13 December 2015

Call for papers: Definiteness Across Languages

The Faculty of Philosophy and Literature of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the Center for Linguistic and Literary Studies of El Colegio de México will host a workshop on definiteness across languages,  which will take place in June 22-24, in Mexico City. The aim of this event is to bring together linguists working on the syntactic and semantic description of languages as well as on the development of theories in order to discuss answers to two main questions: 

i. What formal strategies do natural languages use to express definiteness?

ii. What are the possible meanings of their definite noun phrases?

Invited speakers

Bert Le Bruyn (Utrecht University) 
(UMass alumnus) Florian Schwarz  (University of Pennsylvania)

Abstract submission 

We invite submissions contributing to the study of any aspect of the syntax, semantics and pragmatics of definite noun phrases in natural languages. Please submit an abstract in PDF format of no more than one page of text with an additional page for extra data, figures, and references. This file must not contain any personal information or affiliation, and must be submitted via EasyChair. If you are not familiar with EasyChair, please follow these submission instructions

The talks, which can be given either in English or in Spanish,  should be 30 minutes long followed by 10 minutes of discussion.

Important dates

Deadline for abstract submission: February 14, 2016 

Notification of acceptance: February 28, 2016 

Conference dates: June 22-24, 2016

For more information, go here.