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LINGUIST List 24.1975

Wed May 08 2013

Calls: Syntax, Semantics, Morphology, Psycholinguistics/Germany

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 08-May-2013
From: Patrick Grosz <patrick.groszuni-tuebingen.de>
Subject: Workshop: The Impact of Pronominal Form on Interpretation
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Full Title: Workshop: The Impact of Pronominal Form on Interpretation

Date: 15-Nov-2013 - 17-Nov-2013
Location: Tuebingen, Germany
Contact Person: Patrick Grosz
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Morphology; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 28-Jul-2013

Meeting Description:

Pronouns can vary along two dimensions: (i) their interpretation (e.g., free vs. syntactically bound vs. donkey pronouns) and (ii) their form (e.g., personal vs. clitic vs. null vs. demonstrative pronouns). The goal of this workshop is to bring together recent advances bearing exactly on the interplay of the two, e.g. how do choices along one dimension restrict the possible choices along the other one?

Invited Speakers:

Peter Bosch (University of Osnabrück)
Paul Elbourne (QMUL)
Irene Heim (MIT)
Martina Wiltschko (UBC)

Commentators for Invited Talks:

Vera Hohaus (University of Tübingen)
Gerhard Jäger (University of Tübingen)
Jacolien van Rij (University of Tübingen)
Ede Zimmermann (University of Frankfurt)

Discussion: Current Pronominal Issues at the Syntax-Semantics Interface

Uli Sauerland (Harvard/ZAS Berlin)
Sarah Zobel (University of Tübingen)

For questions/inquiries please email: pritty.patel-groszuni-tuebingen.de.

Organisational Committee:

Katrin Axel-Tober (University of Tübingen)
Patrick Grosz (University of Tübingen)
Pritty Patel-Grosz (University of Tübingen/SFB 833)


The organisers thank the Daimler und Benz Stiftung for funding this workshop.

Call for Papers:

We invite submissions for 30-minute talks plus 10 minutes for discussion. Abstracts must be anonymous, in PDF format, 2 pages (A4 or letter), in a font size no less than 12pt, and with margins of 1 inch/2.5cm. Please submit abstracts via EasyAbs (see link below) no later than July 28, 2013.

Abstract submission link: http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/pronouns2013

Ideal submissions to this workshop might involve (but are not limited to) the following components (individually or in combination):

- Experimental testing using methods from psychology/the cognitive sciences
- Novel empirical findings (e.g. from corpus work), which shed light on pronouns at the syntax-semantics interface
- Potential extensions of current syntactic-semantic approaches to pronouns to accommodate other pronominal classes (e.g. null pronouns, demonstratives)
- Diachronic shifts of the pronominal form and interpretation
- Recent developments concerning (anti-)logophoricity
- Comparisons of quantifier-variable readings contrasting null pronouns with overt pronouns
- The cross-linguistic distribution of demonstrative pronouns and their comparison to personal pronouns
- Semantic differences between clitic pronouns and non-clitic pronouns

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