Handouts and material from the conference: [ZIP]

December 19, 2012: Tutorial 

Place: IHPST, Grande Salle, 13 rue du Four, second floor, 75005 Paris

Friederike Moltmann (IHPST) & David Nicolas (IJN)


The colloquim will be preceded by a one day-tutorial. The tutorial will provide an overview and a critical discussion of the various approaches to the mass-count distinction both in philosophy and in linguistic semantics.

Reading material for the tutorial: [PDF]

December 20-21, 2012
Place: ENS, Salle Dussane, 45 rue d'Ulm, 75005 Paris

The aim of this colloquium is to provide a platform of exchange between linguists, philosophers and psychologists, working the different aspects of the mass/count distinction. Such a resolutely interdisciplinary approach is indeed necessary to fully apprehend the new questions that are presently arising in connection to the mass/count distinction. This multidisciplinary conference aspires to move this scientific debate forward, and contribute to the evolution of current methodology.

See the "Planning" page

The book of abstracts, also containing the papers of some of the invited talks, is available here: [PDF]


Registration fees:

  • Full fee for the two days of the colloquium: 60 €
  • Student fee for the two days of the colloquium: 40 €
  • Fee for the tutorial only: 20 € (send an email to: mass-count@sciencesconf.org)

Reduced registration fee may be envisaged upon personal request to the organizers.


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