LINGUIST List 24.1860

Mon Apr 29 2013

Calls: Comp Ling, Cog Sci, Semantics, Psycholing, Text/Corpus Ling/Germany

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 29-Apr-2013
From: Hana Filip <>
Subject: Countability Workshop
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Full Title: Countability Workshop
Date: 16-Sep-2013 - 17-Sep-2013 Location: Duesseldorf, Germany Contact Person: Hana Filip
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Jul-2013

Meeting Description:

Countability Workshop
Multidisciplinary workshop which addresses theoretical and empirical issues (i) in the study of the mass/count distinction in the nominal domain, and (ii) the parallel distinction(s) in the verbal domain
September 16-17, 2013

With the support of the Collaborative Research Center and the Department of Linguistics, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany

Invited Speakers:

David Barner (University of California at San Diego)
Gennaro Chierchia (Harvard University)
Jenny Doetjes (Leiden University)
Scott Grimm (Pompeu Fabra University)
Manfred Krifka (Humboldt University and Center for General Linguistics, Berlin)
Fred Landman (Tel Aviv University)
Susan Rothstein (Bar Ilan University)
Tobias Stadtfeld (Bochum University)
Roberto Zamparelli (University of Trento)

Call for Papers:

Abstracts are solicited for presentations which address theoretical or empirical issues (i) in the study of the mass/count distinction in the nominal domain and/or (ii) the parallel distinction(s) in the verbal domain.

Topics of particular interest include (but are not limited to):

- Cognitive basis of countability, its grammatical manifestations and sources for the cross-linguistic variation in its encoding- Relations between count and non-count meanings, sort-shifting, type-shifting, and coercion
- Vagueness and gradations of individuation, mess and neat mass nouns- Parallels and differences in the counting and measuring for noun and verb meanings- Corpus-based and psychological evidence for the distinction between count and non-count meanings
- Computational modeling

Submission Details:

Abstracts must be anonymous, no longer than 2 pages, in PDF format and sent via email to


A call for contributions to a book based on workshop presentations will be issued after the workshop.

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