LINGUIST List 27.3359

Tue Aug 23 2016

Confs: Gen Ling, Pragmatics, Semantics, Socioling, Syntax/France

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 23-Aug-2016
From: Berit Gehrke <>
Subject: Meaning, Optimization and Interaction
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Meaning, Optimization and Interaction
Short Title: MOI

Date: 09-Sep-2016 - 09-Sep-2016
Location: Paris, France
Contact: Berit Gehrke
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Pragmatics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

In the context of the project ''Near-Synonymy, Semantic Equivalence and Syntactic Variation'' funded by the Labex Empirical Foundations of Linguistics, we invite submissions for presentations at a one-day workshop (September 9, 2016) devoted to the theme of competition and optimization in natural language, with a particular focus on syntactic, semantic and pragmatic (including social) phenomena.

Invited Speakers:

Eric McCready (Aoyama Gakuin University)
Roland Mühlenbernd (Universität Tübingen)
Henriëtte de Swart (Universiteit Utrecht)

The workshop will be held in the Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle on the campus of the Université Paris Diderot, in the 13th arrondissement of Paris.

The languages of the workshop are English and French.


Heather Burnett (LLF-CNRS-Université Paris Diderot)
Berit Gehrke (LLF-CNRS-Université Parus Diderot)
Tatiana Nikitina (LLCAN-CNRS-INALCO)

The MOI workshop is a satellite event of the New Ideas in Semantics and Modelling conference (

This work is part of the program ''Investissements d’Avenir'' overseen by the French National Research Agency, ANR-10-LABX-0083 (Labex EFL). The Near-synonymy, Semantic Equivalence and Syntactic Variation project forms part of Strand 2 of the Labex EFL: Experimental Grammar in a Crosslinguistic Perspective.

Please register by contacting Heather Burnett under



Invited Speaker
Henriëtte de Swart, Bert Le Bruyn & Martijn van der Klis (Universiteit Utrecht)
Time in Translation

Katherine Fraser (Universität Stuttgart)
Sitting and Waiting: Idle meanings of an English posture verb

11:15-11:45: Coffee break

Gerhard Schaden (Université de Lille/CNRS UMR 8163 STL)
Bare Nouns vs UNUS N in the Vulgate

12:30-14:00: Lunch break

Invited Speaker
Roland Mühlenbernd (Universität Tübingen)
Title TBA

Heather Burnett (LLF, CNRS & Paris 7) & Erez Levon (QMUL)
A (More or Less) Compositional Semantics of Style

15:45-16:15: Coffee break

Olga Borik (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Some English-Russian correspondences: the case of singular indefinites

Invited Speaker
Eric McCready (Aoyama Gakuin University)
Title TBA

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