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Wed Jan 27 2010

Calls: Discourse Analysis, General Ling, Pragmatics/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: 26-Jan-2010
From: Martine Zwets <local.pronounsgmail.com>
Subject: Between You and Me: Local Pronouns Across Modalities
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Full Title: Between You and Me: Local Pronouns Across Modalities

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

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

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2010

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.

Call for Papers

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:
- typology of (local) pronouns
- person and/or role shift in sign language
- person and pointing gestures in spoken language
- evidentiality/modality/mood and person
- person and imperatives
- anaphoricity, deixis and person
- (fake) indexical pronouns
- (formal) semantics/pragmatics of (local) pronouns
- number and person

Invited Speakers
Kearsy Cormier (University College London)
Hotze Rullmann (University of British Columbia)
Anna Siewierska (Lancaster University)
Michael Cysouw (MPI Leipzig)

Time & Place
workshop: June 7-8, 2010
location: Radboud University Nijmegen
submission deadline: February 15, 2010
notification: March 15, 2010

We invite authors to submit a one-page abstract to local.pronounsgmail.com
before February 15, 2010, for a talk of approximately 25 minutes plus 10
minutes discussion.

Martine Zwets
Kees de Schepper
Wessel Stoop
Emar Maier
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