Negation - an interdisciplinary workshop on the syntax and semantics of negation

A joint workshop by the Departments of German Studies, Romance Studies, and Linguistics of the University of Vienna

Location and date

Elise-Richter-Saal, University of Vienna Main Building, April 8, 2014


09:00-10:00 Cecilia Poletto, Universität Frankfurt:
Decomposing negation
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10:10-11:10 Adam Ledgeway, University of Cambridge:
Marking presuppositional negation in the dialects of southern Italy
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11:10-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-12:30 Doris Penka, Universität Konstanz:
Split scope of negative quantifiers: clausal vs. degree negation

12:30-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-15:00 Hedde Zeijlstra, Universität Göttingen:
Divergence or convergence? Understanding the landscape of NPIs and PPIs

15:10-16:10 Jakob Steixner, Universität Wien:
Double Negation and Focus

16:10-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-17:30 Susagna Tubau, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona:
Negative Concord in English, Double Negation in Romance
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