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  1. shaer, Workshop on Dislocated Elements in Discourse

Message 1: Workshop on Dislocated Elements in Discourse

Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 11:36:54 +0000
From: shaer <>
Subject: Workshop on Dislocated Elements in Discourse

Workshop on Dislocated Elements in Discourse: Syntactic, Semantic &
Pragmatic Perspectives

Date: 28-NOV-03 - 30-NOV-03
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact: Claudia Maienborn
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, General

Meeting Description:

Workshop on dislocated elements in discourse: Syntactic, semantic, and
pragmatic perspectives
28-30 November 2003
Zentrum fuer Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), Berlin
Preliminary programme, 28-30 November 2003

Friday, 28 November 
9:30-9:35 opening remarks 
9:35-10:35 G�nther Grewendorf: Moving remnants to the left
10:35-11:15 N. Munaro & C. Poletto: Ways of clausal typing
11:15-11:30 break
11:30-12:10 Nicholas Sobin: Echo questions, echo negation, and Split
12:10-12:50 Konstantina Haidou: On the syntax-pragmatics interface:
Left, medial and right peripheral focus and topic in Greek
12:50-14:00 lunch
14:00-14:40 Daniel Hole: Why some LP constructions have strong
interpretations, and others don't
14:40-15:20 Ariel Cohen: Fronted quantificational adverbs
15:20-15:40 break
15:40-16:20 Be�ta Gyuris: A new approach to the scope of contrastive
16:20-17:00 Malte Zimmermann: Discourse particles in the left
17:00-17:10 break
17:10-18:10 Hans Kamp: Last one in, first one out: Interactions
between Focus, Contrastive Topic and Quantification

Saturday, 29 November 
9:30-10:30 Betty Birner: Discourse functions at the periphery:
Noncanonical word order in English
10:30-11:10 Augustin Speyer: Vorfeldbesetzung and Centering Theory in
11:10-11:30 break
11:30-12:10 Anke Holler: How the left-periphery of a wh-relative
clause determines its syntactic and semantic relationships
12:10-12:50 R. Cann, R. Kempson & J. Kiaer: Topic and focus effects at
the peripheries: The dynamics of tree growth
12:50-14:00 lunch
14:00-15:00 Poster Session
- Maria Alm: The functions and meanings of the German discourse
particle also in the pre-front field - discussed on the basis of
spoken German;
- Werner Frey & Benjamin Shaer: English and German left-peripheral
- Anik� Lipt�k: How to deal with leftist relatives?
- Yukiko Morimoto & Sam Mchombo: Configuring Topic in the left
periphery: A case of Chichewa split NPs;
- Andreas Nolda: 'Split topicalization' and 'left dislocation' in
- Thomas Weskott: Topicalization and the dynamic interpretation of
information structural markedness: Theoretical and empirical aspects
15:00-15:40 E. Delais-Roussarie, J. Doetjes, J.-M. Marandin &
P. Sleeman: Left dislocation and topicalization in French
15:40-16:20 Eric Mathieu: French Topics
16:20-16:40 break
16:40-17:20 C�cile de Cat: For a base-generation analysis of French
17:20-18:20 Liliane Haegeman: Adverbial clauses, topicalisation and
the left periphery

Sunday, 30 November
9:30-10:30 Frederick J. Newmeyer: On Split-CPs, uninterpretable
features, and the 'perfectness' of language
10:30-11:10 Olga Arnaudova: Argument defocalization/saliency and
clitic left dislocation in Bulgarian
11:10-11:30 break
11:30-12:10 Javier Perez-Guerra & David Tiz�n-Couto: 'These hands,
they are apt enough to dislocate and tear thy flesh': On
left-dislocation in the recent history of the English language
12:10-13:10 Gisbert Fanselow: Phonological and syntactic aspects of
filling initial positions in German (and other languages)
13:10-13:20 closing remarks
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