18.1615, Confs: Morphology,Semantics,Syntax,Arabic Lang,French Lang/France

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Subject: 18.1615, Confs: Morphology,Semantics,Syntax,Arabic Lang,French Lang/France

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Date: 27-May-2007
From: Alain Rouveret < arobur at club-internet.fr >
Subject: Resumptive Pronouns at the Interfaces


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Date: Mon, 28 May 2007 10:20:02
From: Alain Rouveret < arobur at club-internet.fr >
Subject:  Resumptive Pronouns at the Interfaces 

Resumptive Pronouns at the Interfaces 

Date: 21-Jun-2007 - 22-Jun-2007 
Location: Paris, France 
Contact: Alain Rouveret 
Contact Email: alain.rouveret at linguist.jussieu.fr 

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Semantics; Syntax 

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)
                     Breton (bre)
                     English (eng)
                     French (fra)
                     Hebrew (heb)
                     Gaelic, Irish (gle)
                     Welsh (cym)

Meeting Description: 

The phenomenon of resumption raises major questions, both theoretical and
descriptive. Since no language is known to exist which uses special pronouns to
fulfill the resumptive function, it must be asked what is the relation between
the latter and the various relations that pronouns entertain with an antecedent
elsewhere. Since in the languages which systematically resort to them,
resumptive pronouns occupy positions which in other languages correspond to
gaps, it must be asked whether the relation between a resumptive pronoun and its
antecedent  shares the properties which are usually associated with gap
structures or displays different properties. In particular, it must be
determined whether, from a semantic point of view, resumptive pronouns give rise
to reconstruction phenomena and whether these phenomena are partially or totally
identical to those which relie on traces or on the copies resulting from the
movement to a peripheral position (in the frameworks which resort to such
notions).  The aim of this workshop is to exploit the new tools and assumptions
made available by recent syntactic and semantic research (copy theory of
movement, resource management, pronouns as definite descriptions) by comparing
data from various languages - classic Egyptian, Coptic, standard Arabic, Hebrew,
Scots Gaelic, Welsh, Breton, Italian - and by confronting them with the
predictions of various syntactic and semantic models. 

The Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle (LLF) and the Ecole Doctorale Sciences
du Langage of the Université Paris7-Denis Diderot (UFRL), in association with
the Groupe de Recherches Linguistiques of the Université de Nantes, propose a
workshop on the following topic:

Resumptive pronouns at the interfaces

It will take place at the Department of Linguistics, 30 rue du Château des
Rentiers, 75013. Paris, métro Porte d'Ivry

on Thursday June 21 in the afternoon from 14 pm to 18 pm and Friday June 22 from
9.30 am to 17 pm..

The languages of the Colloquium are French and English.


Thursday June 21.

14h-14h30		Registration

14h30-15h30		Anne Abeillé		Resumptive pronouns in French dont-relatives
			Danièle Godard

15h30-16h30		Ash Asudeh		Three kinds of resumption

16h30-17h		Coffee break

17h-18h		Nouman Malakawi	Weak vs. strong resumption
			Nicolas Guilliot

18h-19h		Milan Rezac		Resumptive A-chains:  double subject  
					constructions in Breton

Friday June 22.

9h-10h			David Adger		Agreement and resumption

10h-11h	Valentina Bianchi	Resumptive pronouns:  doubling, Agree, or  

11h-11h30	Coffee break	

11h30-12h30	Chris Reintges	Resumptive pronominalization and the Highest 
					Subject Restriction in Modern Standard Arabic, 			Classic Egyptian and Coptic.

12h30-14h30	Lunch

14h30-15h30	Hamida Demirdache  Unexpectedly unsaturated constituents
	Orin Percus

15h30-16h30	Nicolas Guilliot	Reconstructing resumption

16h30-17h		Coffee break	

17h-18h	Jean-Roger Vergnaud  Two types of chains

Registration fees : 15 euros for non-strudents, 5 euros for students.
are exempted the members of the Ecole Doctorale Sciences du Langage of Päris7,
as well as the members of the Equipe d'Accueil of the Université de Nantes.

Contacts :  
Alain Rouveret <alain.rouveret at linguist.jussieu.fr>
Hamida Demirdache <hamida.demirdache at univ-nantes.fr>

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