LINGUIST List 7.1567

Wed Nov 6 1996

Confs: Workshop on Definites, Sentence Processing

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  1. Paul Dekker, Announcement//Workshop on Definites//Groningen (NL) 28 November
  2. Johannes Haack, Conference -Sentence Processing-

Message 1: Announcement//Workshop on Definites//Groningen (NL) 28 November

Date: Sat, 02 Nov 1996 13:37:38 +0100
From: Paul Dekker <>
Subject: Announcement//Workshop on Definites//Groningen (NL) 28 November

 Workshop on Definites
 De Dag
 Groningen (NL), 28 November 1996

On Thursday, November 28, a workshop on the syntax and semantics of
definite noun phrases will be held in Groningen, the Netherlands. This
workshop brings together young researchers in the area of logic and
language, who will shed a light on this topic from various angles. The
workshop concludes with a panel discussion led by Jeroen Groenendijk,
Sjaak de Mey, and Henk Verkuyl.

Nine, relatively short, presentations are given by various people on the
following topics:

 * Leonie Bosveld-de Smet (Groningen) Generic definites;
 * Kees van Deemter and Emiel Krahmer (Eindhoven)
 Presuppositions as Anaphors, and Vice Versa:
 Towards a Full Understanding of Partial Matches;
 * Paul Dekker (Amsterdam) Definiteness in Perspective;
 * Jaap van der Does (Amsterdam) (Non-)quantificational
 Treatments of (In)definites;
 * Herman Hendriks (Utrecht) Information Packaging
 and "Association with Focus";
 * Helen de Hoop (Groningen) Scrambled Definites;
 * Edith Kaan (Groningen) Definiteness in Parsing;
 * Manuela Pinto (Utrecht) Definite Subjects and Inversion;
 * Yoad Winter (Utrecht) Codistributivity of Plural Definites.

For further information, you may contact either one of us, or consult the
workshop's homepage at URL:

The final program, and abstracts of the talks will be made available
on this page, and in a reader which will be distributed in
advance. Attendance is free of cost, but may be limited if too many
apply. If you want to join the event, please mail us so that we can
keep you informed on updates, and send you the reader.

The workshop is organized by:

 Helen de Hoop (
 Paul Dekker (
 Jaap van der Does (

under the auspices of the Dutch Graduate School in Logic (OzsL).

We are looking forward to seeing you in Groningen!

Helen de Hoop, Paul Dekker, Jaap van der Does
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Message 2: Conference -Sentence Processing-

Date: Tue, 05 Nov 1996 10:35:50 +0100
From: Johannes Haack <>
Subject: Conference -Sentence Processing-
University of Potsdam
Innovationskolleg "Formale Modelle kognitiver Komplexitaet"
Interdisziplinaeres Zentrum fuer Kognitive Studien

Dear Colleagues,

we would like to invite you to a conference organized by the
Innovationskolleg entitled "Sentence Processing" which will take place
from 7 through 9 November 1996, at the Einstein Forum Potsdam, Am
Neuen Markt 7, 14 467 Potsdam. Abstracts of the invited talks will be
distributed at the commencement of the conference.


Johannes Haack



 Conference Programme

7st November 1996

 9:20 - 9:30 Opening Remarks

Session 1. : Grammaticality Judgements (Chair: Gisbert Fanselow)

 9:30 - 10:30 Wayne Cowart (University of Maine)

11:00 - 12:00 Carson Schaetze (MIT)

12:00 - 13:00 Hans Uszkoreit (University of Saarbruecken)

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

Session 2. Formal Aspects of Sentence Processing (Chair: Doug Saddy)

14:30 - 15:30 Mark Johnson (Brown University)

16:00 - 17:00 Christian Wartena/ Jens Michaelis (University of Potsdam)

17:00 - 18:00 Aravind Joshi ( University of Pennsylvania)

18:00 - 19:00 Franz Schmalhofer (DFKI Kaiserslautern/University of Potsdam)

8st November 1996

Session 3. Language and Aging (Chair: Thomas Hanneforth)

 9:30 - 10:30 Susan Kemper (University of Kansas)

11:00 - 12:00 Ina Hockl/Reinhold Kliegl (University of Potsdam)

12:00 - 13:00 Reinhold Kliegl (University of Potsdam)

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

Session 4. Strategies for Parsing (Chair: Peter Staudacher)

14:30 - 15:30 Don Mitchell (University of Exeter)

16:00 - 17:00 Markus Bader/Michael Meng (University of Jena)

17:00 - 18:00 Angela Friederici (MPG Leipzig)

9st November 1996

Session 5. Ambiguities in Sentence Processing (Chair: Reinhold Kliegl)

 9:30 - 10:30 Matthias Schlesewsky (University of Potsdam)

11:00 - 12:00 Barbara Hemforth (University of Freiburg)

12:00 - 13:00 Marica DeVincenzi (University of Rome)

Johannes Haack
University of Potsdam
Interdisciplinary Center for Cognitive Studies

*Correspondence adress:
P.O.Box 60 15 53
D - 14 415 Potsdam (Germany)

Campus Golm, Building 24, Room 221
D - 14 476 Golm (Germany)

*Phone +49 331 977 2855
*Fax +49 331 977 2793

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