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Wed Sep 09 2015

Confs: General Ling, Lang Acquisition, Pragmatics, Semantics, Syntax/France

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Date: 08-Sep-2015
From: Jonathan Ginzburg <>
Subject: CSSP 2015: The 11th Syntax and Semantics Conference in Paris
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CSSP 2015: The 11th Syntax and Semantics Conference in Paris
Short Title: CSSP 2015

Date: 08-Oct-2015 - 10-Oct-2015
Location: Paris, France
Contact: Jonathan Ginzburg
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics; Semantics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

The 11th Syntax and Semantics Conference in Paris (CSSP 2015) will take place on October 8-10th, 2015 at Université Paris 7 – Paris Diderot. The Conference welcomes papers combining empirical inquiry and formal explicitness. CSSP aims at favouring comparisons between different theoretical frameworks. CSSP conferences combine a general session and a thematic session. This year's topic is: Global or genre/domain-dependent grammar?

Scientific Committee:

Anne Abeillé (Université Paris Diderot)
Hans-Martin Gärtner (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
Jonathan Ginzburg (Université Paris Diderot) (Chair)
Caroline Heycock (University of Edinburgh)
Brenda Laca (Université Paris 8)
Alda Mari (CNRS, ENS Ulm)
Christopher Piñón (Université Lille 3 / UMR 8163 STL)
Benjamin Spector (CNRS / EHESS / ENS Ulm)
Jesse Tseng (CNRS, Université Toulouse)


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Registration & coffee


Chris Potts (Stanford, invited talk)
Negotiating lexical uncertainty and speaker expertise with disjunction

Robin Cooper (Gothenburg University)
Creating lexical meaning on the fly

11:10-11:40 Coffee

Yoad Winter (Utrecht University)
Proto-predicates and the Lexical Origins of Reciprocity

Ariel Cohen (Ben Gurion University)
Non-Temporal Tense

13:00-15:00 Lunch

Doreen Georgi and Martin Salzmann (University of Leipzig)
Complementarity of gaps and resumptives as the result of Case attraction:
local modeling under top-down derivation

Anne Abeillé, Berthold Crysmann and Aoi Shiraishi (Université Paris-Diderot)
Syntactic mismatches in French peripheral ellipsis

Oleg Belyaev (Lomonosov Moscow State University), Mary Dalrymple (Oxford University) and John J. Lowe (Oxford University)
Number mismatches in adjective coordination: Feature distributivity and the directionality of agreement


Friday, October 9, 2015

Vera Demberg (Saarbrücken, Invited Talk)
Towards a structured model of semantic surprisal

Tohru Seraku (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies) and Akira Ohtani (Osaka Gakuin University)The Wh-Licensing in Japanese Right Dislocations: An Incremental Grammar View

11:10-11:40 Coffee

Timm Lichte and Laura Kallmeyer (University of Düsseldorf)
Same syntax, different semantics: A compositional approach to idiomaticity in multi-word expressions

Glyn Morrill and Oriol Valentín (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
Computational Coverage of TLG: The Montague Test

13:00-15:10 Lunch

Special session: Global or genre/domain-dependent grammar?

Jean-Pierre Koenig and Karin Michelson (SUNY Buffalo)
Fractured domain-dependent grammars: The grammar of possession in Oneida

Staffan Larsson (Gothenburg University) and Alex Berman (Talkamatic AB)
Domain-specific and general syntax and semantics in the Talkamatic Dialogue Manager

16:30-17:00 Coffee break

Ray Jackendoff (Tufts, invited talk)
Morphology in the parallel architecture

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Ira Noveck (L2C2, Lyon, invited talk)
When mindreading is not taboo: Discerning intention in pragmatic processing

Yasutada Sudo (University College, London)
The existential problem of scalar implicatures and anaphora in alternatives

11:10-11:40 Coffee

Eva Csipak (Universität Göttingen) and Sarah Zobel (Universität Tübingen)
Discourse particle ''denn'' in conditionals

M. Ryan Bochnak (UC, Berkeley)
Optional past tense and the nature of presuppositional alternatives

13:00-14:30 Lunch

Miriam Nussbaum (MIT)
Tense and Scope in Superlatives

Bernhard Schwarz (Mcgill) and Alexandra Simonenko (Labex EFL)
Two pragmatic accounts of factive islands


Laura Kallmeyer (University of Duesseldorf), Rainer Osswald (University of Duesseldorf) and Sylvain Pogodalla.(LORIA/INRIA Lorraine)
Progression and Iteration in Event Semantics LTAG Analysis Using Hybrid Logic and Frame Semantics

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