May 27, 2016

Location: UAB, Facultat de Filosofia i Lletres, room B7-1056 (sala d'Actes)

8.45     Registration & welcome 

9.00 – 10.00 INVITED TALK

Lisa Cheng (Leiden University), Caroline Heycock (University of Edinburgh), Roberto Zamparelli (Università di Trento)

Definite predicates with and without determiners

10.00 – 10.40 PLENARY TALK          

Branimir Stanković (University of Niš)

DP in a language without articles - case of Serbo-Croatian adjectives

10.40 -11.10 COFFEE BREAK

11.10 – 11.50 PLENARY TALK

Viviane Deprez (Rutgers University & CNRS, L2C2)

Refining Cross-linguistic Dimensions of Definiteness: Variations on the French Lexifier Creole 'la'

11.50 – 12.30  PLENARY TALK         

Kim Fuellenbach and E. Matthew Husband (University of Oxford)

The role of determiners in generalizing principled and statistical properties

12.30 – 13.30 INVITED TALK

Ora Matushansky (Université de Paris 8, University of Utrecht)

The definite article in proper places

13.30 – 15.00 LUNCH                                                             

15.00 – 15.40 PLENARY TALK          

Daria Serés (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona),

Definitional generic sentences in Russian

15.40 – 16.20 PLENARY TALK          

Mira Grubic (University of Potsdam),

Interaction of definite & indefinite determiners in Ngamo (W-Chadic)

16.20 – 17.20 INVITED TALK

Florian Schwarz (University of Pennsylvania)

Weak vs. Strong Definite Articles - Meaning and Form across Languages


WORKSHOP DINNER (details to be announced)

May 28, 2016

Location: Residència d'Investigadors, carrer de l'Hospital 64, Barcelona. Sala de conferències.

9.00 – 10.00 INVITED TALK

Tania Ionin (University of Illinois)

Second language acquisition of definiteness and number

10.00 – 10:40 PLENARY TALK          

Elina Tuniyan (University of Southampton) and Roumyana Slabakova (University of Southampton, University of Iowa)

Ambiguous form-meaning mapping: second language acquisition of definiteness in English

10.40 – 11:10 COFFEE BREAK          

11.10 – 11:50 PLENARY TALK          

Gemma Barberà (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and Patricia Cabredo Hofherr (CNRS/Paris 8)

Semantic properties of indefinite pronouns in Catalan Sign Language (LSC)

11:50 – 12.30 PLENARY TALK          

Panpan Yao (Queen Mary University of London)

How syntactic cues affect Mandarin speakers' anticipation of mass/count nouns

12.30 – 13.30 INVITED TALK

Claire Beyssade (Université de Paris 8)

Kind reference and number marking

13.30 – 15.00 LUNCH                                                             

15.00 – 15.40 PLENARY TALK          

Urtzi Etxeberria (IKER-CNRS), Anastasia Giannakidou (University of Chicago),

Anti-specificity and the role of number: The case of Spanish 'algún/algunos'

15.40 – 16.20 PLENARY TALK          

Brian Buccola (Hebrew University of Jerusalem),

Modified and unmodified numerals: lessons from genericity

16.20 – 17.00 PLENARY TALK          

Rose-Marie Déchaine (University of British Columbia),
Monique Dufresne (Queen’s University) &
Mireille Tremblay (Université de Montréal)

The trajectory of (in)definiteness, number, and gender in Old French

17.00 -17.15 BREAK

17.15 – 18.15 INVITED TALK

Artemis Alexiadou (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)

The syntax of number



Boban Arsnijević (University of Potsdam / University of Niš), Seven mysteries of the Serbo-Croatian neuter

Jon Ander Mendia (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Modal numbers


Olga Borik,
May 25, 2016, 5:54 AM