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LINGUIST List 21.1829

Thu Apr 15 2010

Calls: Semantics, Syntax/Germany

Editor for this issue: Di Wdzenczny <dilinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Daniel Hole, Peculiar Binding Configurations

Message 1: Peculiar Binding Configurations
Date: 15-Apr-2010
From: Daniel Hole <holegooglemail.com>
Subject: Peculiar Binding Configurations
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Full Title: Peculiar Binding Configurations
Short Title: PBC

Date: 24-Sep-2010 - 25-Sep-2010
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Contact Person: Volker Gast
Meeting Email: volker.gastuni-jena.de
Web Site: http://www.uni-jena.de/~mu65qev/pbc

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2010

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.

2nd Call for Papers

Workshop "Peculiar Binding Configurations"
Universtity of Stuttgart/Germany

We invite anonymous abstracts for presentations (30 minutes plus 10
minutes discussion period) pertaining to the topics mentioned in the
workshop description, or to topics that relate to the workshop motto of
'peculiar binding configurations' in other meaningful ways. Abstracts should
not exceed two pages including examples and references (A4/letter size,
12pt, single-spaced). Only one single-authored and one co-authored
submission per person will be considered. Submission of abstracts is by e-
mail only. The body of your message should contain

-author's or authors' name(s)
-affiliation(s)
-(a single) e-mail address for correspondence
-the title of the paper.

Abstracts should be sent to volker.gast (at) uni-jena.de
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