Genericity: Interpretation and Uses

 

 

Day 1 – May 11, 2009

29, rue d’Ulm

Amphitéâtre Jules Ferry

 

 

 8h50                                  Welcome

9h00-10h00


                                            Chair: Bernhard Nickel

Invited Speaker

Manfred Krifka (ZAS Berlin)

Definitional Generics as Second-Order Predications

 

10h00-10h40

Rachel Sterken

(University of St. Andrews and University of Oslo)

Existential Generics and Information Structure

 

10h40-11h00

Coffee Break

 

 

11h00-11h40

Chungmin Lee (Seoul Nat'l University)

Genericity and Topicality

11h40-12h20

Ashwini Deo (Yale University)

Imperfective aspect and genericity

 

12h20-14h00

Lunch

 

 

                                                         Chair: Brenda Laca

14h00-15h00

Invited Speaker

Christopher Piñón (Lille III)

Another look at the actuality entailment of certain modal verbs

 

15h00-15h40

Nora Boneh and Edit Doron

(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Hab and Gen in the Expression of Habituality 

 

 

15h40-16h00

Coffee Break

 

 

16h00-16h40

Patricia Cabredo Hofherr

(Paris VIII and Surrey Morphology Group)

Bare habituals and singular indefinites

16h40-17h20

Hana Filip (University of Florida)

Habituals and Q-Adverbs

 

 

17h20-17h30

Pause

 

 

17h30-18h30

Invited Speaker

Francis Corblin (Paris IV)

The roots of genericity: plural definite vs. singular indefinite

Reception

   18h45                              Reception



Day 2 – May 12, 2009

29, rue d’Ulm

Amphitéâtre Jules Ferry

 

                                                                                                            Chair: Claire Beyssade

9h00-10h00

Invited Speaker

Veneeta Dayal (Rutgers)

Genericity and Incorporation: the case of Bare Singulars

Incorpporation

10h00-10h40

Min Que, Femke Smits and Bert Le Bruyn

(Utrecht Institute of Linguistics)

The scope of bare nominals:  evidence from Mandarin Chinese and Ducth

 

 

 

10h40-11h00

Coffee Break

 

 

11h00-11h40

Gerhard Schaden (Paris VII)

Two Ways of Referring to Kinds in German

 

11h40-12h20

Xuping Li (Bar-Ilan University)

Genericity and the interpretations of NPs in 

Chinese

 

 

12h20-14h00

Lunch

 

 

14h00-15h00

Invited Speaker

Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin (Paris VII)

Generic plural indefinites and generic bare plurals

 

15h00-15h40

Isabelle Roy (CASTL - University of Tromsø)

Predicates, copular sentences, categories and interpretation

 

 

 

15h40-16h00

Coffee Break

 

 

16h00-16h40

Alda Mari and Fabienne Martin

(IJN,CNRS/ENS/EHESS and University of Stuttgart)

Generic (in)definites and the analytic/synthetic distinction

 

16h40-17h20

Stefan Hinterwimmer

(Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

When-clauses,  Emotive Verbs and Correlates

 

 

 

17h20-17h30

Pause

 

 

17h30-18h30

Invited Speaker

Nicholas Asher (IRIT)

Anothe look at the logic of genericity






Day 3 – May 13, 2009

29, rue d’Ulm

Amphitéâtre Jules Ferry

Cohen

9h00-10h00

Cohen

Invited Speaker

Ariel Cohen (Ben-Gurion University)

No Quantification without Reinterpretation

 

10h00-10h40

Bernhard Nickel (Harvard University)

Dutchmen are good sailors and other generic comparisons

 

 

 

10h40-11h00

Coffee Break

 

 

11h00-11h40

Elisa Sneed German (Université de Provence)

Availability of generic NP interpretations in 4-year-olds

11h40-12h20

Jeff Pelletier

(University of Alberta)

Are All Generics Created Equal?

 

 

 



 


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