23.1709, Calls: Semantics, Cognitive Sci, Psycholing, Philosophy of Language/France

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Subject: 23.1709, Calls: Semantics, Cognitive Sci, Psycholing, Philosophy of Language/France

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Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2012 12:08:11
From: Alexandra Arapinis [alexandra.arapinis at malix.univ-paris1.fr]
Subject: Mass/Count: International Multidisciplinary Colloquium

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Full Title: Mass/Count: International Multidisciplinary Colloquium 
Short Title: Mass-Count 

Date: 20-Dec-2012 - 21-Dec-2012
Location: Paris, France 
Contact Person: Alexandra Arapinis
Meeting Email: mass-count at sciencesconf.org
Web Site: http://mass-count.sciencesconf.org/ 

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Philosophy of Language; Psycholinguistics; Semantics 

Call Deadline: 29-Jun-2012 

Meeting Description:

International Multidisciplinary Colloquium: Mass/Count in Linguistics, Philosophy and Cognitive Science
December 20-21, 2012
ENS-Paris, France

December 18-19, 2012: Tutorial

The colloquium will be preceded by a two day-tutorial on the mass-count distinction.

The aim of this colloquium is to provide a platform of exchange between linguists, philosophers and psychologists, working the different aspects of the mass/count distinction. Such a resolutely interdisciplinary approach is indeed necessary to fully apprehend the new questions that are presently arising in connection to the mass/count distinction. This multidisciplinary conference aspires to move this scientific debate forward, and contribute to the evolution of current methodology.

A more detailed description is available on the dedicated website:


Invited Speakers:

David Barner (UCSD)
Almerindo Ojeda (UCDavis)
Beyon-Uk Yi (Toronto University)
Anne Zribi-Herts (Paris 8 University) 

Call for Papers:

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

- Alternative approaches to standard extensional mereology
- Analysis of the (quasi-)classifier role on nouns in constructions like 'the town of Paris'
- The mass/count distinction in connection to non-sortal nouns like 'the kind' of 'the type', etc.
- Plurality and individuation of reference
- Syntactic mapping
- Experimental psychology and assessment of theoretical analyses

Submission Details:

We invite submissions of anonymous two-page abstracts including references, for a 30-minute talk.

Deadline for submissions: June 29, 2012
Notification of acceptance: September 3, 2012

Submission Guidelines:

All submissions must be made exclusively electronically via the website:


The heading 'Submission' appears only after having registered on the SciencesConf website.

Important: for authors affiliated to a French institution, during the submission procedure, under the heading 'Affiliation', the authors will necessarily have to provide the EPST code of their laboratory (e.g. for the CNRS and the university, it will be of the form UMRxxxx, EAxxxx, etc.).

Scientific Committee:

Alexandra Arapinis (ENS, IHPST), David Barner (UCSD), Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin (CNRS, Paris 7 University), Jenny Doetjes (Leiden University), Friederike Moltmann (CNRS, IHPST), David Nicolas (CNRS, IJN), Almerindo Ojeda (UCDavis), Susan Rothstein (Bar Ilan University), Elena Soare (Paris 8 University), Fayssal Tayalati (Lille 3 University), Lucia M. Tovena (Paris 7 University), Danièle van de Velde (Lille 3 University), Beyon-Uk Yi (Toronto University), Anne Zribi-Herts (Paris 8 University)

Organising Committee:

Alexandra Arapinis (ENS, IHPST), Friederike Moltmann (CNRS, IHPST), Lucia M. Tovena (Paris 7 University)

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