From: Anna Chernilovskaya <a.chernilovskayauu.nl>
Subject: Workshop on Degree Semantics and its Interfaces
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Full Title: Workshop on Degree Semantics and its Interfaces
Date: 05-Sep-2011 - 05-Sep-2011
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Contact Person: Anna Chernilovskaya
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.hum.uu.nl/sub16/satellite.html
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Semantics; Syntax
Call Deadline: 20-May-2011
The semantics of degree is one of the core topics of formal semantics. The
goal of this workshop is to shed light on this topic by inviting
contributions focusing on one of the many interfaces with the semantics of
gradability and degree. We invite submissions for presentations for a
one-day workshop on degree semantics and its interfaces, organised as a
satellite event to Sinn und Bedeutung 16 at Utrecht University. The
workshop will take place on September 5, 2011, right before Sinn und Bedeutung.
Call for Papers:
Topics include but are not limited to:
- Syntactic aspects of degree constructions and their relation to meaning
(e.g. the syntax of comparison, the distribution of degree modifiers)
- Degree and discourse (e.g. degree anaphora, rhetorical aspects of
- Pragmatics of degrees (e.g. exclamation and speech act theory,
expressiveness in degree constructions, pragmatic constraints on degree,
the role of context-dependence)
- Interface of degree semantics and intonation, in particular the relation
between intonation and degree intensification
- Syntactico-semantic generalisations of cross-linguistic variation in the
domain of degree, especially the study of degree-related phenomena in
- Deadline for abstract submission: May 20
- Notification of acceptance: June 3
- Workshop dates: September 5
- Abstracts should be anonymous, in the form of a PDF file and should be at
most 2 pages long.
- Abstracts should be sent to the following email address:
For more information:
- Email contact: degreesatsubgmail.com
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