LINGUIST List 9.708

Wed May 13 1998

Confs: Syntax and Semantics

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  1. Pianesi Fabio, Syntax and Semantics of Tense and Mood Selection

Message 1: Syntax and Semantics of Tense and Mood Selection

Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 14:54:42 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Pianesi Fabio <>
Subject: Syntax and Semantics of Tense and Mood Selection


2-4 JULY, 1998

Department of Education and Communications Sciences
University of Bergamo

Alessandra Giorgi, University of Bergamo,
Fabio Pianesi, IRST, Trento,

Local Organisation:
Dott. A Molani
Sig.ra Michela Perrottelli

Secretary of the Department:
Sig.ra Flora Drago
tel: +39-(0)35-277421

REGISTRATION: Wednesday, 6 - 7.30 pm, Room 14, Piazza Vecchia 8 (Bergamo Alta)

Thursday, July 2nd, 1998

Registration and Conference site:
Room 5, Via Salvecchio 19 (Bergamo Alta)

9.00 - 9.15	Opening Address - Prof. A. Castoldi (Dean of the
 	Faculty) and Prof. M. Ceruti (Head of the Department)

9.15 - 10.15	J. Higginbotham (Invited Speaker - Somerville College,
 	 Oxford) - "Temporal Subordination in English"

10.15 - 10.30	Break

10.30 - 11.10	M. Hackl & J. Nissenbaum (MIT) - "Variable Modal Force
		in For-Infinitival Relative Clauses"

11.10 - 11.50	A. Giannakidou (Amsterdam) & F. Zwarts (Groeningen)
 	"Semantic Restrictions on Tense/Aspect Combinations
 	with Temporal Connectives"

11.50 - 12.50	A. von Stechow (Invited Speaker - Tuebingen) - "Where
 	 is anteriority in (German) perfect constructions?"

12.50 -14	Lunch

14.00 - 15.00	A. Bonomi (Invited Speaker - Milano) - "Semantical
 	 considerations on the progressive reading of the

15.00 - 15.40	S. Rothstein (Bar-Ilan) - "Achievements and Progressives"

15.40 - 16.20	G.A. Broadwell (Albany) & G. Brugger (UCLA) -
 	"Variability in Aspectual Orientation: The Perfective
 	in Choctaw"

16.20 - 16.40	Break

16.40 - 17.20	R. Amritavalli (Hyderabad) - "Tense, Aspect and Mood
 	in Kannada"

17.20 - 18.00	N. Duffield (McGill, Montreal) - "Deriving Temporal and Modal
 	Interpretation in Vietnamese"

18.00 - 19.00	T. Stowell (Invited Speaker - UCLA) - "Sequence of
 	 Tense and Indexicality"

Friday, July 3rd, 1998

Conference site:
Room 5, Via Salvecchio 19 (Bergamo Alta)

9.00 - 10.00	P. Molinelli (Invited Speaker - Bergamo) - "Sequence
 	 of Tense and Mood Selection in Late Latin"

10.00 - 10.40	A. Mittwoch (Jerusalem) - "Tense for the Quick and the Dead"

10.40 - 11.00	Break

11.00 - 11.40	T. Moia (Lisboa) - "On the Semantics of Temporal
 	Connectives Expressing Anteriority and Posteriority"

11.40 - 12.40	S. Iatridou (Invited Speaker - MIT) - "The role of
 	 Tense, Mood and Aspect in the expression of

12.40 - 14.00	Lunch

14.00 - 15.00	G. Cinque (Invited Speaker - Venezia) - "On the Order
 	 of Tense and Aspect Heads"

15.00 - 15.40	H. Demirdache (Vancouver) & M. Uribe-Etxebarria
 	(Vitoria-Gasteiz) - "Towards a Restrictive Theory of
 	the Diversity of Temporal Systems"

15.40 - 16.20	T. Bhattacharya (UCL, London) - "The Subjunctive in

16.20 - 16.40	Break

16.40 - 17.40	D. Abusch (Invited Speaker - Stuttgart) - "Toward a
 	 compositional representation for Tense,
 	 Infinitivals and Futurity."

17.40 - 18.00	Break

18.00 - 19.30	Plenary Discussion - Chairs: I. Heim (MIT) &
 	J. Higginbotham (Oxford)

20.30		Social Dinner

Saturday, July 4th, 1998

Conference site:
Room 5, Via Salvecchio 19 (Bergamo Alta)

9.30 - 10.30	A. Giorgi (Bergamo) & F. Pianesi (ITC-IRST, Trento) -
 	"Generalised Double Access Reading"

10.30 - 11.10	B. Hollebrandse (Umass, Amherst) - "The Acquisition of
 	Sequence of Tense"

11.10 - 11.30	Break

11.30 - 12.10	G. Katz (Tuebingen) - "Present-oriented Constructions
 	and the Perfectivity Parameter"

12.10 - 13.10	H. Kamp (Invited Speaker - Stuttgart) - "Deixis and
 	 Context Dependence of Time Denoting NPs and
 	 Temporal Adverbs"


Kiyomi Kusumoto (Amherst) - "A Theory of Sequence of Tense: Evidence from A
			 Non-sequence-of-tense Language"

C. Gronemeyer (Lund) - "The Syntactic Basis of Evidentiality in

M.R. Manzini (Firenze) - "The Syntax of the Subjunctive"

M. Ippolito (MIT) - "Reference Time and Tense Anaphora"

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Milano Linate and Milano Malpensa are the closest International airports.

Bergamo is about 30 miles away from Milan. 

A taxi from Linate to Bergamo would cost approximately 80$. A taxi
from Malpensa would cost approximately 120$.

- If you arrive at MILANO LINATE take the bus to "Milano Centrale"
 Station; the bus leaves every 20 minutes and takes 15 minutes to
 arrive at the station.

- If you arrive at MILANO MALPENSA take the bus to "Milano Centrale"
 Station; the bus leaves every half an hour and takes almost an hour
 to arrive at the station.

- From MILANO CENTRALE there are some trains to Bergamo. Otherwise,
 take the Metro from Centrale to Milano Porta Garibaldi Station (two
 stops on the Green line); here you find more trains to Bergamo. Some
 trains go directly from Milan to Bergamo, others stop in Carnate
 Usmate, where you have to get a connection train to Bergamo: both
 ways take the same time (50 minutes) and cost the same. Just take
 the first train leaving either to Carnate or to Bergamo.

- From VENICE (or PADUA): take a train going toward Milan and get off
 in Brescia. Take the first train to Bergamo (50 minutes).


More detailed information about trains can be found at the WWW of
Ferrovie dello Stato (Italian Railways), where train schedule,
bookings, etc.. are also available. The address is:

- There is a small airport in Bergamo: Orio al Serio. Check at your
 travel agency whether there are connecting flights which might be
 useful to you.

- ONCE IN BERGAMO: the conference site is in BERGAMO ALTA (the ancient
 town). Buy a bus ticket (about $1), take the bus number 1 to the
 funicolare and then with the same ticket you can take the funicular
 to the top.

Addresses and fax numbers:

A. Giorgi
Dept. of Education and Communications Sciences
University of Bergamo
Piazza Vecchia 8
24 100 Bergamo, Italy
fax 39-35-235136; FROM JUNE 19: 39-035-235136
fax 39-461-302040; FROM JUNE 19: 39-0461-302040

Secretary, Ms Flora Drago:
fax 39-35-235136; FROM JUNE 19: 39-035-235136		

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SR= single room
DR= double room

Bergamo Alta (the ancient town, where the conference will take place).

Hotel name				

San Lorenzo, Piazza Mascheroni 9	SR: Itl 138.000 breakfast incl.
Tel. 035-237383; fax 035-261661		DR: Itl 198.000 breakfast incl.

San Vigilio, Via San Vigilio 15		DR: Itl 170.000	no breakfast incl.
Tel. 035-253179; fax 035-402081

Agnello D'Oro, Via Gombito 22		SR: Itl 75.000	no breakfast incl.
Tel. 035-249883; fax 035- 235612	DR: Itl 125.000	no breakfast incl.

Bergamo Bassa (very close to Bergamo Alta, 10 minutes by bus /
funicular, and very well connected even at night)

Arli, Largo Porta Nuova 12		SR: Itl 128.000 no breakfast incl.
Tel. 035-222014; fax 035-239732		DR: Itl 160.000	no breakfast incl.

Piemontese, P.le G. Marconi 11		SR: Itl 96.000	breakfast incl.
Tel. 035-242629; fax 035-230400		DR: Itl 136.000 breakfast incl.

Commercio, Via Tasso 88			SR: Ilt 77.000	breakfast incl.
Tel. 035-224096; fax 035-220451		DR: Itl 110.000	breakfast incl.

San Giorgio, Via San Giorgio 10		SR: Itl 55.000	no breakfast incl.
Tel. 035-212043; fax 035- 310072	DR: Itl 90.000	no breakfast incl.

Youth Hostel, Via Galileo Ferraris 1, Tel & Fax: 035-361724

For further travel information you can contact: 
Agenzia Viaggi Lorandi, Tel.035-222244; Fax 035-225053

Please notice that it is necessary to reserve in advance, because
Summer is "high season" and last minute arrangements might fail.

IMPORTANT: If you want to attend the conference, please send us an
e-mail message, or a fax!
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