LINGUIST List 26.2874

Thu Jun 11 2015

Confs: Cognitive Science, General Linguistics, Linguistic Theories, Morphology, Syntax/Italy

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Date: 11-Jun-2015
From: Matteo Pascoli <>
Subject: 6th Workshop on Nominalizations
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6th Workshop on Nominalizations
Short Title: JeNom6

Date: 30-Jun-2015 - 01-Jul-2015
Location: Verona, Italy
Contact: Elena Soare
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Morphology; Syntax

Meeting Description:

The JENom workshops originate in France, which explains its French acronym (Journées d’Études sur les Nominalisations). The first five editions were held in Nancy, Lille, Paris 8, Stuttgart and Barcellona.

This year’s JENom will be organized by the University of Verona and the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna, and will be held in Verona on June 30-July 1, 2015.

JENom traditionally aims at bringing together researchers who are concerned with the morphology, syntax and semantics of nominalizations of eventive verbs. However, recent editions significantly broadened the focus of the workshop so as to include a larger variety of related topics and constructs. JENom6 will continue along these lines.

Invited Speakers:

Scott Grimm (University of Rochester)
Gianina Iordăchioaia (Stuttgart University)
Asya Pereltsvaig (Stanford University)

The conference has no fee, but we kindly ask participants to register.


June 30 – Day 1

09.00 – 09.30

09.30 – 10.00

Session 1

10.00 – 11.00
Gianina Iordăchioaia
External Arguments in Psych Nominals (Invited Lecture)

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 – 12.15
Odelia Ahdout
Argument and Event Structure in Hebrew Object Experiencer Nominals

12.15 – 13.00
Ksenia Ershova
High Position of v in Adyghe: Evidence from Nominalizations

13.00 – 15.00 Lunch

Session 2

15.00 - 16.00
Scott Grimm
Event Description, Individuation, and Reference: Re-Building the Semantics of Nominalizations (Invited Lecture)

16.00 – 16.45
Marie Laurence Knittel
Complex Event Nominals and the [±count] Opposition

16.45 – 17.15 Coffee Break

17.15 – 18.00
Barbara Schirakowski
Event Structure and Readings of Nominal Infinitives in Spanish: Results of Two Acceptability Judgment Experiments

18.00 – 18.45
Richard Huyghe, Lucie Barque, Pauline Haas & Delphine Tribout
Underived Event Nouns in French

Social Dinner

July 1 – Day 2

Session 3

9.30 – 10.30
Asya Pereltsvaig
Nominalizations in Russian: Argument Structure, Case, and the Functional Architecture of the Noun Phrase (Invited Lecture)

10.30 – 11.15
Natalia M. Zaika
Factors Influencing the Choice of Argument Case with Lithuanian Nominalizations

11.15 – 11.45 Coffee Break

11.45 – 12.30
Tillmann Pross
The Building Blocks of Word Meaning: Insights from Ambiguous Nominalizations

12.30 – 14.30 Lunch

Session 4

14.30 – 15.15
Lucia Tovena & Marta Donazzan
Event Structure in Nominalisations: More on the nomen vicis Interpretation

15.15 – 16.00
Fabio Montermini
Event / Property Ambiguity in Italian Nominalisations. A Usage-Based Survey

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee Break

16.30 – 17.15
Lidia Bogatyreva & M.Teresa Espinal
Manner and Result Cognate Intensifiers. A Cross-Linguistic Study

17.15– 17.30

Alternate Papers:

Friederike Moltmann: Modals, Nominalizations, and Modal Objects
Danniel Carvalho: Feature Relativization and Bare Noun Agreement in Brazilian Portuguese

The full programme, with links to abstracts, is available at

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