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Tue Jan 20 2015

Confs: Syntax, Semantics/Israel

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Date: 15-Jan-2015
From: Ivy Sichel <isichelmscc.huji.ac.il>
Subject: Jerusalem Workshop on Syntax & Semantics: Negation and Polarity
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Jerusalem Workshop on Syntax & Semantics: Negation and Polarity

Date: 08-Feb-2015 - 10-Feb-2015
Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Contact: Ivy Sichel
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

Jerusalem Workshop on Syntax-Semantics

Syntax and Semantics of negation, negative expressions, and polarity expressions.

As the study of negation and negative-related expressions has become more fine-grained, it has become increasingly clear that further progress in the field requires the combination of syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic tools.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together people working in different areas to discuss open issues related to the syntax, semantics, pragmatics (and their interfaces) of negative expressions, negation and polarity. These issues include but are not limited to: Negation, Neg-Raising (Collins & Postal 2013), Neg-Concord, licensing of NegDPs (Abels & Marti 2010, Zeijlstra 2011, Iatridou & Sichel 2011), licensing of NPIs and PPIs (see e.g. Nicolae 2012, Chierchia 2013, Crnič 2014, Spector 2014); the distribution of NPIs in non-declarative environments (e.g., Guerzoni 2004, Nicolae 2013, Guerzoni & Sharvit 2014); variation in distribution among NPIs, PPIs (e.g., Gajewski 2011, Iatridou & Zeijlstra 2013, Chierchia 2013), etc.

Invited Speakers:

Vincent Homer (UMass)
Yael Sharvit (UCLA) & Elena Guerzoni (USC)
Benjamin Spector (CNRS, IJN)
Hedde Zeijlstra (Göttingen)
Sabine Iatridou (MIT)
Chris Collins & Paul Postal (NYU)

Program:

New Directions in Negation and Polarity
Jerusalem Syntax and Semantics 2015
February 8-10, 2015
Language Logic Cognition Center,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Sunday - 8/2/2015

9:30-10:30
Hedde Zeijlstra
University of Göttingen
The Pluriform landscape of negative dependencies

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-11:45
Sabine Iatridou & Ivy Sichel
MIT & Hebrew University
Thoughts about how to decompose NegDPs

11:45-12:00 Coffee break

12:00-13:00
Chris Collins, Paul Postal & Elvis Yevudey
New York University
Ewe and the typology of NPIs

13:00-14:15 Lunch

14:15-15:15
Karen De Clercq
Ghent University
A unified Syntax of negation

15:15-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-16:30
Anne Breitbarth
Ghent University
Jespersen’s Cycle = Minimize Structure + Feature Economy

16:30-17:00 Coffee break

17:00-18:00
Yosef Grodzinsky
Hebrew University
Semantic and syntactic accounts of quantifier polarity: An experimental perspective

Monday - 9/2/2015

9:30-10:30
Luka Crnič
Hebrew University
Ellipsis, Parallelism, and Polarity

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-11:45
Yael Greenberg
Bar Ilan University
An even better scale for even

11:45-12:00 Coffee break

12:00-13:00
Benjamin Spector
Institut Jean Nicod & CNRS
Why are Class B modifiers Positive Polarity Items?

13:00-14:15 Lunch

14:15-15:15
Einat H. Keren
Hebrew University
Negative concord in Modern Hebrew: Trying to track down its origin
Itai Bassi
Hebrew University
On NPI licensing in existential conditionals

15:15-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-16:30
Aynat Rubinstein & Edit Doron
Hebrew University
Expletive negation in constituent unconditionals

16:30-17:00 Coffee break

17:00-18:00
Ariel Cohen
Ben Gurion University
A natural pre-history of negation

Tuesday - 10.2.2015

9:30-10:30
Vincent Homer
University of Massachusetts Amherst
TBA

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-11:45
Andrea Nicolae
Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin
Deriving the PPI behavior of weak disjunction

11:45-12:00 Coffee break

12:00-13:00
Despina Oikonomou
MIT
C-Negation is CP-Negation and NOT constituent negation: Evidence from Modern Greek

13:00-14:15 Lunch

14:15-15:15
Elitzur Bar-Asher Siegal
Hebrew University
The case for external negation and Bochvar’s thesis revisited

15:15-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-16:30
Masaaki Kamiya & Thomas Roeper
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Neg-feature separation in DP/Nominalization

16:30-17:00 Coffee break

17:00-18:00
Yael Sharvit & Elena Guerzoni
UCLA & USC
Whether or not NPIs in questions



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