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Confs: Syntax, Semantics/Germany

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        1.    Volker Gast, Peculiar Binding Configurations

Message 1: Peculiar Binding Configurations
Date: 09-Sep-2010
From: Volker Gast <volker.gastuni-jena.de>
Subject: Peculiar Binding Configurations
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Peculiar Binding Configurations
Short Title: PBC


Date: 24-Sep-2010 - 25-Sep-2010
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Contact: Volker Gast
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.uni-jena.de/~mu65qev/pbc

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

Invited Speakers:

- Eric Reuland (Utrecht)
- Patricia Cabredo-Hofherr (Paris/Surrey)
- Uli Sauerland (Berlin)

Over the past few decades, research into syntactic and semantic binding has
established itself as an important tradition that has contributed elegant
solutions to various problems of interpretation at the syntax-semantics
interface. Few theoretical notions have a range of application as broad as that
of binding. Domains of investigation that have benefited greatly from insights
into variable binding include reflexivity and reciprocity and, quite generally,
the interpretation of (empty or overt) pronominals; argument structure and
voice; matters of tense, aspect and modality as explored in event semantics
or possible-worlds semantics; quantification relating to arguments as well as
adverbials; and the interpretation of information-structural categories such as
focus and contrast. In all of these areas, a reasonable association of
syntactic structures with semantic representations is hardly conceivable
without the binding concept. It seems fair to say that binding is one of the
most important theoretical concepts in linguistic analysis, and thus, by
hypothesis, also a central principle in the architecture of human language.

Friday, September 23

9:00
Patricia Cabredo-Hofherr (Paris/Surrey): Binding Properties of Impersonal
Human Pronouns in Generic and Episodic Contexts

10:00
Dagmar Schadler (Utrecht): Binding of Body-part Reflexives

10:40
Coffee break

11:00
Vadim Kimmelmann/Pavel Rudnev (Moscow): Breaking the Coreference Rule

11:40
Byron Ahn (UCLA): Syntactic Configurations of Emphatic Reflexives

12:30
Alice ter Meulen (Genève): Binding Focus Reflexives

13:10
Lunch break

14:30
Sandhya Sundaresan (Tromsø): Monstrous agreement: A Peculiar Binding
Configuration in Tamil

15:10
Pritty Patel (MIT): Pronouns, Reflexives, and Why Kutchi Gujarati Binds Like
Modern Greeka

15:50
Coffee break

16:10
György Rákosi (Debrecen): Locative Binding in Hungarian

16:50
Matthew Barros/Luis Vicente (Rutgers/Potsdam): Pronominal Reference in
Multidomination Structures

17:30
Uli Sauerland (ZAS/Berlin): Positions or Properties: Memory Access and
Binding Configurations

Saturday, September 24

9:00
Volker Gast (Jena): Head-distant 'self' in a Hybrid Theory of Focus
Interpretation

9:40
Schäfer, Martin (Jena): Binding and Anaphoric Islands: the Case of A N
Compounds

10:30
Coffee break

11:00
Eric Reuland (Utrecht): Puzzling Binding

11:50
Schäfer, Florian (Stuttgart): On Passives of Reflexive Verbs and Theories of
Reflexivization

12:30
Lunch break

14:00
Natasha Ivlieva (MIT): Exceptional Binding in Russian

14:40
Isabelle Haïk (Caen): A Formal Analysis of Pronouns of Laziness

15:30
Coffee break

15:50
Johan Rooryck/Guido Van den Wygaerd (Leiden/Brussels): The Syntax of
Spatial Anaphora

16:30
Michelangelo Falco (Pisa): Deterministic Mapping and Dependencies: an
Interface Account of Weak(er) Crossover

17:10
Daniel Hole (Stuttgart): Free Datives and Knight Move Binding


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