“Ad hoc categories and their linguistic construction. Typology, diachrony and use”
Convenors: Caterina Mauri (Bologna), Andrea Sansò (Insubria – Como).
49th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea.
31 August – 3 September 2016. University of Naples Federico II, Naples. http://www.sle2016.eu/
Wednesday 31st of August
Daniel – Representative plurality: typologizing heterogeneous plurals
Mihatsch – Spanish tipo as an indicator of ad-hoc categorization: a European phenomenon?
Umbach – Ad-hoc kind formation by demonstratives of quality and manner
Van der Auwera – Such – categories and instances
13:00 – 14:30
Fiorentini / Goria – General extenders, minority languages, and stuff: list constructions in language contact situations
Miola – Refining Exemplar-Driven Category Building Strategies: synchronic and diachronic observations on Italian
Benigni – Ad hoc categorization in Russian and multifunctional general extenders
Lo Baido – Roads to Exemplification in Italian
Barotto – The role of exemplification in the on-line construction of categories: evidence from Japanese
Ariel – Evoking higher-level categories using or constructions
Kuperschmidt – Alternative relations and higher-level categories
Thursday 1st of September
Geupel / Inglese – The encoding of ad hoc categories in Sanskrit: a synchronic and diachronic analysis of “compounds” with -ādi-
Norde – The Dutch diminutive as online nominalisation
Chauveau-Thoumelin – A case of ad hoc categorization: the [[X]NP genre [Y]CLAUSE] construction in French
FINAL DISCUSSION: round table with Caterina Mauri, Andrea Sansò, Edith Moravcsick and Ekkehard Koenig