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« La Chaire Internationale de Recherche Blaise Pascal financée par l’Etat et la Région d’Ile-de- France, gérée par la Fondation de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure » Title: Cartography and Locality, Criteria and Labeling
Description: In these lectures I would like to address the following closely connected topics:


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Title of the Blaise Pascal lectures: Cartography and Locality, Criteria and Labeling
In these lectures I would like to address the following closely connected topics:
- Briefly introduce the basic guidelines of cartographic studies, and consider alternatives involving less structured syntactic representations;
- Address the issue of “further explanations” of functional sequences in terms of the theory of locality and of interface requirements.
- Discuss the implications for cartographic studies of the theory of labeling presented in Chomsky (2012) “Problems of Projections”, to appear in Lingua, and explore the consequences of this approach for Criterial Freezing effects and other aspects of the “Halting problem” for different types of movement.
The lectures presuppose some familiarity with current models of formal syntax, with special reference to minimalism.


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EALing 2012 - Blaise Pascal LECTURES

Blaise Pascal LECTURES 2012 /CONFÉRENCES Blaise Pascal 2012

We are happy to announce that Professor Luigi Rizzi (University of Siena) recipient of a Blaise Pascal chair will deliver "Blaise Pascal Lectures" in September 2012 during Ealing.
Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer que le professeur Luigi Rizzi (Université de Sienne) lauréat d'une chaire Blaise Pascal donnera des conférences "Blaise Pascal" en Septembre 2012 pendant Ealing.
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EALing 2010 - SIGMA LECTURES

SIGMA LECTURES 2010 /CONFÉRENCES SIGMA 2010

We are happy to announce that Professor Hannes Leitgeb (University of Bristol) will deliver the "SIGMA Lectures" in September 2010. These lectures are organized by members of the SIGMA group on topics related to language and meaning.
SIGMA [Structures and Interpretations: Grammars, Models and Analyses] includes researchers working on the structures and interpretation of language within the Department of Cognitive Studies (DEC) at ENS. The SIGMA Lectures are organized with the financial support of DEC and of a 'Euryi' grant of the European Science Foundation.
Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer que le Professeur Hannes Leitgeb (Université de Bristol) donnera en septembre 2010 les "Conférences SIGMA", organisées par des membres du groupe SIGMA sur des thèmes portant sur le langage et la signification.

Hannes Leitgeb

Overall title of the SIGMA lectures: Between Truth and Probability
Description of the SIGMA lecture series
In many areas of philosophy and science we seem to be torn between concepts, properties and states of two kinds: on the one hand qualitative ones, such as truth, dispositions, beliefs, and on the other hand quantitative ones, such as chances, propensities, degrees of belief. While the formal properties of the former derive from the logical properties of truth, the formal properties of the latter are probabilistic in nature. Since it seems too costly to dismiss either of the two families as dispensable, we need to develop theories by which we can relate them to each other in ways that are systematic, coherent, and precise. The three lectures in this lecture series aim to make some progress in that direction. The first lecture tries to do to the norms of rational degrees of belief what we standardly do to the norms of rational binary belief: to give them an epistemic justification based on considerations on truth. In the second lecture we will explore a truth-conditional semantics for counterfactual conditionals in which conditional chances become the truthmakers of counterfactuals. Finally, the third lecture will present a theory of belief according to which binary belief is indeed reducible to subjective probabilities, but without the concept of binary belief being therefore eliminable from philosophical or scientific discourse.
- Titles of the single lectures:
Lecture I: An Objective Justification of Bayesianism
Lecture II: A Probabilistic Semantics for Counterfactuals
Lecture III: Reducing Belief Simpliciter to Degrees of Belief




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We are happy to announce that Professor Hannes Leitgeb (University of Bristol) will deliver the "SIGMA Lectures" in September 2010. These lectures are organized by members of the SIGMA group on topics related to language and meaning.
The content of these lectures is described below (see Ealing Schedule for time and place).
Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer que le Professeur Hannes Leitgeb (Université de Bristol) donnera en septembre 2010 les "Conférences SIGMA", organisées par des membres du groupe SIGMA sur des thèmes portant sur le langage et la signification.
Le contenu de ces conférences est décrit ci-dessous (voir l'emploi du temps de Ealing pour les horaires et lieux des conférences).


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We are happy to announce that Hannes Leitgeb (University of Bristol) will deliver the "SIGMA Lectures" in September 2010. These lectures are organized by members of the SIGMA group on topics related to language and meaning.
Professor Leitgeb will give one lecture for a general audience, followed by several lectures for specialists. Their content is described below (see Ealing Schedule for time and place).
Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer que Hannes Leitgeb (Université de Bristol) donnera en septembre 2010 les "Conférences SIGMA", organisées par des membres du groupe SIGMA sur des thèmes portant sur le langage et la signification.
Le professeur Leitgeb donnera une première conférence à destination d'un public général, suivie des plusieurs conférences pour spécialistes. Leur contenu est décrit ci-dessous (voir l'emploi du temps de Ealing pour les horaires et lieux des conférences).




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EALing 2010 - SIGMA LECTURES

SIGMA LECTURES 2010 /CONFÉRENCES SIGMA 2010

We are happy to announce that Hannes Leitgeb (University of Bristol) will deliver the "SIGMA Lectures" in September 2010. These lectures are organized by members of the SIGMA group on topics related to language and meaning.
Professor Leitgeb will give one lecture for a general audience, followed by several lectures for specialists. Their content is described below (see Ealing Schedule for time and place).
Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer que Hannes Leitgeb (Université de Bristol) donnera en septembre 2010 les "Conférences SIGMA", organisées par des membres du groupe SIGMA sur des thèmes portant sur le langage et la signification.
Le professeur Leitgeb donnera une première conférence à destination d'un public général, suivie des plusieurs conférences pour spécialistes. Leur contenu est décrit ci-dessous (voir l'emploi du temps de Ealing pour les horaires et lieux des conférences).
Emmanuel Chemla (Institut Jean-Nicod)

Hannes Leitgeb

Overall title of the SIGMA lectures: Between Truth and Probability
Description of the SIGMA lecture series
In many areas of philosophy and science we seem to be torn between concepts, properties and states of two kinds: on the one hand qualitative ones, such as truth, dispositions, beliefs, and on the other hand quantitative ones, such as chances, propensities, degrees of belief. While the formal properties of the former derive from the logical properties of truth, the formal properties of the latter are probabilistic in nature. Since it seems too costly to dismiss either of the two families as dispensable, we need to develop theories by which we can relate them to each other in ways that are systematic, coherent, and precise. The three lectures in this lecture series aim to make some progress in that direction. The first lecture tries to do to the norms of rational degrees of belief what we standardly do to the norms of rational binary belief: to give them an epistemic justification based on considerations on truth. In the second lecture we will explore a truth-conditional semantics for counterfactual conditionals in which conditional chances become the truthmakers of counterfactuals. Finally, the third lecture will present a theory of belief according to which binary belief is indeed reducible to subjective probabilities, but without the concept of binary belief being therefore eliminable from philosophical or scientific discourse.
- Titles of the single lectures:
Lecture I: An Objective Justification of Bayesianism
Lecture II: A Probabilistic Semantics for Counterfactuals
Lecture III: Reducing Belief Simpliciter to Degrees of Belief


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EALing 2009 - SIGMA LECTURES

SIGMA LECTURES 2009 /CONFÉRENCES SIGMA 2009

We are happy to announce that Roger SCHWARZSCHILD (Rutgers) will deliver the "SIGMA Lectures" in September 2009. These lectures are organized by members of the SIGMA group on topics related to language and meaning.
Professor Schwarzschild's will give one lecture for a general audience, followed by several lectures for specialists. Their content is described below (see Ealing Schedule for time and place).
Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer que Roger SCHWARZSCHILD (Rutgers) donnera en septembre 2009 les "Conférences SIGMA", organisées par des membres du groupe SIGMA sur des thèmes portant sur le langage et la signification.
Le professeur Schwarzschild donnera une première conférence à destination d'un public général, suivie des plusieurs conférences pour spécialistes. Leur contenu est décrit ci-dessous (voir l'emploi du temps de Ealing pour les horaires et lieux des conférences).

Roger Schwarzschild

SIGMA LECTURE, GENERAL AUDIENCE
Title: Events and the mass/count distinction
Abstract: There is a commonly held view that verbs are predicates of events. In this talk, I will advance the hypothesis that: nouns are predicates of events as well. Boy, for example, is true of an event whose sole participant is a boy. In this framework, whether or not some event is in the extension of a particular noun will depend on: (a) the nature of the participants in the event, (b) the number of participants and (c) relations among participants. By allowing (a) to be just one component in the meaning of a noun, it becomes easier to outline a semantic basis for the mass/count distinction with the following character. On the one hand, facts about the referents of a noun phrase influence the categorization of the head nouns: properties of water and of dogs, surely are relevant to the status of the nouns water and dog. On the other hand, properties of referents shouldn’t determine the status of the head, for as has often been observed, co-referential noun phrases can differ in the mass/count status of their head nouns.
SIGMA LECTURES
Title: Quantifier Domain Restriction
Description: Analyses of natural language often make use of silent variables in the logical form. These include world and time arguments and variables over domains of quantification. Domain variables are employed for a variety of phenomena including: incomplete definite descriptions, association with focus, distributivity, modals and superlatives. I will adopt a format for logical form in which all quantifiers come with explicit domain restrictions and in which all arguments of predicates appear as variables in logical form. We’ll make use of ‘resource situations’ (used in situation semantics) to facilitate a general picture of quantifier domain restriction that can apply across quantifier types.
There will be three parts to the course:
1. Introduce the framework in which predicate-argument relations are syntactically represented.
2. Discuss several diverse phenomena that can be understood in terms of binding variables that are part of quantifier domain restrictions. The phenomena include: relative pronouns, frequency adverbials, temporal PPs and distributivity operators.
3. Situations have been appealed to in discussions of quantifier domain restriction (Cooper, Recanati, Kratzer). In some cases it is assumed that situation variables are arguments of lexical predicates, so that for example a simple noun like dog comes out as a relational predicate. I explore some consequences of the idea that situation variables are part of restrictors attached to quantifiers directly and that lexical predicates are simple.
Prerequisites: A course in syntax; a course in formal semantics or a course in logic that covers model theoretic semantics for the predicate logic




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3. Situations have been appealed to in discussions of quantifier domain restriction (Cooper, Recanati, Kratzer). In some cases it is assumed that situation variables are arguments of lexical predicates, so that for example a simple noun like dog comes out as a relational predicate. I explore some consequences of the idea that situation variables are part of restrictors attached to quantifiers directly and that lexical predicates are simple.

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3. Situations have been appealed to in discussions of quantifier domain restriction (Cooper, Recanati, Kratzer). It some cases it is assumed that situation variables are arguments of lexical predicates, so that for example a simple noun like dog comes out as a relational predicate. I explore some consequences of the idea that situation variables are part of restrictors attached to quantifiers directly and that lexical predicates are simple.



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We are happy to announce that Roger SCHWARZSCHILD (Rutgers) will deliver the "SIGMA Lectures" in September 2009. These lectures are organized by members of the SIGMA group on topics related to language and meaning.
SIGMA [Structures and Interpretations: Grammars, Models and Analyses] includes researchers working on the structures and interpretation of language within the Department of Cognitive Studies (DEC) at ENS. The SIGMA Lectures are organized with the financial support of DEC and of a 'Euryi' grant of the European Science Foundation.
Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer que Roger SCHWARZSCHILD (Rutgers) donnera en septembre 2009 les "Conférences SIGMA", organisées par des membres du groupe SIGMA sur des thèmes portant sur le langage et la signification.
SIGMA [Structures et Interprétations: Grammaires, Modèles et Analyses] regroupe des chercheurs travaillant sur les structures et l'interprétation du langage au sein du Département d'Etudes Cognitives de l'ENS. Les Conférences SIGMA sont organisées avec le soutien du DEC et d'un financement 'Euryi' de la Fondation Européenne de la Science.


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We are happy to announce that Roger SCHWARZSCHILD (Rutgers) will deliver the "SIGMA Lectures" in September 2009. These lectures are organized by members of our group on topics related to language and meaning.
The SIGMA [Structures and Interpretations: Grammars, Models and Analyses] includes researchers working on the structures and interpretation of language within the Department of Cognitive Studies (DEC) at ENS. The SIGMA Lectures are organized with the financial support of DEC and of a 'Euryi' grant of the European Science Foundation.
Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer que Roger SCHWARZSCHILD (Rutgers) donnera en septembre 2009 les "Conférences SIGMA", organisées au sein de notre groupe sur des thèmes portant sur le langage et la signification.
Le groupe SIGMA [Structures et Interprétations: Grammaires, Modèles et Analyses] regroupe des chercheurs travaillant sur les structures et l'interprétation du langage au sein du Département d'Etudes Cognitives de l'ENS. Les Conférences SIGMA sont organisées avec le soutien du DEC et d'un financement Euryi de la Fondation Européenne de la Science.




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Abstract: There is a commonly held view that verbs are predicates of events. In this talk, I will advance the hypothesis that: nouns are predicates of events as well. Boy, for example, is true of an event whose sole participant is a boy. In this framework, whether or not some event is in the extension of a particular noun will depend on: (a) the nature of the participants in the event, (b) the number of participants and (c) relations among participants. By allowing (a) to be just one component in the meaning of a noun, it becomes easier to outline a semantic basis for the mass/count distinction with the following character. On the one hand, facts about the referents of a noun phrase influence the categorization of the head nouns: properties of water and of dogs, surely are relevant to the status of the nouns water and dog. On the other hand, properties of referents shouldn’t determine the status of the head, for as has often been observed, co-referential noun phrases can differ in the mass/count status of their head nouns.

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Abstract: There is a commonly held view that verbs are predicates of events. In this talk, I will advance the hypothesis that: nouns are predicates of events as well. Boy, for example, is true of an event whose sole participant is a boy. In this framework, whether or not some event is in the extension of a particular noun will depend on: (a) the nature of the participants in the event, (b) the number of participants and (c) relations among participants. By allowing (a) to be just one component in the meaning of a noun, it becomes easier to outline a semantic basis for the mass/count distinction with the following character. On the one hand, facts about the referents of a noun phrase influence the categorization of the head nouns: properties of water and of dogs, surely are relevant to the status of the nouns water and dog. On the other hand, properties of referents shouldn’t determine the status of the head, for as has often been observed, co-referential noun phrases can differ in the mass/count status of their head nouns.



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SIGMA LECTURES 2009 /CONFERENCES SIGMA 2009



We are happy to announce that Roger SCHWARZSCHILD (Rutgers) will deliver the "SIGMA Lectures" in September 2009. These lectures are organized by members of our group on topics related to language and meaning.
Professor Schwarzschild's will give one lecture for a general audience, followed by several lectures for specialists. Their content is described below (see Ealing Schedule for time and place).
The SIGMA [Structures and Interpretations: Grammars, Models and Analyses] includes researchers working on the structures and interpretation of language within the Department of Cognitive Studies (DEC) at ENS. The SIGMA Lectures are organized with the financial support of DEC and of a 'Euryi' grant of the European Science Foundation.

Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer que Roger SCHWARZSCHILD (Rutgers) donnera en septembre 2009 les "Conférences SIGMA", organisées au sein de notre groupe sur des thèmes portant sur le langage et la signification.
Le professeur Schwarzschild donnera une première conférence à destination d'un public général, suivie des plusieurs conférences pour spécialistes. Leur contenu est décrit ci-dessous (voir l'emploi du temps de Ealing pour les horaires et lieux des conférences).

Le groupe SIGMA [Structures et Interprétations: Grammaires, Modèles et Analyses] regroupe des chercheurs travaillant sur les structures et l'interprétation du langage au sein du Département d'Etudes Cognitives de l'ENS. Les Conférences SIGMA sont organisées avec le soutien du DEC et d'un financement Euryi de la Fondation Européenne de la Science.

SIGMA Lectures Committee /Comité des Conférences SIGMA:

Claire Beyssade (Institut Jean-Nicod)
Denis Bonnay (U. Paris 10 and DEC)
Paul Egré (Institut Jean-Nicod)
François Recanati (Institut Jean-Nicod and Arche)
Philippe Schlenker (Institut Jean-Nicod and NYU)
Benjamin Spector (Institut Jean-Nicod)
Dominique Sportiche (UCLA and Institut Jean-Nicod)
Isidora Stojanovic (Institut Jean-Nicod)



Roger Schwarzschild



SIGMA LECTURE, GENERAL AUDIENCE

Title: Events and the mass/count distinction
Abstract: There is a commonly held view that verbs are predicates of events. In this talk, I will advance the hypothesis that: nouns are predicates of events as well. Boy, for example, is true of an event whose sole participant is a boy. In this framework, whether or not some event is in the extension of a particular noun will depend on: (a) the nature of the participants in the event, (b) the number of participants and (c) relations among participants. By allowing (a) to be just one component in the meaning of a noun, it becomes easier to outline a semantic basis for the mass/count distinction with the following character. On the one hand, facts about the referents of a noun phrase influence the categorization of the head nouns: properties of water and of dogs, surely are relevant to the status of the nouns water and dog. On the other hand, properties of referents shouldn’t determine the status of the head, for as has often been observed, co-referential noun phrases can differ in the mass/count status of their head nouns.


SIGMA LECTURES
Title: Quantifier Domain Restriction
Description: Analyses of natural language often make use of silent variables in the logical form. These include world and time arguments and variables over domains of quantification. Domain variables are employed for a variety of phenomena including: incomplete definite descriptions, association with focus, distributivity, modals and superlatives. I will adopt a format for logical form in which all quantifiers come with explicit domain restrictions and in which all arguments of predicates appear as variables in logical form. We’ll make use of ‘resource situations’ (used in situation semantics) to facilitate a general picture of quantifier domain restriction that can apply across quantifier types.

There will be three parts to the course:

1. Introduce the framework in which predicate-argument relations are syntactically represented.
2. Discuss several diverse phenomena that can be understood in terms of binding variables that are part of quantifier domain restrictions. The phenomena include: relative pronouns, frequency adverbials, temporal PPs and distributivity operators.
3. Situations have been appealed to in discussions of quantifier domain restriction (Cooper, Recanati, Kratzer). It some cases it is assumed that situation variables are arguments of lexical predicates, so that for example a simple noun like dog comes out as a relational predicate. I explore some consequences of the idea that situation variables are part of restrictors attached to quantifiers directly and that lexical predicates are simple.




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