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Subject: 21.3368, Confs: Comp Ling, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics/Germany

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Date: 20-Aug-2010
From: Jan Strunk < strunk at linguistics.rub.de >
Subject: Empirical, Theoretical and Computational Approaches to Countability in Natural Language
 

	
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From: Jan Strunk [strunk at linguistics.rub.de]
Subject: Empirical, Theoretical and Computational Approaches to Countability in Natural Language

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Empirical, Theoretical and Computational Approaches to Countability in Natural
Language 

Date: 22-Sep-2010 - 24-Sep-2010 
Location: Bochum, Germany 
Contact: Tibor Kiss 
Contact Email: countability2010 at linguistics.rub.de 
Meeting URL: http://www.linguistics.rub.de/countability2010/ 

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Morphology; Semantics; Syntax 

Meeting Description: 

Empirical, Theoretical and Computational Approaches to Countability in Natural
Language

A conference organized by the Linguistics Department (Sprachwissenschaftliches
Institut) of Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. 
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, September 22­-24, 2010 

Call for Participation

Registration:

If you intend to participate, please register via the following web form:

http://www.linguistics.rub.de/countability2010/registration.php

The conference fee will be 30 ?, to be paid on site.

Program:

21/09/2010

19:00 
Warming Up at ''Una Mas''

Day 1 
22/09/2010

10:00 
Tibor Kiss: Introduction to the conference and announcements

10:30 
Paolo Acquaviva: Countability and Part Structure in Grammar and Cognition

11:15 
Scott Grimm, Alex Djalali: Extension, Ontological Type, and Morphosyntactic
Class: Three Ingredients of Countability

12:00 
Tobias Stadtfeld: Determining the Countability of English and German nouns

12:45 
Lunch Break

14:00 
Hagit Borer (with Sarah Ouwayda): Playing your Cardinals Right (Invited talk)

15:00 
Break

15:30 
Gerhard Schaden: Problematic Feature Mappings in Number

16:15 
Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin: Number Neutrality: From Pluralization to Unspecified
Cardinality

17:00 
Niina Zhang: Two Defining Properties of Countability

17:45 
End of Day 1

Day 2 
23/09/2010

09:00 
Xu-Ping Li: Counting and Measure Functions of Classifiers in a Classifier Language

09:45 
Suzi Lima: Bare nouns and plurality in Yudja: Mass Nouns and the Signature Property

10:30 
Break

11:00 
Henriette de Swart (with Bert Le Bruyn and Joost Zwarts): Monolingual,
Multilingual and Comparative Explorations in Countability (Invited talk)

12:00 
Roberto Zamparelli: Abstract Mass Nouns and Corpus-based Analyses

12:45 
Lunch Break

14:00 
Aurelie Herbelot: Underquantification: An Application to Mass Terms

14:45 
M. Teresa Espinal: Bare Common Count Nouns and Mass Nouns

15:30 
Marijke De Belder: Flavours of n: On the Morphosyntax of Collective Mass Nouns

16:15 
Break

16:45 
Mihaela Marchis: On the Mass/plural Interpretation of Relational Adjectives and
de Phrases in Romance

17:30 
Gianina Iordachioaia (with Elena Soare): Countability across Categories: Layers
of Pluractionality in the Romanian Supine

18:15 
End of Day 2

19:00 
Conference Dinner, Location TBA

Day 3 
24/09/2010

09:00 
Abdelkader Fassi Fehri: Generality in the Grammar of Countability

09:45
Daniel Harbour: Aspect, masshood, Pronominal Number, and the Integers

10:30 
Break

11:00 
Francis Jeffry Pelletier: Lexical Nouns are Both +mass and +count, and also
Neither +mass nor +count (Invited talk)

12:00 
Lunch Break

13:00 
Mario Saltarelli: The Grammaticalization of Countability: A Non-lexical Hypothesis

13:45 
Martina Werner: The Grammaticalisation of Countability: The Quantificational
Role of Suffixes Illustrated on the Diachrony of German Masculine
-er-nominalisations

14:30 -
Jenny Doetjes: Mismatches in the Lexicon

15:15 -
General discussion and closing comments 	

16:00 
End of Day 3 	

Conference Organizers:

- Tibor Kiss
- Tobias Stadtfeld
- Antje Müller
- Katja Keßelmeier
- Claudia Roch
- Jan Strunk

On behalf of the conference organizers:

Jan Strunk
Sprachwissenschaftliches Institut
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
strunk at linguistics.rub.de





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