LINGUIST List 14.2496

Sat Sep 20 2003

Confs: Syntax/NY, USA;General Ling/Lancashire, UK

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  1. michal.starke, NYU Remnant Movement and Antisymmetry Workshop
  2. eawoodward, 6th NWCL International Conference - PROSODY AND PRAGMATICS

Message 1: NYU Remnant Movement and Antisymmetry Workshop

Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 00:12:27 +0000
From: michal.starke <michal.starkenyu.edu>
Subject: NYU Remnant Movement and Antisymmetry Workshop

NYU Remnant Movement and Antisymmetry Workshop 
Short Title: NYU Remnant03

Date: 31-Oct-2003 - 01-Nov-2003
Location: New York, NY, United States of America
Contact: Michal Starke
Contact Email: michal.starkenyu.edu 
Meeting URL: http://www.nyu.edu/gsas/dept/lingu/events/remnant/


Linguistic Sub-field: Syntax 

Meeting Description:
NYU workshop on the research programme based on Antisymmetry and
Remnant Movement. Where are antisymmetry and remnant movement leading
us?

The research program linking hierarchical structure to linear order in
a strict fashion (Kayne 1994) has often led to syntactic theories
involving intriguing amounts of ''remnant movement'', building on work
by den Besten & Webelhuth and M�ller. Various versions of such
theories have been proposed (e.g. Cinque, Koopman & Szabolcsi, Kayne &
Pollock, among many others), only loosely related to each other.

Roughly ten years after the original proposal (Antisymmetry), and
several years into its implementation via widespread remnant movement,
where do we stand? NYU is organising a workshop bringing together
several researchers who have recently argued for various forms of such
analyses, and some critics or neutral observers, for an assessment of
this research program and insights into its next steps. Our aim is to
dedicate ample space to discussion: Each speaker will present a 30mn
talk, followed by 40mn for discussion, and 2 commentator close each
day.

Speakers are Cinque, Koopman, Lasnik, Baltin, Collins, Starke, Nilsen
and Kayne. Commentators are Muller, Pesetsky, Reuland and Jayaseelan.

If you plan to attend, we strongly encourage you to preregister:
http://www.nyu.edu/gsas/dept/lingu/events/remnant/register.html
Logistics in New York are complicated and having an estimate of the
size of the attendance is precious (preregistering does not force you
to pay in advance!). Thank you!
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Message 2: 6th NWCL International Conference - PROSODY AND PRAGMATICS

Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 10:03:05 +0000
From: eawoodward <eawoodwarduclan.ac.uk>
Subject: 6th NWCL International Conference - PROSODY AND PRAGMATICS

6th NWCL International Conference - PROSODY AND PRAGMATICS 
Short Title: PROSODY AND PRAGMATICS

Date: 14-Nov-2003 - 16-Nov-2003
Location: Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Contact: Emma Woodward
Contact Email: eawoodwarduclan.ac.uk 
Meeting URL: http://www.uclan.ac.uk/business_services/conferences/programme.htm


Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Subject Language: English 


Meeting Description:
This is the 6th annual conference organised under the aegis of the
North West Centre for Linguistics. It is being held in Preston, hosted
by the University of Central Lancashire, and addresses the interface
between prosody and pragmatics.

This conference is for all researchers who are interested in the way
in which prosody contributes to pragmatic meaning in spoken
discourse. It provides a forum in which they can meet with the aims
of: - �contributing to a fuller understanding of the role prosody
plays in pragmatic interpretation, and �creating new opportunities for
interdisciplinary collaboration Friday 14th November 9.00am ' 5.30pm

Keynote Lectures: 
(1) John Local, University of York. Reconstruing prosody in
talk-in-interaction
(2) Jill House, University College London. Constructing a context with
intonation: the role of the high rise

Topics to include: - 
Conversational Interaction; Intonational Meaning, Prominence; Focus;
Sign Language, Clinical and Acquisition Issues

Saturday 15th November 9.00am ' 5.30pm

Keynote Lectures
(1) Carlos Gussenhoven, University of Nijmegen Pitch variation and
pragmatic meaning
(2) Wallace Chafe, University of California, Santa Barbara What are
sentences?

Topics to include: -
Emotion; Focus; Politeness; Illocution; Text Structure; Reference
Assignment


Sunday 16th November 9.00am ' 13.00pm

Keynote Lecture
(1) Deirdre Wilson, University College London. Relevance and Prosody

Topics to include: -
Relevance Theory; Discourse Markers
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