[ln] Appel: Workshop on Binding

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Mon Jan 17 12:18:57 UTC 2005

Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 10:01:29 +0100
From: Olivier Bonami <olivier.bonami at paris4.sorbonne.fr>
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X-url: http://bindingwksp.di.fc.ul.pt
X-url: http://hpsg2005.di.fc.ul.pt
X-url: http://bindingwksp.di.fc.ul.pt
X-url: http://hpsg2005.di.fc.ul.pt

                  [apologies for multiple postings]

                        FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

                             Workshop on
                            Binding Theory
                and Invariants in Anaphoric Relations

                           Lisbon, Portugal
                           August 22, 2005


      Hosted by HPSG 2005, the 12th International Conference on
                 Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar


Anaphoric binding principles, which capture constraints on the
relative positioning of anaphors and their antecedents in grammatical
geometry, have been a central topic in the research on the grammar of
natural languages:
Their modular nature is evidenced by the non trivial symmetries
holding among them, and their empirical plausibility is supported by
the repeated observation of their occurrence across languages.

While these constraints have been instrumental in the research of
other linguistic phenomena and constructions as one of the most
reliable diagnoses for grammatical structure and relations, the
interest around binding theory itself has continuously expanded, to a
considerable extent also due to recent results from psycholinguistics
and from new research methodologies such as neuro-imaging. This has
led to a vast array of exciting results and research issues, of which
the following are just some examples:

-What clarification can be obtained when binding constraints are put
into perspective with respect to discourse structure?

-What is their proper locus (syntax, semantics, ...) in the
architecture of grammar?

-What is intrinsic to binding constraints and what should be factored
out as (sub-)regularities possibly due to other grammatical modules
and phenomena?

- What is the best definition of auxiliary notions (command, domain,
...)  in view of increased empirical adequacy?

- Are there languages of the world whose anaphors comply with yet to
uncover binding principles?

-What cross-linguistic generalizations, i.e., invariants, hold in
anaphoric binding?

- How to accommodate binding theory in current formal grammatical
frameworks and how this may contribute to determine their appropriate

- How to enforce the satisfaction of binding constraints by
grammatical representations and what is the most efficient algorithm
to do this?

- What is the root of the intriguing symmetries across binding
principles and of their prominent modular nature?

- What are their cognitive underpinnings and how do these relate to
anaphora processing and resolution?

The aim of this workshop is to provide participants with a forum where
their research on binding benefits from insightful discussion and from
the exchange of leading edge results on issues closely related to
their work.

We thus invite the submission of papers contributing innovative
approaches, solutions, data or results on all aspects of binding

Submission Details:

We invite E-MAIL submissions of abstracts for 30 minute presentations
(followed by 10 minutes of discussion) which should consist of two

1. A separate information page in plain text format, containing
      - author name(s)
      - affiliation(s)
      - e-mail and postal address(es)
      - title of paper

2. An extended abstract of not more than 5 (five) pages, including all
figures and references. Abstracts should be in PDF format. All
abstracts should be sent to Manfred Sailer
(manfred.sailer at phil.uni-goettingen.de).

Abstracts for the workshop should mention 'binding-05' in the subject
All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by at least two reviewers.
Authors are asked to avoid self-references in the abstracts.

Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: February 15, 2005
Notification of acceptance:   April 15, 2005
Workshop:                     August 22, 2005


The proceedings of the workshop will be published on-line by CSLI
publications together with those of the hosting conference.  A call
for papers for contributions to the on-line proceedings will be issued
after the event.

Program Committee:

Pilar Barbosa (Univ of Minho)
António Branco (Univ of Lisbon, chair)
Réjean Canac-Marquis (Simon Fraser Univ)
Mary Dalrymple (Oxford Univ)
Martin Evearert (OTS)
Volker Gast (Free Univ of Berlin)
Lars Hellan (Norwegian Univ of Science and Technology)
Ehrard Hinrichs (Univ of Tuebingen)
Yan Huang (Univ of Reading)
Frank Keller (Univ of Edinburgh)
Tibor Kiss (Ruhr Univ Bochum)
Valia Kordoni (Univ of Saarland)
Maria Piñango (Yale Univ)
Carl Pollard (Ohio State Univ)
Janina Radó (Univ of Tuebingen)
Eric Reuland (OTS)
Jeffrey Runner (Univ of Rochester)
Ivan Sag (Stanford Univ)
Roland Stuckardt (J.W.Goethe Univ)

Further Information:

workshop web site: http://bindingwksp.di.fc.ul.pt

information about HPSG 2005: http://hpsg2005.di.fc.ul.pt

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