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Confs: Negation: Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics

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Message 1: Negation: Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics

Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 15:55:15 +0100
From: Paul Rowlett <P.A.Rowlettmod-lang.salford.ac.uk>
Subject: Negation: Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics

UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD, GREATER MANCHESTER, UK
EUROPEAN STUDIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE

NORTH WEST CENTRE FOR LINGUISTICS
FIRST ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

NEGATION: SYNTAX, SEMANTICS AND PRAGMATICS
(Organiser: Paul Rowlett, Salford)

Friday 30 October to Sunday 1 November 1998
Faraday House, Research & Graduate College,
University of Salford, Greater Manchester, UK

Sponsored by: The British Academy,
The Linguistics Association of Great Britain
The French Embassy in London

PROGRAM
(Booking form at the end of this posting)

FRIDAY 30 OCTOBER 1998

8.45-9.15am
Registration and coffee

9.15-9.30am
Introduction and welcome

9.30-10.0am
Metalinguistic negation in focus,
Suengho Ham, Seoul University, Korea

10.0-10.30am
Focus-induced neg-concord failures,
Vieri Samek-Lodovici, University College London, UK

10.30-11.00am
The focusing negative 'mhaih' in Cantonese Chinese: a look at
contrastive and metalinguistic negation, 
Juliet Wai Hong, University of Texas at Austin, USA

11.0-11.30am
Coffee

11.30am-12noon
Compositional, inherent and frozen negation: lexicalism versus 
functional categories,
Kazuhiko Fukushima, Kansai Gaidai University, Japan

12noon-1pm
KEYNOTE LECTURE
Negation, saturation and predication,
William Ladusaw, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA

1.0-2.0pm
Lunch

2.0-2.30pm
A minimalist approach to the syntax of multiple negation in French,
Hugues M. Peters, University of the West Indies, Jamaica

2.30-3.0pm
Negation and the diachrony of features,
Anna Roussou, University of Wales, Bangor, UK
and Ian Roberts, Stuttgart University, Germany

3.0-3.30pm
A lexical-functional approach to the syntax of negation in French,
Veronika Knueppel, Konstanz University, Germany

3.30-4.0pm
Tea

4.0-4.30pm
The riddle of n-words in Polish: quantificational versus 
non-quantificational, universal versus existential,
Joanna Blaszczak, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

4.30-5.0pm
Negative polarity items in Russian,
Asya Pereltsvaig, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

5.0-5.30pm
Negation in Hungarian,
John Payne and Erika Chisarik, University of Manchester, UK

6.0-7.0pm
Reception at Blackwell's Campus Bookshop

SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER 1998

9.0-9.30am
Coffee

9.30-10.0am
On Romance sensitivity to non-veridicality,
Joao Peres, University of Lisbon, Portugal

10.0-10.30am
(Non-)occurrence of sentential 'no' in Spanish negative sentences,
Javier Martin-Gonzalez, Harvard University, USA

10.30-11.0am
Negation with [-Neg] features,
Marie-Therese Vinet, Sherbrooke University, Quebec City, Canada

11.0-11.30am
Coffee

11.30am-12noon
Adverbial verb phrases and downwards monotonicity: negativity and the
DeMorgan taxonomist's dilemma,
Jay Atlas, Pomona College, California, USA

12noon-1.0pm
KEYNOTE LECTURE
Details to be confirmed

1.0-2.0pm
Lunch

2.0-2.30pm
Negative concord and the scope of universals,
Anastasia Giannakidou, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2.30-3.0pm
Procedural marking of propositional attitude in Norwegian sentences
with a negative 'wh'-complement,
Thorsten Fretheim, University of Trondheim, Norway

3.0-3.30pm
Some problems with the semantics of negation with reference to 
English and Korean,
Hye-Kung Lee, University of Cambridge, UK

3.30-4.0pm
Tea

4.0-4.30pm
Syntactic licensing of negative polarity,
Patrick A Schindler, Tuebingen University, Germany

4.30-5.0pm
The grammatical basis of polarity items,
Ana Maria Martins, University of Lisbon, Portugal

5.0-5.30pm
The bi-polarity of 'any',
Lucia Tovena, Institute of Scientific & Technological Research, 
Trento, Italy
and Jacques Jayez, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, 
Paris, France

5.30-6.30pm
European Studies Research Institute wine reception

8.0pm
Conference dinner (Manchester)

SUNDAY 1 NOVEMBER 1998

9.0-9.30am
Coffee

9.30-10.0am
Focus particles in negative polarity in Hindi,
Sharavan Vasishth, Ohio State University, USA

10.0-10.30am
Two types of negation in Bengali,
Gillian Ramchand, Oxford University, UK

10.30-11.0am
The syntax of negation and OV in Late Middle English,
Richard Ingham, University of Reading, UK

11.0-11.30am
Coffee

11.30-12noon
Blocking effects in the expression of negation,
Jacob Hoeksema, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

12noon-1pm
KEYNOTE LECTURE
Verb movement, tense and negation in West Flemish,
Liliane Haegeman, University of Geneva, Switzerland

1.0-2.0pm
Lunch

2.0-2.30pm
Negative polarity, modality and the comparative: a parametric 
approach,
Nathalie Schapansky, Simon Fraser University, British Colombia, 
Canada

2.30-3.0pm

Negation and the acquisition of 'strong' indefinites,
Irene Kraemer, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen,
The Netherlands

3.0-3.30pm
Head-movement in negation in English,
Annabel Cormack and Neil Smith, University College London, UK

3.30-4.0pm
Tea

ALTERNATES

How many types of NPI are there? Evidence from Korean and English,
Chungmin Lee, Seoul National University, Korea

Negative chains and operator movement,
Rita Bhandari, SUNY, USA

Grammaticalization in progress: the development of a negative focus
particle,
Ton van der Wouden, Universities of Groningen & Leiden, The 
Netherlands

Negative constituent licensing in a negative concord language,
Nedzad Leko, University of Oslo, Norway

Welsh negation,
Robert D Borsley, University of Wales, Bangor, UK
and Bob Morris-Jones, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK

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FOR BOOKINGS, PLEASE PRINT OUT THE REGISTRATION FORM BELOW, FILL IT IN
AND RETURN IT WITH FULL CONFERENCE FEE TO THE ADDRESS GIVEN. PLEASE
NOTE CLOSING DATE FOR BOOKINGS: 9 OCTOBER 1998.

UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD, GREATER MANCHESTER, UK
EUROPEAN STUDIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE

NORTH WEST CENTRE FOR LINGUISTICS
FIRST ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

NEGATION: SYNTAX, SEMANTICS AND PRAGMATICS
(Organiser: Paul Rowlett, Salford)

Friday 30 October to Sunday 1 November 1998
Faraday House, Research & Graduate College,
University of Salford, Greater Manchester, UK

Sponsored by: The British Academy,
The Linguistics Association of Great Britain
The French Embassy in London

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Saturday 31 October 1998 Conference Dinner:
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forms and cheques have been received. Please send completed
registration forms and cheques to: Miss Wendy Pickles, ESRI Conference
Administrator, University of Salford, Crescent House, The Crescent,
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Closing date for registration: Friday 9 October 1998

Dr Paul Rowlett
Department of Modern Languages
Extension 54131
Fax 55335
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