Calls: Anaphora at the Syntax-Semantics-Pragmatics Interface in Endangered and Understudied Languages 

Full Title: Anaphora at the Syntax-Semantics-Pragmatics Interface in Endangered and Understudied Languages 

Date: 07-May-2019 – 07-May-2019 
Location: Oslo, Norway 
Contact Person: Patrick Grosz
Web Site: https://glowlinguistics.org/42/workshops/w1-anaphora/ 

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

Call Deadline: 02-Nov-2018 

Meeting Description:

The syntax and semantics of pronominal elements has been at the center of much theoretical research throughout the history of modern syntactic and semantic theory (e.g., Chomsky 1981). In recent years, an increasing role has been played by cross-linguistic comparison (e.g. Cardinaletti & Starke 1999, Déchaine & Wiltschko 2002, Patel-Grosz & Grosz 2017, Jenks to appear), highlighting significant yet constrained variation in the behavior of pronominal and anaphoric elements across languages. Inspired by these findings, this workshop aims to bring together current research on the syntax and semantics of pronouns and other anaphoric elements from a cross-linguistic perspective, with a focus on languages that are understudied, underrepresented and/or endangered.

Call for Papers: 

This workshop aims to bring together researchers working at the forefront of research on anaphora and pronominal typology with an empirical focus on languages that are understudied, underrepresented and/or endangered. We invite submissions, in particular, from the fields of syntax and semantics, but also from other subfields of generative linguistics (e.g., morphology and pragmatics) that address the nature of anaphora and pronominal typology in understudied, underrepresented and/or endangered languages. 

Investigations that cut across these areas by targeting the syntax-semantics-pragmatics interface, as well as other interfaces between the different fields, will be particularly relevant. 

Please submit abstracts via EasyChair using the same link as for the main colloquium (https://glowlinguistics.org/42/call-for-papers/). The Easychair link will be made available closer to the submission deadline.

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