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Sun Sep 12 2010

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

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

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

Coffee break

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

Byron Ahn (UCLA): Syntactic Configurations of Emphatic Reflexives

Alice ter Meulen (Genève): Binding Focus Reflexives

Lunch break

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

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

Coffee break

György Rákosi (Debrecen): Locative Binding in Hungarian

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

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

Saturday, September 24

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

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

Coffee break

Eric Reuland (Utrecht): Puzzling Binding

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

Lunch break

Natasha Ivlieva (MIT): Exceptional Binding in Russian

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

Coffee break

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

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

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

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