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Workshop Existential Constructions in Typological Perspective

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Laure Sarda and Anne Carlier sets up the workshop "Existential Constructions in Typological Perspective" from 18 to 19 november 2016.

Program

Friday, November 18

9:30 : Welcome coffee

  • 10:00-10:20 : Opening
  • 10:20-11:20 : Louise McNally (University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
    Existential Sentences Cross-Linguistically : Variations in Form and Meaning
  • 11:20-11:50 : Katia Paykin (University of Lille 3, STL), Machteld Meulleman (University of Reims-Champagne-Ardenne)
    Natural phenomena and spatio-temporal locatives
  • 11:50-12:50 : Charlotte Coy (University of Tübingen)
    Existentials in Relative Clauses – a comparison of French il y a and Spanish hay

12:50-14:30 : Lunch

  • 14:30-15:30 : Tuomas Huumo (University of Turku)
    The Finnish existential clause : structure, meaning, discourse function, and quantification
  • 15:30-16:00 : Zsuzsa Gecseg (University of Szeged), Laure Sarda (CNRS, Lattice / ENS & University Paris 3)
    _ Indefinite subject and locative in French and Hungarian
  • 16:00-17:00 : Anne Carlier (University of Lille 3, STL), Benjamin Fagard (CNRS, Lattice / ENS & University Paris 3), Karen Lahousse (University of Leuven), Machteld Meulleman(University of Reims-Champagne-Ardenne)
    Existence predication and Information Structure : Comparative Perspective on Romance Languages

17:00-17:20 : Coffee break

  • 17:20-18:20 : Daniel Petit (ENS, Paris)
    To Be and its Negation in Latvian
  • 18:20-19:20 : Delia Bentley (University of Manchester), Francesco Ciconte (University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras, San Juan), Silvio Cruschina (University of Vienna)
    Locative and implicit arguments in Italo-Romance copular constructions

20:00 : Cocktail

Saturday, November 19

  • 9:00-10:00 : Delia Bentley (University of Manchester), Francesco Ciconte (University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras, San Juan), Silvio Cruschina (University of Vienna)
    Locative and possessive existentials : from Late Latin to Modern Italo-Romance
  • 10:00-10:30 : Karolina Krawczak (University Adam Mickiewicz at Poznan), Frederique Becquet (CNRS, Lattice / ENS & University Paris 3), Laure Sarda (CNRS, Lattice / ENS & University Paris 3)
    A multifactorial quantitative account of existential constructions across languages and language families

10:30-10:50 : Coffee Break

  • 10:50-11:20 : Laure Sarda (CNRS, Lattice / ENS & University Paris 3), Machteld Meulleman(University of Reims-Champagne-Ardenne), Charlotte Danino (Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin), Benjamin Fagard (CNRS, Lattice / ENS & University Paris 3), Eva Soroli (University of Lille 3, STL)
    Existence and perception
  • 11:20-12:20 : Livio Gaeta (University of Torino)
    Pure existentials versus pure presentationals : finding an existence out(side) of place

12:20-14:00 : Lunch

  • 14:00-15:00 : Denis Creissels (University of Lyon 2)
    ’Existential predication in the languages of the Sudanic belt’
  • 15:00-15:30 : Bert Cappelle (University of Lille 3, STL), Vassil Mostrov (University of Valenciennes, CALHISTE), Fayssal Tayalati (University of Lille 3, STL)
    There and have existentials in English and French : The case of abstract nouns
  • 15:30-16:00 : Danièle Van de Velde (University of Lille 3)
    The French verb manquer : a negative existential predicate ?
  • 16:00-16:30 : Bert Cappelle (University of Lille 3, STL), Anne Carlier (University of Lille 3, STL), Benjamin Fagard (CNRS, Lattice / ENS & University Paris 3), Machteld Meulleman (University of Reims-Champagne-Ardenne)
    Negating presence or existence : a cross-linguistic, corpus-based account
  • 16:30-17:00 : Discussion & conclusions