Genericity: From Morphology to Cognition

Day 1, Monday 5 December, 2011

9h00-10h00 Invited Speaker: Alice ter Meulen, University of Geneva
  Generics in Information Structure: Exceptions versus
  counterexamples
   
10h10-10h40 Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, Queen Mary, University
  of London
  To distribute and to make an exception: Genericity and universal quantification in Greek
   
10h40-11h00 Coffee Break
   
11h00-11h40 James Hampton, City University London
  Generics as reflecting conceptual knowledge (slides for the talk available here)
   
11h40-12h40 Invited Speaker: Sandeep Prasada, CUNY, NY
  Mechanisms for characterizing kinds and classes
   
12h40-14h00 Lunch
   
14h00-15h00 Invited Speaker: Anne Zribi-Hertz, Universite Paris-8/
  SFL, Paris-8/CNRS (based on joint work with Loïc Jean-
  Louis, Universite Paris-8)
  LA- and LÉ in Matinikè: genericity markers in the DP?
   
15h00-15h40 Olga Borik, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona &
 
  M.Teresa Espinal, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  On reference to kinds in Spanish and Russian
   
15h40-16h00 Coffee Break
   
16h00-16h40 Patricia Cabredo Hofherr, CNRS UMR 7023 - Paris 8
  Lexical genericity: R-impersonal pronouns
   
16h40-17h40 Invited Speaker: Roberto Zamparelli, University of
  Trento
  Building (sub)kinds
17h45 Reception
 

Genericity: From Morphology to Cognition

Day 2, Tuesday 6 December, 2011

9h00-10h00 Invited Speaker: Yael Greenberg, Bar Ilan University
  Genericity and (non)accidentalness
   
10h00-10h40 Christian Retore, LaBRI, INRIA, Universite de Bordeaux 1
  Specimens: "most of" generic NPs in a contextually flexible type theory
   
10h40-11h00 Coffee Break
   
11h00-11h40 Svetlana Vogeleer, Institut Libre Marie Haps &
  Université Libre de Bruxelles
  Bare habituals with indefinite singular objects and the perfective viewpoint aspect
   
11h40-12h40 Invited Speaker: Nicholas Asher, CNRS – IRIT, Université
  Paul Sabatier
  More truths about generic truth
   
12h40-14h00 Lunch
   
14h00-15h00 Invited Speaker: Sarah-Jane Leslie, Princeton University
  Generics as Cognitive Defaults
   
15h00-15h40 Matt Teichman, University of Chicago
  Is There a Generic Quantifier?
   
15h40-16h00 Coffee Break
   
16h00-16h40 Sascha Alexeyenko, Institute of Cognitive Science,
  University of Osnabrück
  Nominal Generics: Past and Present
   
16h40-17h40 Invited Speaker: Ariel Cohen, Ben-Gurion University of
  the Negev
  Generics as modals (slides for the talk available here)