Valentina Bianchi und Patrick Georg Grosz

AG 3 Evaluative meanings: Theoretical and computational perspectives

Building K1, room 11.62

Kurzbeschreibung / / short description

Interest in the encoding of evaluative meanings has significantly increased in recent years, both in theoretical and in computationally oriented research. Much recent research in formal linguistics (particularly in semantics and syntax) has turned towards topics such as evaluativity, subjectivity, and expressivity. In parallel, computational linguistics has given rise to fields such as sentiment analysis, which explicitly aim at investigating evaluative phenomena computationally. This workshop aims to address current issues in the investigation of evaluativity within formal linguistics and to allow for cross-fertilization with computational linguistic research.

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Organisatoren // organizers

Valenitna Bianchi (Uni Siena)

Patrick G. Grosz (Uni Oslo)

Ablauf // schedule

Mi., 07.03.2018 

13:45-14:15

Valentina Bianchi & Patrick Grosz
Introduction – Remarks on the State of the Art

14:15-15:15

Andrea Beltrama (invited talk)
Subjective assertions and inquisitiveness: a hybrid speech act? 

15:15-15:45

Valentina Benigni and Mara Frascarelli
Negate to mitigate. A corpus-based discourse-structural approach to evaluative speech acts

15:45-16:30

Kaffeepause / coffee break

16:30-17:00

*entfällt/fällt aus*

Fabian Renz-Gabriel
Ambiguous Evaluative Adjectives as a Major Source of Expressive Intensifiers in German

17:00-17:30

Alon Fishman
Presupposing expressive meaning: the case of Hebrew xatixat

17:30-18:00

Elsi Kaiser, Catherine Wang & Gwenyth Portillo-Wightman
Evaluative adjectives in different sensory domains: Comparing sight, smell and taste

 Do., 08.09.2018

9:00-9:30

Peter Alrenga
Unifying Epistemic and Concessive at least

9:30-10:00

Yi-Hsun Chen
The scalarity and quantificational domain of speaker concession

10:00-10:30

Marion Jäger
The role of scalar meaning and emphasis in leftward association of the German focus particle nur (‘only’)

10:30-11:15

Kaffeepause / coffee break

11:15-11:45

Patrick Muñoz
Evaluativity as epistemic non-convergence

11:45-12:15           

Hanno Beck
Studying the Footprint of Subjective Adjectives

12:15-12:45

*change*

Katherine Fraser (joint work with Daniel Hole)
Scalar evaluativity and other secondary meaning types in argument alternations

*Dan Zeman cancelled*

12:45-13:45

Mittagspause / Lunch break

13:45-14:45

Farah Benamara (invited talk)
Evaluative Language: When Linguistics Meets Computational Linguistics  

 Fr., 09.03.2018

11:45-12:15

Alessandra Giorgi, Roland Hinterhölzl & Chiara Dal Farra
Syntax and Prosody in expressing surprise

12:15-12:45

Shinya Okano
A non-epistemic-modal analysis of the ‚half modal’ scheinen in German

12:45-13:15

*change* > talk moved to Thursday 12:15

*panel discussion starts at 12:45*

12:45-14:15

Andrea Beltrama, Farah Benamara, Valentina Bianchi and Patrick Grosz

Panel Discussion: Evaluative meanings – Future Perspectives