Ya está abierto el periodo de recepción de abstracts para el Workshop, organizado por el grupo SPIRIM, que tiene como título Functional Categories and Semantic Mismatches. 

A continuación os añado la información más relevante (en su versión en inglés). ¡Os esperamos en Alcalá!

Date: 04-Oct-2018 – 05-Oct-2018
Location: Alcalá (Madrid), Spain
Contact Person: Victoria Escandell-Vidal
Web Site: http://MISM4TCHES.weebly.com
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Syntax
Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2018

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)

Call for Papers:

Talks are invited for 30 min. presentations, plus 10 min. discussion.

Submission guidelines:

Abstracts must be submitted electronically via Easychair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mism4tches2018).
Abstracts should be anonymous and not exceed two pages, including examples and references.
Page format: A4, 2.5 cm margins on all sides, at least 12 pt Times New Roman font, single line spacing.
File format: .pdf
File name: surname.pdf
The conference language is English.

Deadline for abstract submission: April 15

Notifications of acceptance: June 15



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