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Fri Mar 15 2019

Confs: General Linguistics, Pragmatics, Semantics, Syntax/Norway

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Date: 13-Mar-2019
From: Jozina Klok <>
Subject: Anaphora at the Syntax-Semantics-Pragmatics Interface in Endangered and Understudied Languages
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Anaphora at the Syntax-Semantics-Pragmatics Interface in Endangered and Understudied Languages

Date: 07-May-2019 - 07-May-2019
Location: Oslo, Norway
Contact: Patrick Grosz
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Pragmatics; Semantics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

(Session of Generative Linguistics in the Old World 42)

The syntax and semantics of pronominal elements has been at the center of much theoretical research throughout the history of modern syntactic and semantic theory (e.g., Chomsky 1981). In recent years, an increasing role has been played by cross-linguistic comparison (e.g. Cardinaletti & Starke 1999, Déchaine & Wiltschko 2002, Patel-Grosz & Grosz 2017, Jenks to appear), highlighting significant yet constrained variation in the behavior of pronominal and anaphoric elements across languages. Inspired by these findings, this workshop aims to bring together current research on the syntax and semantics of pronouns and other anaphoric elements from a cross-linguistic perspective, with a focus on languages that are understudied, underrepresented and/or endangered.


- Amy Rose Deal (UC Berkeley)
- Patrick G. Grosz (University of Oslo)

Invited Speaker:

- Sarah Murray (Cornell University)​


Workshop 1 Programme

Tue 7 May, 08:30-09:00:

Tue 7 May, 09:00-10:15:
Invited speaker
Sarah Murray (Cornell University)

Tue 7 May, 10:15-10:45: Coffee

Tue 7 May, 10:45-11:20:
Fereshteh Modarresi and Manfred Krifka (Leibniz-ZAS, Berlin)
The Anaphoric Potential of Bare Nouns in Persian

Tue 7 May, 11:20-11:55:
Dorothy Ahn (Harvard University)
The blocking of anaphoric bare nouns

Tue 7 May, 11:55-12:30:
Guillaume Thomas (University of Toronto)
Switch-reference and Discourse Anaphora

Tue 7 May, 12:30-14:00: Lunch

Tue 7 May, 14:00-14:35
Rita Manzini and Leonardo Savoia (Università di Firenze)
1/2P vs 3P splits: A view from Romance and Balkan non standard languages

Tue 7 May, 14:35-15:10:
Rudmila-Rodica Ivan and Zahra Mirrazi (Umass Amherst)
Minimal pronouns & T-Agreement effects: the case of Farsi Fake Indexicals

Tue 7 May, 15:10-15:45
Deniz Satik (Harvard University)
Control is not raising: evidence from overt split control in Ewe

Tue 7 May, 15:45-16:15: Coffee break

Tue 7 May, 16:15-16:50:
Ksenia Ershova (University of Chicago)
Reflexives in West Circassian: Ingredients of Subject Orientation

Tue 7 May, 16:50-17:25:
Andrew Murphy and Savio Meyase (Universität Leipzig)
Anaphora in Tenyidie: Reflexivization as mediated Agree

Tue 7 May, 17:25-18:00:
Rafael Abramovitz (MIT)
What can agreeing anaphors tell us about the Anaphor Agreement Effect

Tue 7 May, 18:00-19:00:
Travel time to Oslo Town Hall

Tue 7 May, 19:00-21:00:
Welcome Reception at the Oslo Town Hall
Alternate: John Gluckman (University of Kansas)
Reflexivity and Reciprocity in Competition in Logoori

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