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LINGUIST List 17.1224

Sat Apr 22 2006

Confs: General Ling/Oslo, Norway

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        1.    Maria Filiouchkina Krave, Explicit and Implicit Information in Text - Information Structure Across Languages

Message 1: Explicit and Implicit Information in Text - Information Structure Across Languages
Date: 20-Apr-2006
From: Maria Filiouchkina Krave <m.f.kraveilos.uio.no>
Subject: Explicit and Implicit Information in Text - Information Structure Across Languages

Explicit and Implicit Information in Text - Information Structure Across Languages

Date: 08-Jun-2006 - 10-Jun-2006
Location: Oslo, Norway
Contact: Maria Filiouchkina Krave
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.hf.uio.no/forskningsprosjekter/sprik/english/activities/index.html#CfP

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Explicit and implicit information in text. Information structure across languages.

Conference to be arranged by the project SPRIK Språk i kontrast/Languages in Contrast at the University of Oslo, Norway, June 8-10, 2006.

The goal of the conference is to present and discuss current research in text interpretation, particularly textual cohesion and coherence across languages. We aim to bring together researchers interested in systematizing and explaining the variety of means exploited across languages to create cohesion and establish dependencies and discourse hierarchies in text. Different languages exploit similar means differently, partly due to competing structures available in the individual languages, partly due to language-typological differences. We are interested in empirically based cross-linguistic studies that contribute to a better understanding of explicit and implicit information in 'real' discourse, as well as in theoretical research modelling textual cohesion/coherence.

Conference Committee:

Prof. Cathrine Fabtricius-Hansen
Ass.Prof. Bergljot Behrens
Prof. Kjell Johan Så/bå¸
Prof. Stig Johansson

We are happy to welcome you to the SPRIK Conference 2006:
Explicit and implicit information in text. Information structure across languages. June 8-10, 2006

Please, see the conference website for information on registration, accommodation and the detailed conference programme: http://www.hf.uio.no/forskningsprosjekter/sprik/english/activities/conf.html

Registration deadline: May, 25. To register, please fill in the electronic form available on the conference website.


Thursday June, 8:

13.00-14.00 - Registration
14.00-14.10 - Cathrine Fabricius-Hansen (Univ. of Oslo): Opening
14.10-15.00 - Kjell Johan Sæbø (Univ. of Oslo): Free yourself from syntactic bondage: Adreflexive Intensification and the Theory of Focus and Information
15.00-15.40 - Shinji Ido (Tohoku Univ./ Univ. of Sydney): A model for sentence-fragment production: a preliminary study
15.40-16.10 - Gergely Pethõ, Eva Kardos (Univ. of Edinburgh, Univ. of Debrecen): A cross-linguistic investigation of the licensing and interpretation of implicit object arguments
16.40-17.20 - Laia Mayol (Univ. of Pennsylvania), The discourse function of right-dislocation in Catalan
17.20-18.00 - Kerstin Kunz (Univ. of Saarbrücken): Investigating nominal coreference in originals and translations
18.00-18.40 - Silvia Hansen-Schirra, Stella Neumann, Erich Steiner (Univ. of Saarbrücken): Cohesion and explicitation in an English -German translation corpus

Friday June, 9:

9.00-9.50 - Robyn Carston (UCL): Balancing code and inference in linguistic communication 9.50-10.40 - Henning Nølke (Univ. of Aarhus): Connectors in a cross-linguistic perspective 11.10-11.50 - Jiun-Shiung Wu (National Chiayi Univ.): Aspectual Influence on Temporal Relations. A Case Study of the Experiential Guo in Mandarin
11.50-12.20 - Barbara Schmiedtová, Mary Carroll, Christiane v. Stutterheim, Natasha Sahonenko (Univ. of Heidelberg): Tense switch in Aspect/-Non-Aspect languages and its implications for information structure
12.20-13.00 - Anna Espunya (Pompeu Fabra Univ.): Making implicit information explicit: Kortmann's scale of informativeness and the English V-ing free adjuncts in Catalan tranlslations
14.00-14.50 - Regine Eckardt (Univ. of Göttingen): 'Eigentlich' - discourse functions and rhetoric effects (with Angelina Port, Berlin)
14.50-15.20 - Elena Karagjosova (Univ. of Oslo): On the concessive use of the German discourse marker 'doch'
15.20-15.50 - Nicholas Asher, Myriam Bras, Anne Le Draoulec (ERSS-CNRS, Toulouse): Evidence for a Scalar Analysis of Result in SDRT from a Study of the French Temporal Connective alors
16.20-16.50 - Ingrid Lossius Falkum (Univ. of Oslo): Contrastive Lexical Pragmatics:
A relevance-theoretic approach to lexical narrowing and broadening in English and Norwegian original texts and translations
16.50-17.20 - Nana Aba Appiah Amfo (NTNU, Trondheim): Explaining connectors in Akan discourse: the role of discourse markers
17.20-18.10 - Thorstein Fretheim (NTNU, Trondheim): The metarepresentational use of main clause phenomena in embedded clauses

Saturday June, 10:

9.00-9.50 - Henk Zeevat (Univ. of Amsterdam): Discourse Structure in Optimality Theoretic Pragmatics
9.50-10.30 - Patrícia Matos Amaral (Ohio State Univ. and Univ. of Coimbra): Entailment, assertion and textual coherence: a case study
10.50-11.30 - Maria Averintseva (Univ. Tübingen), Manfred Consten (Univ. Jena): The role of discourse topic and proximity for demonstratives in German and Russian
11.30-12.10 - Richard Zuber (CNRS, Paris): Some remarks on minimal sufficient conditions across languages
13.20-14.10 - Bonnie Webber (Univ. of Edinburgh): A Lexical Perspective on Discourse Structure and Semantics
14.10-15.30 - Closing discussion

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