23.1990, Confs: Semantics, Syntax, Typology/UK

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Subject: 23.1990, Confs: Semantics, Syntax, Typology/UK

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Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 12:26:59
From: Anders Holmberg [anders.holmberg at newcastle.ac.uk]
Subject: Workshop on Answers to Polar Questions

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Workshop on Answers to Polar Questions 

Date: 08-Jun-2012 - 09-Jun-2012 
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 
Contact: Anders Holmberg 
Contact Email: anders.holmberg at newcastle.ac.uk 
Meeting URL: http://research.ncl.ac.uk/yesandno/YesNo_events.php 

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics; Syntax; Typology 

Meeting Description: 

The answer to a polar question (yes/no question) is minimally 'yes' or 
'no'. There may not seem to be a lot to say about the syntax of such 
expressions. However, when we consider a wider range of languages 
and a wider range of questions, there is a good deal of interesting 
variation in the form of the answers. The range and the limits of 
variation have implications for the syntax and semantics of these 
expressions as well as for the questions that license them, and for the 
syntax of ellipsis, focus, and negation. 

To date very few languages have had their answering system 
investigated in any detail. What are the facts? That's one question we 
hope to shed some light on in this workshop. What is the syntax and 
semantics of answers to polar questions in general? What does the 
variation, within languages, in relation to different types of questions, 
as well as across languages, tell us about this?

The workshop will be organized 8-9 June 2012 at Newcastle University, 
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. 

Invited Speakers:

Donka Farkas (Santa Cruz)
Ana Maria Martins (U. of Lisbon)

Please see the workshop website for a more detailed description. 

Workshop on Answers to Polar Questions
8-9 June, 2012
Newcastle University
G5  Percy Building

Program
Friday 8 June

9.00-10.00  
Ana Maria Martins: Objecting to assertions: how does metalinguistic 
negation fit in answering systems?

10.00-10.40 
Hana Gruet-Skrabalova: Answers to yes-no questions in Czech

10.40-11.00 
Coffee break

11.00-11.40 
Gary Thoms: Yes and no, merge and move, ellipsis and parallelism

11.40-12.20 
Federica Da Milano: Yes-no questions in the Mediterranean languages

12.30-14.00 
Lunch

14.00-15.00 
Kyle Rawlins & Ruth Kramer: An ellipsis approach to answer particles in 
positive and negative contexts

15.00-15.40  
Sonia Cyrino & Mary Kato: Minimal answers, Semi-Clefts and IP-Ellipsis

15.40-16.20 
Coffee break

16.20-17.00 
Somphob Yaisomanang: Answers to polar questions in Thai

17.00-17.30 
Anders Holmberg: Report from a project

19.00 
Dinner

Saturday 9 June

9.00-10.00  
Donka Farkas: Polarity particles from a semantic perspective. 

10.00-10.40 
Craig Sailor:  On Embedded Polar Replies
 
10.40-11.00 
Coffee break

11.00-11.40  
Nikolett Mus: The answer types to polar questions in Tundra Nenets

11.40-12.20 
Kirill Shklovsky: Polar answers in Tseltal

12.30-14.00 
Lunch

14.00-14.40 
Oladiipo Ajiboye: The syntax of answers to polar questions in Yoruba

14.40-15.20 
Horst Simon & Ulrike Freywald: Answering a Y/N question by 'particle 
+ pronoun' - a rare type of responsive

15.20-15.50 
Coffee break

15.50-18.00 
Roundtable discussion







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