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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre

This workshop on 'Theoretical and Experimental Approaches to Quantification in Natural Language' is open to scholars, researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students in linguistics, psychology, neuroscience, and related fields. 

Talks will include:

  • 'The numeral-noun construction and the nature of cross-linguistic variation', Dr. Luisa Martí (Queen Mary University of London) 
  • 'Scope and the structure of ditransitive VPs', Prof. Klaus Abels (University College London)  
  • Title TBC, Prof. Hagit Borer (Queen Mary University of London)  

The call for papers is now open and the organisers invite submissions of original, unpublished papers on any aspect of quantification. Possible themes and topics may include count-mass, singular-plural, distributive-collective, and telic-atelic opposition. Abstracts should be written in English and not exceed 1 (A4) page in length (including examples, diagrams, and references) with 12-point font size (Times New Roman) and 2.5 cm margins on all sides. Submissions should also include a title, author name(s), institutional affiliation, and contact information. Please submit your abstract as a Microsoft Word document to by 10 May 2023
Accepted papers will be given a 20-minute presentation slot or a poster session at the workshop, followed by a 40-minute general discussion session.  

Monday, 15 May, 2023 - 09:00 to 16:00
Event location: 
English Faculty Building (room TBC)

What we do

Cambridge Language Sciences is an Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. Our virtual network connects researchers from five schools across the university as well as other world-leading research institutions. Our aim is to strengthen research collaborations and knowledge transfer across disciplines in order to address large-scale multi-disciplinary research challenges relating to language research.