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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