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LINGUIST List 20.1664

Thu Apr 30 2009

Calls: Pragmatics, Semantics, Syntax/France

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        1.    Franck Neveu, A Contrario: From Antonymy to Refutation

Message 1: A Contrario: From Antonymy to Refutation
Date: 30-Apr-2009
From: Franck Neveu <neveufranckwanadoo.fr>
Subject: A Contrario: From Antonymy to Refutation
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Full Title: A Contrario: From Antonymy to Refutation
Short Title: acontrario

Date: 24-Mar-2010 - 26-Mar-2010
Location: Caen, Calvados, France
Contact Person: Franck Neveu
Meeting Email: crisco.acontrariounicaen.fr
Web Site: http://www.crisco.unicaen.fr/acontrario/

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics; Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 11-Sep-2009

Meeting Description:

Laurence Horn's comprehensive and essential work 'A Natural History of Negation'
(1989) reveals the interest on negation that has prevailed for the last 2000
years among linguists, and logicians and philosophers as well.

Negation is still an open realm of study in linguistics, if only given recent
methods of data investigation (research via corpora), or though the comparison
of various theories (for instance, formal versus functional), or the question of
the respective explanatory roles of syntax, semantics and pragmatics.

The aim of this conference is thus to bring together works pertaining to
negation, as well as anything related to opposition, contradiction and what one
could name 'contra-dicting' and refutation. Those papers will preferably bear on
as many languages as possible and will cover as many fields of linguistics as

A few guidelines are laid out below but do not intend to be exhaustive:
a) lexical morphology
b) lexical semantics
c) Intra and interpropositional syntax, macrosyntax
d) Pragmatics and discourse analysis

Organizing Committee:
Jacques François (Université de Caen, CRISCO)
Isabelle Haïk (Université de Caen, CRISCO)
Dominique Legallois (Université de Caen, CRISCO)
Michel Morel (Université de Caen, CRISCO)
Franck Neveu (Université de Caen, CRISCO)

Scientific Committee :
Denis Apotheloz (Université de Nancy 2)
Peter Blumenthal (Universität zu Köln)
Nathalie Fournier (Université Lumière, Lyon 2)
Bernard Fradin (CNRS, Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle)
Jacques François (Université de Caen, CRISCO)
Zlatka Guentcheva (CNRS, LaCiTo)
Isabelle Haïk (Université de Caen, CRISCO)
Ekkehard König (Freie Universität Berlin)
Hans Kronning (Uppsala Universitet)
Pierre Larrivee (Aston University)
Dominique Legallois (Université de Caen, CRISCO)
Jean-Luc Manguin (Université de Caen, GREYC)
Fabienne Martin (Universität Stuttgart)
Philip Miller (Université Paris Diderot, Paris 7)
Jacques Moeschler (Université de Genève)
Michel Morel (Université de Caen, CRISCO)
Claude Muller (Université Michel de Montaigne, Bordeaux 3)
Franck Neveu (Université de Caen, CRISCO)
Henning Nølke (Aarhus Universitet)
Michele Prandi (Università degli Studi di Genova)
Daria Toussaint (Université de Caen, CRISCO)
Laurie Tuller (Université François Rabelais, Tours)

Submission abstracts must be relatively expanded (2.5 to 3 pages, including
bibliography). They must be anonymous. Each abstract will be reviewed by two

The talks may bear on any language, and pertain to synchrony or diachrony. The
proposals (in Word, OpenOffice, or PDF files) are to be submitted on the website
of the conference:


Conference Dates: March 24-26, 2010
Submission Deadline: September 11, 2009
Notification of Acceptance: November 30, 2009
Registration: Regular 50 euros; Student 25 euros
Conference Website: http://www.crisco.unicaen.fr/acontrario/

For further information, contact:
crisco.acontrariounicaen.fr, or
Franck Neveu: neveufranckwanadoo.fr
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