27.3592, Calls: General Linguistics, Synatax, Semantics/Hungary

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Subject: 27.3592, Calls: General Linguistics, Synatax, Semantics/Hungary

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Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 23:08:24
From: György Rákosi [rakosigy at hotmail.com]
Subject: 2017 Debrecen Workshop on Pronouns

Full Title: 2017 Debrecen Workshop on Pronouns 
Short Title: 2017 DWP 

Date: 24-Feb-2017 - 25-Feb-2017
Location: Debrecen, Hungary 
Contact Person: György Rákosi
Meeting Email: hungram at unideb.hu
Web Site: https://sites.google.com/site/debrecenpronouns/ 

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Semantics; Syntax 

Call Deadline: 27-Nov-2016 

Meeting Description:

This workshop focuses on the grammar of pronominal elements.

Invited Speakers:

Huba Bartos (Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of
Katalin É. Kiss (Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy
of Sciences)
Giorgos Spathas (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin & Universität Stuttgart)
Anne Temme (Universität Stuttgart)
Elizabeth Verhoeven (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)


Department of English Linguistics
University of Debrecen

Organizing Committee:

György Rákosi (head)
Péter Csatár
Réka Jurth
Éva Kardos
Tibor Laczkó
Margarita Németh
Péter Szűcs
Enikő Tóth

Contact Information:

Homepage: https://sites.google.com/site/debrecenpronouns/
Email: hungram at unideb.hu

Call for Papers:

Pronominal elements form an elusive, but all the more interesting category
that has received central attention in modern linguistic research. They show a
wide array of variation in morpho-phonological shape from null pronouns to
highly complex personal pronouns or anaphora, and this variation in form is
concomitant with substantial variation in meaning that ranges from bound
variable interpretations to strong referential readings. The primary aim of
this workshop is to address this diversity by focusing on recent developments
in the study of the syntax and semantics of pronominals.

The questions we aim to address include, but are not restricted to, the
following. What is the syntactic category of pronouns? If they are smaller
than a canonical noun phrase (DP), then just how small can they be and how
does this affect their syntax? What are the syntactically relevant features
that different types of pronominals bear? How do prosodic processes, such as
focusing or deaccenting, affect the licensing and interpretation of pronouns?
Does verbal argument structure have a real effect on pronoun licensing or is
the special behaviour of pronouns in, say, psych-contexts just a conspiracy of
non-syntactic factors? What kind of meaning do reflexives and reciprocals
contribute to the interpretation of the sentence? How do variation in
pronominal form and variation in interpretation correlate? What non-linguistic
factors may affect the choice of one pronominal form over the other? It is
these and related issues that we aim to discuss at the workshop.

We welcome contributions on these or other aspects of the grammar of
pronominals. Ideal submissions (i) discuss novel facts or constructions that
have received less attention in the literature, (ii) revisit and reconsider
well-known data and assumptions, (iii) investigate features that play a direct
role in the syntax of pronominals, or (iv) address the relation between
pronominal form and interpretation. We also welcome experimental work on
pronominal data and work on the processing and acquisition of pronominals that
draws on advances in theories of syntax and semantics.

The language of the workshop is English and we welcome work on any natural

Important Dates:

Deadline for abstract submission: 27 November, 2016
Notification of acceptance: 11 December, 2016
Workshop dates: 24-25 February, 2017 


Abstracts should be submitted as pdf files. They should not exceed two pages
(A4, custom margins, font size 12, data and references are included in the
two-page limit). The title should appear at the top of the first page and the
abstract should be anonymous.

Submit your abstract in EasyChair at this link:


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