Congreso: International Workshop "Events across categories: Theoretical and experimental approaches to event structure"


The theme of this workshop is event structure across categories: the way the situations are represented in natural language morphosyntax and semantics, with special emphasis on the patterns that are found not only in verbs but also related adjectives and nouns. Since experimental neurological and psychological approaches to the study of lexical semantics and the syntax-semantics interface have gained prominence in recent years, and there is an increasing collaboration between researchers in linguistic theory, psycholinguistics, and neurolinguistics, this workshop has the specific goal of bringing together experts in both theoretical and experimental approaches to the study of event structure. In the theoretical domain, the analysis of event structure will contribute to our understanding of the syntax-semantics interface and the relation between events and such general semantic phenomena as gradability and reference; in the experimental domain, research on the acquisition and processing of events will certainly have implications for general theories of language and aspects of cognition such as the conceptualization of space and time or causal relations.



The Workshop will be held at the Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spanish Research Council), with the support of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.


Violeta Demonte (CCHS-CSIC)

Louise McNally (UPF)

Nino Grillo (CCHS-CSIC)

Isabel Pérez Jiménez (CCHS-CSIC)

Héctor Fernández Alcalde (CCHS-CSIC)

Berit Gehrke (UPF)