Congreso, coloquio o simposioInfoling 7.8 (2017)

Título:Workshop on Tenselessness
Entidad organizadora:University of Greenwich
Lugar de celebración:Londres, Reino Unido
Fecha de inicio:5 de octubre de 2017
Fecha de finalización:6 de octubre de 2017
Circular Nº:1
Contacto:Maria J Arche,
DescripciónTense locates the situation we speak about in time, which is crucial for adequate comprehension. Can a clause or a language be tenseless, then? Infinitives and many languages in the world lack tense indication (e.g., Mandarin Chinese, Salishan Lillooet, Halkomelem, in British Columbia, Algonquian Blackfoot in Alberta, Kalaallisut in Greenland, Guaraní and Ayoreo in Paraguay, Yucatec Maya in Mexico, Navajo in Southern US, or Hausa in West Africa).

However, to discern whether such absence signals phonologically null morphemes or absence of Tense altogether is intricate. While Matthewson (2006) defends that tense content cannot be ruled out for Blackfoot, Ritter & Wiltschko (2014) argue that person and location constitute the substance of Inflection. In the absence of tense, other categories, e.g., Mood (in Kalaallisut, Bittner 2014 or Hausa, Mucha 2015) or Aspect (Lin 2012 for Chinese) establish temporal interpretation. However, whether these are mere tendencies and how exactly this should be formalised (Klein et al 2000) is debated.

Finally, what light can uninflected forms (infinitives) shed onto the issue? Some authors (Wurmbrand 2014) argue all are tenseless, while others (Stowell 1982) defend only certain types are with aspect being the temporal provider too (Stowell 2007; Zwart 2014).
Área temática:Morfología, Pragmática, Semántica, Sintaxis, Tipología
ProgramaJueves 5 de octubre 2017

Welcome and presentation
Jan-Wouter Zwart, University of Groningen
Postsyntactic morphology and the syntax of verb clusters
Coffee break
Hazel Pearson, Queen Mary University of London
Revisiting Tense and Aspect in English Infinitives
Jerneja Kavcic, University of Ljubljana
The Tense of Complement Infinitives in Ancient Greek
Vanessa Köbke López, University of Lisbon
Parasitic Temporal Morphology: The case of the Gerúndio Composto in Portuguese
Rosa Junia Garcia-Barragan Cordova, Autonomous Metropolitan University of Mexico
On Cross-Categorical Determiners Resolving the Tense-Mood Interpretation of the Spanish Subjunctive
Coffee break & poster session
Ying-Ju Chang, University of York
Tense marking in Taiwanese Mandarin
Pablo Rico, Autonomous University of Barcelona
Infinitive licensing through A’-movemnet: wh-elements vs. Foci
Neda Todorovic, University of British Columbia
What is (Im)possible when Tense is not there?
Tim Stowell, University of California Los Angeles
What Counts as a Tense: Nonfinite Past
Wine reception
Informal conference dinner –Venue TBC

Viernes 6 de octubre

Lisa Matthewson, University of British Columbia
Finding tenses where we don’t expect them
Coffee break
Hamida Demirdache & Hongyuan Sun, University of Nantes
Constraints on embedded time reference in Mandarin: zero vs. overt aspect
Sherry Yong Chen and Matthew Husband, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Oxford
Non-future tense in Mandarin Chinese: Evidence from contradictory ‘forward lifetime effects’
Fernanda Pratas, University of Lisbon
How much Tense is needed? The mixed response from Capeverdean
Callum Hackett, Newcastle University
Universals of INFL: Challenges from Maybrat
Jürgen Bohnemeyer, University at Buffalo
Reality check: future time reference in tenseless languages
Coffee break
Wolfgang Klein, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Why Tense?
Open table and final discussion
Comité científicoMaría J. Arche (University of Greenwich)
Pier Marco Bertinetto (Scuola Normale di Pisa)
Jürgen Bohnemeyer (University of Buffalo)
Bernard Comrie (University of California Santa Barbara)
Hamida Demirdache (University of Nantes/CNRS)
Antonio Fábregas (University of Tromsø)
Maria Lluïsa Hernanz (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
Angeliek van Hout (University of Groningen)
Kwang-sup Kim (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies)
Wolfgang Klein (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)
Sarah Liszka (University of Greenwich)
Jinhong Liu (Guangzhou College of South China University of Technology)
Lisa Matthewson (University British Columbia)
Anne Mucha (University of Postdam)
Fernanda Pratas (University of Lisbon)
Roumyana Slabakova (University of Southampton)
Tim Stowell (University of California, Los Angeles)
Hongyuan Sun (University of Picardie/University of Nantes)
Myriam Uribe-Etxebarria (University of Basque Country)
Susi Wurmbrand (University of Conneticut)
Jan-Wouter Zwarts (University of Groningen)
Comité organizadorMaría J Arche (University of Greenwich)
Sarah Liszka
Dan Liu
Harriet Lowe
Lengua(s) oficial(es) del evento:inglés
Remitente:Maria J Arche
Institución: University of Greenwich
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Fecha de publicación en Infoling:9 de septiembre de 2017

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