Brussels Conference in Generative Linguistics

10-Dec-2018 – 11-Dec-2018, Brussels, Belgium

CRISSP is proud to present the eleventh installment of the Brussels Conference on Generative Linguistics (BCGL), devoted to the syntax and semantics of aspect.

We are pleased to announce that the following invited speakers have agreed to give a talk at BCGL 11:

Berit Gehrke (Humboldt Universität, Berlin)
Roumyana Pancheva (University of Southern California)
Gillian Ramchand (The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø)

Workshop Description:

The properties and representations of aspect have been studied extensively from both syntactic and semantic perspectives, as well as their interfaces. As for the syntax, a central question is how aspectual notions such as telicity, duration, cause and change are represented in syntax. Approaches range from the minimalist structure of Erteschik-shir & Rapoport (2005), to a more fine-grained functional structure as proposed by Ramchand (2008), or with a clear differentiation between outer (external, presentational) and inner (internal, Aktionsart) aspect, as proposed by Travis (2010). The semantics of aspect has also been widely studied. As in the syntax, a distinction is often made between outer and inner aspect, with tense scoping over grammatical (outer) aspect, and grammatical aspect scoping over aspectual class (inner aspect). This layered structure makes it possible to investigate (cross-linguistic variation in) the interaction between the lexical features of the verb, the semantics of the predicate-argument structure, the expression of progressive and perfective/imperfective aspect, and other elements in the sentence which can carry aspectual information (e.g. certain adverbs/adverbial phrases, negation). The aim of this workshop is to explore these and related issues.

2nd Call for Papers:

The submission deadline for abstracts is September 15, 2018.

Abstract Guidelines:

Abstracts should not exceed two pages, including data, references and diagrams. Abstracts should be typed in at least 11-point font, with one-inch margins (letter-size; 8½ inch by 11 inch or A4) and a maximum of 50 lines of text per page. Abstracts must be anonymous and submissions are limited to 2 per author, at least one of which is co-authored. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Please submit your abstract using the EasyChair link for BCGL11:

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