TbiLLC 2019: Thirteenth International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation


Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics of Aspect Across Modalities (SSPAM)

It is commonly assumed in both semantics and syntax that there is a distinction between inner aspect (lexical or predicational aspect) and outer aspect (grammatical aspect) (e.g. Smith 1991/97; Cinque 1999; Travis 2010 for spoken languages; Bross 2018 for sign languages). Inner aspect pertains to the distinction between telic and atelic predicates at the level of the VP (the verb and its argument(s)), and the compositional derivation of telicity, going back to works by Verkuyl (1972) and Krifka (1989). Outer aspect, on the other hand, is concerned with, e.g., imperfective (IPF) and perfective (PF) verb forms that are associated with (im)perfective meanings in finite sentences (see, e.g., Klein 1994). At the same time both levels of aspect interact, with grammatical aspect commonly taken to operate on the level of inner aspect (see, e.g., de Swart 1998 for an early treatment of this interaction). The workshop “Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics of Aspect Across Modalities” wants to discuss recent advances in the research on inner and outer aspects and their interaction.

Please see the workshop website for more information.

Topology and Modal Logic

The connection between logic and topology has a long and rich history dating back to the foundational work of Stone, Tarski, and McKinsey in the 1930s and 40s. It remains an active field of research to this day, with new generations of logicians, mathematicians, and philosophers uncovering ever new and exciting results, applications, and insights—both in the deployment of logical methods to the investigation of topological questions, as well as in the use of topological structure to cast new light on logical systems. This workshop
aims to bring together researchers from a variety of backgrounds whose work lies in the interface between logic and topology, showcasing some of the recent advances and  directions of current research in this area.

Please see the workshop website for more information.