17.429 linguistics workshop; MLA cfp: tools development and literary theory

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 429.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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       [1] From: Philippe Schlenker <schlenke@humnet.ucla.edu> (27)
             Subject: Workshop-Semantic Approaches to Binding Theory

       [2] From: "Ray Siemens" <siemensr@MALA.BC.CA> (14)
             Subject: informal CFP: tools development and literary theory

             Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2003 10:06:19 +0000
             From: Philippe Schlenker <schlenke@humnet.ucla.edu>
             Subject: Workshop-Semantic Approaches to Binding Theory


    Workshop: Semantic Approaches to Binding Theory

    organized as part of the
    European Summer School on Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2004)
    16-20 August, 2004 in Nancy

    Workshop Organizers:
    Ed Keenan, UCLA (ekeenan@ucla.edu)
    Philippe Schlenker, UCLA & IJN (schlenke@ucla.edu)

    Workshop Purpose:

    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 more
    radically 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 45mn contributions (30mn presentation + 15mn
    discussion), which should be specific, explicit and semantically informed.
    We list below some possible topics, though the list is not exhaustive.

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             Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2003 10:06:40 +0000
             From: "Ray Siemens" <siemensr@MALA.BC.CA>
             Subject: informal CFP: tools development and literary theory

    Dear HUMANISTs,

    I'd like to propose a panel for the 2004 MLA conference (Dec. 27-30,
    Philadelphia) that would explore elements of the literary studies
    community's reaction to computer tool development (text analysis, &c.)
    -- particularly how theorists might perceive the development of tools as
    an activity that supports, tests, models, expands upon, &c, their work.

    Please be in touch with me, off-list and before Christmas, if you might
    be interested in participating in such a panel.



    R.G. Siemens
    English, Malaspina University-College, Nanaimo, BC, Canada. V9R 5S5.
    Office: 335/120. Phone: (250)753-3245, x2046. Fax: (250) 740-6459.
    siemensr@mala.bc.ca http://purl.oclc.org/NET/R_G_Siemens.htm

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