LINGUIST List 26.1959

Mon Apr 13 2015

Summer Schools: Pronouns: Syntax, Semantics, Processing / Moscow, Russia

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 12-Apr-2015
From: Anna Volkova <>
Subject: Pronouns: Syntax, Semantics, Processing / Moscow, Russia
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Pronouns: Syntax, Semantics, Processing / Moscow, Russia

Host Institution: National Research University Higher School of Economics


Dates: 16-Jun-2015 - 19-Jun-2015
Location: Moscow, Russia

Focus: The summer school focuses on the following overarching questions:

- How much can we learn from studying pronouns about the laws of grammar and discourse?
- What shapes pronominal systems in the world’s languages?
- How does the human brain process pronouns and anaphora?

Minimum Education Level: BA

Special Qualifications:
Our summer school is aimed primarily at graduate students (MA and PhD students), but we will also accept interested Bachelor's students starting from the 3rd year of BA.

The study of pronouns has been an engine behind the development of many theories in syntax and semantics. Much has been learned about pronouns, and yet the topic continues to be an area of fruitful research. Lively debates on
strong and weak pronouns, free and bound variable pronouns, de se and de re pronouns, indexical pronouns and fake indexicals, indefinites, simplex and complex anaphors abound in the current linguistic literature. The intensive
courses, by three leading experts in the field, will introduce the participants of the summer school to the main notions, theories and puzzles with respect to pronouns.

Confirmed Speakers:

- Barbara Partee, UMass Amherst
- Colin Phillips, University of Maryland, College Park
- Eric Reuland, UiL OTS, Utrecht University

The summer school will be accompanied by a mini-conference presenting current work on pronouns in formal syntax, semantics, typology and psycholinguistics. A poster session will be organized for the participants of the summer school providing them with a chance to present their research and receive feedback from experts and peers.


There is no tuition fee, but we ask for a small registration fee (20 EUR from students and 50 EUR from faculty) to cover coffee breaks and accompanying expenses.

Financial Aid: There are no scholarships.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

Registration: 12-Apr-2015 to 01-Jun-2015

Contact Person: Anna Volkova
Phone: +7 (495) 772 95 90 * 22734

Registration Instructions:
To register please fill out this form:

People requiring a visa to enter Russia: Please note that we will be able to provide visa support only to participants who register no later than May 1, 2015.

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