Sentence Types, Sentence Moods and Illocutionary Forces: An International Conference to honor Manfred Bierwisch

Program

Thursday, 4 November

13.50-14.00
Welcome & Introduction

14.00-15.30
EKKEHARD KÖNIG (Berlin/Freiburg) & PETER SIEMUND (Hamburg):
Functional Distinctions in the Grammar of Sentence Types across Languages

15.30-16.00
Tea & Coffee Break

16.00-17.00
MARGA REIS (Tübingen):
Echo-Wh-Questions Revisited

17.00-18.00
JOSEF BAYER (Konstanz) & HANS-GEORG OBENAUER (Paris):
On the (In-)Dependence of Interpretation from Syntax - Evidence from 'Special Questions'

19.00
Conference Dinner
Venue: Ristorante Valmontone, Friedrichstr. 50 [Link to homepage]

Friday, 5 November

9.00-10.00
STEPHEN LEVINSON (Nijmegen):
Speech Acts in Action (and Interaction)

10.00-11.00
ROBERT M. HARNISH (Tucson):
Mood, Force, and Inference

11.00-11.30
Tea & Coffee Break

11.30-12.30
FRANÇOIS RECANATI (Paris):
Content, Mood, and Force

12.30-14.00
Lunch Break

14.00-15.00
ULRIKE ZESHAN (Preston):
The Typology of Interrogatives in Sign Languages

15.00-16.00
HANS-MARTIN GÄRTNER (Berlin):
Diachronic Perspectives on Sentence Types: Some Remarks and a Case Study

16.00-16.30
Tea & Coffee Break

16.30-18.30
ILSE ZIMMERMANN (Potsdam):
Where are the Worlds?
DIETER WUNDERLICH (Düsseldorf/Berlin):
80 Years with Manfred Bierwisch -  On Literal Meaning, Parsimony and the Semantics of Mood
MANFRED BIERWISCH (Berlin):
Why Speech Acts aren't that special

18.30
Reception at the BBAW

Saturday, 6 November

9.00-10.00
NICHOLAS ASHER (Toulouse):
Big Speech Acts: Complex Constituents in Discourse Structure

10.00-11.00
ARIEL COHEN (Beer Sheva):
Epistemic Modals as Speech Act Modifiers

11.00-11.30
Tea & Coffee Break

11.30-12.30
DIETMAR ZAEFFERER (Munich):
'Is this a question, and if yes, what's the answer?' Performativity as Holophoricity

12.30-14.00
Lunch Break

14.00-15.00
MANFRED KRIFKA (Berlin):
Speech Acts: Not truth-conditional, but part of semantics

15.00-16.00
JONATHAN GINZBURG (London):
Speech Act Embedding and Clarificational Interaction

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