LINGUIST List 15.742

Mon Mar 1 2004

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  1. Philippe Schlenker, Semantic Approaches to Binding Theories
  2. National Foreign Language Resource Center, Cultural Diversity and Language Education

Message 1: Semantic Approaches to Binding Theories

Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 09:54:06 -0800
From: Philippe Schlenker <>
Subject: Semantic Approaches to Binding Theories


Workshop: Semantic Approaches to Binding Theory

organized as part of the European Summer School on Logic, Language and
Information (ESSLLI 2004)
16-20 August, 2004 in Nancy

Workshop Organizers:
Ed Keenan, UCLA (ekeenan  ucla. edu)
Philippe Schlenker, UCLA & IJN (schlenke  ucla. edu)

Workshop Purpose:

Binding Theory, which is concerned with sentence-internal constraints
on anaphora, was originally conceived in syntactic terms as a set of
conditions on the distribution of indices (Chomsky 1983). Thus
Condition A stated that anaphors are locally bound (*John/i thinks
that himself/i is clever); Condition B stated that Pronominals are
locally free (*He/i likes him/i), and Condition C required that
R-expressions be free (*He/i thinks that John/i is clever). But other
researchers have attempted to derive these constraints from lexical
semantics or the interpretative procedure rather than the syntax. Some
add a semantic component to a syntactic core (e.g. Reinhart 1983,
Heim 1993, Fox 2000, Buring 2002), but others are more radically
semantic (e.g. works by Jacobson, Keenan, Barker & Shan, Butler).

The workshop, which is intended for advanced PhD students and
researchers, will provide a forum to compare and assess these diverse
proposals. We welcome proposals for 45mn contributions (30mn
presentation + 15mn discussion), which should be specific, explicit
and semantically informed. We list below some possible topics, though
the list is not exhaustive.

Possible Workshop Topics:
-Semantic analyses of standard Binding Conditions
-Arguments pro or contra semantic approaches to Binding Theory
-Relation between logophors and anaphors
-Relation between deixis and anaphora
-Cross-linguistic variation in binding conditions

Submission details:
Authors are invited to submit an abstract in pdf format describing
their proposal. Submissions should not exceed 3 pages. Please send
your submission electronically to by *March 5,
2004*. The abstracts will be reviewed by the workshop´┐Żs program
committee. Please include author details in the accompanying e-mail,
leaving the pdf attachment anonymous. Authors whose submission is
accepted should be prepared to send later (by May 15th) an extended
(6-page) version of their abstract, to appear in the workshop
proceedings published by ESSLLI.

Workshop format:
The workshop is part of ESSLLI and is open to all ESSLLI
participants. It will consist of five 90-minute sessions held over
five consecutive days in the second week of ESSLLI. There will be 2
slots for paper presentations and discussion per session. On the first
day, the workshop organizers will give an introduction to the topic.

Invited Speakers:
Ken Shan (Harvard) & Chris Barker (UCSD)
Alastair Butler (ILLC/Department of Philosophy, University of

Workshop Program Committee:
Ed Keenan (UCLA)
Philippe Schlenker (UCLA & IJN)
Chris Barker (UCSD)
Ken Shan (Harvard)
Alastair Butler (ILLC/Department of Philosophy, University of

Important Dates: 
Submissions: March 5, 2004
Notification: April 19, 2004
ESSLLI early registration: May 1, 2004
Preliminary program: April 23, 2004
Extended (6-page) version of the abstracts for the proceedings: May
15, 2004
Final program: June 25, 2004
Workshop dates: August 16-20

Local Arrangements:
All workshop participants including the presenters will be required to
register for ESSLLI. The registration fee for authors presenting a
paper will correspond to the early student/workshop speaker
registration fee.

There will be no reimbursement for travel costs and accommodation.

Further Information:
About the workshop:
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Message 2: Cultural Diversity and Language Education

Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2004 17:22:43 -1000 (HST)
From: National Foreign Language Resource Center <>
Subject: Cultural Diversity and Language Education

The National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) and the Center
for Second Language Research (CSLR) at the University of Hawai'i at
Manoa are pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for their
upcoming conference:


		 Imin International Conference Center
		University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
		 SEPTEMBER 17-19, 2004 (new date)

* Sonia Nieto, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
* Glynda Hull, University of California, Berkeley
* A panel of local Hawaiian experts

		 (extended deadline: April 15, 2004)

The conference will focus on theories, policies, and practices
associated with cultural and language diversity in educational
contexts and will provide a forum for examining a broad range of
issues concerned with the potential and challenges of education that
builds on diversity. The primary strands for exploring diversity in
language education at the conference are:

- Foreign/Heritage Language Education
- Bilingual/Immersion Education
- English Language Education
- Language Education Planning and Policy
- Literacy Education

Proposals for presentations related to theory, research, practice, and
policy in these strand areas are welcome and can be submitted online.


- Individual papers: 20 minutes for presentation; 10 minutes for

- Colloquia: 3 & 1/2 hours - first 3 colloquia papers (20 minutes for
presentation and 10 minutes for discussion each); 30-minute break;
final 3 colloquia papers (20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes
for discussion each)

- Workshops: 3 & 1/2 hours - 3 hour workshop with a 30-minute break in
the middle


To submit a proposal online, visit

The deadline (extended) for proposal submission is April 15, 2004.

Abstracts for all proposals are submitted for blind peer review.

Need more information? Visit our website at:

 N National Foreign Language Resource Center
 F University of Hawai'i
 L 1859 East-West Road, #106
 R Honolulu HI 96822
 C voice: (808) 956-9424, fax: (808) 956-5983
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