18-19 de desembre de 2014

Workshop on Negation:
Theoretical and Empirical Investigations


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Organitzat per M. Teresa Espinal i Susagna Tubau
Lloc: Residència d’Investigadors, Barcelona (C. Hospital, 64)



December 18: Diachrony and Experimental
9:00-9:15 h Opening word by the organisers
9:15-10:15 h Marie Labelle
The fine print of the Jespersen cycle applied to French  
10:15-11:15 h Ana Maria Martins
A feature-based typology of polarity items  
11:15-11:45 h Coffee break
11:45-12:45 h Montserrat Batllori
A featural approach to the diachronic evolution of Catalan minimizers   
12:45-13:45 h Pierre Larrivée
Pathways of evolution of n-words: functions, features and bridging contexts  
13:45-15:30 h Lunch
15:30 -16:30 h Richard Ingham
Surface change and structural change in the syntax of negation   
16:30-17:00 h Coffee break
17:00-18:00 h Pilar Prieto
Intonational and gestural meaning contributions to the interpretation of denial  
18:00-19:00 h Ira Noveck
Investigating not experimentally: Eliminating the negative and accentuating the positive  


December 19: Synchrony and Experimental
9:00-10:00 h Giuseppe Longobardi
Parametric minimalism and Romance negation  
10:00-11:00 h Anastasia Giannakidou
Focus and negation in Greek NPIs: scalar and non-scalar negations  
11:00-11:30 h Coffee break
11:30-12:30 h Hedde Zeijlstra
Types of negative dependences  
12:30-13:30 h M. Teresa Espinal
Building the meaning of n-words in Romance languages  
13:30-15:15 h Lunch
15:15 -16:15 h Viviane Déprez
Interpreting French and English Negative dependencies: an experimental approach  
16:15-17:15 h Susagna Tubau
Experimentally investigating Double Negation in Catalan  
17:15-17:45 h Coffee break
17:45-18:45 h Larry Horn
Neg-raising, NPIs, and the semantics-pragmatics interface: What’s at issue?  
18:45-19:00 h Closing of the workshop