17.683 conferences: online learning & teaching; binding theory

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Date: Fri Mar 05 2004 - 03:13:56 EST

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 683.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

   [1] From: MERLOTConference@merlot.org (42)
         Subject: MERLOT International Conference - Call for Proposals

   [2] From: Philippe Schlenker <schlenke@humnet.ucla.edu> (35)
         Subject: Binding Workshop-EXTENDED DEADLINE: March 26th

         Date: Fri, 05 Mar 2004 08:06:40 +0000
         From: MERLOTConference@merlot.org
         Subject: MERLOT International Conference - Call for Proposals

MERLOT -- the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online

     Announces the:

    2004 MERLOT International Conference
    Online Resources: Sharing the Future

    *** Submission Deadline: March 15, 2004 ***



    1. Submission Information: Deadline, March 15, 2004
        Call for Presentations: http://conference.merlot.org/
    2. General Conference Information: http://conference.merlot.org/
    3. Registration Information: Available March 1, 2004
    4. Hotel and Travel Information:

    Hosted by the California Virtual Campus (http://www.cvc.edu), and the
California State University (http://www.calstate.edu), the MERLOT
International Conference will be held at the Hilton Costa Mesa in southern
California, August 4 - 6, 2004. The Conference provides forums
for learning about shared content, peer reviews, learning objects,
standards, and online communities. We welcome participation by the entire
international higher education community. MERLOT is endorsed by
NLII/EDUCAUSE, and partially sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

    Individuals are not required to be affiliated with a MERLOT institution
to attend or present at the conference. Nor do presentations need to
address MERLOT specifically. Presentations from
those engaged in the faculty development issues surrounding the MERLOT
collection, use and evaluation of digital learning materials in the context
of other projects are encouraged and welcomed.

    The conference themes are geared toward the following audiences:
    * Faculty
    * Instructional Designers
    * Provosts, Deans, Department Chairs
    * Technical Support Specialists
    * Librarians
    * Faculty Development Professionals
    * Members of Professional Organizations
    * MERLOT Users & Potential Partners
    * Authors of Digital Learning Materials
    * Student Services Professionals

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         Date: Fri, 05 Mar 2004 08:07:23 +0000
         From: Philippe Schlenker <schlenke@humnet.ucla.edu>
         Subject: Binding Workshop-EXTENDED DEADLINE: March 26th


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.

Possible Workshop Topics:
-Semantic analyses of standard Binding Conditions
-Arguments pro or contra semantic approaches to Binding Theory
-Relation between logophors and anaphors
-Relation between deixis and anaphora
-Cross-linguistic variation in binding conditions
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