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Message 1: Vilem Mathesius Lecture Series 12

Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 18:22:22 +0100
From: Conferences in Logic <lliKwetal.ms.mff.cuni.cz>
Subject: Vilem Mathesius Lecture Series 12



 VILEM MATHESIUS LECTURE SERIES 12

 including the conference

 "BRIDGES AND INTERFACES: FORM, MEANING, AND FUNCTION"


The Vilem Mathesius Teaching and Research Center in Linguistics and
Semiotics (Faculty of Philosophy, Charles University, Prague), will
organize its twelfth Lecture Series in March 1998. The Lecture Series
programme features numerous courses among which courses focusing on
issues in discourse semantics, syntax, and their interaction.

An integral part of the Lecture Series is the international linguistic
conference "Bridges and Interfaces: Form, Meaning, and Function" held
at the occasion of the 650th Anniversary of Charles University. The
conference will take place on March 12 until 14, 1998, and it will
focus on the relationships between form, meaning and function of
linguistic items from the perspective of different theoretical
approaches providing thus a fruitful basis for a discussion of bridges
and interfaces between different linguistic theories.

Below you will find more detailed information on the programme of
the series and the conference.


 GRANTS, and REGISTRATION

Applications for grants for students from CEE countries should be
accompanied by a recommendation of the student's professor from his
home university or country. The grants will cover the participation
both at the lectures and at the conference (Lecture Series 12).
Normal registration is USD 350, covering the tuition fee,
acommodation, breakfast, and lunches.


 IMPORTANT DATES

DEADLINES are as follows:

- Applications for grants should be received at the address below by
 DECEMBER 20, 1997
 People will be informed whether they have been awarded a grant by
 JANUARY 10, 1998
- Normal registrations should be received at the address below by
 FEBRUARY 9, 1998
 in order to enable us to reserve accommodation for you in time.


 CONTACT INFORMATION


For registration, and further information, please contact:

 Vilem Mathesius Center
 MFF UK - Linguistics
 Malostranske nam. 25
 118 00 Praha 1
 Czech Republic

 e-mail: brdickovufal.mff.cuni.cz
 (cc: hajicovaufal.mff.cuni.cz)

 fax: +420-2-2191 4309
 tel:+420-2-2191 4278

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LECTURE SERIES 12

The twelfth cycle of the Vilem Mathesius Lecture Series, organized by
the Vilem Mathesius Centre for Research and Education in Semiotics and
Linguistics (Charles University), will be held in Prague, Czech
Republic, March 9-20, 1998. The venue will be the Krystal Hotel,
J. Marti Street, Prague 6. The scientific program will consist of the
following invited courses:

Nicholas Asher:
 Dynamic Semantics, Discourse Structure and the
 Pragmatics Semantics Interface

Vladimir Borschev and Barbara H. Partee:
 Integrating the Semantics of Lexicon, Syntax, Discourse
 Structure, and Context

W. U. Dressler:
 Functional explanation in linguistics

Kai von Fintel:
 The Semantics and Pragmatics of Quantifier Domains

Ferenc Kiefer:
 Ways of explaining polysemy

Fred Jelinek:
 Advanced methods of language modeling for speech
 recognition

James D. McCawley:
 Notions of Syntactic Structure

James Pustejovsky:
 The Logic and Metaphysics of Semantic Universals

Henk van Riemsdijk:
 Projections: functional, semi-lexical and lexical
 heads

Helmut Schnelle:
 The development of language in the brain

Jindyich Toman:
 Theories of Clitics

Annie Zaenen:
 Complex Predicates, a typological approach


The *preliminary* time schedule is as follows. Note that there are
four courses a day, each course lasting 90 minutes.

First week:

Mo 9 Pustejovsky Jelinek Toman Asher

Tu 10 Pustejovsky Dressler Asher Jelinek

We 11 Asher Toman Dressler Jelinek

Thursday - Saturday: "Bridges and Interface: Form, Meaning and
Function". The conference forms an integral part of the Lecture
Series.

Second week:

Mo 16 Partee/ Riemsdijk Kiefer von Fintel
 Borschev

Tu 17 Partee/ Riemsdijk Kiefer von Fintel
 Borschev

We 18 Riemsdijk McCawley Kiefer Zaenen

Th 19 von Fintel McCawley Partee/ Schnelle
 Borschev

Fr 20 McCawley Partee Zaenen Schnelle


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BRIDGES AND INTERFACES

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11

17.00-19.00 Registration, hotel Krystal
19.00-22.00 Welcome reception, hotel Krystal


THURSDAY, MARCH 12

 8.30- 9.30 Registration
 9.30- 9.40 Opening
 9.40-10.20 B.Partee and V.Borschev:
 Integrating formal, functional and lexical
 semantic information: More on the genitive
 of negation
10.20-11.00 N.Asher:
 Bridges between philosophy and linguistics
 in dialogue

 coffee break

11.20-11.45 E.Paducheva:
 Compositionality principle: A natural
 bridge between formal semantics and
 cognitive linguistics
11.45-12.10 Y.Tobin:
 "Conditionals" in Hebrew and English: the
 same or different?
12.10-12.35 B.Rozwadowska:
 Event structure - a bridge and an interface

 lunch

14.00-14.40 K.von Fintel:
 Indicative conditionals in a dynamic
 context
14.40-15.20 J.Pustejovsky:
 Qualia structure and other named relations

 coffee break

15.40-16.05 J.Firbas:
 Meaning, form, and function in the theory
 of functional sentence perpective
16.05-16.30 L.Duskova:
 Interaction between syntactic form and
 information structure: Synonymy vs.
 differentiation of variant syntactic
 realizations of the basic FSP functions
16.30-16.55 B.Gyuris:
 Focus, aspect and quantification in
 Hungarian: a compositional approach

 coffee break

17.15-17.40 V.Vankova:
 Reduplicated objects and topic/focus
 articulation in Bulgarian and Macedonian
 (Formal similarities and functionl
 differences)

17.40-18.05 G.-J.Kruijff and I. Kruijffova:
 From Functional Generative Description to
 File Change Semantics

19.00 CONCERT (chamber music, Liechtenstein Palace,
 Malostranske Sq.; preceded by drinks and
 refereshments; transport by buses from the
 hotel Krystal)


FRIDAY, MARCH 13

 9.00- 9.40 J.D.McCawley:
 Notions of syntactic structure
 9.40-10.20 H.van Riemsdijk:
 The decomposition of syntactic categories:
 a reapparaisal
10.20-11.00 J.Toman:
 Resumptives in Czech

 coffee break

11.20-11.45 R.Ruzicka:
 Remarks on the interface between core and
 periphery
11.45-12.10 P.Kosta:
 tba
12.10-12.35 A.Steube:
 Weak quantifiers

 lunch

14.00-14.40 E.Hajicova:
 From constituency to dependency
14.40-15.20 F.Kiefer:
 How to combine formal and functional
 explanation

 coffee break

15.40-16.05 E.Conte:
 The role of abstract terms in text
16.05-16.30 J.Tarnyikova:
 Sentence adverbials or discourse markers?
16.30-16.55 V.Zabotkina:
 Cognitive-pragmatic aspects of neology

 coffee break

17.15-17.40 K.von Heusinger:
 Intonation meets information structure
17.40-18.05 C.Bartels & A.Merin:
 Decision-theoretic semantics for speech
 melody

19.00 BANQUET (the Old University Building Carolinum,
 Praha 1, Ovocny trh; transport by buses from the
 hotel Krystal)


SATURDAY, MARCH 14

 9.00- 9.40 P.Sgall:
 Freedom of language
 9.40-10.20 H.Schnelle:
 "Language - the social product deposited in
 the brain of each individual"
10.20-11.00 W.U.Dressler:
 Early language acquisition and linguistic
 theory

 coffee break

11.20-11.45 S.Marcus:
 At the interface of classical and
 nonclassical logic
11.45-12.10 A.V.Bondarko:
 Meaning and sense; function; form;
 system-environment interaction
12.10-12.35 Zd. Wasik:
 On the functions of language and
 functionalism from an interdisciplinary
 perspective

 lunch

14.00-14.40 L.Karttunen:
 Rules vs. constraints
14.40-15.05 P.Pognan:
 tba
15.05-15.30 Ken-Ichi Kadooka:
 Morphological peculiarity in Japanese
 onomatopoeia

 coffee break

15.50-16.15 E.Wasik:
 Zum Funktionsbegriff in der
 Sprachsoziologie
16.05-16.30 M.S. Anwar:
 Proportions between function and hierarchies
 of markedness
16.30-16.55 A.Svoboda:
 Janacek's music and modern linguistics
16.55-17.20 P.Chan:
 Towards an interface between language and
 literature in Hong-Kong EFL classroom

17.20: CLOSING OF THE CONFERENCE: SHERRY HOUR (hotel Krystal)

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