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Wed Sep 26 2018

Confs: Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics, Semantics, Syntax/Spain

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Date: 21-Sep-2018
From: Isabel Pérez-Jiménez <isabel.perezjuah.es>
Subject: Functional Categories and Semantic Mismatches
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Functional Categories and Semantic Mismatches
Short Title: MISM4TCHES2018

Date: 04-Oct-2018 - 05-Oct-2018
Location: Alcalá (Madrid), Spain
Contact: Victoria Escandell-Vidal
Contact Email: MISM4TCHESgmail.com
Meeting URL: http://MISM4TCHES.weebly.com

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

The purpose of this workshop is to explore mismatches – and the interpretive
processes by which they are resolved – when these involve functional
categories with semantic features (‘interpretable’ features, in Adger &
Svenonius 2009; ‘morphosyntactic’ features, in Kibort & Corbett 2010;
‘procedural’ meaning', in Escandell-Vidal et al 2011). Some of the more
significant examples of this kind of mismatches are found between tense (or
grammatical aspect) and lexical aspect, between quantifiers and nouns (or
adjectives), or between copulas and non-verbal predicates, among other cases.
The workshop will be a forum to bring together researchers from areas such as
syntax, semantics or pragmatics, and combines theoretical, experimental and
applied approaches. Understanding how these phenomena work is a fundamental
step towards an adequate articulation of the grammar/pragmatics interface.

The core questions we intend to focus on include the following:

- Under what conditions are non-matching feature combinations allowed?
- Between which units, and levels of representation, are mismatches
legitimated?
- What are the status and properties of the operations for restoring
mismatches?
- What are the limits and limitations of these processes?
- What are the implications and consequences of mismatch resolution processes
for linguistic theory in general, and for the semantics/pragmatics interface
in particular?
- What are the consequences and implications of mismatch resolution for
language acquisition and learning?
- What do these processes tell us about the way in which human cognition
represents and manages meaning?

Invited Speakers:

Oliver Bott (U. Tübingen)
M. Teresa Espinal (UAB)
Maria Mercedes Piñango (Yale)
Louis de Saussure (U. Neuchâtel)


Program:

MISM4TCHES (4-5 October, 2018) Universidad de Alcalá (Alcalá de Henares,
Madrid, Spain). Universidad Cisneriana Building. Conferencias Internacionales
Room.

October 4th

10:00-11:00:
Registration

11:00-11:30:
Opening Session

11:30-12:10:
Gabriela BILBIIE (U. Bucharest) and Israel DE LA FUENTE (U. Lille-STL CNRS):
Mismatches and ellipsis: an experimental approach to prodrop in Romance
Gapping

12:10-13:10:
Invited Speaker: Oliver BOTT (U. Tübingen):
Aspectual coercion from a cross-linguistic perspective

13:10-15:00: Lunch

15:00-15:40:
Eva KLINGVALL (U. Lund) and Fredrik HEINAT (Linnaeus U.):
Referential mismatches – complement set reference

15:40-16:20:
Benoît LECLERCQ (U. Lille):
Mismatch, coercion and procedural meaning: Insights from Construction Grammar
and Relevance Theory

16:20-17:00:
Aoife AHERN (UCM), Jose AMENÓS-PONS (UCM) and Pedro GUIJARRO-FUENTES (UIB):
To what extent is evidentiality encoded in the Spanish tenses? Evidence from
L1/l2 Spanish and French

17:00-17:30: Coffee Break

17:30-18:30:
Invited Speaker. Louis DE SAUSSURE (U. Neuchâtel):
Some pragmatic reasons for semantic temporal mismatches.


October 5th

09:00-09:40:
Victoria ESCANDELL-VIDAL (UNED):
Aspectual mismatches and aspect-preserving reinterpretations

09:40-10:20:
Silvia GUMIEL-MOLINA, Norberto MORENO-QUIBÉN and Isabel PÉREZ-JIMÉNEZ (UAH):
A non-coercion account of minimizers in Spanish

10:20-11:00
Manuel LEONETTI (UAH/UCM):
Individual-level predicates, locative adjuncts and perspectivization

11:00-11:30: Coffee Break

11:30-12:10:
Carmen HORNO-CHÉLIZ and Esther ALBALAD (UniZAR):
Individual-level adjectives with estar in Spanish (L1 and L2). An experimental
study about the possible interpretations of the mismatch

12:10-13:10:
Invited Speaker: María Mercedes PIÑANGO (Yale U.):
“Mismatches” as Context Construal Demands: Psycholinguistic underpinnings of
the semantics of Spanish estar

13:10-15:00: Lunch

15:00-15:40:
Olga BORIK (UNED) y Daria SERÉS (UAB):
Syntactic position and interpretation: the case of Russian preverbal subjects

15:40-16:20:
Feifei LI, Joan BORRÀS-COMES and M. Teresa ESPINAL (UAB):
Mismatches in the interpretation of sentences with multiple negative
expressions in Mandarin Chinese. An experimental investigation

16:20-17:20:
Invited Speaker: M Teresa ESPINAL (UAB):
Semantic mismatches in the interpretation of negative expressions

17:30-19:00:
Farewell Drink

(If you are attending the workshop, please register via the webpage.
THANKS!!!)

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