How categorical are categories?

This inter­na­tion­al work­shop is orga­nized by the Research Group TRAIT work­ing at the Cen­ter for Gen­er­al and Com­par­a­tive Lin­guis­tics at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Wro­claw. It will be held at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Wro­claw, from 7th-9th of Jan­u­ary 2013.

Leit­mo­tiv
How cat­e­gor­i­cal are the tra­di­tion­al dis­tinc­tions between gram­mat­i­cal cat­e­gories and how cat­e­gor­i­cal is their seman­tics? New the­o­ret­i­cal and exper­i­men­tal approach­es to old prob­lems.

Gen­er­al issue
The work­shop is intend­ed to bring togeth­er for­mal and exper­i­men­tal lin­guists and thus pro­vide a forum for dis­cus­sion about the nature of lin­guis­tic diver­si­ty in syn­tax and seman­tics of var­i­ous gram­mat­i­cal cat­e­gories, with spe­cial focus on Tense, Aspect and Modal­i­ty.

For a more detailed descrip­tion of the work­shop see WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION.

Invit­ed speak­ers:
Mark C. Bak­er (Rut­gers Uni­ver­si­ty)
Oliv­er Bott (Uni­ver­si­ty of Tübin­gen)
Brid­get Cop­ley (CNRS and Uni­ver­sité Paris 8)
Anas­ta­sia Gian­naki­dou (Uni­ver­si­ty of Chica­go)
Valen­tine Hac­quard (Uni­ver­si­ty of Mary­land)
Mar­tin Haspel­math (Max Planck Insti­tute for Evo­lu­tion­ary Anthro­pol­o­gy, Leipzig)
Man­fred Krif­ka (ZAS and Hum­boldt-Uni­ver­si­ty of Berlin)
Roumyana Panche­va (Uni­ver­si­ty of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia)
Hen­riëtte de Swart (Utrecht Uni­ver­si­ty)
Mar­ti­na Wiltschko (Uni­ver­si­ty of British Colum­bia)
Malte Zim­mer­mann (Uni­ver­si­ty of Pots­dam)

Abstract sub­mis­sion dead­line: Novem­ber 28, 2012

See CALL for PAPERS

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