Eloi coauthors a book at CUP

Is acquiring a third language the same as acquiring a second? Are all instances of non-native language acquisition simply one and the same? In this first book-length study of the topic, the authors systematically walk the reader through the evidence to answer these questions. They suggest that acquiring an additional language in bilinguals (of all types) is unique, and reveals things about the links between language and mind, brain, and cognition, which are otherwise impossible to appreciate.

New paper by Xavier in Syntax

Villalba, Xavier (2019) Infinitive Wh-Relatives in Romance: Consequences for the Truncation-versus-Intervention Debate

Final program of the workshop Functional catgories and expressive meaning

Final program of the workshop Functional catgories and expressive meaning

Final program of the workshop Functional catgories and expressive meaning

Final program of the workshop Functional catgories and expressive meaning

September 9

9:30 Welcome

10:00-11:00 Silvio Cruschina (U Helsinki) A surprising association and an unexpected move: Mirative implicatures

11:00-11:30 Matteo Greco (IUSS Pavia) Negation in exclamatives and in ‘surprise’ contexts: When syntax transforms a function word

11:30-12:00 Coffee break

12:00-12:30 Andreas Trotzke (U Konstanz & UAB) & Xavier Villalba (UAB):
Functional categories and that-exclamatives in discourse

12:30 – 13:00 Daniel Gutzmann (U Cologne) Expressivity is a syntactic feature

13:00 - 13:30 Patrizia Noel (U Bamberg) General extenders: Expressivity in the right periphery of the sentence

13:30 – 15:00 Lunch

15:00 - 15:30 Norbert Corver (U Utrecht) Classifiers and affect: Organizing disorganization

15:30 - 16:00 Lobke Ghesquière (U Mons) Expressive meaning playing the NP field

16:00 - 16:30 Pause

16:30 - 17:00 Osamu Sawada (Mie University) & Jun Sawada (Aoyama Gakuin University) The interpretation of tense in the Japanese mirative expressions nante/towa

17:00 - 18:00 Jessica Rett (UCLA) A comparison of expressives and miratives

20:00 Conference dinner at Hotel Exe Campus/UAB

September 10
10:00 - 11:00 Elena Castroviejo (Ikerbasque & UPV/EHU) Exclamatives with tags

11:00 -11:30 Victoria Escandell-Vidal (UNED) & Manuel Leonetti (U Complutense Madrid) Spanish ‘mirative futures’

11:30 - 12:00 Coffee break

12:00 - 12:30 Roland Hinterhölzl & Nicola Munaro (both Ca’Foscari U Venice) On the illocutionary force of exclamatives and non-standard questions in German and Italian

12:30 - 13:00 Laure Lansari, Agnès Celle & Anne Jugnet (all U Paris Diderot) Mais qu’est-ce que… / What the hell…: Expressive questions in English and French

13:00 -13:30 Lisa Brunetti, Lucia Tovena & Hiyon Yoo (all U Paris Diderot & CNRS) The semantics and prosody of French comment questions with reason interpretation: Expectation disconfirmation and surprise effects

13:30 - 15:00 Lunch

15:00 -15:30 Daniel Hole (U Stuttgart) & Katherine Fraser (Ikerbasque & UPV/EHU) Syntax and semantics of the SWARM alternation

15:30 - 16:30 Anastasia Giannakidou (U Chicago) & Andreas Trotzke (U Konstanz & UAB): The assertion and presupposition of the exclamative: A fresh look at Greek and German

Part of the funded research project The Interpretation of Functional Categories (FFI2017-82547-P)

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