SE-LFG08 (12/05/2012, SOAS)

8th South of England LFG Meeting

We are planning the 8th South of England LFG meeting, a student-oriented meeting for presentations and discussion of various topics from an LFG perspective. It is planned for Saturday, 12 May 2012, at SOAS, London. Please feel free to attend if you are interested, or if you would like more information please get in touch with Mary Dalrymple.

Meeting details: 

12 May 2012, Room 116 (ground floor), SOAS main building, Russell Square.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT THE USUAL ROOM.  

For directions to SOAS see here: (also see map below). To view any planned engineering works affecting your journey within London, click here.

Sign in at the reception when you arrive to get a visitor sticker that allows you to enter the SOAS main building.

Meeting agenda:

11:00-12:00: Unbounded dependencies in LFG (Ash Asudeh, Oxford)

12:00-1:00: Nested and crossing dependencies (Mary Dalrymple, Oxford)

1:00-2:30: Lunch

2:30-3:00: Logophoric reflexives in Latin (Marius Jøhndal, Cambridge)

It is well-known in work on long-distance reflexivity that Latin has long-distance reflexives. The reflexive pronoun sē is both an anaphor bound in the minimal complete nucleus and a logophoric reflexive, but its distribution indicates that a further distinction must be made  between 'true' logophoricity and empathy or point of view.  

The 'true' logophoric use is strongly dependent on certain matrix predicates. The logophoric reflexive sē is syntactically unconstrained and very frequent, and it is therefore a useful test-case for the hypothesis that the matrix predicate licenses logophoric reflexives within a certain logophoric domain.

3:00-3:30: Locating the Verb in Reflexive Constructions: A perspective from LFG (Karen Park, Oxford)

3:30-3:45: Break

3:45-4:45: Agreement in Archi (Louisa Sadler, Essex)

4:45-5:15: Discussion, planning for next time


Kakia Chatsiou,
11 May 2012, 04:08