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Mon Sep 24 2001

Confs: Co-ordination at University of Salford

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Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 14:45:20 +0100
From: D.Blakemore <D.Blakemoresalford.ac.uk>
Subject: conference announcement


 THE 4TH NORTH WEST CENTRE FOR LINGUISTICS 
 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

 CALL FOR REGISTRATION


 CO-ORDINATION: SYNTAX, SEMANTICS & PRAGMATICS

 University of Salford, Greater Manchester
 16 - 18 November 2001

Organized by Diane Blakemore (University of Salford) & Robyn Carston 
(University College London)

With support from the British Academy and the Linguistics Association 
of Great Britain.
								
			

KEY-NOTE SPEAKERS:

 Nicholas Asher (University of Austin Texas)
 Caroline Heycock (University of Edinburgh)
 Rob Stainton (Carleton University , Ontario)
	 Mark Steedman (University of Edinburgh)

Co-ordination has been studied as a syntactic phenomenon in a variety 
of frameworks - e.g. HPSG, Dynamic Syntax, Word Grammar, Categorial 
Grammar, Minimalism. Co-ordinated structures have also been studied 
from the point of view of their interpretation, in, for example, truth 
conditional semantics, discourse representation theory and Gricean 
pragmatics. However, recently research on co-ordination has turned to 
questions about the relationship between their syntactic representation 
and their interpretation. This can be seen as part of a more general 
concern with one of the most fundamental questions in Linguistics, 
namely, what is the nature of the grammar-pragmatics interface? Co-
ordination poses a particular problem for an understanding of the 
grammar-pragmatics interface because it seems that in some cases there 
is a discrepancy between the syntactic representation and the 
communicated propositional content. However, the theoretical conflicts 
between the various syntactic analyses that have been proposed for co-
ordinated structures and the apparent lack of agreement about which 
aspects of their interpretation are due to their semantic properties create 
a serious obstacle to progress in understanding the relationship between 
form and interpretation. This conference aims to bring together 
researchers from a variety of approaches in syntax, semantics and 
pragmatics in order to promote the understanding of these issues.


 FURTHER INFORMATION & REGISTRATION FORM ARE 
 AVAILABLE ON

 http://www.esri.salford.ac.uk/coordination/home.htm

Or contact Mrs W. Dodgson <w.a.dodgsonsalford.ac.uk>
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