LINGUIST List 21.2662

Mon Jun 21 2010

Confs: Language Acquisition, Syntax, Typology/Portugal

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        1.    Alexandra Fiéis, Workshop on Tense and Aspect in Generative Grammar

Message 1: Workshop on Tense and Aspect in Generative Grammar
Date: 21-Jun-2010
From: Alexandra Fiéis <>
Subject: Workshop on Tense and Aspect in Generative Grammar
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Workshop on Tense and Aspect in Generative Grammar Short Title: WTA 2010

Date: 01-Jul-2010 - 02-Jul-2010 Location: Lisboa, Portugal Contact: Alexandra Fiéis Contact Email: < click here to access email > Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Syntax; Typology

Meeting Description:

I Workshop on Tense and Aspect in Generative Grammar. Acquisition and Typology.

Invited Speakers:Jacqueline Guéron (Université Paris III)Angeliek van Hout (University of Groningen)

We are pleased to announce that the programme for the Workshop on Tense and Aspect in Generative Grammar (WTA2010), to be held in Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Lisbon, Portugal, from 1 to 2 July, has now been finalised. The programme is given below, and can also be found on our website at:

Registration is now open. Further details are given on our website (, along with practical information.

WTA 2010 Programme:

Thursday, 1 July

9.00-9.45: Registration

9.45-10.00: Welcoming remarks

10.00-10.30: Ciro Greco (University of Milan) Can tenses be pure indexicals in complement clauses?

10.30-11.00: Ana Maria Brito (Universidade do Porto) Tense in two types of nominalization of the infinitive in Portuguese

11.00-11.30: Coffee break

11.30-12.00: Hadil Karawani & Hedde Zeijlstra (University of Amsterdam) The semantic contribution of past tense morphology in Palestinian

12.00-12.30: Nasser Al-Horais (Qassim University) The interaction of negation with tense in Standard Arabic

12.30-14.30: Lunch break

14.30-15.00: Maria J. Arche (University of Greenwich) Aspect matters in sentential temporal interpretation

15.00-15.30: Jonathan MacDonald (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) Syntax and the aspectual influence of the noun

15.30-16.00: Fuyo Osawa (Hosei University) Tense and Aspect: Parallelism between Ontogeny and Phylogeny

16.00-16.30: Coffee break

16.30-17.00: Georgia Fotiadou (Lancaster University) & Maria Papastathi (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) The interplay of event structure and aspect in the modal interpretation of anticausative verbs: Evidence from Greek corpora

17.00-17.30: Patrícia de Araujo Rodrigues (Universidade Estadual de Londrina) Aspect in non-finite complements of perception verbs

17.30-18.30: Invited speaker Jacquelin Guéron (Université Paris 3) On the spatio-temporal unity of the sentence

20.00: Dinner

Friday, 2 July

10.00-10.30: Trang Phan (University of Sheffield) The realization of Inner Aspect in Vietnamese

10.30-11.00: Marleen van de Vate (Universitetet i Tromsø) To 'bi' or no to 'bi': A pronominal analysis for past tense in Saamáka

11.00-11.30: Coffee break

11.30-12.00: Sviatlana Karpava & Kleanthes K. Grohmann (University of Cyprus) Embedded aspect in L2 acquisition: Evidence from L1-Russian learners of Greek

12.00-12.30: Maria J. Arche (University of Greenwich), Laura Dominguez (University of Southampton) and Florence Myles (Newcastle University) The L2 acquisition of the semantics and morphology of Aspect: a study of the acquisition of the Spanish imperfect-preterit contrast by native speakers of English

12.30-14.30: Lunch break

14.30-15.00: Maria Papakonstantinou, Despoina Papadopoulou & Ianthi Maria Tsimpli (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) Temporal Connectives, Aspect and (Non-)Temporal Interpretation in Greek: Evidence from psycholinguistics

15.00-15.30: Marit Westergaard & Kristine Bentzen (CASTL, University of Tromsø) Finiteness and word order in the acquisition of English and Norwegian wh- questions

15.30-16.00: Sviatlana Karpava (University of Cyprus) L2 Acquisition of English Present Perfect Interpretations

16.00-16.30: Coffee break

16.30-17.30: Invited speaker Angeliek van Hout (University of Groningen) Learning to understand aspect across languages

Alternates: I-hao Woo (Boston University) Aspectual Coercion and Imperfectivity in Mandarin Chinese

Raquel Oliveira (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) Aspect in infinitive complement clauses subcategorized by perception verbs

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