Summary: Pronominal Reference

bartsch at bartsch at
Fri Feb 2 01:35:11 UTC 2007

Dear all, 

A few days before X-mas, I posted a query on intra- and inter-sentential 
pronominal reference resolution. Despite the unfavourable moment, a number 
of researchers found the time to help me, for which I’m most grateful. I 
also apologise for not having yet answered to all individually due to lack 
of time (because of a project proposal). I’ll try to make up for it in the 
next days. 

So, many many thanks to: 

Werner Abraham (Universitaet Wien)
Shanley Allen (Boston University)
René Dirven
Elaine Grolla (Universidade de São Paulo)
David Ingram (Arizona State University)
Annetthe Karmiloff-Smith (University College London)
Mvogo Kuna (Université de Bourdeaux III)
Ronald Langacker (University of California, San Diego)
Márcio Leitão (Universidade Federal da Paraíba)
Marcus Maia (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)
Danielle Matthews (University of Manchester)
Lise Menn (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Sérgio Menuzzi (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul)
Ellen Prince (University of Pennsylvania)
Eduardo Raposo (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Silvia Ramirez Gelbes (Universidad de Buenos Aires)
Erik-Jan Smits (University of Groningen)
Ron Smyth (University of Toronto)
Hyun-joo Song (Yonsei University, Korea)
André L. Souza (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais)
Heather van der Lely (University College London)
Carl Vogel (Trinity College Dublin)
Alexander Ziem (Universität Basel) 

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