Professional Activities

CONFERENCES and COLLOQUIA (since 1999)

 

 

2018 The Fourth Usage-Based Linguistics Conference, Tel Aviv
Conference organizer (with Dorit Ravid) (July)

2018 UC Santa Barbara

The lexical density of numerals (March)

2017 Building categories in interaction: multidisciplinary approaches to categorization workshop (Caterina Mauri, Ilaria Fiorentini Eugenio Goria, organizers) Bologna University

Ad hoc-ization of numeral categories (October)

 

2017 IPrA Panel on Pragmatics and Constructions (Rita Finkbeiner, organizer), Belfast

Constructions, cues and pragmatic inferences (Keynote) (July)

 

2017 The Third Usage-Based Linguistics Conference, Hebrew University Hevis path towards give: usage-based all the way (July) (Gafter, Spicer and Ariel)

2017 Hebrew University, Inbal Arnon's lab

Children, or and experimentation, (May)

2017 Hebrew language Colloquium, Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheva

? " " Which pragmatics? 'It's a shame wasting time' (March)

2017 IGDAL
Who put these meanings in my mouth?, Tel Aviv (Keynote) (February)

2017 IGDAL
The case of literally truye propositions with false implicatures, Tel Aviv (Poster, Or, Ariel and Peleg)

 

2017 LSA 91st Annual Meeting, Austin Texas

Bringing about a change: a change in progress in Hebrew lexical semantics (Gafter, Spicer and Ariel)

2016 AMPRA
What's a reading? (November)

2016 Syntax of the world's languages VII, Mexico
The seven grammaticization stages of Hebrew intensifying adverbials within the [not X, but Y] construction

(Ruti Bardenstein and Mira Ariel) (August)

2016 Societas Linguistica Europea
Evoking higher-level categories using or constructions (August)

2016 European Society for philosophy and psychology, St. Andrews

A procedural analysis for or (August)

2016 Language contact, continuity and change in the emergence of Modern hebrew, Jerusalem
The grammaticization path of Hebrew discourse markers within rectification constructions (poster)

(Ruti Bardenstein and Mira Ariel) (July)

2016 The tenth Israeli association for literacy and language, Tel Aviv
Grammaticization paths of discourse markers in rectification constructions and the compactization of these constructions

(Ruti Bardenstein and Mira Ariel) (July)

2016 The Second Usage-Based Linguistics Conference, Tel Aviv
Conference organizer (with Peleg and Shen) (June)

2016 The Second Usage-Based Linguistics Conference, Tel Aviv

What is or all about? (June)

2016 The Second Usage-Based Linguistics Conference, Tel Aviv
The grammaticization path of Hebrew discourse markers within rectification constructions (poster)

(Ruti Bardenstein and Mira Ariel) (June)

2016 Conference in honor of Yael Ziv, Hebrew University (Invited)
Roses or flowers for Yael: Pragmaticizing Hurford Constraint (June)

2016 Disjunction Days Workshop, ZAS, Berlin (poster)
What is or all about? (June)

2016 UCSB Ling Lab Talk series (May)
Linguistic meaning and truth compatibility

2016 The Finnish Centre of Excellence in research on Intersubjectivity in interaction (Invited guest)
Objectivity, subjectivity
and the analysis of or (April)

2016 (March)
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2016 Harvard University "Language and Cognition" group (Invited)
Intended Meaning Versus Truth Compatibility: The case of scalar quantifiers (February)

2015 Conference in honor of Esther Borochovsky Bar-Aba tel Aviv University (Invited)
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2015 Societas Linguistica Europea
Roundtable on Interaction and Linguistic Structure, Leiden University (Plenary)
Or: From a Logic-Based to a Usage-Based analysis

2015 Societas Linguistica Europea
Workshop on Prominence in pragmatics
Revisiting the typology of conversational implicatures

2015 14th IPrA conference, University of Antwerp, Panel on:
'Adaptability, contextualism, and the composition of discourse meaning'
On the distinctness between or construction alternatives

2015 The first Israel Usage-Based Conference, Hebrew University
Logic-based or use-based?

2015 New Developments in Linguistic Pragmatics, Lodz (Plenary)
Reclaiming "logical" words

2015 Linguistics Colloquium, UC Santa Barbara
Logic-based or use-based?

2014 John Du Bois and Mira Ariel
SCUL Colloquium, UC Santa Barbara
Give is not a given: Argument structure and cognitive containment

2014 2nd Conference of the American Pragmatics Association, UCLA
Or, surprisingly

2014 Linguistics Colloquium, Lund University (Invited)
Is language logic-based or use-based?

2014 John Du Bois and Mira Ariel
Ditransitives workshop, Syntax of the world's languages VI, University of Pavia
Give is not a given

2014 Georgetown University Round Table
A use-based analysis for or

2014 Linguistics Colloquium, University of Pavia (Invited lecture)
How many pragmatic statuses do we need? Let me count the ways

2014 Workshop on "Case and agreement: between grammar and information structure", Hebrew University (keynote address)
Motivating verbal person agreement

2013 Pragmatics Society of Japan & Waseda University (Invited lecture)
Semantics versus pragmatics

2013 Pragmatics Society of Japan (Invited)
Discussant: Panel on implicature

2013 Pragmatics Society of Japan (Keynote address)
Pragmatic meanings: Beyond implicatures

2013 A doctoral school on discourse markers, Fribourg, Switzerland (Invited lecture)
Or: A new semantics, a new pragmatics

2013 A doctoral school on discourse markers, Fribourg, Switzerland (Invited Hands-on Session)
How many alternatives does or offer?

2013 UC Berkeley, Linguistics Colloquium (Invited)
Or: Myths and realities.

2013 Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza (Invited)
Types of pragmatic meanings

2013 Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza (Invited)
Drawing the semantics/pragmatics distinction.

2013 IPrA, New Delhi (Plenary)
Or: Myths and realities.

2013 Mira Ariel and Caterina Mauri
IPrA, New Delhi, organizers of a three-hour Panel on Natural language connectives: Evidence from discourse, typology and grammaticization.

2013 Caterina Mauri and Mira Ariel
IPrA, New Delhi, panel on Natural language connectives: Evidence from discourse, typology and grammaticization
Non-connecting functions of connectives: Focus on (non-) exhaustive connectives.

2013 International Congress of linguists, Geneva University, Workshop on The semantics and pragmatics of logical words: a cross-linguistic perspective, organized by Jacques Moeschler, Caterina Mauri, Johan van der Auwera
Or: Questioning meaning and use.

2013 International Congress of linguists, Geneva University, Panel on pragmatics, discourse and cognition, organized by Laurence Horn and Istvan Kecskes.
Interpreting or constructions.

2013 ICLC 12 University of Alberta, Panel on The verbalization of experience in honor of Wallace Chafe, organized by John W Du Bois and Patricia Clancy
Having trouble verbalizing? Take or, or something. Or whatever.

2013 The linguistic, the cognitive, and the political: A conference in honor of Rachel Giora, Tel Aviv University
Or disjunctions expressing stable and ad hoc categories (in Hebrew)

2012 Princeton University, The Program in Linguistics (Invited)
Or
: Myths of meaning and facts of use

2011 Conjunctions vs. contextualizers workshop, Charles University, Prague
Relational and independent and conjunctions

2011 Lattice Research Laboratory, Ecole Normale Superieur, Paris
Pragmatics and grammar: More pragmatics or more grammar? (Invited).

2011 Specification in context project, Stuttgart University, Germany
a) Some somes are quantifiers (Invited)
b) Most somes are not quantifiers (Invited)

2011 Conference on form and meaning, Sorbonne, Paris
The semantics and pragmatics of or constructions (Invited)

2011 Hebrew Language Colloquium, Haifa University
All kinds of meanings: xaval al ha=zman (in Hebrew)

2010 Conference on competing motivations, Leipzig, Germany
Or constructions: Monosemy versus polysemy, encoding versus inferencing

2010 Linguistics Colloquium, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
The semantics and pragmatics of or Constructions

2010 Linguistics Colloquium, UC Santa Barbara, USA,
How (not) to use discourse in semantic arguments: The case of scalar quantifiers

2010 Linguistic Evidence 2010, Tübingen University, Germany,
Poster: Testing the boundaries: Scalarity and the argument from discourse

2010 Workshop: Reference and accessibility, Stuttgart University, Germany (Invited)
Reference in three keys

2009 Hebrew Language Colloquium, TAU, Israel
Pragmatics and grammar in Pragmatics and grammar (in Hebrew)

2009 Cognitive Science UC San Diego, USA (Invited)
Or, or something: Constructing categories on the fly

2008 Linguistics Colloquium, Tel Aviv University, Israel
What use is or?

2008 Workshop on the annotation of animacy and information status Northwestern University, Chicago, USA
(Invited)

2008 CSDL, Cleveland, USA,
The reflexive construction

2008 Linguistics Colloquium, Stanford University, USA (Invited)
Or constructions: Meaning and use

2008 New Reflections on grammaticalization, Leuven, Belgium
The intransitivization of English reflexive constructions

2008 A conference in memory of Professor Tanya Reinhart, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Xaval al ha-zman (Its a shame on the time): In memory of Tanya Reinhrart

2008 Linguistics Colloquium, UC Santa Barbara, USA
Or constructions: Meaning and use

2006 Penn Linguistics Colloquium, U.O. Pennsylvania Philadelphia, USA
Implicated, explicated or lexical?: The case of most

2006 Linguistics Colloquium, UC Santa Barbara, USA
Two strategies in interpreting and conjunctions, or, the nonunitary status of inferred interpretations

2006 Linguistics Colloquium, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Looking for asses and finding kingdom: The case of reflexive pronouns

2006 Intersentential pronominal reference in child and adult language, Berlin, Germany (Invited)
Reference: Maxi-grammar, mini-grammar

2006 Bar Ilan Colloquium, Ramat Gan, Israel,
Choosing the proper status for interpretations: The case of an upper bound on most

2005 Winter LSA, San Francisco USA, Organizer: A 3 hour symposium on
Scalars and the semantics-pragmatics interface: the problem of most

2005 Winter LSA, San Francisco, USA
Majority profiled: a circumbounded analysis of most

2005 Linguistics Colloquium, UC Santa Barbara, USA
The rise and potential fall of English reflexives

2005 Experimental Pragmatics workshop, Cambridge University, Britain
Most: What you see is what you get

2004 New Developments in linguistic pragmatics (invited plenary speaker), Lodz, Poland
Most: Redrawing the semantic/pragmatic borderline

2004 ICAME, Verona, Italy
Reflexives in Present-Day English: Coexistence of past, present and future

2003 Where Semantics meets pragmatics workshop, East Lansing, USA
Most: Reversing some of the roles of semantics and pragmatics

2003 Linguistics Colloquium, UC Santa Barbara, USA
Most: Lexical semantic and pragmatic aspects

2003 ICLC, La Rioja, Spain
Most: Semantic and pragmatic aspects

2003 BLS, UC Berkeley, USA
Most: Frequency, semanticization and GCI

2002 , ' " (Language and Society, Tel Aviv University)
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(On the need for a corpus of spoken Hebrew: Drawing the moral from English or)

2002 Linguistics Colloquium, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Most: A 'just that' lexical semantic analysis

2002 ICAME, Göteborg, Sweden
What does(n't) or mean?

2002 Hebrew University Colloquium, Jerusalem, Israel
Most: Lexical semantic and pragmatic aspects

2002 BLS, UC Berkeley, USA
Prenominal possessive NPs, Discourse functions and discourse profiles

2001 Reference and coherence workshop, Utrecht University, Holland (Invited)
Discourse functions, discourse profiles and reference

2001 LISO Colloquium, UC Santa Barbara, USA
Privileged interactional interpretations

2001 Linguistics Colloquium, UC Santa Barbara, USA
Reference and approaches to the grammar-pragmatics interface

2001 Linguistics Colloquium, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Reference and Pragmatics

2000 Linguistics Colloquium, UC Santa Barbara, USA
Functional levels of interpretation in interaction

2000 CSDL, UC Santa Barbara, USA
Salient, linguistic and interactional meanings: The demise of a unique literal meaning

2000 Corpus linguistics and the study of Modern Hebrew (symposium, invited speaker)
Emory University Atlanta, USA
Why would a pragmatist need a Hebrew corpus?

1999 PRAGMA, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Against a unique literal meaning

1999 PRAGMA (a 3 part panel), Tel Aviv University, Israel Organizer (with Jonathan Berg): Literal meaning

1999 Linguistics Colloquium, UC Santa Barbara, USA
Cognitive universals and the distribution of resumptive pronouns

1999 ICLC, Stockholm, Sweden
On the similarity between linguistic and extralinguistic constraints

1999 CSDL, Emory University Atlanta, USA
Cognitive universals and the distribution of resumptive pronouns

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIRA ARIEL, Ph.D.

Linguistics, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel, 69978

Phone No.: 972-3-6409093; Fax No.: 972-3-5221044

Email: mariel@post.tau.ac.il

Site: http://www.tau.ac.il/~mariel