LINGUIST List 23.5031

Mon Dec 03 2012

Confs: Syntax, Semantics, General Ling/Romania

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Date: 03-Dec-2012
From: Alexandra Cornilescu <>
Subject: The Syntax and Semantics of Specificity
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The Syntax and Semantics of Specificity Short Title: SSS

Date: 12-Dec-2012 - 13-Dec-2012 Location: Bucharest, Romania Contact: Alexandra Cornilescu Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Semantics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

International Workshop on‘The Syntax and Semantics of Specificity’

University of Bucharest
Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures
English Department
Center for the Development of Language

Organizers:University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures,English Department
Centre for the Study of Language Development, Project. PCE 311/2011

Program of the International Workshop on'The Syntax and Semantics of Specificity'

December 12, Wednesday, Council Hall, 7-13, Pitar Mos

Opening Address: Prof. Dr. Liviu Franga, Dean of the FLLS

Opening Address: Prof. Dr. Octavian Roske, Head of the English Department

Invited speaker: Donka Farkaş and Adrian Braşoveanu, University of California at Santa Cruz: ‘Towards a Typology of Specificity’

Invited speaker: Ian Roberts, University of Cambridge: ‘Some Speculations on the Development of the Romance Periphrastic Perfect’

11.30-12.00 Coffee break

12.00-13.30 Session (25 min + 5 min.):

Mircea Dumitru, University of Bucharest: ’Proper Names and Modality’

Stefan Oltean, University Babes Bolyai, Cluj: ‘Proper Names of Individuals. A Semantic and Syntactic View''

Adriana Costachescu, University of Craiova: ‘Imparfait et prédication multiple’

13.30-15.00 Lunch break

Invited speaker: Carmen Dobrovie Sorin, University of Paris 7: ‘Prepositional Accusative Marking: Specificity and Quantification’

Session (25 min + 5 min.):

Mihaela Dogaru, University of Bucharest: ‘Defining 'Incorporation' with Romanian Bare Singulars’

Mihaela Colhon and Dan Cristea, Facultatea de Ştiinţe Exacte din Craiova, UIAC ''Automatic Extraction of Syntactic Patterns for Dependency Parsing in NP chunks''

Alexandra Cornilescu and Alexandru Nicolae, University of Bucharest: ‘Some Specific Reflexive Curiosities’

Oana Savescu, University of Bucharest, tba

December 13th, Council Hall, 7-13, Pitar Mos

Invited speaker: Alexander Grosu, University of Tel-Aviv: ‘Two Sources of Uniqueness in Amount Relatives: Pragmatics vs Grammar’

Invited speaker: Daniela Isac, Concordia University, Montreal : ‘On the Features of Little pro’

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-13.00 Session (25 min + 5 min.):

11.30-12.00 Larisa Avram, University of Bucharest: tba

Alexandra Cornilescu and Anca Dinu: ‘Adjective and Specificity’

Alina Tigau, University of Bucharest: ‘On Scrambling and Differential Object Marking in German and Romanian’

13.00-14.30 Lunch break

Invited Speaker: Claus von Heusinger and Sofiana Chiriacescu, University of Stuttgart: ‘Discourse function of pe-marking in Romanian’

15.30-17.00 Session(25 min + 5 min.)

15.30-16.00 Camelia Stan, University of Bucharest: ‘De-Phrases and Specificity in Old Romanian.’

Mara Panaitescu, University of Bucharest: ‘Definite Readings of Free Choice Items’

16.30-17.00 Emil Ionescu, University of Bucharest: tba

Nicoleta Sava, University of Bucharest: ‘Towards a Unifying Account of Restrictive Focus Particles’

19.00-21.00 Conference Dinner

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