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International Multidisciplinary Colloquium: Mass/Count in Linguistics, Philosophy and Cognitive Science


December 20-21, 2012
ENS-Paris, France



December 18-19, 2012: Tutorial
The colloquium will preceded by a two day-tutorial. The tutorial will provide an
overview and a critical discussion of the various approaches to the mass-count
distinctuion both in philosophy and in linguistic semantics.

The aim of this colloquium is to provide a platform of exchange between
linguists, philosophers and psychologists, working the different aspects of the
mass/count distinction. Such a resolutely interdisciplinary approach is indeed
necessary to fully apprehend the new questions that are presently arising in
connection to the mass/count distinction. This multidisciplinary conference
aspires to move this scientific debate forward, and contribute to the evolution
of current methodology.

A more detailed description of the scientific scope of this colloquium is
available on the dedicated website: http://mass-count.sciencesconf.org/

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

- Alternative approaches to standard extensional mereology
- Analysis of the (quasi-)classifier role on nouns in constructions like “the
town of Paris”
- The mass/count distinction in connection to non-sortal nouns like “the kind”
of “the type”, etc.
- Plurality and individuation of reference
- Syntactic mapping
- Experimental psychology and assessment of theoretical analyses

SUBMISSION DETAILS

We invite submissions of anonymous two-page abstracts including references, for
a 30-minute talk.

[NEW] Deadline for submissions: July 15, 2012
Notification of acceptance: September 3, 2012

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

All submissions must be made exclusively electronically via the website:
http://mass-count.sciencesconf.org/
The heading “Submission” appears only after having registered on the
SciencesConf website.

Important: for authors affiliated to a French institution, during the submission
procedure, under the heading “Affiliation”, the authors will necessarily have to
provide the EPST code of their laboratory (e.g. for the CNRS and the university,
it will be of the form UMRxxxx, EAxxxx, etc.).

INVITED SPEAKERS:

- David Barner (UCSD)
- Almerindo Ojeda (UCDavis)
- Byeon-uk Yi (Toronto University)
- Anne Zribi-Herts (Paris 8 University)

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

- Alexandra Arapinis (ENS, IHPST)
- David Barner (UCSD)
- Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin (CNRS, Paris 7 University)
- Jenny Doetjes (Leiden University)
- Friederike Moltmann (CNRS, IHPST)
- David Nicolas (CNRS, IJN)
- Almerindo Ojeda (UCDavis)
- Susan Rothstein(Bar Ilan University)
- Elena Soare (Paris 8 University)
- Fayssal Tayalati (Lille 3 University)
- Lucia M. Tovena (Paris 7 University)
- Danièle van de Velde (Lille 3 University)
- Byeon-Uk Yi (Toronto University)
- Anne Zribi-Herts (Paris 8 University)

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

- Alexandra Arapinis (ENS, IHPST)
- Friederike Moltmann (CNRS, IHPST)
- Lucia M. Tovena (Paris 7 University)

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