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Thu Feb 03 2011

Calls: Typology, Morphology, Syntax/France

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        1.     Patricia Cabredo Hofherr , Workshop on Impersonal Pronouns

Message 1: Workshop on Impersonal Pronouns
Date: 02-Feb-2011
From: Patricia Cabredo Hofherr <pcabredouniv-paris8.fr>
Subject: Workshop on Impersonal Pronouns
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Full Title: Workshop on Impersonal Pronouns

Date: 20-Sep-2011 - 20-Sep-2011
Location: Paris, France
Contact Person: Patricia Cabredo Hofherr
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.umr7023.cnrs.fr/Appel-a-communications,1013.html

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Syntax; Typology

Call Deadline: 15-May-2011

Meeting Description:

The workshop will be held on Tue 20 Sept 2011, at the Salle de conférences, CNRS Pouchet, 59 rue Pouchet, 75017 Paris.

Invités / Invited speakers:

- Denis Creissels (DDL - Lyon)
- Jim McCloskey (UC Santa Cruz)

The workshop focuses on the morphological, syntactic and semantic properties of impersonal pronouns allowing human reference such as English one, they, you French on, ils, tu, ça, Germanic man/men.

Call for Papers:

We encourage submissions exploring questions including — but not limited to — the following

- What are the differences between episodic and generic uses of impersonal pronouns ? Why do some pronouns not admit episodic uses ? Is this contrast better understood in terms of inclusiveness (generic being inclusive while episodic impersonals are exclusive of the speaker) ?
- What readings are available for the different case-forms of the pronouns ?
- Why do impersonal human pronouns often have defective (French on) or suppletive (German man) oblique forms ?
- What are binding properties of impersonal human pronouns ?
- What semantic restrictions are found for impersonal readings (types of predicates, inclusive vs exclusive readings, role of locative expressions in the licensing of impersonal readings) ?
- How do impersonal human pronouns differ from indefinite pronouns like someone, impersonal uses of personal pronouns (3pl and 2sg/pl), and from the human subject implicit in the interpretation of impersonal verb forms ?

We invite submissions for 25-minute presentations (plus ten-minute discussions). Abstracts should be at most 2 pages in length (including examples and references) written in French or English.

Abstracts must be anonymous and should be sent by e-mail (plain ASCII, rtf or pdf) to : pcabredo //AT// univ-paris8.fr

Please write the (first) author's name plus the word 'abstract' in the subject line of your message (e.g., 'Dupont abstract'), and include author name(s), affiliation, contact information and the title of the abstract in the body of the email. For co-authored papers indicate the email address that we should use for correspondence.

Abstracts should reach us by May 15, 2011.

For more information :

Website : http://www.umr7023.cnrs.fr/Journee-sur-les-pronoms,1014.html
E-mail : pcabredo //AT// univ-paris8.fr

Abstract Submission Deadline : May 15th, 2011
Notification of Acceptance : Jul 5th, 2011
Workshop : Sept 20th, 2011

Comité scientifique :

Patricia Cabredo Hofherr (CNRS UMR 7023/Paris 8 & Surrey Morphology Group)
Volker Gast (Jena)
Milan Rezac (CNRS UMR 7023/Paris 8)

Organisation :

Patricia Cabredo Hofherr (CNRS UMR 7023/Paris 8 & Surrey Morphology Group)

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the project:

Journée organisée par le projet /Workshop organised by the project Calcul de la référence nominale : langues avec et sans articles de la Fédération ''Typologie et universaux du langage'' (CNRS FR 2559), 2010-2013

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