LINGUIST List 7.457

Mon Mar 25 1996

Confs: Inside NPs Conference

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  1. Dipsco, Inside NPs Conference

Message 1: Inside NPs Conference

Date: Mon, 25 Mar 1996 14:54:49 +0100
From: Dipsco <>
Subject: Inside NPs Conference
Andrea Moro
DIPSCO - Istituto Scientifico H San Raffaele, Milano
March 22 1996

"Inside NPs"

Dear Colleagues,

we are glad to inform you that a symposium on the structure of noun phrases
will take place at the Department of Cognitive Sciences at the Istituto San
Raffaele in Milan. The symposium is followed by a workshop on
aphasiological aspects of the issue.
 The aim of "Inside NPs" is to discuss a specific aspect of the
syntax of these constituents, namely the presence/absence of "clausal
structures" within them. More specifically, we would like to discuss the
similarities and differences between NPs and clausal structures focusing on
predication, inverse structures, conditions on extraction, the relation
between functional and lexical heads, theta-role assignment, expletives and
 The workshop is intended to provide a discussion between linguists
and aphasiologists on the specific aspect of the aphasia of proper names
and related issues.

Symposium: Inside NPs - clausal structures within NPs

June 27 Thursday

13:30 - 14:00
Massimo Piattelli Palmarini (DIPSCO): a welcome message

14:00 - 15:00
Giorgio Graffi (University of Udine): historical overview of the issue

15:30 - 16:30
Giuseppe Longobardi (University of Venice): the syntax of N-raising

17:00 - 18:00
Gennaro Chierchia (University of Milan): on the distribution of bare
NPs in English and Italian

June 28 Friday

9:30 - 10:30
Guglielmo Cinque (University of Venice): on nominal functional projections

10:45 - 11:45
Giuliana Giusti (University of Venice): are there TopicP and FocusP inside
the DP?

12:00 - 13:00
Marcel Den Dikken (HIL - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam): predicate
inversion inside the nominal phrase

15:00 - 16:00
Roberto Zamparelli (University of Rochester): syntactic layers and semantic
interpretation in the NP

16:30 17:30
Richard Kayne (Harvard University): Prepositions as Complementizers

Workshop: theory of proper names and aphasia

June 29 Saturday

9:00 - 9:45
Marco Santambrogio (University of Cagliari): the semantics of proper
names. A survey.

10:00 - 10:45
Giuseppe Longobardi (University of Venice): common nouns and proper names

11:00: 11:45
Gennaro Chierchia (University of Milan): bare nouns as names of kinds

12:00 - 12:45
Carlo Semenza (University of Padua) - Marina Zettin (Maria
Ausiliatrice Hospital, Torino): the neuropsychology of proper

12:45 13:15
Massimo Piattelli Palmarini (DIPSCO): comments on the talks

Technical details on the conference site, transportation and hotel
accomodation will follow. No fees are requested for participation.
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