LINGUIST List 26.4144

Sat Sep 19 2015

Confs: Cognitive Science, Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics/Hungary

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Date: 17-Sep-2015
From: Lilla Pintér <>
Subject: Workshop on Linguistic and Cognitive Aspects of Quantification 2015
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Workshop on Linguistic and Cognitive Aspects of Quantification 2015
Short Title: LCQ 2015

Date: 16-Oct-2015 - 17-Oct-2015
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Contact: Lilla Pintér
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce a workshop on linguistic and cognitive aspects of quantification, to be held at the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest on October 16–17, 2015. We invite talks presenting the results of research into the interaction of the grammar and the lexicon of quantification and numerical-logical cognition in child and adult language, based on the investigation of individual languages and on comparative studies. Specific issues which have generated important research recently include the interpretation of numerals (e.g., the emergence of the at least n vs. exactly n reading), the interpretation of quantifiers, scalar implicatures, quantifier spreading, scope interactions, the interpretation of linguistic vs. symbolic representations of quantification, the encoding and the interpretation of distributivity, the encoding and the interpretation of exhaustivity, the role of pragmatics in quantifier interpretation, etc.

The workshop aims to foster discussion and collaboration among researchers working on the linguistic, psycholinguistic, and cognitive aspects of quantification, testing speakers of different languages, using various experimental paradigms and theoretical frameworks.

Invited Speakers:

Yosef Grodzinsky (University of Jerusalem): Quantifier Polarity, Numerosity, and Verification Procedures: Experimental Explorations
Irina Sekerina (City University New York): What Eye Movements Reveal About Quantifier-Spreading


Friday, October 16, 2015

9.00 – 9.10

9.10 – 10.10
Invited Talk - Irina Sekerina
What Eye Movements Reveal About Quantifier-Spreading

10.10 – 10.30 Coffee break

10.30 – 11.10
Ken Drozd
Children's cumulative construals of universally quantified sentences

11.10 – 11.50
Asya Achimova, Viviane Déprez and Julien Musolino
The subject/object asymmetry in questions with quantifiers: syntax or discourse?

11.50 – 12.30
Ayaka Sugawara, Martin Hackl, Irina Onoprienko and Ken Wexler
Acquisition of quantifier scope: Evidence from English Rise-Fall-Rise

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 14.40
Elena Pagliarini, Cory Bill, Jacopo Romoli, Stephen Crain and Lyn Tieu
Distributive inferences in child language

14.40 – 15.20
Natasa Knezevic and Hamida Demirdache
The distributive share quantifier po in Serbian

15.20 – 16.00
Balázs Surányi and Gergő Turi
Focus and Givenness in quantifier scope interpretation

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break

16.30 – 17.10
Margaret Ka-Yan Lei and Thomas Hun-Tak Lee
Differentiating universal quantification from perfectivity: Cantonese-speaking children’s command of the affixal quantifier 'saai3'

17.10 – 17.50
Amanda Rizun and Jeremy Hartman
Acquisition of Exceptives in Quantified Sentences

Saturday, October 17, 2015

9.10 – 10.10
Invited Talk- Yosef Grodzinsky
Polarity, Numerosity, and Verification Procedures: Experimental Explorations

10.00 – 10.40
Tasos Chatzikonstantinou and Michaela Nerantzini
On Nouwen's class A and B quantifiers: Psycholingustic and sign-language data

10.40 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 – 11.40
Oliver Bott, Udo Klein and Fabian Schlotterbeck
Empty set effects during online comprehension and verification of quantifiers

11.40 – 12.20
Shane Steinert-Threlkeld, Gert-Jan Munneke and Jakub Szymanik
Alternative Representations in Proportional Quantifier Verification

12.20 – 13.00
Manfred Krifka and Fereshteh Modarresi
The existential quantificational force of pseudo-incorporated nominals and its effects on their anaphoric uptake

13.00 – 14.20 Lunch

14.20 – 15.00
Poster Session

Barbara Tomaszewicz, Roumyana Pancheva and Joanna Błaszczak
Focus association revealed in reading times (alternate)

Anna Balázs and Anna Babarczy
The interpretation of Hungarian preverbal focus sentences by children and its correlation with some general cognitive abilities

Ana Bosnic
Morpho-syntactic cues for distributivity in Serbian

Katalin É. Kiss, Lilla Pintér and Tamás Zétényi
Ostention effect in experiments testing children’s interpretation of quantification

Chorong Kang
Covert movement, audible in prosody

Petia Kojouharova and Attila Krajcsi
The Source of the Distance Effect in an Artificial Number Sequence

Balázs Surányi and Levente Madarász
The distributive-collective ambiguity: The effect of Information Structure

David Townsend
The Role of Pragmatics in Interpreting Universally Quantified Frequency Modifiers

15.00 – 15.40
Adam Liter, Antoinette Huelskamp, Christopher C. Heffner and Cristina Schmitt
Non-grammaticalized number entails an exclusive interpretation of plural morphology

15.40 – 16.20
Caitlin Meyer, Sjef Barbiers and Fred Weerman
Getting your ducks in a row: acquiring ordinals and ordinality

16.20 – 16.40 Coffee break

16.40 – 17.20
Benedict Vassileiou, Napoleon Katsos and Spyridoula Varlokosta
Logical and inferred meaning of quantifiers in Williams Syndrome

17.20 – 18.00
Lynda Kennedy, Jacopo Romoli, Lyn Tieu and Raffaella Folli
Scope ambiguity in Broca's aphasia: A comparative approach

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