24 January 2016

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 syntactic and semantic description as well as on the development of theories aimed to answer 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) 
Florian Schwarz  (University of Pennsylvania, UMass Alumnus) 

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