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LINGUIST List 21.172

Mon Jan 11 2010

Confs: Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Semantics/Germany

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        1.    Regine Brandtner, Reference and Discourse Structure

Message 1: Reference and Discourse Structure
Date: 11-Jan-2010
From: Regine Brandtner <regine.brandtnerling.uni-stuttgart.de>
Subject: Reference and Discourse Structure
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Reference and Discourse Structure
Short Title: RefDiSC

Date: 15-Jan-2010 - 17-Jan-2010
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Contact: Sofiana Chiriacescu
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.ilg.uni-stuttgart.de/forschung/konferenz/discourse/index.html

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Semantics

Meeting Description:

The starting point for the conference's theme is the connection between the discourse structure and the use of referring expressions. It is well recognized in the literature that the discourse affects the interpretation of referring expressions and the space of anaphoric accessibility and that the use of referring expressions restricts the set of possible discourse interpretations. The workshop will explore four related topics to be analyzed in order to achieve a broad crosslinguistic understanding of reference in discourse in natural languages.


- Discourse and reference
- Specificity
- Point of view
- Discourse particles

Jeanette Gundel
''Reference and Accessibility from a Givenness Hierarchy Perspective''

Tania Ionin
''An Experimental Study on the Scope of (Un)modified Indefinites''

Elsi Kaiser
''Investigating the Consequences of Focus on the Production and Comprehension of Referring expressions''

Henk Zeevat
''Producing and Interpreting Pronouns and Ellipsis''

Paula Menendez-Benito & Luis Alonso-Ovalle
''Modal Indefinites and Domain Constraints''

Geertje van Bergen
''Scrambling in Spoken Dutch''

Sofiana Chiriacescu & Klaus von Heusinger
''Discourse Accessibility and pe-marking in Romanian''

Ljudmila Geist
''Bare Singular Indefinites in Argument Position: The Case of Russian''

Klaus von Heusinger
''Discourse Properties of Specific Indefinites''

Cornelia Ebert & Stefan Hinterwimmer
''The Interpretation of the German Specificity Markers 'bestimmt' and 'gewiss'''

Elena Karagjosova
''Discourse Particles: Incremental Specification in Context''

Edgar Onea
''Specificational Particles''

Annika Deichsel
''Demonstrative and Non-demonstrative ''dieser'' in German''

Jin Cui
''Indefinites and Specificity in Mandarin''

Alexei Chibakov
''Indefinite Articles in Modern Uzbek and Their Usages in Specific Contexts''

Eva Böhme
''The Complex Determiner ''der und der'' in German''

Johny Varsami
''Indefinite Articles in Moroccan Arabic''

If you want to participate please send an e-mail to: regine.brandtnerling.uni-stuttgart.de

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