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LINGUIST List 18.1917

Tue Jun 26 2007

Confs: Syntax,General Ling/Netherlands

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        1.    Marlies Kluck, Workshop on Parenthesis and Sentence Amalgamation


Message 1: Workshop on Parenthesis and Sentence Amalgamation
Date: 26-Jun-2007
From: Marlies Kluck <m.e.kluckrug.nl>
Subject: Workshop on Parenthesis and Sentence Amalgamation


Workshop on Parenthesis and Sentence Amalgamation

Date: 19-Oct-2007 - 19-Oct-2007
Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Contact: Herman Heringa
Contact Email: h.heringarug.nl
Meeting URL: http://www.let.rug.nl/~heringa/parenthesis/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

This workshop intends to strengthen and join the growing linguistic interest in
parenthesis and sentence amalgamation.

This workshop intends to strengthen and join the growing linguistic interest in
parenthesis and sentence amalgamation. Examples of the former are appositions,
parentheticals, and appositive relative clauses; examples of the latter may be
right node raising, transparent free relatives, and other clausal epistemic
interferences.Paratactic phenomena like these have given rise to ideas involving
parallel structure, multidominance, and a combination of both. However, these
are not necessarily compatible with existing grammatical frameworks.
Furthermore, there seem to be correlations between construction types and
special semantics and intonation. Therefore, a multi-faceted approach to
parenthesis and amalgamation may be essential. In particular, we may ask the
following questions:

- Which kinds of parentheses and amalgams can be distinguished? Do they have
inherent properties?
-To what extent are parentheses and amalgams independent of the host?
- How can parentheses and amalgams be attached to the host? Do we need special
syntactic, pragmatic or other mechanisms? How can these be formalized?
- How can we derive the correct linearization of parentheticals/amalgams and
their hosts?
- How can we derive the asymmetry between parentheticals/amalgams and their hosts?
- How can we explain the epistemic interpretation related to amalgamation?
-How can we explain the (apparent) effect of intonation on the syntax of the
constructions under discussion?

Any contributions to these or related issues are welcomed.

Please visit the website for more information:
http://www.let.rug.nl/~heringa/parenthesis/


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