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LINGUIST List 18.1615

Mon May 28 2007

Confs: Morphology,Semantics,Syntax,Arabic Lang,French Lang/France

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        1.    Alain Rouveret, Resumptive Pronouns at the Interfaces

Message 1: Resumptive Pronouns at the Interfaces
Date: 27-May-2007
From: Alain Rouveret <aroburclub-internet.fr>
Subject: Resumptive Pronouns at the Interfaces

Resumptive Pronouns at the Interfaces

Date: 21-Jun-2007 - 22-Jun-2007
Location: Paris, France
Contact: Alain Rouveret
Contact Email: alain.rouveretlinguist.jussieu.fr

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Semantics; Syntax

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)
Breton (bre)
English (eng)
French (fra)
Hebrew (heb)
Gaelic, Irish (gle)
Welsh (cym)

Meeting Description:

The phenomenon of resumption raises major questions, both theoretical and
descriptive. Since no language is known to exist which uses special pronouns to
fulfill the resumptive function, it must be asked what is the relation between
the latter and the various relations that pronouns entertain with an antecedent
elsewhere. Since in the languages which systematically resort to them,
resumptive pronouns occupy positions which in other languages correspond to
gaps, it must be asked whether the relation between a resumptive pronoun and its
antecedent shares the properties which are usually associated with gap
structures or displays different properties. In particular, it must be
determined whether, from a semantic point of view, resumptive pronouns give rise
to reconstruction phenomena and whether these phenomena are partially or totally
identical to those which relie on traces or on the copies resulting from the
movement to a peripheral position (in the frameworks which resort to such
notions). The aim of this workshop is to exploit the new tools and assumptions
made available by recent syntactic and semantic research (copy theory of
movement, resource management, pronouns as definite descriptions) by comparing
data from various languages - classic Egyptian, Coptic, standard Arabic, Hebrew,
Scots Gaelic, Welsh, Breton, Italian - and by confronting them with the
predictions of various syntactic and semantic models.

The Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle (LLF) and the Ecole Doctorale Sciences
du Langage of the Université Paris7-Denis Diderot (UFRL), in association with
the Groupe de Recherches Linguistiques of the Université de Nantes, propose a
workshop on the following topic:

Resumptive pronouns at the interfaces

It will take place at the Department of Linguistics, 30 rue du Château des
Rentiers, 75013. Paris, métro Porte d'Ivry

on Thursday June 21 in the afternoon from 14 pm to 18 pm and Friday June 22 from
9.30 am to 17 pm..

The languages of the Colloquium are French and English.


Thursday June 21.

14h-14h30 Registration

14h30-15h30 Anne Abeillé Resumptive pronouns in French dont-relatives
Danièle Godard

15h30-16h30 Ash Asudeh Three kinds of resumption

16h30-17h Coffee break

17h-18h Nouman Malakawi Weak vs. strong resumption
Nicolas Guilliot

18h-19h Milan Rezac Resumptive A-chains: double subject
constructions in Breton

Friday June 22.

9h-10h David Adger Agreement and resumption

10h-11h Valentina Bianchi Resumptive pronouns: doubling, Agree, or

11h-11h30 Coffee break

11h30-12h30 Chris Reintges Resumptive pronominalization and the Highest
Subject Restriction in Modern Standard Arabic, Classic Egyptian and Coptic.

12h30-14h30 Lunch

14h30-15h30 Hamida Demirdache Unexpectedly unsaturated constituents
Orin Percus

15h30-16h30 Nicolas Guilliot Reconstructing resumption

16h30-17h Coffee break

17h-18h Jean-Roger Vergnaud Two types of chains

Registration fees : 15 euros for non-strudents, 5 euros for students.
are exempted the members of the Ecole Doctorale Sciences du Langage of Päris7,
as well as the members of the Equipe d'Accueil of the Université de Nantes.

Contacts :
Alain Rouveret linguist.jussieu.fr>
Hamida Demirdache univ-nantes.fr>

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