May 21, 2019

Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna
Dipartimento di Filologia Classica e Italianistica e Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture Moderne

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The International Workshop ‘Simply not? Ways to strengthen negation’ will take place at the University of Bologna (Italy), May 21, 2019. It is organized by Chiara Gianollo and Caterina Mauri (Università di Bologna, Italy).

Presentations and discussion will revolve around pragmatically marked uses of negation, which often go under the name of “strengthened” or “emphatic” negation. The meeting aims to reach an improved understanding of the various semantic-pragmatic operations and morpho-syntactic means of expression involved, and of the diachronic effects of different types of negation strengthening.

Invited Speakers and Discussants:

  • Patrícia Amaral (Indiana University)
  • Johan van der Auwera (Universiteit Antwerpen)
  • Silvia Ballarè (Università di Torino)
  • Alessandra Barotto (Università di Bologna)
  • Ilaria Fiorentini (Università di Bologna)
  • Laura Restivo (Università di Bergamo e Pavia)

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You will find the program here.

The workshop is part of the activities of CLUB - Circolo Linguistico dell’Università di Bologna, and is partly funded by the initiative "Dipartimenti di Eccellenza” L. 232/2016.

Attendance is free of charge and no registration is needed. However, for organizational reasons, if you plan to attend we would appreciate an e-mail to or