OASIS 2 Program


Venue: MSH Ange Guépin, 5 Allée Jacques Berque, 44021 Nantes

  Wednesday, October 16
9:00 – 9:30 Registration & coffee
9:30 – 11:15

Class 1 for an interdisciplinary audience:

David Adger (Queen Mary University): Why Linguists Think The Way They Do About Syntax: autonomy, computation and universality 

11:15 – 13:00

Class 2 for an interdisciplinary audience:

Naama Friedmann (Tel Aviv University): Interdisciplinarity to the rescue: How linguistics can help people

13:00 –14:30  Lunch
14:30 – 15:30

Sudha Arunachalam (New York University)Acquiring nouns that denote events in early childhood

15:30 – 15:50 Coffee Break
15:50 – 17:40

Despina Oikonomou (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin): Modal anchoring in covert modals: a dichotomy between mood and aspect in Greek

Julie Goncharov (The Arctic University of Norway): Desires, belief revisions and polarity sensitivity

Lightning talks

17:40 – 17:50   Break
17:50 – 18:50 Angelika Kratzer* (UMass, Amherst): Truthmakers for what we say
  Thursday, October 17
9:15 – 11:00

Class 3 for an interdisciplinary audience:

Paul Egré (IJN – CNRS): Vagueness and approximation

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:35

Scott Grimm (University of Rochester) & Louise McNally (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): -Ing nominalizations: Implications for natural language

Patricia Irwin (Swarthmore College) & Itamar Kastner (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin): Formalizing the syntax-lexical semantics interface: A type-theoretic approach

12:35 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00

Nicola Guarino (ISTC – CNR): Events and their context

15:00 – 15:20 Coffee Break
15:20 – 17:10

Sandeep Prasada (City University of New York): Generating kind concepts

Fabienne Martin (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin), Meg Grant (Simon Fraser University) & Florian Schäfer (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin): Non-culminating telic path descriptions

Lightning talks

17:10 – 18:10  Poster session
20:00 – Dinner
  Friday, October 18
9:45 – 10:45

Brent Strickland (IJN – CNRS): Core cognition and learnability: A possible explanation for cross-linguistic similarities

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 Panel on interdisciplinary communication
12:30 – 14:15 Lunch
14:15 – 15:35

Marcin Wagiel* (Masaryk University Brno): In search of building blocks of nominal denotations

Pavel Caha* (Masaryk University Brno) & Marcin Wagiel (Masaryk University Brno): Universal semantic features and the typology of numerals

15:35 – 16:00 Break
16:00 –17:00 Rose-Marie Déchaine (University of British Columbia): TBA

*Angelika Kratzer, Marcin Wagiel and Pavel Caha will be participating via video conference.


Lightning talks (for posters):

Wednesday October 16, 17:10
1. Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin (Université Paris 7): Two types of non partitive proportional MOST
2. Marta Donazzan (Université de Nantes), Clémentine Raffy (Universität zu Köln) & Klaus von Heusinger (Universität zu Köln): The dynamics of enabling. An investigation on French “laisser” causatives
3. Itamar Kastner (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin) & Fabienne Martin (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin): Pieces of meaning in unexpected places: wug-ir and wug-er nonce verbs receive a different default semantics in French
Thursday October 17, 16:40
1. Lisa Brunetti (Université Paris 7), Lucia Tovena (Université Paris 7) & Hiyon Yoo (Université Paris 7): About the prosody of a non-canonical reason question
2. Julie Goncharov (The Arctic University of Norway) & Lavi Wolf (Ben-Gurion University of Negev): "The world is not enough”: the role of time in double NPI constructions involving epistemic accessibility relations
3. Binene Horchani (Université d’Orléans) & François Nemo (Université d’Orléans): Morphemic contribution to modal frames: theory and illustration
4. Daria Seres (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) & Olga Borik (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia): The interpretation of bare nominals in languages without articles: the case of Russian
5. Evripidis Tsiakmakis (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona): Greek plural mass nouns revisited