LINGUIST List 27.1927

Wed Apr 27 2016

Confs: Gen Ling, Hist Ling, Pragmatics, Semantics, Syntax/Germany

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <amandalinguistlist.org>


Date: 27-Apr-2016
From: Chiara Gianollo <chiara.gianollouni-koeln.de>
Subject: The Grammar of Reference: Functions, Variation, and Change
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The Grammar of Reference: Functions, Variation, and Change
Short Title: RED 2016


Date: 13-May-2016 - 14-May-2016
Location: Cologne, Germany
Contact: Chiara Gianollo
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://red.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/red2016/index.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Pragmatics; Semantics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

The International Workshop 'The grammar of reference: functions, variation, and change' will take place at the University of Cologne (Germany), 13-14 May, as the 2016 edition of the series 'Workshops on Referential Expressions in Discourse (RED)'. It is organized by Chiara Gianollo, Klaus von Heusinger (Universität zu Köln), and Maria Napoli (Università del Piemonte Orientale 'Amedeo Avogadro', Vercelli).

The aim of the workshop is to innovatively contribute to our understanding of the grammar of reference, by pursuing a multidimensional study of strategies by which speakers introduce and manage referents in context, encoding properties such as identifiability (familiarity, uniqueness), information status with respect to speaker, hearer and discourse, saliency in previous and forthcoming discourse. Particular emphasis will be given to the role played by variation in the use of referential expressions. We would also like to address the evolution of referential systems in time, and the formal modeling thereof.

With our call for papers we aim to bring together theoretical and historical linguists interested in the syntax, semantics, and pragmatics of reference from a synchronic as well as a diachronic perspective.

Invited Speakers:

Artemis Alexiadou (Berlin, Germany)
Manuel Leonetti (Alcalá, Spain)
Edgar Onea (Göttingen, Germany)
Svetlana Petrova (Wuppertal, Germany)
Mario Squartini (Torino, Italy)

Scientific Committee:

Artemis Alexiadou (Berlin, Germany)
Stefan Hinterwimmer (Köln, Germany)
Manuel Leonetti (Alcalá, Spain)
Edgar Onea (Göttingen, Germany)
Svetlana Petrova (Wuppertal, Germany)
Miriam Ravetto (Vercelli, Italy)
Petra Schumacher (Köln, Germany)
Mario Squartini (Torino, Italy)
Roberto Zamparelli (Trento, Italy)

Organizers:

Chiara Gianollo (Köln, Germany), Klaus von Heusinger (Köln, Germany), Maria Napoli (Vercelli, Italy)

Friday 13 May, University of Cologne (Albertus Magnus Platz, Hauptgebäude, Neuer Senatssaal)

9:30
Welcome and introduction

10:00-11:15
Mario Squartini (U. Torino)
Romance indefinite plurals: Number and 'Seinsart'

11:15-11:45 Coffee

11:45-13:00
Artemis Alexiadou (HU Berlin)
Definite plural generic noun phrases in English? A case study on language variation and change

13:00-14:15 Lunch break

14:15-15:30
Marija Runic (U. Banja Luka)
Resian Demonstrative System - An Instance of Definiteness Cycle?

15:30-16:45
Ann Reed (W&M College Williamsburg, VA)
Good-enough 'the'

16:45-17:45
Student poster session and coffee

17:45-19:00
Urtzi Etxeberria (CNRS Baiona)
The definite article and its uses: the case of Basque

20:00
Workshop dinner


Saturday 14 May, University of Cologne (Albertus Magnus Platz, Hauptgebäude, Neuer Senatssaal)

9:30-10:45
Svetlana Petrova (U. Wuppertal)
Bare vs. indefinite nominal predicates in the history of German

10.45-11.15 Coffee

11:15-12:30
Edgar Onea (U. Göttingen)
Reference and Questions

12:30-13:00
Plans and farewell

Attendance is free of charge and no registration is needed. However, for organizational reasons, if you plan to attend we'd appreciate an e-mail to chiara.gianollouni-koeln.de


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