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Full Title: Workshop on Impersonal Pronouns

Location: Paris, France
Start Date: 08-Nov-2012 - 09-Nov-2012
Contact: Patricia Cabredo Hofherr
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.umr7023.cnrs.fr/-Towards-a-typology-of-human-.html
Meeting Description: The workshop focuses on the morphological, syntactic and semantic properties of impersonal pronouns allowing human reference such as English one, they, you French on, ils, ça, tu, Germanic man/men (R-impersonals in Siewierska’s terminology).

The workshop will be held at:

Salle de conférences, CNRS Pouchet
59 rue Pouchet, 75017 Paris
métro Guy Môquet ou Brochant (ligne 13)

Invited Speakers:

Friederike Moltmann (CNRS - IHPST)

This workshop is part of the project ‘Towards a typology of human impersonal pronouns (Typoimp)’ (ANR-DFG).
Linguistic Subfield: Morphology; Semantics; Syntax; Typology
LL Issue: 23.2907

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