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

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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. Non-agreeing degree constructions
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. Indefiniteness and otherness in languages with and without articles
15-16 Sonia Cyrino & M.Teresa Espinal. From indefinite expressions to nominal NPIs
16-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-17:30 Urtzi Etxeberria & Anastasia Giannakidou. Domain restriction, partitivity, and definite reduplication revisited
17:30-18:30 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. Copular clauses in Bangla and Tense
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 Portuguese
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
16-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-17 Evripidis Tsiakmakis. High negation in English, Italian and Greek. Preliminary explorations
17-18 Matteo Greco. High negation, surprise effect, and some (unexpected) interpretive properties
18 Closing


L'acte s'ha acabat.


21 - 22 set., 2023


09:30 - 18:00

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