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

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

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

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, and 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

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

 Fr., 09.03.2018

11:45-12:15

Alessandra Giorgi,  Roland Hinterhölzl & Chiara Dal Farra

Syntax and Prosody: 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