Bart Geurts (Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen) "Normative pragmatics and the evolution of communication"

Advanced Issues in Cognitive Science and Linguistics

Bart Geurts (Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen)

Normative pragmatics and the evolution of communication

Dates: March 22232425 and 26, 2021


Time: 9:00-11:30

Facultat de Lletres, room to be announced

New article by Xavier and Sílvia

Villalba , X. ., & Planas-Morales, S. . (2020). Complementantes preposicionales en las relativas de infinitivo: Revista Española De Lingüística, 50(2), 83-106. 

M. Teresa Espinal

Adreça postal: 

Centre de Lingüística Teòrica

Dept. de Filologia Catalana

Edifici B

Carrer de la Fortuna s/n

Campus de Bellaterra

08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès)

Catalonia (SPAIN)

+34 935811554
+34 935812782
Línia de recerca: 

negation (negative concord, expletive negation and double negation), idiomatic constructions (conceptual dictionary of Catalan idioms, inherent clitic incorporation, lexicalization patterns), semantic properties of bare nouns and incorporating verbs. Roma

Breu presentació: 

En premsa / In press
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'Idioms and phraseology.' (with J. Mateu). Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

'Definiteness in Russian bare nominal kinds.' (with O. Borik). In A. Aguilar, J. Pozas & Violeta Vázquez-Rojas (eds.), Definiteness across languages. LangSci series Studies in Diversity Linguistics.

'Single negation interpretations in sentences with multiple negative expressions in Mandarin Chinese. An experimental investigation' (with F. Li and J. Borràs-Comes). Lingua 210-211: 65-78.

'Psychological verbs and their arguments.' (with D. Serés). Borealis. An International Journal of Hispanic Linguistics 7/ 1: 27-44.

'Relating (un)acceptability to interpretation. Experimental investigations on negation.' (with U. Etxeberria, S. Tubau, V. Déprez & J. Borràs-Comes). Frontiers in Psychology. Language Sciences.

'Manner and result modifiers. The V ben V construction in Catalan' (with J. Mateu). The Linguistic Review, 35(1): 1-33.

'How speakers interpret the negative markers no and no...pas in Catalan' (with S. Tubau, V. Déprez & J. Borràs-Comes). Probus, 30(1):121-167.

'Morphosyntactic defectiveness in complex predicate formation'. In A. Álvarez & Í. Navarro (eds.), On verb valency change: theoretical and typological perspectives. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 31-50.

'On weak definites and their contribution to event kinds' (with S. Cyrino). In E. Castroviejo, O. Fernández-Soriano & I. Pérez (eds.), Boundaries, phases and interfaces. Case studies in honor of Violeta Demonte. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 130-150.

'The definite article in Romance expletives and long weak definites' (with S. Cyrino). Glossa 2(1), 23. DOI:

'Is Mandarin Chinese a truth-based language? Rejecting responses to negative assertions and questions' (with F. Li, S. González-Fuente & P. Prieto). Frontiers in Psychology. Language Sciences. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01967.

'Meaning of words, meaning of sentences. Building the meaning of n-words' (with S. Tubau). In S. Fischer & C. Gabriel (eds.),Manual of grammatical interfaces in Romance linguistics. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 187-212.

'Interpreting argumental n-words as answers to negative wh-questions' (with S. Tubau). Lingua, 177, 41-59.

'Número, semántica'. In J. Gutiérrez-Rexach (ed.),Enciclopedia Lingüística Hispánica. Vol. 1, Part II. London: Routledge, 710-721.

'Double negation in Catalan and Spanish. Interaction between syntax and prosody' (with S. Tubau, J. Borràs-Comes & P. Prieto). In P. Larrivée & C. Lee (eds.), Negation and polarity: cognitive and experimental perspectives. Berlin: Springer, 145-176.

'How do languages reject negative propositions? Typological evidence on the use of prosody and gesture ' (with S. González-Fuente, S. Tubau & P. Prieto). Frontiers in Psychology. Language Sciences,  6:899. DOI 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00899.

'Double Negation in a Negative Concord Language: An Experimental Investigation' (with V. Déprez, S. Tubau & A. Cheylus). Lingua, 163, 75-107.

'On the structure of bare nominals in Brazilian Portuguese' (with S. cyrino). In J. Smith & T. Ishane (eds.), Romance Linguistics 2012. Selected papers from the 42nd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 215-228. doi 10.1075/rllt.7.14cyr

'Reference to kinds and to other generic expressions: definiteness and number' (with O. Borik). The Linguistic Review, 32.2, 167-225.

'Ambiguity resolution and information structure' (with X. Villalba). The Linguistic Review, 32.1, 61-85.

'Prosody and gesture in the interpretation of yes-answers to negative yes-no questions' (with S. Tubau, S. González & P. Prieto). The Linguistic Review, 32.1, 115-142.

'Bare nominals in Brazilian Portuguese: more on the DP/NP analysis' (with S. Cyrino). Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, 33, 471-521. DOI 10.1007/s11049-014-9264-6.

'Weak referentiality and Russian instrumental nominals' (with L. Bogatyreva). In A. Aguilar, B. Le Bruyn & J. Zwarts (eds.), Advances in weak referentiality. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 101-127.

'Diachronic changes in negative expressions: the case of French' (with M. Labelle). Lingua, 145, 194-225

Semántica (with J. Macià, J. Mateu & J. Quer). Madrid: Akal.

'Laughing our heads off: when metaphor constrains aspect' (with J. Mateu), in T. Crane & S. Katseff (eds.). Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. Berkeley: University of California, Berkeley, 284-294.

'Bare nominals, bare predicates: properties and related types', in J. Kabatek & A. Wall (eds.), Bare Noun Phrases in Romance: theory and (empirical) data. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 63-94.

'Prosody and gesture constrain the interpretation of double negation' (with P. Prieto, J.Borràs & S.Tubau), Lingua, 131, 136-150.

'On the structure of vocatives', in B. Sonnenhauser & P. Noel (eds.), Vocative!. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, Trends in Linguistics Series, 109-132.

‘Transitividad débil y nombres no referenciales modificadores del predicado’, in V. Bellosta von Colbe & M. García García (eds.), Aspectualidad – transitividad – referencialidad: las lenguas románicas en contraste, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. Studia Romanica et Linguistica SRL 36, 119-132.

'On definite kinds' (with O. Borik)
Recherches Linguistiques de Vincennes, 41, 123-146.

'Le-predicates and event modification in Mexican Spanish' (with Í. Navarro)
Lingua, 122, 409-431.

'Doble negació dins l'oració simple en català' (with S. Tubau)
Estudis Romànics, XXXIV, 145-164.

'Pragmatic particles at the syntax-cognition interface'.
J.M. Cots & L. Payrató (eds.), Pragmatics of Catalan, Berlin: Mouton Series in Pragmatics, 49-79..

'Intonational encoding of double negation in Catalan' (with P. Prieto)
Journal of Pragmatics, 43, 2392-2410.

'Bare nominals and argument structure in Catalan and Spanish' (with J. Mateu)
The Linguistic Review, 28, 1-39.

'Bare nominals and incorporating verbs in Catalan and Spanish' (with L. McNally)
Journal of Linguistics 47.1, 87-128.

'On classes of idioms and their interpretation' (with J. Mateu)
Journal of Pragmatics 42: 1397–1411.

'Bare nominals in Catalan and Spanish. Their structure and meaning'
Lingua 120.4: 984-1009.

M. Teresa
Full professor (CU) and ICREA Academia Distinguished Professor
Campus d'excel·lència internacional U A B