Workshop Scalarity & Event structure (workshop hosted by Chronos 9)

Date : 3. September 2009
Venue : University of Chicago Center in Paris

Although it still constitutes a relatively new empirical field, the study of the relationship between scalar structure and event structure has proved very fruitful over the past few years, by nourishing a wealth of new formal and theoretical approaches to aspectual meaning. The notion of scales/scalar structures/degree scales has been playing a prominent role in the aspectual literature since the 1990's, following seminal work by e.g. Ch. Kennedy, L. McNally, J. Hay & B. Levin; and a large number of recent contribution to the domain of aspect/Aktionsart have focused on this very issue (cf. Rothstein 2004, Filip & Rothstein 2005, Filip 2007, Winter 2006, Caudal & Nicolas 2005, Gawron 2006, Piñón 2008, Kennedy & Levin 2008, Beavers 2008, among others).
The present workshop (co-organized by U. Paris 7 and U. Chicago, and hosted by the Chronos 9 Colloquium) will constitute a unique opportunity of bringing together and confronting different recent approaches to the connection between aspect and scalarity, and of assessing their predictive power by applying them to original data.

Scientific committee :

P. Caudal (U. Paris-Diderot), Ch. Kennedy (U. Chicago),
Ch. Piñon (U. Lille 3), D. Nicolas (Institut Jean-Nicod).

Invited speakers :


Important notice (1): although the workshop will take place University of Chicago Center in Paris, plenary lectures will be given at the Halle aux Farines building on the campus of University of Paris 7 (very close to the center), as they will be plenary lecture for the general Chronos 9 conference too. Check this page for directions, metro lines etc..

Important notice (2): it is compulsory for workshop participants to register online beforehand.
Registration: at the Workshop venue from 8.30 onwards, on 3. September, or on the 4th floor of the "Halle aux Farines" building (10, rue Françoise Dolto, 75013 PARIS) on 2. September (see the Chronos 9 venue page).

9:00Chris Kennedy, Chicago University: Plenary lecture, Amphitheater 13E, Halle aux Farines
10:00Break / registration
Session 3.1, University of Chicago Center in Paris
10:30Tatevosov, SergeiMoscow State UniversityDegrees and endpoints of change: evidence from Turkic
11:00Uegaki, Wataru University of Tokyo Japanese resultative phrases as verbal degree modifiers
11:30Jezek, ElisabettaPavia University Modes of coming into being
12:00  Guven, Mine  Beykent University    Underspecification in a degree modifier: The case of çok ‘very, much, well’ in Turkish
12:30Lunch break
13:50Chris Piñón, University of Lille 3: Plenary lecture, Amphitheater 13E, Halle aux Farines
Session 3.2, University of Chicago Center in Paris
15:00Borgonovo, Claudia Université LavalSpanish verb complexes and pluractionality
15:30Csirmaz, Aniko University of Utah Telicity, particles and variable scales 
16:00Panzeri, Francesca  Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca The aspectual properties of predicates with implicit arguments
Session 3.3, University of Chicago Center in Paris
17:00Sawada, OsamuUniversity of ChicagoThe meaning of numerical additive particles: the case of Japanese 'moo' and 'ato'S
17:30Jens, Fleischhauer University of Düsseldorf Telicity and open-scale gradation in German
18:00Round table & final discussion
18:30End of workshop
19:30/20:00Conference dinner (venue: Le Bouillon Racine)

Social events :

Welcome drinks & reception at the University of Chicago Center in Paris on 2. September, 6.30 pm

      Conference dinner on 3. September, 7.30 pm (venue: Le Bouillon Racine)

Sessions 1.1

11:00Tham, Shiao Wei (Wellesley College) Event structure shifts and morphological resourcesGrano, Thomas (University of Chicago), English emotive factive verbs and the semantics of nonfinite complementationGerasimov, Dmitry (Russian Academy of Sciences), Functional projections of TAM categories and transcategorial operations: Evidence from Paraguayan GuaraníPires de Oliveira, Roberta,
Pessotto dos Santos, Ana Lúcia (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina), Epistemic Modal Auxiliaries in Brazilian Portuguese: 'pode' versus 'podia'

11:30Csirmaz, Aniko, Clayton, Paul Edward (University of Utah), Maximal interpretation of temporal and spatial adverbsArkadiev, Peter (Institute of Slavic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences), Aspectual uses of prefix be- in LithuanianFalaus, Anamaria (University of Nantes), Epistemic modality and dependent indefinites Sokolova, Svetlana (University of Tromsø), Does Aspect Solve the Ambiguity of the Modal? A Case Study of Russian Modal Verbs
12:00Rau, Jennifer (University of Tuebingen, Germany), Semantic presuppositions and the German tense/mood system Rubinstein, Aynat, Hashimoto, Masashi, Davis, Christopher (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Decoupling tense and aspect in ChineseReintges, Chris (CNRS & University Paris 7), ‘High’ analycity and the verb-tense relationKrasikova, Sveta (University of Tübingen ), Weak and strong necessity modals in scalar contexts
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15:00Farudi, Annahita (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Counterfactual modal sentences in English and PersianBorik, Olga (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Bringing together tense and mood in Capeverdean CreoleFurmaniak, Gregory (U. Paris 3), L'epistemique est-il derive du radical ? Le cas de l’anglaisSchaden, Gerhard (CNRS LLF/U. Paris 7), Contre le temps d'assertion
15:30Burnett, Heather (University of California, Los Angeles), Beyond the Frege Boundary in the Event DomainBergqvist, Henrik (Stockholm University), Encoded features of epistemic inter-subjectivity: towards a typologyRebotier, Aude (Université de Reims-Champagne Ardenne, CELTA (Paris IV) et CIRLEP (Reims) Devoir, sollen, be to : les emplois temporels de la modalité de nécessitéValma, Eleni (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense), Petrovic, Marijana (LACITO UMR 7107 – CNRS), Les langues et les parlers balkaniques: des valeurs aspecto-temporelles aux valeurs modales du futur
16:00Reis Silva, Amélia (University of British Columbia), Circumstantial modality in BlackfootLungu, Oana (Université de Nantes), The Embedded Present in Romanian: An Issue of (Non)CommitmentPopescu, Cecilia – Mihaela (Universite de Craiova), Sur les modalités de la phrase conditionnelle du latin classiqueVraciu, Eleonora Alexandra (U. Paris X Nanterre & U. Autònoma de Barcelona), Les stades avancés de l’acquisition de l’anglais L2 par des apprenants francophones: le cas du bornage
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17:00Roussarie, Laurent (U. Paris 8), Caudal, Patrick (CNRS & U. Paris 7), Ritz, Marie-Eve, Dench, Alan (University of Western Australia), Change-of-stage vs. change-of-individual: the Nyamal usitative Manente, Mara (Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia), Sur la syntaxe et la sémantique de l'Aspect de la construction participiale absolueTamm, Anne (U.Florence/HAS), Wagner-Nagy, Beata (University of Vienna), The caritive and abessive negation in NganasanPazelskaya, Anna (ABBYY Software), Infinite actionality: Aktionsart values of –p-converbs in Tuba
17:30Alcazar, Asier (Univ of Missouri- Columbia), The Truncation/Expansion of Evidential Meaning in Quechua & Basque Verroens, Filip (University of Ghent), Analyse aspectuelle des constructions inchoatives françaises se mettre à et commencer àCarmello, Marco (University of Turin), Some Considerations about the Aorist in Ancient GreekMiecznikowski, Johanna, Zlatkova, Gergana (Università della Svizzera italiana), Italian Sembra/pare vs. Sembrerebbe /parrebbe: modal, evidential and argumentative aspects


Thursday 3. September 2009 / Jeudi 3 septembre 2009


Sessions 2.1475F476F477F481FUniversity of Chicago Center
(Scalarity & Event structure workshop)
10:30Rastelli, Stefano (University of Pavia), The building blocks of second language Actionality: telicity in L2 ItalianCaselli, Tommaso (ILC-CNR, Pisa) Tense and Temporal Relations in Italian Text/Discourse Paillard, Denis (CNRS, UMR 7110), TAM à l'épreuve du khmer - le khmer à l'épreuve de TAM. Le cas de ba:nFradin, Bernard (LLF, CNRS & U Paris-Diderot Paris 7), Stative predicates and nominalization in FrenchTatevosov, Sergei (Moscow State University), Degrees and endpoints of change: evidence from Turkic
11:00Rosenberg, Maria (Stockholm University) Events and Action Modality within Swedish Agentive Nominal CompoundsOliveira, Fátima, Leal, António (Universidade do Porto), Processes with culminationAmourette, Céline, Mortamet, Clara (Université de Rouen- LIDIFRA), L’emploi des modes et des temps en swahili d’après l’étude de Pères Blancs missionnairesMartin, Fabienne (U. Stuttgart), On non-distributive stative predicates Uegaki, Wataru (University of Tokyo), Japanese resultative phrases as verbal degree modifiers
11:30Vilkki, Liisa (University of Helsinki), Semantic typology of epistemic and inferential expressionsBrucale, Luisa, Mocciaro, Egle (University of Palermo) The interaction of temporal-aspectual features in modal polysemy: a case-study from SicilianDonazzan, Marta, Tovena, Lucia (U. Paris 7), Schwer, Sylviane (U . Paris 13), Encore: repétition, et plus si affinitéEmeksiz, Zeynep Erk, (Anadolu University), Temporal structure of noun clauses in TurkishJezek, Elisabetta (Pavia University), Modes of coming into being
12:00Cunha, Luís Filipe, Ferreira, Idalina, Leal, António (Universidade do Porto), The Count / Mass Distinction across Grammatical Categories Costachescu, Adriana (Université de Craiova), Aspect, espace et prédication multipleHuyghe, Richard (Université Paris Diderot), Jugnet, Anne, (Université Lille 3), The aspectual properties of French deverbal state nounsGuven, Mine (Beykent University), Underspecification in a degree modifier: The case of çok ‘very, much, well’ in Turkish
Sessions 2.2475F476F477FUniversity of Chicago Center
(Scalarity & Event structure workshop)
15:00Aalstein, Anna (Institute for Dutch Lexicology), Stative verbs in Polish and Sranan Paillard, Denis (UMR 7110, CNRS), Thach, Deth (URBA. Phnom Penh), kɔm et la négation modale en khmerGallego, Ángel J. (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Uriagereka, Juan (University of Maryland), Defective Tense, Reprojection, and Cyclic TransferBorgonovo, Claudia (Université Laval), Spanish verb complexes and pluractionality
15:30Pablos, Leticia (University of the Basque Country & University of Reading), Testing the licensing constraints of Negative Polarity Items through Polarity Subjunctive in Spanish Aydogan, Ibrahim (INALCO), Le médiatif en kurde-kurmandji: une résurgence du système verbal du kurmandjiTurner, Claire (University of Surrey), The interaction of control and aspect in Salish languages: SENĆOŦEN reflexivesCsirmaz, Aniko (University of Utah), Telicity, particles and variable scales
16:00Koga, Hiroki, Ono, Koji (Saga University), Surface constraints on multiple default morphemes of tenseBanouksa, Yos (Université Paris Diderot), Le passé immédiat en khmer contemporainDefina, Rebecca (Leiden University), Avatime: a tenseless language? A question of semantics versus pragmaticsPanzeri, Francesca (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca), The aspectual properties of predicates with implicit arguments
Sessions 2.3475F476F477FUniversity of Chicago Center
(Scalarity & Event structure workshop)
17:00Hallman, Peter (UCLA), On the Duration of StatesBertucci, Roberlei (Universidade de São Paulo), Some remarks on começar and passar in Brazilian PortugueseKyriakaki, Maria (University of Toronto), When desiderative exclamations meet the conditionals: The case of GreekSawada, Osamu (University of Chicago), The meaning of numerical additive particles: the case of Japanese 'moo' and 'ato'
17:30Iwamoto, Enoch (Kanda University), Toward the Typology of Stativization: The Polysemous Behavior of the Japanese -te iru FormBrocardo, Maria Teresa (Universidade Nova de Lisboa), A diachronic perspective of Portuguese PluperfectRezai, Vali (University of Isfahan), On progressiveness in PersianJeschull, Liane (Harvard University), Scalar vs. Absolute Aspect: Evidence from Acquisition
18:00Clarke, Sarah (University of Toronto), The markedness of State in JapaneseCrainiceanu, Ilinca ("Spiru Haret" University), On the Relationship between the Properties of Atelicity and Partitivity. The Case of Romanian De Wit, Astrid Brisard, Frank (Universiteit Antwerpen), Modal meanings of the English (present) progressiveRound table & conclusion of the workshop


Friday 4. Septembre 2009/ Vendredi 4 septembre 2009


Sessions 3.1475F476F477F481F
11:00Tovena, Lucia, Schaden, Gerhard (Université Paris 7/CNRS LLF), Immediate anteriority with and without scalesFilipovic, Luna, (University of Cambridge), Aspectual meanings in two cognitive domains: From verbs to constructions MacDonald, Jonathan (Autonomous University of Barcelona), Ürögdi, Barbara (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Duratives, negation and reference time identificationVander Klok, Jozina (McGill University), Distinguishing the future: 'arep' and 'bakal' in Javanese
11:30 Stirling, Lesley (The University of Melbourne), The semantics of tense and aspect in Kala Lagaw YaFröhlich, Gerhard (University of Graz/Austria), Contextual Determination in the Russian Aspect SystemAnne Tamm (U. Florence/ Hungarian Academy of Sciences) Scalar and nonscalar features in the Estonian aspectual lexiconLochbihler, Bethany (McGill University), Mathieu, Eric (University of Ottawa), The status of Tense in Ojibwe
12:00Davis, Henry, Louie, Meagan, Matthewson, Lisa, Paul, Illeana, Peterson, Tyler, Reis Silva, Amélia (University of British Columbia), Perfective aspect and actuality entailments: A cross-linguistic approach Galambos, Alexandra (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Aspect and veridicality: evidence from RussianGerner, Matthias (City University of Hong Kong), The ambi-perfective in Yongren Lolo
Sessions 3.2475F476F477F481F
15:00Petrova, Nyurguyana (State University of New York at Buffalo), Syntax-Pragmatics interface in converbal constructionsTamano, Ken'iti (Naran Institute of Science & Technology), Italo-French comparison in the semantics of subjunctive moodBres, Jacques, Azzopardi, Sophie (Praxiling, UMR 5267 CNRS-Montpellier III), Futur et conditionnel en français : mêmes combats temporels et modaux ?
15:30Tansiri, Kachen, (Chulalongkorn University), A Closer Look at the On the Grammaticalization of an Anterior-perfective Aspect Marker in ThaiSilvano, Purificação, Cunha, Luís Filipe (Universidade do Porto), After and before-clauses in European Portuguese: temporal and aspectual propertiesDevriendt, Emilie, Patard, Adeline (Université du Sud Toulon Var), Le conditionnel français en diachronie : une exploration textuelle et co(n)textuelle


Eberle, Kurt (University of Stuttgart & Lingenio GmbH), -ung Nominalizations of Verbs of Saying in German, Events and PropositionsChampollion, Lucas (University of Pennsylvania), For-adverbials quantify over subintervals, not subevents

  • Sessions 3.3475F476F477F481F
    17:00Prescod, Paula (IPL, Amiens), Creole reflexes of English do: zeroing in on tense, aspect and modality in Vincentian creoleKlecha, Peter (University of Chicago), The Modality of English Futuresvan de Vate, Marleen (CASTL/Universitetet i Tromsø), Past time reference in Saamáka
    17:30Ramchand, Gillian (CASTL/University of Tromsø), Anchoring with Tense and Modals Tarantola, Andrea, Papa, Valentina (University of Florence (IT)), ‘Past’ is irrealis in Capeverdean tenseless sentences

     18:30:    Farewell drinks (informal) / Pôt de clôture (informel)

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