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LINGUIST List 21.2246

Mon May 17 2010

Confs: Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Semantics/Netherlands

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        1.    Martine Zwets, Between You and Me: Local Pronouns Across Modalities

Message 1: Between You and Me: Local Pronouns Across Modalities
Date: 17-May-2010
From: Martine Zwets <m.zwetslet.ru.nl>
Subject: Between You and Me: Local Pronouns Across Modalities
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Between You and Me: Local Pronouns Across Modalities

Date: 07-Jun-2010 - 08-Jun-2010
Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Contact: Martine Zwets
Contact Email: local.pronounsgmail.com
Meeting URL:

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

Meeting Description:

Between You and Me: Local Pronouns across Modalities


All languages in the world have personal pronouns, such as 'I' referring to the
speaker, 'you' referring to the addressee, and 'she' referring to another
referent. First and second person pronouns are called local pronouns as they
refer to the persons in the local context: the speaker and the hearer. Local
pronouns thus encode the two key roles in face-to-face communication. Their main
usage lies in the direct interaction between the participants in a conversation.

In this workshop we want to discuss research on the distribution, meaning, and
use of local pronouns, in the hope that it can give us more insight in how the
local communicative context influences grammar. In addition to local pronouns in
spoken languages, we are especially interested in contributions dealing with
pronouns in sign languages. After all, signed languages appear to be ultimately
suited for direct interaction between the signer and the addressee, and have
been argued to have rather different pronominal paradigms.

Interpreters from English to ASL and from ASL to English are present at all times.

For registration, see the conference webpage:


Day 1 - June 7
9:15 - 10:15
Anna Siewierska (Lancaster University): Invited lecture

10:20 - 10:55
Martina Faller & Eva Schultze-Berndt (University of Manchester): First and
Second Person, First-hand Experience, as You can See: Presentative/evidential
Uses of a First Person Dual Inclusive Pronoun

11:25 - 12:00
Hsiu-Chuan Liao (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan): Morphosyntactic
Irregularities in Local Pronouns in Some Western Austronesian Languages

12:00 - 12:35
Stephen Wechsler (University of Texas, Austin): The de se Theory of Person
Indexicals: Convergent Evidence from Philosophy, Typology, and Developmental

12:35 - 14:00
Lunch at Huize Heyendael

14:00 - 14:35
Pawel Rutkowski & Malgorzata Czajkowska-Kisil (University of Warsaw, Poland):
Person and Space

14:35 - 15:10
Bettina Gruber (Utrecht Institute for Linguistics OTS): Local Pronouns as
Spatio-temporally Anchored Indices

15:30 - 16:05
Sarah Zobel (Georg-August Universität, Göttingen): Pragmatic Effects of German
Impersonal ich and du

16:05 - 16:40
Barbara de Cock (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven): The Conceptualization of
Hearer Reference in Spanish

16:50 - 17:50
Michael Cysouw (Max Plank EVA, Leipzig): Invited lecture

17:50 -
Dinner in town

Day 2 - June 8
9:15 - 10:15 Kearsy Cormier (University College London): Where Do Sign Languages
Fit in?

10:20 - 10:55
Marianna Hatzoupoulou (Hellenic Pedagogical Institute, Athens): The Emergence of
Pointing Directed to Self and Addressee as Local Pronouns in Greek Sign Language

11:25 - 12:00
Aliyah Morgenstern, Fanny Limousin, Stéphanie Caët, Marie Collombelleroy &
Emmanuelle Mathiot (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3): Personal Reference
in Deaf and Hearing Children between 1 and 3

12:00 - 12:35
Trevor Johnston (Macquarie University, Sydney): Points and Pronouns in
face-to-face Language

12:00 - 14:00
Lunch at Huize Heyendael

14:00 - 14:35
Sammie Tarenskeen: Speaker-referring je

14:35 - 15:10
Hedde Zeijlstra (University of Amsterdam): Let's Talk about You and Me

15:30 - 16:05
Sandhya Sundaresan (University of Tromsø (CASTL)/University of Stuttgart):
Monstrous Agreement: Evidence from Tamil

16:05 - 16:40
Chiara Meluzzi (University of Oriental Piemont, Italy): "You" and "me" in
Ancient Greek: the Case of Three "female" Comedies

16:50 - 17:50
Hotze Rullmann (University of Britsh Columbia, Vancouver): Invited lecture
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