LINGUIST List 26.861

Tue Feb 10 2015

Confs: General Linguistics/France

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 10-Feb-2015
From: Patricia Cabredo Hofherr <>
Subject: Workshop on (Co-)Distributivity 2015
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Workshop on (Co-)Distributivity 2015

Date: 26-Feb-2015 - 27-Feb-2015
Location: Paris, France
Contact: Patricia Cabredo Hofherr
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The Workshop on (Co-)Distributivity 2015 aims to explore the linguistic means used to establish distributive dependencies, including, but not limited to, questions like the following:

- The syntax and semantics of markers of distributive keys (e.g. distributive quantifiers) or distributive shares (e.g. Hungarian reduplicated numerals)
- Multiplication effects for indefinite singulars (e.g. He eats a sandwich for breakfast.)
- Distribution effects for plurals (e.g. dependent plurals : Here professors wear ties.)
- Distribution effects over times (e.g. A lot of people have been dying of this disease lately).

We welcome work on formal syntax and semantics on distributive dependencies (distributivity and co-distributivity) in spoken and sign languages.

Invited Speakers:

Donka Farkas (UC Santa Cruz)
Viola Schmitt (Wien)


CNRS Pouchet, Salle de conférences
59 rue Pouchet, 75017 Paris


Workshop organised by the project:

Le marquage de la (co-)distributivité à travers les langues de la Fédération Typologie et universaux du langage (CNRS FR 2559).

There is no registration fee but please register before the conference, sending an email with your name and affiliation to the following address:

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Invited Speaker:

Donka Farkas (UC Santa Cruz)
Dependent indefinites revisited

10:30-11:00 Coffee

Bujar Rushiti (U Paris 7 - LLF)
Distance Distributivity in Albanian

Yangsook Park (UMass Amherst)
De se ascription and Distributivity

12:20-14:15 Lunch

Yuan Hua-Hung & CHAN Daniel (National University of Singapore)
Types of verbal plurality and low-frequency adverbs : the case of ou’er ‘occasionally’ and youshi(hou) ‘sometimes’ in Mandarin Chinese

Ken Drozd (Center for Language and Cognition Groningen - CLCG)
Children’s comprehension of distributive quantification

15:35-16:00 Coffee

Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga (U. Cambridge/Queen Mary, U of London)
Distributive quantifiers in Greek : slack and rigid distributivity

Lucia Tovena (Paris 7 - LLF)

Friday, 27 February 2015

Invited Speaker:

Viola Schmitt (Wien)
Higher-order plurality and plural predication

11:00-11:30 Coffee

Elitzur A. Bar-Asher Siegal (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
The collective reading of the reciprocal predicates

Patricia Cabredo Hofherr (UMR 7023, CNRS & Paris 8)
R-impersonal pronouns, plurality and distributivity

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