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Fri Oct 28 2011

Confs: Greek, Neuroling, Syntax/Greece

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        1.     Arhonto Terzi , Workshop on Pronoun Binding and Non-active Morphology


Message 1: Workshop on Pronoun Binding and Non-active Morphology
Date: 27-Oct-2011
From: Arhonto Terzi <aterziteipat.gr>
Subject: Workshop on Pronoun Binding and Non-active Morphology
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Workshop on Pronoun Binding and Non-active Morphology

Date: 25-Nov-2011 - 25-Nov-2011
Location: Technological Educational Institute of Patras, Greece
Contact: Arhonto Terzi
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Neurolinguistics; Syntax

Subject Language(s): Greek, Modern

Meeting Description:

Greek has both clitic and strong personal pronouns, the latter being homophonous to demonstratives. It also has reflexive pronouns, both short and long distance. We are concerned with how they compare with their counterparts in other languages and how their study contributes to formulating a general theory of Binding.

In addition, Greek expresses reflexivity via verbal morphology. How do the two interpretations differ, how does this latter option affect the distribution of reflexive anaphors, and to what extent can the two phenomena be captured by the same syntactic and semantic mechanisms? Finally, reflexive verbs share the same morphology with passives, unaccusatives and anticausatives. How does the structure of the latter compare/differ and how does it compare with the structure of reflexive verbs?

The agenda outlined above has also informed research on early and impaired language, with some of the aforementioned structures being acquired late by typically developing children, and posing persistent problems for populations with language disorders. Inclusion of this dimension therefore leads to numerous new, interesting questions, such as: What is the relation between findings from early and atypical language development and linguistic theory? How can linguistic theory assist in understanding the difficulties of atypical populations?

The conference is part of a research project concerning the grammatical abilities of Greek-speaking children with autism, as well as of typically developing children of the same chronological age, with focus on pronoun binding and non-active morphology.

The project is funded by a Latsis Foundation grant.


Workshop on Pronoun Binding and Non-active Morphology in Greek:
Linguistic Theory and Experimental Findings

Friday, 25 November 2011
Technological Educational Institute of Patras
Dept. of Speech-Language Therapy

Program

9:30 - 10:30
Winfried Lechner (University of Athens)
'On Indices.'

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:00
Elena Anagnostopoulou (University of Crete)
'The anatomy of a long distance anaphor.'

12:00 - 1:00
Giorgos Spathas (University of Crete)
'Comparison of English and Greek reflexives: Older and new arguments.'

1:00 - 2:00
Dimitra Papangeli (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
'The Greek reflexive verb.'

2:00 - 3:30
Lunch Break

3:30 - 4:30
Spyridoula Varlokosta (University of Athens)
'Binding asymmetries in acquisition and aphasia.'

4:30 - 5:30
Katerina Zombolou (La Trobe University)
'Acquisition of anticausatives by Greek monolingual and bilingual populations.'

5:30 - 6:30
Arhonto Terzi (TEI of Patras)
'Binding and non-active verbs of typically developing children and children with autism: explaining the data and informing the theory.'

6:30 -
Discussion (open end)



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