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LINGUIST List 21.1592

Thu Apr 01 2010

Calls: Pragmatics, Semantics/Germany

Editor for this issue: Kate Wu <katelinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Klaus von Heusinger, Specificity from Theoretical and Empirical Points of View

Message 1: Specificity from Theoretical and Empirical Points of View
Date: 31-Mar-2010
From: Klaus von Heusinger <klaus.vonheusingerling.uni-stuttgart.de>
Subject: Specificity from Theoretical and Empirical Points of View
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Full Title: Specificity from Theoretical and Empirical Points of View
Short Title: Spec10

Date: 31-Aug-2010 - 02-Sep-2011
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Contact Person: Klaus von Heusinger
Meeting Email: spec10ling.uni-stuttgart.de
Web Site: http://www.ilg.uni-stuttgart.de/forschung/konferenz/specificity2010

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 16-May-2010

Meeting Description:

Specificity from Theoretical and Empirical Points of View
Stuttgart - 31. August - 2. September 2010

Ongoing research on different aspects of specificity has contributed to a better
understanding of the referential potential of indefinite noun phrases at the
semantics-pragmatics interface. Furthermore, many studies have established a
considerable body of cross-linguistic expressions and constructions that can be
related to different types of specificity. The close interaction of in-depth
description of particular linguistic phenomena and contrasts with theoretical
models of specificity has been very fruitful. However, there are still many open
questions, such as

1. how are the different types of specificity related to each other?
2. what are the interactions of specificity with other semantic-pragmatic
categories such as referentiality, definiteness and genericity?
3. what is the exact range of linguistic phenomena related to specificity and
what are reliable tests?
4. can we associate different ways of encoding specificity, i.e. by lexical
items, by morphology, by syntax, by phonology etc. with distinct properties of

Invited Speakers:
- Peter Bosch (confirmed)
- Gennaro Chierchia
- Paul Dekker (confirmed)
- Donka Farkas (confirmed)
- Irene Heim
- Manuel Leonetti (confirmed)
- Hans Kamp (confirmed)
- Maribel Romero
- Carla Umbach (confirmed

Review Commitee
Members of the review commitee:
- Peter Bosch
- Gennaro Chierchia
- Paul Dekker
- Cornelia Ebert
- Donka Farkas
- Jeanette Gundel
- Irene Heim
- Stefan Hinterwimmer
- Tania Ionin
- Elsi Kaiser
- Hans Kamp
- Manuel Leonetti
- Luisa Marti
- Lisa Matthewson
- Paula Menéndez-Benito
- Edgar Onea
- Maribel Romero
- Carla Umbach
- Ede Zimmermann

Call for Papers

Abstract Submission
Abstracts are invited for forty-minute talks (thirty minutes for presentation
plus ten minutes for discussion). Please submit an abstract (not more than two
pages), by email (pdf, ps and word-files are accepted). Please send your
submission electronically to spec10ling.uni-stuttgart.de
Abstracts must be anonymous.

Please include the information in (1) - (5) in the body of your message.
Author Information
1. Name(s) of author(s)
2. Title of talk
3. Affiliation(s)
4. E-mail address(es)
5. Postal address(es)

First call for papers: April 1, 2010
Second call for papers: April 28, 2010
Deadline for 2-page abstract submission: May 16, 2010
Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2010
Conference dates: August 31 - September 2, 2010
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