On May 23-25, the McGill Syntactic Interfaces Research Group (McSIRG) will hold an international workshop exploring the semantics/pragmatics interface. The workshop is entitled Exploring the Interfaces 2: Implicatures, Alternatives, and the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface (ETI 2) and will take place at The Thomson House, located on the McGill University campus.
ETI 2 is the second of three international workshops exploring the interfaces that McSIRG is organizing. McSIRG and the workshops are funded by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and Quebec’s Fonds de Recherche Société et Culture (FQRSC).
The following researchers will participate in ETI 2:
* Alan Bale (Concordia University)
* Emmanuel Chemla (Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris)
* Luka Crnič (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
* Bart Geurts (University of Nijmegen)
* Brendan Gillon (McGill University)
* Uli Sauerland (Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin)
* Bernhard Schwarz (McGill University)
* Raj Singh (Carleton University)
* Michael Wagner (McGill University)
PROGRAM AND ADDITIONAL INFO
More information about ETI 2, including the program, abstracts, and background reading, can be found at the ETI 2 website.
There is no fee for attending ETI 2, but we do ask that you register if you plan to attend. The registration page can be found here.
TWO EXTRA TALKS
In addition, there will be two extra talks taking place before and after the workshop. On May 22 at 2pm, Emmanuel Chemla will present his work on processing free choice. On May 27 at 10am, Bart Geurts will present his work on framing and embedded implicatures. Both talks will take place in room 117 of the McGill Linguistics Building, 1085 Dr-Penfield. All are invited.