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Full Title: International Workshop ELLIPSIS2012

Location: Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain
Start Date: 10-Nov-2012 - 10-Nov-2012
Contact: María Evelyn Gandón-Chapela
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Meeting Description: International Workshop ‘ELLIPSIS2012, Crosslinguistic, Formal, Semantic, Discoursive and Processing Perspectives’

We are pleased to announce the International Workshop ‘ELLIPSIS2012, Crosslinguistic, Formal, Semantic, Discoursive and Processing Perspectives’ to be held at the University of Vigo (Spain) on 10 November 2012.

Over the past 40 years, ellipsis has centred the attention of many scholars aiming at explaining the mismatch between meaning (the intended message) and sound (what is actually uttered) that ellipsis evinces in natural language communication. By using ellipsis and by relying on the context and on the ability of our interlocutors to decipher what has been omitted, one can avoid redundancy and repetition. The ‘mechanism’ of ellipsis has thus become a central issue of debate for researchers working on semantics, syntax, pragmatics and psycholinguistics. This workshop aims at bringing together researchers who are currently looking at ellipsis from different points of view: formal, semantic, discoursive and processing. The goal would be to discuss what should be explained by a theory of ellipsis in light of the assumptions of specific frameworks.

The following speakers have kindly accepted our invitation to lecture in this workshop:

Lobke Aelbrecht (University of Ghent)
Gerard Kempen (Leiden University)
Jason Merchant (University of Chicago)
Maribel Romero (University of Konstanz)

Workshop Organisation:

Ellipsis 2012 is organised by the Language Variation and Textual Categorisation (LVTC) research group at the University of Vigo (, in cooperation with the research network ‘English Linguistics Circle (ELC)’ (, a network coordinated by Professor Teresa Fanego (University of Santiago de Compostela), involving five research groups based at the Universities of Santiago de Compostela and Vigo.
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Syntax
LL Issue: 23.1940

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