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Workshop on [the Syntax of Sharing & the Semantics of Sharing]
From the combined perspective of Theoretical and Experimental Linguistics.

November 2 & 3, 2012

This workshop aims at bringing together researchers from the combined perspective of syntax, semantics and psycholinguistics to discuss and confront theoretical and experimental issues raised by [the syntax] & [the semantics] of sharing - that is, of constructions involving shared material (e.g. the unit in bold above!). These typically include Right Node Raising, Across-The-Board, coordinated multiple wh- questions, as well as gapping, sluicing, VP/NP ellipsis, or movement on a multidominance analysis.

The purpose of this workshop is twofold :
  • on the one hand, to evaluate competing theoretical analyses of sharing, at the syntax-semantics interface. In particular, we seek to confront multidominance analyses of sharing with their alternatives - namely, ellipsis or (sideward) movement;
  • and, on the other hand, to bring experimental evidence to bear on these issues.

The core questions we seek to address in this workshop [include] but [are not restricted to] the following :
  • What are the semantic and psycholinguistic issues that the syntax of multidominance raises (relative to its competitors)?
  • How does multidominance fare in handling the semantics of sharing, relative to its competitors? How does the semantic composition proceed on a multidominance analysis of sharing? In particular, is the shared material interpreted once or more?
  • What evidence from experimental linguistics can be brought to bear on these issues and, in particular, to evaluate, decide between multidominance and its competitors? What kind of (possibly new) experimental design (relating sharing structures with retrospective/prospective search or parallelism effects) could answer these questions? If processing is top-down, how are multidominance structures computed?

We invite submissions for oral (30min+15min discussion) or poster presentations .

Abstracts must be anonymous, in .pdf format, and should not exceed 2 pages in 12 point font, with margins of 2.5 cm (1 inch) on all sides.

Deadline for submission : September 10, 2012
Notification of acceptance : October 1, 2012

Invited Speakers :
Asaf Bachrach & Roni Katzir, CNRS-UMR 7023 & University of Tel Aviv
Kyle Johnson, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Uli Sauerland, ZAS
Masaya Yoshida, Northwestern University
Invited Commentators :
Rajesh Bhatt, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Roni Katzir & Asaf Bachrach, University of Tel Aviv & CNRS-UMR 7023
Michal Starke, University of Troms°
Vidal Valmala, University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU)
Organizing Committee :
Hamida Demirdache, Dafina Ratiu, Nicolas Guilliot, University of Nantes
Leticia Pablos Robles, University of Leiden

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