LINGUIST List 25.2840

Mon Jul 07 2014

Confs: Morphology, Semantics, Syntax/Brazil

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Date: 05-Jul-2014
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Subject: Workshop on Morphology and Interpretation
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Workshop on Morphology and Interpretation
Short Title: WMI

Date: 28-Jul-2014 - 29-Jul-2014
Location: São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Contact: Ana Müller
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Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Semantics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

The Workshop on Morphology and Interpretation is the concluding event of the project 'Cross-Linguistic Reflections of Cognitive Distinctions', financed by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and FAPESP - the Research Support Foundation of the State of São Paulo. It will be held at the University of São Paulo, Brazil on July 28-29, 2014.

The workshop is thought of as a forum for discussing research in morphology, syntax, semantics and their interfaces, aiming to delineate specific areas where linguistic properties reflect human cognition and general natural language properties.

The workshop will consist of a main session involving invited speakers and a poster session open to contributors.


July 28, 2014

9:00 – 9:30

9:30 – 9:40

9:40 – 10:10
Edit Doron (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
''The locative alternation in a verb-framed language''

10:10 – 10:40
Indaiá Bassani (Universidade Federal de São Paulo)
''What verbal affixes can and cannot reveal about argument structure and semantic classes in Brazilian Portuguese''

10:40 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 11:30
Ana Paula Scher & Julio Barbosa (Universidade de São Paulo)
''Ways to obtain object sharing: analyzing dative aspects within serial verb constructions''

11:30 – 12:00
Cilene Rodrigues (Pontifícia Universidade Católica-RJ)
''The L-syntax of past participles: evidence from wug forms'' (with Andrew Nevins, University College London & Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)

12:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 14:30
Jairo Nunes (Universidade de São Paulo)
''Deletion of reflexive clitics in European Portuguese and phasal transfer'' (with Ana Maria Martins, Universidade de Lisboa)

14:30 – 15:00
Maria José Foltran (Universidade Federal do Paraná)
''New adjectives and old generalizations''

15:00 – 15:30
Malka Rappaport Hovav (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
''Manner and result in event structure''

15:30 – 15:50 Coffee break

15:50 – 16:20
Elizabeth Ritter (Ben-Gurion University)
''Animacy: from cognitive category to grammatical feature''

16:20 – 16:50
Roberlei Bertucci (Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná)
''Different ways of repetition with verbal periphrases in Brazilian Portuguese''

16:50 – 18:00
Poster Session

July 29, 2014

9:40 – 10:10
Luciana Storto (Universidade de São Paulo)
''Argument structure in languages from three Tupian subfamilies: Juruna, Arikém and Tupari''

10:10 – 10:40
Violeta Demonte (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas)
''Agreement and interpretation of (pseudo) partitive constructions in Spanish: the dual nature of nominal features'' (with Isabel Pérez-Jiménez, Universidad de Alcalá)

10:40 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 11:30
Ana Müller (Universidade de São Paulo)

11:30 – 12:00
Filomena Sândalo (Universidade Estadual de Campinas)
''Theme vowels and a root-based approach to morphology: evidence from Portuguese''

12:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 14:30
Esmeralda Negrão (Universidade de São Paulo)
''The ergativity of Brazilian Portuguese''

14:30 – 15:00
Brenda Laca (Université Paris VIII)
''Losing confidence: on the interpretation of future morphology''

15:00 – 15:30
Ana Paula Gomes (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)
''Pre-nuclear adjectives in Brazilian Portuguese: the effects of degrees in the syntax-semantics interface''

15:30 – 15:50 Coffee break

15:50 – 16:20
Roberta Oliveira (Universidade Federal do Paraná & Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina)
''Plurality in Brazilian Portuguese''

16:20 – 16:50
Elitzur Bar-Asher Siegal & Nora Boneh (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
''Datives in context''

16:50 – 18:00
Poster Session

Poster Session Presenters:

Alexandra Fiéis & Ana Madeira (UNL)
''Change and variation in the Portuguese inflected infinitive''

Anna Carolina Ferreira Carrara (UFJF)
''The Superlative Prefixal Construction: a constructionist approach to derivational morphology''

Fernanda Rosa & Wania Miranda Silva (USP)
''The contrastive markers mas, agora and já in Brazilian Portuguese: a semantic/pragmatic analysis''

Igor de Oliveira Costa & Neusa Salim Miranda (UFJF)
''Construction Grammar and Derivational Morphology: A case study of Morphic Quantifying Constructions of Portuguese

Ivan Rocha(USP)
''Anticausative verbs in Karitiana''

Jéssica Costa (USP)
''Os processos de intransitivização na língua Dâw (Nadahup)''

Karin Camolese Vivanco (USP)
''The structure of internally-headed relative clauses''

Laís Katarine dos Santos de Oliveira (UFRJ)
''How does 'todo' pick adjectives to modify?''

Lara Frutos (USP)
''Aspects of degree intensification in Paraguayan Guaraní''

Letícia Lucinda Meirelles (UFMG)
''ACT and AFFECT metapredicates in the lexical representation of Brazilian Portuguese instrumental verbs''

Luciana Sanchez Mendes (UFRR)
''Verbal classes in Karitiana: Evidence for telic and atelic distinction''

Luiz Fernando Ferreira (USP)
''The deontic modality in Karitiana''

Renato Caruso (USP)
''Scalarity and the semantics of 'ele mesmo'''

Suzana Fong (USP)
''Gerund clauses in Brazilian Portuguese''

Tatiane Sudré (UFRJ)
''An experimental approach to the adjective-noun order in Brazilian Portuguese''

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