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7 - 8 October 2019, Workshop on Cross-Linguistics Semantics of Reciprocals, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Date: 7 - 8 October 2019
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands

The last two decades have seen extensive research on the syntax and distribution of reciprocal morphemes across languages. Typological linguists and theoretical syntacticians have revealed fascinating phenomena of reciprocity, which have substantially increased our knowledge of the ways languages encode reciprocal concepts. Quite independently, there have been some important advances in the formal semantic analysis of reciprocals in English. Yet, at present there is no clear understanding of the cross-linguistic semantics of reciprocals, or even the extent to which such a general semantics is motivated. The workshop will bring together formal semanticists and experts of reciprocity phenomena, with the goal of addressing some of the major questions in this area.

Keynote speakers are Mary Dalrymple (Oxford University) and Martin Haspelmath (MPI-SHH Jena & Leipzig University).

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