LINGUIST List 26.5635

Fri Dec 18 2015

Confs: Pragmatics, Psycholing, Semantics/Germany

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Date: 18-Dec-2015
From: Nicole Gotzner <nicole.gotznergooglemail.com>
Subject: Disjunction Days: Theoretical and Experimental Perspectives on Disjunction
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Disjunction Days: Theoretical and Experimental Perspectives on Disjunction

Date: 02-Jun-2016 - 03-Jun-2016
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact: Nicole Gotzner
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics

Meeting Description:

Disjunction Days: Theoretical and Experimental Perspectives on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Disjunction

Date: 2-3 June 2016

Conference venue: Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), Berlin, Germany

Organizers: Nicole Gotzner, Uli Sauerland and Maribel Romero

Invited speakers: Stephen Crain and Maria Aloni

Description:
The goal of the workshop is to bring together theoretical and experimental perspectives on disjunction. Topics of interest include the following:

- Inclusive, exclusive disjunction and scalar implicatures
- Ignorance, speaker knowledge manipulations and the epistemic step
- Free choice disjunction
- Disjunction and Hurford’s constraint
- Alternative questions and exhaustivity
- The acquisition and processing of disjunction
- Crosslinguistic work on the diversity of disjunction markers
- Historical work on language change affecting disjunction markers




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