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LINGUIST List 16.1948

Fri Jun 24 2005

Confs: General Ling/Syntax/ Lisbon, Portugal

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        1.    António Branco, Workshop on Binding Theory and Invariants in Anaphoric Relations


Message 1: Workshop on Binding Theory and Invariants in Anaphoric Relations
Date: 23-Jun-2005
From: António Branco <Antonio.Brancodi.fc.ul.pt>
Subject: Workshop on Binding Theory and Invariants in Anaphoric Relations


Workshop on Binding Theory and Invariants in Anaphoric Relations
Short Title: Lisbon Binding Workshop

Date: 22-Aug-2005 - 22-Aug-2005
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Contact: António Branco
Contact Email: Antonio.Brancodi.fc.ul.pt
Meeting URL: http://bindingwksp.di.fc.ul.pt

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Discourse
Analysis; General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Morphology; Philosophy of
Language; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Syntax; Text/Corpus
Linguistics; Typology

Meeting Description:

Workshop on
Binding Theory and Invariants in Anaphoric Relations

Lisbon, Portugal
August 22, 2005
http://bindingwksp.di.fc.ul.pt

Hosted by HPSG 2005, the 12th International Conference on Head-Driven
Phrase Structure Grammar

Motivation:

Anaphoric binding principles, which capture constraints on the relative
positioning of anaphors and their antecedents in grammatical geometry, have been
a central topic in the research on the grammar of natural languages: Their
modular nature is evidenced by the non trivial symmetries holding among them,
and their empirical plausibility is supported by the repeated observation of
their occurrence across languages.

While these constraints have been instrumental in the research of other
linguistic phenomena and constructions as one of the most reliable diagnoses for
grammatical structure and relations, the interest around binding theory itself
has continuously expanded, to a considerable extent also due to recent results
from psycholinguistics and from new research methodologies such as
neuro-imaging. This has led to a vast array of exciting results and research
issues, of which the following are just some examples:

-What clarification can be obtained when binding constraints are put into
perspective with respect to discourse structure?
-What is their proper locus (syntax, semantics, ...) in the architecture of grammar?
-What is intrinsic to binding constraints and what should be factored out as
(sub-)regularities possibly due to other grammatical modules and phenomena?
- What is the best definition of auxiliary notions (command, domain, ...) in
view of increased empirical adequacy?
- Are there languages of the world whose anaphors comply with yet to uncover
binding principles?
-What cross-linguistic generalizations, i.e., invariants, hold in anaphoric binding?
- How to accommodate binding theory in current formal grammatical frameworks and
how this may contribute to determine their appropriate shape?
- How to enforce the satisfaction of binding constraints by grammatical
representations and what is the most efficient algorithm to do this?
- What is the root of the intriguing symmetries across binding principles and of
their prominent modular nature?
- What are their cognitive underpinnings and how do these relate to anaphora
processing and resolution?

The aim of this workshop is to provide participants with a forum where their
research on binding benefits from insightful discussion and from the exchange of
leading edge results on issues closely related to their work. We thus invite
the submission of papers contributing innovative approaches, solutions, data or
results on all aspects of binding theory.

WORKSHOP ON BINDING THEORY AND INVARIANTS IN ANAPHORIC RELATIONS
http://bindingwksp.di.fc.ul.pt/
University of Lisbon, 2005, August 22
hosted by the HPSG'2005 conference

-Deadline for early registration: June 30, 2005-

Preliminary Program

9.00 Welcome

9.15: The Interaction between Syntactic and Semantic Conditions on Reflexive
Binding in Norwegian: Some Formal Consequences
Lars Hellan (NTNU, Norway)

9.45: Event Structure and Binding
Ekaterina Lyutikova and Sergei Tatevosov (Moscow State University, Russia)

10.15-10.30 Coffee break (short)

10.30: On Binding Domains
Martin Everaert(Utrecht University, Holand)

11.00: Phases and Binding Domains
Réjean Canac-Marquis (Simon Fraser University, Canada)

11.30-12.00 Coffee break (long)

12.00: Can Local Domain Reshuffling be an Alternative to Exemption?
António Branco (University of Lisbon, Portugal)

12.30: Co-reference by Association: Georgian Reflexives In Subject Function in
Special Contexts
Nino Amiridze (Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS, Holland)

13.00-15.00 Lunch break

15.00: Binding in Picture Noun Phrases: Implications for Binding Theory
Jeffrey T. Runner and Elsi Kaiser (University of Rochester, USA)

15.30: Semantic Composition in Reflexivization
Tohru Noguchi (Ochanomizu University, Japan)

16.00-16.15 Coffee break (short)

16.15: Anaphoric Dependencies: How are They Encoded? Towards A Derivation-Based
Typology
Eric Reuland (Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS, Holland)

16.45: Where are Restrictions on Binding Encoded? Pronominal Features, The
Theory Of Chains and Verb Classes
Volker Gast (Free University of Berlin, Germany)

17.15-17.45 Coffee break (long)

17.45: What are Binding Principles Constraints on?
Carl Pollard (Ohio State University, USA)

18.15: Verifying Binding Constraints for Anaphor Resolution
Roland Stuckardt (Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany)

18.45 Farewell

Program Committee:

Pilar Barbosa (Univ of Minho)
António Branco (Univ of Lisbon, chair)
Réjean Canac-Marquis (Simon Fraser Univ)
Mary Dalrymple (Oxford Univ)
Martin Evearert (OTS)
Volker Gast (Free Univ of Berlin)
Lars Hellan (Norwegian Univ of Science and Technology)
Ehrard Hinrichs (Univ of Tuebingen)
Yan Huang (Univ of Reading)
Tibor Kiss (Ruhr Univ Bochum)
Frank Keller (Univ of Edinburgh)
Valia Kordoni (Univ of Saarland)
Maria Piñango (Yale Univ)
Carl Pollard (Ohio State Univ)
Janina Radó (Univ of Tuebingen)
Eric Reuland (OTS)
Jeffrey Runner (Univ of Rochester)
Ivan Sag (Stanford Univ)
Roland Stuckardt (J.W.Goethe Univ)
Ping Xue (Boeing Company)

Organization Committee:

António Branco (Lisbon) and Manfred Sailer (Tuebingen) (chairs)
Francisco Costa (Lisbon)
Filipe Nunes (Lisbon)


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