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Full Title: Workshop on Semantic Variation

Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Start Date: 25-Oct-2013 - 26-Oct-2013
Contact: Itamar Francez and Andrew Koontz-Garboden
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/semvar2013/
Meeting Description: The Department of Linguistics at the University of Chicago will host a two day workshop on semantic variation, October 25-26, 2013.

Invited Speakers:

Ivano Caponigro (UC, San Diego)
Mary Dalrymple (University of Oxford)
Anastasia Giannakidou (University of Chicago)
Ed Keenan (UCLA)
Paul Kiparsky (Stanford University)
Lisa Matthewson (University of British Columbia)

The workshop is organized by Itamar Francez (University of Chicago) and Andrew Koontz-Garboden (University of Manchester) and is sponsored by the University of Chicago's Department of Linguistics, Franke Institute and Division of Humanities; the University of Manchester's Department of Linguistics and English Language and School of Arts, Languages and Cultures; and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Linguistic Subfield: Morphology; Semantics; Syntax; Typology
LL Issue: 24.1367

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