A two-day workshop was held on long distance reflexives
(reflexives whose antecedents appear to be non-local). Topics
included the connection between morphology and long distance
reflexives (e.g. monomorphemic versus polymorphemic forms), subject
orientation, blocking effects caused by change in person, blocking
effects caused by clause type and the role of logophoricity.
Empirical studies (presenting novel data and/or descriptions of
previously undescribed systems of long distance reflexives), papers
on theoretical problems and acquisition studies were among the topics
Participants included both invited speakers and authors of papers
chosen on the basis of abstracts. We are now exploring the
possibility of publishing a volume which will include selected talks
given at the workshop, and will post information on publication
later. Unfortunately, the workshop was not be able to provide any
funding for the travel expenses of participants, but participation
was excellent (ca. 75 participants at most sessions).
The workshop was open to the public. There was a small
registration fee ($10) for individuals not registered at the LSA
Institute to cover part of the cost of the workshop.
- This workshop
has been organized under the auspices of the NSF sponsored
research project "Long Distance Reflexives", Peter Cole
(University of Delaware), Gabriella Hermon (University of
Delaware) and C.-T. James Huang (UC Irvine), PIs.