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Full Title: Conference on Reference Impersonals

   
Location: Paris, France
Start Date: 04-Feb-2015 - 05-Feb-2015
Contact: Patricia Cabredo Hofherr
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.umr7023.cnrs.fr/Colloque-R-impersonnels-Conference.html
Meeting Description: The conference 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, Spanish uno and 3pl null subjects (R-impersonals in Siewierska’s terminology).

Invited Speakers:

- Denis Creissels (DDL - Lyon)
- Gilles Polian (CIESAS, San Cristóbal de las Casas)

Program

Salle de conférences, CNRS Pouchet
59 rue Pouchet, 75017 Paris
métro Guy Môquet or Brochant (ligne 13)
Plan/ Map : http://www.pouchet.cnrs.fr/plan.htm

This conference is part of the project Towards a typology of human impersonal pronouns (ANR-DFG)

There is no registration fee but please register before the conference.
Please send an email with your name and affiliation to the following address pcabredo@gmx.de

Mercredi 4 février / Wed 4 February 2015

10:00-11:00

Conférence invitée / Invited speaker
Denis Creissels (DDL- Lyon)
R-impersonals in Atlantic and Mande languages

11:00-11:30: Coffee

11:30-12:10

Paulette Roulon (LLACAN - CNRS)
Le cas du pronom impersonnel dans une langue isolante à faible morphologie, le gbaya

12:10-14:00: Déjeuner / lunch

14:00-14:40

Daniel Van Olmen (Lancaster University), Adri Breed (North-West University Potchefstroom) & Ben Verhoeven (University of Antwerp)
The ’human’ impersonal pronoun in Afrikaans vs European West Germanic

14:40-15:20

Paula Fenger (U Connecticut)
Dutch men must agree (while Frisian men need not). On the syntactic distribution of dedicated impersonal pronouns

15:20-16:00

Malgorzata Krzek (Newcastle University)
Clusivity of the null subject pronoun in the Polish -NO/-TO construction

16:00-16:20: Coffee

16:20-17:00

Volker Gast, Lisa Deringer, Florian Haas & Olga Rudolf (Jena)
Towards a typology of impersonals : Parameters of variation and patterns

17:00-17:40

Gemma Barberà & Patricia Cabredo Hofherr (UMR 7023, CNRS & Paris 8)
Passive or impersonal ? Evidence from Catalan and Italian Sign Language

Jeudi 5 février / Thur 5 February 2015

9:30-10:30

Conférencier invité / invited speaker
Gilles Polian (CIESAS, San Cristóbal de las Casas)
R-impersonals in San Pedro Mixtepec Zapotec

10:30-11:00: Coffee

11:00-11:40

Lisa Deringer, Volker Gast, Florian Haas & Olga Rudolf (Jena)
Empathy and solidarity in impersonal uses of the second person

11:40-12:20

Patricia Cabredo Hofherr (UMR 7023, CNRS & Paris 8)
R-impersonal pronouns and distributivity

12:20-14h: Lunch

14:00-14:40

Maria do Pilar Barbosa (CEHUM/Universidade do Minho)
Null (inclusive) impersonals

14:40-15:20

Silvia Regina de Oliveira Cavalcante (FU, Berlin / U Federal do Rio de Janeiro)
Semantic constraints for the null generic pronoun in Brazilian Portuguese

15:20-16:00

Eduardo Correa Soares (U. Paris Diderot)
Impersonal null subjects in Brazilian Portuguese

16:00-16:20: Coffee

16:20-17:00

Frédéric Landragin (Lattice-CNRS, ENS & U. Paris 3)
Coreference in the light of pronouns with indefinite reference

This conference is followed by a Workshop on Sign languages and R-impersonal pronouns on Fri 6th February 2015.
Salle de conférences, CNRS Pouchet
59 rue Pouchet, 75017 Paris
métro Guy Môquet or Brochant (ligne 13)
Plan/ Map : http://www.pouchet.cnrs.fr/plan.htm

Workshop website
http://www.umr7023.cnrs.fr/Journee-Langues-des-signes-et-R.html
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics; Morphology; Semantics; Syntax; Typology
LL Issue: 25.3295


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