LINGUIST List 25.4121

Fri Oct 17 2014

Confs: General Ling, History of Ling, Ling Theories, Semantics, Syntax/Canada

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>


Date: 16-Oct-2014
From: Catherine Leger <clegeruvic.ca>
Subject: Les signes, leur combinaison et les propriétés fondamentales du langage
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Les signes, leur combinaison et les propriétés fondamentales du langage

Date: 13-Nov-2014 - 14-Nov-2014
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Contact: Dominique Machabée
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; History of Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Semantics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

The conference Les signes, leur combinaison et les propriétés fondamentales du langage, which constitutes a tribute to Denis Bouchard, will be held at the Université du Québec à Montréal on November 13 and 14, 2014. The objective of the conference is twofold. Firstly, it will provide the occasion to underline the contribution of a remarkable scholar, the linguist Denis Bouchard, to the field of cognitive sciences in general and to linguistics in particular. Secondly, it will act as a forum for the evaluation of the present and future impact of his contribution in three areas of research in which his works have had considerable influence, that is linguistic theory, the description of languages (English, French, Norwegian, langue des signes québécoise (LSQ) and creoles) and the origin of language.

In addition to the presentations, the conference includes two plenary talks and a discussion. The opening plenary talk will be addressed by Frederick J. Newmeyer (University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, University of Washington), the closing plenary talk will be addressed by Denis Bouchard himself, and the discussion will be lead by Daniel Valois (Université de Montréal). All presentations will be interpreted in langue des signes québécoise.

Organizing Committee:

Catherine Léger (University of Victoria)
Anne-Marie Parisot (UQAM)
Reine Pinsonneault (UQAM)

Place:

UQAM, Pavillon J.-A.-DeSève
320 Sainte-Catherine Est, Room DS-1950
Montréal, Québec

Information and Registration:

Registration free but required before October 24, 2014
Contact: machabeedominiqueuqam.ca

Program:


Thursday, November 13, 2014

6:00
Frederick J. Newmeyer, UBC, SFU and University of Washington
The Sign Theory of Language: Two Extensions

The opening plenary talk will be followed by a cocktail.


Friday, November 14, 2014

9:00-9:15
Welcoming of the participants

9:15-9:45
Madeleine Halmøy, Université de Tromsø
Si l’homme heureux est toujours chez lui, il faudrait peut-être qu’il mette le nez dehors : les constructions V1 en norvégien

9:45-10:15
Jacques Lamarche, University of Western Ontario
Distinctions combinatoires et catégories grammaticales

10:15-10:30 Coffee break

10:30-11:00
Julie Rinfret, UQAM
Accessibilité cognitive et marquage des expressions référentielles en LSQ : explication de la diversité des marqueurs d’association spatiale dans les langues des signes

11:00-11:30
Beau Zuercher, UQAM
Pourquoi la polysémie varie-t-elle d’une langue à l’autre ? Une explication dans le cadre de la Sign Theory of Language

11:30-12:00
Anne-Sophie Bally, UQAM
Apports de la Sign Theory of Language à l’étude des langues en contact

12:00-2:00 Lunch break

2:00-2:30
Jaïmé Dubé, Université de Montréal
La morphologie n’est pas combinatoire; elle est associative

2:30-3:00
Catherine Léger, University of Victoria
Cesser, un verbe aspectuel à propriétés uniques

3:00-3:30
Anne-Marie Parisot, UQAM
L’accord en langue des signes québécoise

3:30-3:45 Coffee break

3:45-4:15
Daniel Valois, Université de Montréal
Le legs de Bouchard, discussion

4:15-5:15
Closing plenary talk, Denis Bouchard, UQAM
La linguistique en toute simplicité

5:15-5:30
Catherine Léger, Anne-Marie Parisot and Reine Pinsonneault
Closing remarks

5:30 Wine reception



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