LINGUIST List 7.839

Fri Jun 7 1996

Confs: Reference & anaphora, Lg Origins Society

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  1. Klaus von Heusinger, Conf.: "Reference and Anaphorical Relations"
  2. Milea Angela Froes, Conf: Language Origins Society - In:PSYCHE-D Digest - 4 Jun 1996 to 6 Jun 1996 (fwd)

Message 1: Conf.: "Reference and Anaphorical Relations"

Date: Thu, 06 Jun 1996 17:39:36 BST
From: Klaus von Heusinger <>
Subject: Conf.: "Reference and Anaphorical Relations"

 Reference and Anaphorical Relations

 University of Konstanz,

 June 13. - 15. 1996

We would like to announce the final programm of the conference
"Reference and Anaphorical Relation". For more information, please
consult our homepage

or send a message to:

Klaus von Heusinger
Universitaet Konstanz
=46G Sprachwissenschaft
Postfach 5560, D 185
D-78434 Konstanz

Tel.: (49)7531-882510
=46AX: (49)7531-882741

 * * *

Program "Reference and Anaphorical Relations"

 Thursday 13. 6. 96 Foundations of reference and anaphora
 Location: IBZ

9.00 Opening
9.30 Peter Bosch, IBM Germany
 Definiteness, Anaphora, and Familiarity
11.00 Urs Egli, University of Konstanz
 Anaphorical relations from Athens to Amsterdam
12.00 Reinhard H=FClsen, University of Hamburg
 Understanding the semantics of "relativa grammaticalia":
 Medieval logicians on anaphoric pronouns

14.30 Jaroslav Peregrin, Charles-University, Prag
 Reference and Inference
16.00 Jeroen Groenendijk, University of Amsterdam
 Anaphora and Things
17.00 Paul Dekker, University of Amsterdam
 Reference and the Structure of Information
 * * *

 Friday 14. 6. 1996 Indefinites, Anaphora and Scope
 Location: G 305

9.00 Stephen Neale, University of Califonia, Berkeley, USA
 A semantical route to the minimalist program
10.30 Reinhard Muskens, Tilburg University
 Underspecification, Anaphora, and Reasoning
11.30 Aarne Ranta, University of Helsinki
 Context-relative syntactic categories

14.00 Klaus von Heusinger, University of Konstanz
 The reference of indefinites
15.30 Yoad Winter, Utrecht University
 Choice functions and the scopal semantics of indefinites
16.30 Elena Paducheva, Russian Academy of Science, Moskow
 Indefinite reference in Russian
 * * *

 Saturday 15. 6. 1996 Crossing the scope boundaries
 Location: G 307

9.00 B. H. Slater, University of Western Australien Nedlands, Australien
 The Grammar of the Attitudes
10.30 Ede Zimmermann & Rob van der Rooy, University of Stuttgart
 Anaphoric relation accross attitude reports
11.30 Jaap van der Does, University of Amsterdam
 Scope Extension and the Interpretation of Anaphora

13.30 Henriette de Swart, Stanford University, USA
 Scope ambiguities with negative quantifiers
15.00 Donka Farkas, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
 Scope Matters
16.00 Arnim von Stechow, Eberhard-Karls-University, Tuebingen
 Choice Functions and LF-Movement (Reconstruction Data)
17.00 final discussion
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Message 2: Conf: Language Origins Society - In:PSYCHE-D Digest - 4 Jun 1996 to 6 Jun 1996 (fwd)

Date: Fri, 07 Jun 1996 08:19:35 +0200
From: Milea Angela Froes <>
Subject: Conf: Language Origins Society - In:PSYCHE-D Digest - 4 Jun 1996 to 6 Jun 1996 (fwd)

From: ( Patrick Wilken)
Subject: Conference: Language Origins Society, July 11-15, U of Maryland

From: ("A. Charles Catania")

 The 1996 Annual Meeting of the Language Origins Society
 July 11-15, 1996

You are invited to attend the 1996 Annual Meeting of the Language
Origins Society. The meeting will begin at approximately 1:00 p.m. on
July 11 and end at approximately 1:00 p.m. on July 15 at UMBC
(University of Maryland Baltimore County). The five day program will
include papers on all aspects of the origins and evolution of spoken,
written, and signed languages. What we know about evolutionary,
developmental, social, and linguistic processes places severe
constraints upon plausible scenarios for the origins and evolution of
language, and several papers will be explicitly concerned with defining
these constraints. As in past LOS meetings and consistent with its
multidisciplinary character, a broad range of disciplines will be
represented. The program is co-sponsored by UMBC and by the following
UMBC academic departments: Ancient Studies, Biology, English, History,
Interdisciplinary Studies, Modern Language and Linguistics, Philosophy,
Psychology, and Sociology and Anthropology.

A keynote lecture in honor of the late Jan Wind, founder of the LOS,
will be presented by Stevan Harnad, editor of the journal, BEHAVIORAL
AND BRAIN SCIENCES, and co-editor, with Steklis and Lancaster, of the
seminal volume, "Origins and evolution of language and speech" (ANNALS
OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, No. 280, 1976). Robert R. Provine
of the UMBC Department of Psychology will speak on laughter as an
approach to the mechanisms and evolution of vocal production,
perception and social behavior, following upon work presented in
AMERICAN SCIENTIST (1996, Vol. 84, 38-45).

 Preliminary Program

Jan Wind Memorial Lecture: From praxis to pantomime to propositions:
Communicative continuum or cognitive hurtles? Stevan Harnad
(Southampton, UK)

Invited Lecture: Laughter in humans and chimpanzees: Insights into
language evolution Robert Provine (Baltimore, MD, USA)

The role of language - Robin Allott (Seaford, E. Sussex, UK)

Three branches of the Cro-Magnon protolanguage - Nicholas D. Andreyev
(St. Petersburg, Russia)

The complexity criterion in linguistics - Bernard H. Bichakjian
(Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

Language as an evolutionary product of cognition - Angelo Cangelosi
(Genoa, Italy) and Domenico Parisi (Rome, Italy)

A systematic language and notation for the natural sciences: An
emerging hypothesis - Jerry L. R. Chandler (Bethesda, MD, USA)

Right-left cerebral asymmetry: Innateness, experience, adaptation -
Tatiana V. Chernigovskaya (St. Petersburg, Russia)

A possible "ideal structure" in Latin, Old Irish, & Old English -
Robert Payson Creed (Amherst, MA, USA)

Ontogenetic integration of the affective and linguistic components of
speech: Cerebral dominance inversion as a cause of speech pathology -
Elena S. Dmitrieva and Kira A. Zaitseva (St. Petersburg, Russia)

[And many more lectures which had to be omitted for brevity. --ed.]

The standard registration fee for the 1996 LOS Conference will be US
$50 (US $30 for students). This fee will include the entire academic
program as well as a Welcome Reception on Thursday evening and a
special LOS Dinner on Sunday evening. For those interested in
attending a single day's session, the registration fee will be $15.
The single day fee is for sessions only. There will be an additional
charge for the Welcome Reception on Thursday and the LOS dinner on

Additional detailed information and directions to the campus will be
provided with confirmation of your registration. Directions to UMBC and
campus information are available on the internet (

For additional information, contact Brian Bartholomay at the above
address or via email at:

 Rio . Milea Angela Froes :: Associate Professor
 . ~ . `de >>Aarhus University, Romance Languages Dept.
 . `. ` . Niels Juels Gade 84, 8200 Aarhus N, DENMARK
 / . . ~ ~ . tel[+45]89421923 : fax[+45]86163861
 / . . >>Universidade Catolica de Brasilia
 . . Janeiro . QS07-L01, Taguatinga, D.F. BRAZIL
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~>> E-MAIL: <<~~~~~~
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