LINGUIST List 9.629

Tue Apr 28 1998

Confs: Non-lexical Semantics

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  1. Richard Zuber, Non-lexical Semantics

Message 1: Non-lexical Semantics

Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 11:27:03 +0200
From: Richard Zuber <>
Subject: Non-lexical Semantics

 Conference schedule

 (Preferably) non-lexical semantics

The conference will take place at the University of Paris 7, 2 Place
Jussieu, 75005 Paris (Metro: Jussieu) , Conference Room of the "Insititut
Monod" at the ground level of the Tour 42.

Thursday, May 28

8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:35 Alexander Grosu (Tel Aviv)
"The 'filter' status of Carlsonian contexts"
9:35-10:05 Roger Schwarzschild and Karina Wilkinson
"Quantifier Scope in Clausal Comparatives"
10:05-10:40: Philippe Schlenker (UCLA)
"Clausal equation: a solution to the connectivity problem"

11:00-11:35 J. Marc Authier (Penn State)
"On some properties of structure based semantic conditions"
11:35-12:10 Vivienne Fong (Singapore) and Arto Antila (Boston)
"Two cases of partitivity"
12:10-12:45 Claire Gronemeyer (Lund)
"The syntactic basis of evidentiality in Lithuanian"

14:30-15:05 Richard Breheny (London)
"A quantificational approach to weak and strong interpretation of definites"
15:05-15:40 Robert van Rooy (Amsterdam)
"In situ interpretation of definites, indefinites and presuppositions by
indexedactuality operators"

16:00-16:35 Lisa Matthewson (MIT)
"The interpretation of wide-scope indefinites: Evidence from St't'imcets"
16:35-17:10 Ilena Comorovski (Nancy)
"Adverbial quantification and backwards anaphora"
18:00-19:00 Ede Zimmermann
Invited lecture

Friday, May 29
9:00-9:35 Almerindo Ojeda (Davis)
"The interpretation of singularity"
9:35-10:10 Martin Hackl and Jon Nissenbaum (MIT)
"Variable Modal Force in For-Infinitival Clauses"
10:10-10:45 R. Zuber (CNRS)
"Atomicity and semantics"

11:05-11:40 Frederike Moltmann (New York)
"Apparent Quantifiers of Higher Types and Nonreferential Complements"
11:40-12:15 Georges Rebuschi (Paris 3)
"E-type pronouns and quantification"
12:15-12:50 Henriette de Swart (Utrecht)
"Pragmatics of scope"

14:30-15:05 Kristin M. Eide and Tor A. Aafarli (Norway)
"Generalized Multifunctionality: How Language Recycles Meaning"
15:05-15:40: Zygmunt Frajzyngier (Bulder)
"Towards a methodology for discovery of meaning of grammatical forms"

16:00-16:35 Daniel Lacombe (Paris7)
"La creativite logico-syntaxique du francais non-standard"
16:35-17:10 Arthur Merin (Stuttgart)
"The relevance of relevance: political economy of presupposition in a
probability theory"
17:10-17:45 Joseph Quer (Utrecht)
"The Contribution ofMood Shift to Interpretation: Free Relatives and
Conditional Readings"

18:00-19: 00 Pauline Jacobson (Brown)
Invited lecture
19:00:Wine and cheese party
Saturday May 30
9:00-10:00 Savas Tsohatzidis (Saloniki)
Invited lecture

10:15-10:50: Jacques Jayez (Paris)
"A proof-theoretic non-scalar account of scalar inferences"
10:50-11:25 Regine Eckardt (Konstanz)
"The proper scope of event quantification"
11:25-12:00 Xiao Lu (Rochester)
"Verb Class, Aspect, and the Chinese Verb de- Construction"
12:00-12:35 Markus Kracht (Berlin)
"On the semantics of locatives"

1. Akira Ikeya (Toyo Gakuen University): The Predicate-Argument Structure
of English and Japanese Adjectives"
2. Rusudan Asatiani (Tbilisi): The semantics and Functions of Yes/no
particles (On the date of the Georgial Language)

2. Resistration fee: 90 FF (this includes the wine and cheese party)
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