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We are pleased to announce a workshop on linguistic and cognitive aspects of quantification, to be held at the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest on October 16–17, 2015. We invite talks presenting the results of research into the interaction of the grammar and the lexicon of quantification and numerical-logical cognition in child and adult language, based on the investigation of individual languages and on comparative studies. Specific issues which have generated important research recently include the interpretation of numerals (e.g., the emergence of the at least n vs. exactly n reading), the interpretation of quantifiers, scalar implicatures, quantifier spreading, scope interactions, the interpretation of linguistic vs. symbolic representations of quantification, the encoding and the interpretation of distributivity, the encoding and the interpretation of exhaustivity, the role of pragmatics in quantifier interpretation, etc. 

The workshop aims to foster discussion and collaboration among researchers working on the linguistic, psycholinguistic, and cognitive aspects of quantification, testing speakers of different languages, using various experimental paradigms and theoretical frameworks.

 

Invited Speakers

Yosef Grodzinsky (University of Jerusalem): Quantifier Polarity, Numerosity, and Verification Procedures: Experimental Explorations

 

Irina Sekerina (City University New York): What Eye Movements Reveal About Quantifier-Spreading

 

Organizers

Katalin É. Kiss

Lilla Pintér

Tamás Zétényi

 

Abstracts are solicited on any topic related to the theme of the conference.