LINGUIST List 26.3384

Wed Jul 22 2015

Calls: Lang Acquisition, Ling Theories, Morphology, Semantics, Syntax/Brazil

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 21-Jul-2015
From: Danniel Carvalho <>
Subject: Pronouns: Morphosyntax, Semantics, Processing
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Full Title: Pronouns: Morphosyntax, Semantics, Processing
Short Title: PMSSP

Date: 28-Jan-2016 - 29-Jan-2016
Location: Salvador - Bahia, Brazil
Contact Person: Danniel Carvalho
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Linguistic Theories; Morphology; Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 06-Sep-2015

Meeting Description:

The study of pronouns has been an engine behind the development of many theories in grammar. 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.

Questions related to the nature, distribution, interpretation, acquisition and processing of pronouns, although not a novelty, have not settled throughout generative grammar enterprise, as may be seen in the literature (Büring, 2005; Cardinaletti & Starke, 1999; Chomsky, 1981; Déchaine & Witschko, 2002; Forchheimer, 1953; Galves, 2001; Harbour, 2007; Harley & Ritter, 2002; Kato, 1999; Kato & Duarte, 2005; Menuzzi, 2000; Moura, 2006; Nunes, 1996; Ritter, 1995; Rooryck & Wyngaerd, 2011; Rullmann, 2004; among many others). Thus, a workshop on pronoun behavior would be an ideal atmosphere to discuss those aspects about the architecture of grammar. The workshop aims at providing a forum for the presentation and discussion of recent research in morphosyntax, semantics and processing of pronouns from a formal perspective.

Invited Speakers:

Daniel Harbour, Queen Mary, Universtity of London
Martina Wiltschko, The British Columbia University

The conference will be held at the Universidade Federal da Bahia, Campus Ondina, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

Final Call for Papers:

Taking into account requests from prospective participants at PMSSP 2016, it has been decided to extend the deadline for abstract submission at The I Workshop Pronouns: Morphosyntax, Semantics, Processing, to be held in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, on January 28-29, 2016.

The extended deadline for abstract submission is September 6th, 2015. Authors are kindly invited to submit a 2 pages abstract, including examples and references (11pt font minimum, single spacing, 1 inch/2.5cm margins on each side). The abstract must not reveal the identity of the author(s) in any way - such information, as well as the author's affiliation should be in the e-mail to which the abstract is attached.

Important Dates:

Conference dates: January 28–29 2016
New submission deadline: September 6 2015
New notification of acceptance: September 20 2015

More information:

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