-Carol Tenny (Pittsburgh) 'Pronoun Binding and the Grammar of
TUESDAY, August 17th
-INVITED TALK: Alastair Butler (ILLC/Department
of Philosophy, University of
Amsterdam) 'An Introduction to Barrier Language' (60mn)
-Nicolas Guilliot (Nantes) 'Binding and Last Resort Reconstruction'
WEDNESDAY, August 18th
-Uffe Bergeton (USC, Los Angeles) 'A new articulation of binding
intensification: consequences for binding, reflexivity, logophoricity,
cross-linguistic variation of binding conditions' (30mn)
-Bart Geurts (Nijmegen) 'Weak and Strong Reflexives in Dutch'
-Elsi Kaiser, Jeff Runner, Rachel Sussman & Michael Tanenhaus (University
Rochester) 'An experimental approach to short-distance pronouns
logophoric reflexives' (30mn) [pdf]
THURSDAY, August 19th
-INVITED TALK: Ken Shan (Harvard) & Chris Barker (UCSD) 'Explaining
Crossover as Left-to-Right Evaluation' (60mn) [pdf]
-Lenhart Schubert (Rochester) 'Variables as Functions: Efficient
to Dependent Entities' (30mn) [pdf]
FRIDAY, August 20th
-Jennifer Spenader & Petra Hendriks (Groningen) 'A bidirectional
of the pronoun interpretation problem' (30mn) [pdf]
-Jason Mattausch (ZAS, Berlin) 'Optimality, Bidirectionality, and
Evolution of Binding Phenomena' (30mn)
-GENERAL DISCUSSION (30mn)
Binding Theory, which is concerned with sentence-internal
constraints on anaphora, was originally conceived in syntactic terms
as a set of conditions on the distribution of indices (Chomsky 1983).
Thus Condition A stated that anaphors are locally bound (*John/i thinks
that himself/i is clever); Condition B stated that Pronominals are locally
free (*He/i likes him/i), and Condition C required that R-expressions
be free (*He/i thinks that John/i is clever). But other researchers have
attempted to derive these constraints from lexical semantics or the
interpretative procedure rather than the syntax. Some add a semantic
component to a syntactic core (e.g. Reinhart 1983, Heim 1993, Fox
2000, Buring 2002), but others are moreradically semantic (e.g. works by
Jacobson, Keenan, Barker & Shan, Butler).
The workshop, which is intended for advanced PhD students and researchers,
will provide a forum to compare and assess these diverse proposals.
We welcome proposals for 30mn contributions (including discussion), which
should be specific, explicit and semantically informed. We list below some
possible topics, though the list is not exhaustive.
All workshop participants including the presenters will be
required to register for ESSLLI. The registration fee for authors
presenting a paper will correspond to the early student/workshop
speaker registration fee.
There will be no reimbursement for travel costs and accommodation.