Workshop Functional categories and meaning hierarchies

Project grant The Interpretation of Functional Categories II: Expressive Meanings and Meaning Hierarchies (INTERCAT II)

September 21st-22nd, 2023
Sala d’Actes Frederic Udina (B7/1056). Facultat de Filosofia i Lletres, UAB

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September 21st, 2023
Specific Goal 5: Definiteness and expressiveness

9:30-10 Business meeting. Status of the development of the project
10-11 Jon Ander Mendía & M.Teresa Espinal. Referential properties of demonstrative phrases
11-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12 Cristina Ruiz Alonso. On the definite article ‘el’ + CPs in Spanish: some semantic and syntactic properties
12-13 Paolo Morosi. On the non-definite interpretations of Italian definites
13-14:30 Lunch

Specific Goal 6: The expression of indefiniteness

14:30-15 Chiara Gianollo. Interaction between lexically encoded and focally induced alternatives in the expression of indefiniteness
15-16 Sonia Cyrino & M.Teresa Espinal. From indefinite expressions to nominal NPI
16-16:15 Coffee break
16:15-17:45 Urtzi Etxeberria & Anastasia Giannakidou. Domain restriction, partitivity, and definite reduplication revisited
17:45-18:45 Dària Serés. Referential and non-referential uses of ‘one’ + N in Slavic languages
20:30 Workshop dinner

September 22nd, 2023

Specific Goal 7: The expression of interrogative and exclamative sentences

9:30-10 Srabasti Dey. Finiteness and copular constructions in Bangla
10-11 Xavier Villalba. Exclamative markers in Catalan and beyond
11-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12 Susagna Tubau. Question tags: where unconventional Merge, multidominance and Commitment Space semantics meet
>12-13 Olga Borik & Iván Teomiro García. The expressive force of high datives
13-14 Lunch

Specific Goal 3: High negation and other sorts of negation

14-15 Sonia Cyrino. Negation inside periphrastic tenses in Brazilian Portugues
15-16 M.Teresa Espinal, Eloi Puig-Mayenco, Urtzi Etxeberria & Susagna Tubau. On the status of NCIs. An experimental investigation on so-called Strict NC languages
16-16:15 Coffee break
16:15-16:45 Evripidis Tsiakmakis. High negation in English, Italian and Greek. Preliminary explorations
16:45-17:45 Matteo Greco. High negation, surprise effect, and some (unexpected) interpretive properties
17:45 Closing