arguments show the inter-
play of concept development and 'uses of argument' in a variety of frame-
works. In our view, the interest of economics within the general context of
the Conference lies in the variety of conceptual and linguistic frameworks
in which economic arguments may be used. Such frameworks are only partially
overlapping, and issues such as meaning variance and the translatability of
one particular argument from one framework to another appear to be of cri-
tical importance if the linguistic structure of economics is to be assessed.
 The aim of the Economics Section will be to consider the relationship
between the syntactic and semantic structure of economic theories and ar-
guments, the rational reconstruction of economic theories, the role of ana-
lytical representations and pre-analytical 'visions' as devices by means of
which meaning may be assigned and the logical structure of theories deter-
mined.

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 FINAL PROGRAM
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Tuesday, October 24
16.00 Registration
18.00 Welcome drink
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Wednesday, October 25
8.30 Registration
9.00 Opening Addresses
9.30 SESSION 1 - LANGUAGES OF SCIENCE
M.A.K. HALLIDAY (Sydney)
The grammatical construction of scientific knowledge. A historical view
of the framing of the English clause
M.L. ALTIERI BIAGI (Bologna)
Diacronia dei linguaggi scientifici
A. VILKS (Hamburg)
On the relation of ordinary language and formal theory in economics
E. PICARDI (Bologna)
Reference, conceptual scheme and radical interpretation
Discussion
13.30 Lunch
15.00 SESSION 2 - COMMUNICATING SCIENCE
G.R. FRANCI, A. PASSI (Bologna)
Somewhere else, once upon a time: scientific language in ancient India
G. VIVENZA (Verona)
The Greek Aristotle and the Latin Aristotle at the origin of the
terminology and content of economic value
M. PERA (Pisa)
Scientific communication and discursive practices
R. ROSSINI FAVRETTI (Bologna)
Scientific discourse: intertextual and intercultural practices
E. ARCAINI (Roma)
Linguistique, hermeneutique et analyse du discours scientifique
Discussion
21.00 Concert: Collegium Musicum Almae Matris
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Thursday, October 26
9.00 SESSION 3 - COGNITION AND FORMAL RECONSTRUCTION
R. SCAZZIERI (Bologna)
Economic beliefs, economic theory and rational reconstruction
R. VIALE (Milano)
Causality: reality, language and cognition
P.Y. RACCAH (Paris)
Argumentation and knowledge: from words to terms
A.M. PETRONI (Cosenza)
Formalizing scientific discovery
S. DOW (Stirling)
Rational reconstructions of economic theories
U. MAKI (Helsinki)
Representation repressed. Types of semantic scepticism in economics
Discussion
13.00 Lunch
15.00 SESSION 4 - RATIONALITY AND CAUSALITY
R. BOUDON (Paris)
Le langage des causes et le langage des raisons
A. VERCELLI (Siena)
Formalism and semantics in economic theory
R. FESTA (Bologna)
Scientific values, probability and acceptance
M.C. GALAVOTTI (Trieste), G. GAMBETTA (Bologna)
Theory and observation in econometric models
S. ZAMAGNI (Bologna)
On the relationship between economics and philosophy: a plea for an
expansion of economic discourse
Discussion
21.00 Conference Dinner
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Friday, October 27
9.00 SESSION 5 - LEXICON AND SEMANTICS
J. SINCLAIR (Birmingham)
Dr Para and Mr Syn: precision and approximation in science
S. SCALISE (Ferrara)
Argument structure of complex words
C. CASADIO (Chieti)
Lexical information and logical structure of linguistic categories
G. GRAFFI (Udine)
The language of logical form
J. WEINBERGER (Bologna)
The grounding of semantics: towards an algebra of concepts
Discussion
13.00 Lunch
15.00 SESSION 6 - TRANSLATING LANGUAGES
T. S. McDERMOTT (Atlanta)
Two models of the overlap between the objects of sciences: modern
reductionism and medieval types of abstraction
G. SANDRI (Bologna)
Translation and semantics
W.H. NEWTON-SMITH (Oxford)
Translation and theory change
Conclusions
18.30 Farewell Drink
PARTECIPANT: T.S. KUHN (MIT, Cambridge)

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ORGANIZING COMITTEE: R. Rossini Favretti, G. Sandri, R. Scazzieri
Postal Address : Conference Secretary,
 Centro Interfacolta' di Linguistica Teorica e Applicata,
 Via Dante, 15, 40125 Bologna, Italy.
 Tel. (+39)-51-341444 Fax. (+39)-51-345512
 E-mail: ciltambxcilta.unibo.it
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Message 3: conference announcment

Date: Mon, 18 Sep 1995 18:07:17 conference announcment
From: Graham Katz <katzsfs.nphil.uni-tuebingen.de>
Subject: conference announcment


			CONFERENCE ON:
		"CLAUSAL ARCHITECTURE: TEMPORAL, ASPECTUAL
			AND VERBAL PROJECTIONS"
		BERGAMO, NOVEMBER 16-17-18, 1995
 Conference site: Dept. of Linguistics, Piazza Vecchia 8, Bergamo, Italy

			PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1995
14.40 - 15.00	OPENING REMARKS
		A.Giorgi (Univ. of Bergamo) & F.Pianesi (IRST, Trento)
15.00 - 16.00	G.CINQUE (Univ. of Venice) - Invited Speaker		
		"Adverbs and the Universal Hierarchy of Functional
		Projections"
16.00 - 16.20	BREAK
16.20 - 17.10	J.BONNEAU (McGill Univ.) & P. PICA (CNRS, Paris)	
		"Tense, Aspect, Switch-Reference and Configurationality"
17.10 - 18.00	C.POLETTO (Univ. of Padua)			
		"Interrogative Structures in the Northern Italian Dialects"
18.00 - 18.50	A.HOLMBERG (Univ. of Tromso) & U.NIKANNE (Univ. of Helsinki)
		"Multiple Subject Constructions in Finnish"

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17
9.00 - 10.00	I.ROBERTS (Univ. of Bangor) - Invited Speaker	
		t.b.a.
10.00 - 10.20	BREAK
10.20 - 11.10	L.TRAVIS (McGill Univ.)
		"Binding Categories, Event Structures, and L-syntax vs.
		S-syntax"
11.10 - 12.00	K.WILKINSON (Ben Gurion Univ.)			
		"Comparative Progressive and Bare Plural Subjects"
12.00 - 12.50	R. SLABAKOVA (McGill Univ.)				
		"How Light is a Light Verb?"
12.50 - 14.30	LUNCH
14.30 - 15.20	K.WEXLER (MIT)
		"TNS, DET and Feature Strength and Interpretability in Early
		Child Grammar"
15.20 - 16.10	T.GUASTI (DIPSCO, S.Raffaele, Milan)
		"From Verbal Features to the Selection of Early Clause
		Structure"
16.10 - 16.30	BREAK
16.30 - 17.20	M.ESPANOL-ECHEVARRIA & A. MAHAJAN (UCLA)		
		"Infinitives as Datives"
17.20 - 18.10	B.AGBAYANI (Univ. of California, Irvine)
		"Feature Licensing and the Theory of Phrase Structure"
18.10 - 19.00	A.BELLETTI (Univ. of Perugia)
		"Comparison in Clause Structure"

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18
9.00 - 9.50	J. GUERON (Univ.of Paris X)	
		"On the Morphosyntactic Compositionality of Tense"
9.50 - 10.40	U. SHLONSKY (Univ. of Geneva)			
		"Subject Agreement and the IP Sandwich"
10.40 - 11.00	BREAK
11.00 - 11.50	N.ERTESCHIK-SHIR & T. RAPOPORT (Ben Gurion Univ.)
		"A Theory of Verbal Projection"
11.50 - 12.50	H.BORER (Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst)- Invited Speaker
		"The Projection of Arguments"

ALTERNATE PAPERS: G. Grewendorf & J.Sabel (Univ. of Frankfurt/Main):
"Scrambling in German and Japanese"; E.Thompson (Univ.of Maryland): "Verb
Movement, Aspectual Verbs, and the Composition of Events"; A. Cardinaletti
(Univ. of Venice):"Subjects and Clause Structure"; A. Moro (DIPSCO, San
Raffaele, Milan): "Notes on Vocative Case"; E. Brandner (Univ. of
Stuttgart): "Declaratives and Clausal Typing".

REGISTRATION:	Wednesday, November 15, 6-8 pm
		Thursday, November 16, 9-10 am		
					12-2 pm
		Dept. of Linguistics, Piazza Vecchia 8, room 17,
		tel. 035-277408

THERE ARE NO CONFERENCE FEES.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: PEOPLE WILLING TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE ARE KINDLY
REQUESTED TO SEND AN E-MAIL MESSAGE, A FAX, OR A NOTE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
TO:
	ALESSANDRA GIORGI, DEPT. OF LINGUISTICS, PIAZZA VECCHIA 8, 24100
	BERGAMO, ITALY
	E-MAIL: giorgiirst.itc.it
	FAX: 39-35-235136.

CONFERENCE LOCATION:
	MILANO LINATE AND MILANO MALPENSA ARE THE CLOSEST INTERNATIONAL
	AIRPORTS. BERGAMO IS ABOUT 30 MILES AWAY FROM MILAN. THE CONFERENCE
	SITE IS IN BERGAMO ALTA (THE ANCIENT TOWN).

FOR TRAVEL AND HOTEL INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

	EPT, VIALE VITTORIO EMANUELE 4, 24100, BERGAMO
	TEL.39-35-210204;
	FAX: 39-35-230184

	OR

	AGENZIA VIAGGI LORANDI, PORTICI PORTA NUOVA 1, 24100 BERGAMO
	TEL.39-35-222244;
	FAX: 339-5-225053

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE WRITE TO:

	giorgiirst.itc.it;
	fax: 39-35-235136

	OR TO:
	pianesiirst.itc.it;
	fax 39-461-302040




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