LINGUIST List 27.2958

Thu Jul 14 2016

Confs: Philosophy of Lang, Pragmatics, Semantics/France

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Date: 14-Jul-2016
From: Alda Mari <>
Subject: New Ideas in Semantics and Modeling 2016
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New Ideas in Semantics and Modeling 2016
Short Title: NISM2016

Date: 07-Sep-2016 - 08-Sep-2016
Location: Paris, France
Contact: David Nicolas
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Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics; Semantics

Meeting Description:

We are very pleased to announce the first edition of the new series New Ideas in Semantics and Modeling 2016 (NISM2016), which will take place in Paris, 7 and 8 September 2016.

The conferences New Ideas in Semantics and Modeling resume the Journées de Sémantique et Modélisation (JSM 2003-2010), targeting the renewed community in Formal Semantics and Pragmatics. Papers from any theoretical framework are welcome, granted that new empirical data are clearly complemented with a formal analysis.

This year, the conference will feature a thematic session on definites, indefinites, demonstratives and referential terms, in honor of Francis Corblin, founder of the JSM.

Invited Speakers:

Elizabeth Coppock (Gothenburg University & Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study)
Henriette de Swart (Utrecht University)
Paul Portner (Georgetown University)
François Recanati (Institut Jean-Nicod, ENS-EHESS-CNRS)

Claire Beyssade (Structures Formelles du Langage, Paris 8 University)
Alda Mari (Institut Jean-Nicod, ENS-EHESS-CNRS)
David Nicolas (Institut Jean-Nicod, ENS-EHESS-CNRS)


EHESS, 105 bd Raspail, Amphithéâtre, 75006 Paris

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Special session in honour of Francis Corblin

Invited Speaker: Henriette de Swart (U. Utrecht)
Reference to and via properties: a cross-linguistic perspective

Urtzi Etxeberria (IKER, Bayonne) & Anastasia Giannakidou (U. Chicago)
Beyond weak definiteness: D as quantifier domain restriction

10h55-11h15 Pause

Gerhard Schaden (U. Lille)
A variable-free account of English one

Rick Nouwen (U. Utrecht) & Jakub Dotlacil (U. Groningen)
The scope of nominal quantifiers in comparative clauses

12h35-14h15 Lunch

Julie Hunter & Nicholas Asher (IRIT, Toulouse)
Composing discourse parenthetical reports

14h55-15h35 Katja Jasinskaja (U. Köln)
Salience and (not-)at-issue status of subordinate clauses

15h35 -15h55
Poster session 1
lightning talks

Poster session 1 with coffee [salle 7]

Yangsook Park (U. Massachusetts, Amherst)
Obligatory de se elements with a de re LF

Invited Speaker: François Recanati (ENS & EHESS, Paris)
Coreference de jure

18h15 Reception [salle 7]

Poster session 1

Tijana Asic (U. Kragujevac & U. Belgrade) & Veran Stanojevic (U. Belgrade), Prepositions, definiteness and telic constructions in Serbian: some new questions

Gemma Barbera (U. Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) & Patricia Cabredo-Hofherr (SFL, Paris 8), Two indefinite pronouns in Catalan Sign Language

Danièle Godard (LLF, Paris-Diderot), Barbara Hemforth (LLF, Paris-Diderot) & Jean-Marie Marandin (LLF, Paris-Diderot), An experimental approach to polarity mood in French

Anamaria Falaus (LLING, Nantes), Epistemic indefinites and presuppositions (Alternate special session)

Ezra Keshet (U. Michigan), Dynamic update anaphora logic (DUAL)


Invited Speaker: Elizabeth Coppock (U. Gothenburg & SCAS)
Definiteness and determinacy

Hedde Zeijlstra (U. Göttingen)
On the locality and the strength of NPI and PPI licensing

10h55 - 11h15 Pause

Dominique Blok (U. Utrecht)
Modals and scope economy

Michele Herbstritt (U. Tübingen)
On the difference between modal adverbs and adjectives

12h35-14h15 Lunch

Eric McCready (Aoyama Gakuin U.) & Christopher Davis (U. Ryukyus)
Expressives are not presuppositions: evidence from expressive wh-expressions

Moria Ronen (Bar-Ilan U.), Sassoon-Weidman Galit (Bar-Ilan U.) & Yael Greenberg (Bar-Ilan U.)
An experimental study of a marker of answerhood degrees

15h35 -15h55
Poster session 2 lightning talks

Poster session 2 with coffee [salle 7]

Patrick Caudal (LLF, Paris-Diderot) & Eva Schultze-Berndt (U. Manchester)
Unusual possibilities? Exploring the Jaminjung modal system

Invited Speaker: Paul Portner (Georgetown U.)
The relation between verbal mood and sentence mood

Poster session 2

Caroline Atallah (CLLE-ERSS, Toulouse), Laure Vieu (IRIT, Toulouse) & Myriam Bras (CLLE-ERSS, Toulouse), Formal characterization of a new set of causal discourse relations (Alternate 1)

Olga Borik (UAB, Barcelona) & M. Teresa Espinal (UAB, Barcelona), Numberless kinds: evidence from Russian
Elena Castroviejo (Ikerbasque & U. Basque Country) & Laia Mayol (U. Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona), An underlying concessive structure for the two readings of at least
(Alternate 2)

Natasha Korotkova (U. Tübingen), On the semantic uniformity of evidentials

Orest Xherija (U. Chicago), Revisiting the puzzles of before: lessons from Modern Greek

Kata Wohlmuth (U. Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona), On the two distributivity operators - D and Part revised

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