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Thu Jan 17 2019

Calls: Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics, Semantics, Syntax/Georgia

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Date: 15-Jan-2019
From: Fabian Bross <>
Subject: Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics of Aspect Across Modalities
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Full Title: Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics of Aspect Across Modalities
Short Title: SSPAM

Date: 16-Sep-2019 - 20-Sep-2019
Location: Batumi (Georgia, Eurasia), Georgia
Contact Person: Fabian Bross
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2019

Meeting Description:

It is commonly assumed in both semantics and syntax that there is a distinction between inner aspect (lexical or predicational aspect) and outer aspect (grammatical aspect) (e.g. Smith 1991/97; Cinque 1999; Travis 2010 for spoken languages; Bross 2018 for sign languages). Inner aspect pertains to the distinction between telic and atelic predicates at the level of the VP (the verb and its argument(s)), and the compositional derivation of telicity, going back to works by Verkuyl (1972) and Krifka (1989). Outer aspect, on the other hand, is concerned with, e.g., imperfective (IPF) and perfective (PF) verb forms that are associated with (im)perfective meanings in finite sentences (see, e.g., Klein 1994). At the same time both levels of aspect interact, with grammatical aspect commonly taken to operate on the level of inner aspect (see, e.g., de Swart 1998 for an early treatment of this interaction). The workshop ''Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics of Aspect Across Modalities'' wants to discuss recent advances in the research on inner and outer aspects and their interaction.

For a more detailed description of the workshop visit:

Call for Papers:

We invite abstracts on the semantics, syntax, and pragmatics of aspect in different languages and especially welcome contributions from sign language linguistics and gesture research, as well as from psycholinguistics (e.g., work on acquisition or on processing). Abstracts should not exceed 2 pages (A4, using a 12pt font) including references and examples. Anonymized abstracts should be sent to no later than 1 April 2019.

The workshop will be part of the 13th International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation, which will be held on 16-20 September 2019 at Batumi, Georgia. The exact workshop dates will be announced soon; but we expect the workshop to take place on the first two days of the symposium.

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Important dates:

Submission deadline: 1 April 2019

Notification of acceptance: 1 June 2019

Final abstracts due: 1 August 2019

Registration deadline: 28 August 2019

Symposium: 16-20 September 2019

Convenors: Berit Gehrke (HU Berlin), Fabian Bross (University Stuttgart)

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