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Tue Feb 6 1996

Confs: The data of ling, Semantics and Ling Theory (SALT)

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  1., Workshop: The data of linguists...
  2. Conference on Semantics and Linguistics Theory, SALT VI PROGRAM

Message 1: Workshop: The data of linguists...

Date: 05 Feb 1996 17:54:00
From: <>
Subject: Workshop: The data of linguists...

 University of Salford

 One-day Workshop

 The data of linguistics:
 from corpora to intuitions and back again

 Saturday 16 March 1996, 9.30am-4.10pm
 Monnet Suite, Faraday House, University of Salford, UK

9.15 Coffee on arrival

9.30 Jacques Durand (Salford) `The data of linguistics: a

10.00 Liliane Haegeman (Geneva) `Null subjects in the non-pro-
 drop languages: register variation and grammatical theory'

10.50 Coffee

11.10 William Croft (Manchester) `Data and typology'

12.00 Gerry Docherty, Paul Foulkes, James Milroy and Lesley
 Milroy (Newcastle) `Descriptive adequacy and phonology: a
 variationist perspective'

12.50 Buffet lunch

2.00 Simonetta Montemagni and Vito Pirrelli (Pisa) `Attestedness
 and productivity: how trustworthy is corpus evidence?'

2.50 John M Sinclair (Birmingham) `The chains of choice'

3.40 Discussion

4.10 Close and tea

Cost: GBP12.00 including buffet lunch and refreshments.
Cheques payable to The University of Salford to be sent to Paul
Rowlett at the address below by Wednesday 13 March 1996.

Organisers: Paul Rowlett (Salford), Jacques Durand (Salford) and
Paul Bennett (UMIST). For further information, contact Paul
European Studies Research Institute, Department of Modern
Languages, University of Salford, Salford M5 4WT, UK.
Tel: 0161 745 5614 Fax: 0161 745 5335
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Date: Tue, 06 Feb 1996 14:05:35 EST
From: Conference on Semantics and Linguistics Theory <>
April 26-28 1996
Rutgers University

Friday April 26, 1996
8.30 - 9.15:
9.15 - 9.30:
Opening Remarks
9.30 - 10.30:
"On the Representation of Context"
10.30 - 11.10:
Kai von Fintel, M.I.T.
"Conditionals, Generics, and the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface"

Coffee Break

11.30 - 12.10:
Peter Lasersohn, University of Rochester
"Adnominal Conditionals"
12.10 - 12.50:
Mandy Simons, Cornell University
"Disjunction and Anaphora"

Lunch Break

2.50 - 3.50:
MANFRED PINKAL, University of Saarbruecken
"Semantic Underspecification and Vagueness"
3.50 - 4.30:
Tim Fernando, University of Stuttgart
Hans Kamp, University of Stuttgart
"Expecting Many"

Coffee Break

4.50 - 5.30:
Yoad Winter, OTS Utrecht University
"What Does the Strongest Meaning Hypothesis Mean?"
5.30 - 6.10:
Manfred Krifka, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavorial
Sciences, Stanford & University of Texas at Austin
"Pragmatic Strengthening in Plural Predications and Donkey

Saturday April 27, 1996
9.30 - 10.30:
PAULINE JACOBSON, Brown University
"The Locality of Interpretation: the Case of Variable Binding"
10.30 - 11.10:
Yael Sharvit, Rutgers University
"Functional Traces and Indirect Binding"

Coffee Break

11.30 - 12.10:
Donka F. Farkas, UCSC
Anastasia Giannakidou, University of Groningen
"How Clause-Bounded is the Scope of Universals?"
12.10 - 12.50:
Martin Honcoop, HIL, Leiden
"Towards a Dynamic Semantics Account of Weak Islands"

Lunch Break

2.50 - 3.30:
Samuel Bayer, The MITRE Corporation
"The Size of Events"
3.30 - 4.10:
Sandro Zucchi, Cornell University
Michael White, CoGenTex Inc.
"Twigs, Sequences and the Temporal Constitution of Predicates"
4.10 - 4.50:
Beverly Spejewski, University of Pennsylvania
"Temporal Subordination and the English Perfect"

Coffee Break

5 - 6:
Business Meeting

7.00 - 10.00:
Dinner Party

Sunday April 28, 1996
9.30 - 10.30:
MATS ROOTH, University of Stuttgart
"On the Interface Principles for Intonational Focus"
10.30 - 11.10:
Daniel Buering, University of Cologne
"A Weak Theory of Strong Readings"

Coffee Break

11.30 - 12.10:
Herman Hendriks, OTS Utrecht University
"Information Packaging: From Cards to Boxes"
12.10 - 12.50:
Dag E. Wold, M.I.T.
"Long Distance Selective Binding: The Case of Focus"


Renate Musan, Humboldt University
"All Determiners are Weak"
Nissim Francez, Technion, Israel
Yoad Winter, OTS Utrecht University
"A Generalized Definition of Quantifier Absorption"
Sandro Zucchi, Cornell University
"Incomplete Events, Intensionality, and (Im)perfective Aspect"

 SALT VI Committee
 Department of Linguistics
 Rutgers University
 18 Seminary Place
 New Brunswick NJ 08903
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