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LINGUIST List 23.3728

Thu Sep 06 2012

Confs: Pragmatics, Semantics/Spain

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 06-Sep-2012
From: Laia Mayol <laia.mayolupf.edu>
Subject: Information, Discourse Structure and Levels of Meaning
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Information, Discourse Structure and Levels of Meaning
Short Title: IDL12


Date: 25-Oct-2012 - 26-Oct-2012
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact: Laia Mayol
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://blogs.uab.cat/idl12/

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics; Semantics

Meeting Description:

Information and discourse structure, and the analysis of different levels of meaning (conventional and conversational implicatures, presuppositions, etc.) have been two of the most fruitful areas of research in the semantics-pragmatics interface in the last decade. This workshop aims to study the interactions between these two areas. Thus, the questions that this workshop will address go in two directions.

1. How does information and discourse structure affect the different levels of meaning? Can we obtain a better understanding of, for instance, conversational implicatures or presuppositions, once the topic-focus structure is taken into account?

2. How do the dimensions of meaning affect the information structure of discourse? Can we obtain a better understanding of concepts such as topic, focus, contrastive topic, background or QUD, once the properties of the different levels of meaning are taken into account?

Invited Speakers:

Daniel Büring (Universität Wien)
Bart Geurts (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Craige Roberts (Ohio State University)
Gregory Ward (Northwestern University)

Organizers: Laia Mayol (UPF) and Xavier Villalba (UAB). This workshop is an initiative of the funded research project ‘Compositionality of meaning and semantic operations at the syntax-semantics and grammar-cognition interface (COMPOSING)’ (FFI2011-23356).

There is no registration fee to attend the workshop, but we ask you to register in advance at:

http://blogs.uab.cat/idl12/

Thursday 25

9-9:30
Registration

9:30-9:45
Welcome

9:45-11
Daniel Büring (University of Vienna)
TBA

11-11:30
Coffee break

11:30-12:10
Fabienne Salfner, Katja Jasinskaja and Constantin Freitag (ZAS)
Discourse-level Implicatures?

12:10-12:50
Bob Van Tiel (Radboud University)
Scalar Alternatives

12:50-13:30
Noor Van Leusen (Radboud University)
Discourse Locality and the Derivation of Scalar Implicatures

13:30-15:30
Lunch

15:30-16:10
Dina Orenstein and Yael Greenberg (Bar Ilan University)
Exclusivity across Domains with the Hebrew be-sax ha-kol (''all in all'')

16:10-16:50
Carla Umbach (University of Osnabrueck)
Non-restrictive Modification by Evaluative Predicates

16:50-17:20
Coffee break

17:20- 18:35
Craige Roberts (Ohio State University)
Supposition Recognition and Accommodation

Friday 26th

9:45-11
Bart Geurts (Radboud University)
''Embedded Implicatures'': The state of the art

11-11:30
Coffee break

11:30-12:10
Claire Beyssade (Institut Jean Nicod, ENS, CNRS)
Jean-Marie Marandin (U. Paris-Diderot, CNRS)
Barbara Hemforth (U. Paris-Diderot, CNRS) and
Cristel Portes (Université de Provence, CNRS)

Direct and Indirect Answers in French

12:10-12:50
Jacques Jayez and Valeria Mongelli (ENS Lyon and L2C2-CNRS)
How Hard Are 'Hard' Triggers?

12:50-13:30
Jacopo Torregrossa (University of Verona)
On Contrast, D-linking and Exhaustivity

13:30-15:30
Lunch

15:30-16:10
Anisa Schardl (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Common Ground Mismatch: Evidence from a discourse particle

16:10-16:50
Elisabet Engdahl and Filippa Lindahl (University of Gothenburg)
Expanding topics

16:50-17:20
Coffee break

17:20-18:35
Gregory Ward (Northwestern University)
A Brave New Would Emerges: Demonstrative Equatives and Information Structure

Alternate:
Jingyang Xue (University of Goettingen)
Question under Discussion and Projection: An experimental study



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