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International Workshop "The grammar of reference and quantification: functions, variations, and change

The International Workshop ‘The grammar of reference and quantification: functions, variation, and change’ took place at the University of Bologna (Italy), June 15-16 2017, as the 2017 edition of the series ‘Workshops on Referential Expressions in Discourse (RED)’.

It was organized by Chiara Gianollo (Università di Bologna, Italy), Nicola Grandi (Università di Bologna, Italy) and Klaus von Heusinger (Universität zu Köln, Germany).

The meeting continued the discussion opened during the 2016 version on the interface properties of reference and quantification: this time the participants discussed the written version of their contribution, in order to produce a joint publication.

 

Invited speakers and discussants

  • Maria Aloni (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
  • Martin Becker (Köln, Germany)
  • Irene Franco (Frankfurt, Germany)
  • Hans Kamp (Austin (Texas), USA - Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Manuel Leonetti (Alcalá, Spain)
  • Maria Napoli (Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy)
  • Edgar Onea (Göttingen, Germany)
  • Svetlana Petrova (Wuppertal, Germany)
  • Cecilia Poletto (Frankfurt, Germany - Università di Padova, Italy)
  • Mario Squartini (Torino, Italy)
  • Elisabeth Stark (Zürich, Switzerland)

 

Organisation

  • Chiara Gianollo (Bologna, Italy)
  • Nicola Grandi (Bologna, Italy)
  • Klaus von Heusinger (Köln, Germany)

 

Program

Thursday 15.06.2017

9.45 - 10.00 Welcome / Introduction
10.00 - 11.15 Maria Aloni - Indefinites as fossils
11.15 - 11.45 coffee
11.45 - 13.00 Edgar Onea - Reference and Questions
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.15 Mario Squartini - Quantification and classification in Romance indefinite
determiners: Number or Seinsart?
15.15 - 15.45 coffee
15.45 - 17.00 Cecilia Poletto - What’s in a QP? On the internal structure of
bare Qs and quantified nominal expressions
18.30 City walk
19.30 Dinner


Friday 16.06.2017

9.15 - 10.30 Irene Franco - N-words in Old Italian
10.30 - 11.00 coffee
11.00 - 12.15 Svetlana Petrova - Bare and indefinite nominal predicates in the
history of German
12.15 - 13.30 Manuel Leonetti - Grammar and pragmatics in referential null subjects
13.30 - 13.45 Concluding information & goodbye

 

Find the program here

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