Conferencia "Reflexivity Reconsidered: Signals, Meanings and English -Self Pronouns"

11/12/2018 - 17:30
El Instituto de Lingüística de la Universidad de Buenos Aires invita a la Conferencia "Reflexivity Reconsidered: Signals, Meanings and English -Self Pronouns", que tendrá lugar el martes 11 de diciembre a las 17:30 hs. La expositora será la Dra. Nancy Stern (City College of New York y The Graduate Center-CUNY, EE.UU) y la coordinación estará a cargo de la Dra. Roxana Risco (UNLP/UBA).

El Instituto de Lingüística de la Universidad de Buenos Aires invita a la Conferencia "Reflexivity Reconsidered: Signals, Meanings and English -Self Pronouns", que tendrá lugar el martes 11 de diciembre a las 17:30 hs. La expositora será la Dra. Nancy Stern (City College of New York y The Graduate Center-CUNY, EE.UU) y la coordinación estará a cargo de la Dra. Roxana Risco (UNLP/UBA).

 

Abstract
Like Spanish Se, English -self forms are generally described as reflexive pronouns. However, Se and -self are used quite differently from each other, and in neither case does this traditional label explain their distribution. In this talk, I will focus on English -self pronouns, and will show that the notion of reflexivity does not describe most uses of these forms, and I will propose an alternative semantic analysis to account for their overall distribution. This study unites sentence-based and discourse-based approaches to grammatical analysis and provides support for a view of grammar as a set of signals and meanings that are deployed by speakers for purposes of communication.

 

La Dra. Nancy Stern es Profesora del Centro de Posgrado de The Graduate Center-City University of New York (CUNY)y de la Escuela de Educación en The City College of New York (CCNY), donde ha sido directora tanto del Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture, como de los Programas de Educación Bilingüe y TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Sus publicaciones, desde el marco teórico de la Escuela Lingüística de Columbia, se centran en la gramática del inglés, el bilingüismo y la formación docente. Actualmente, la Profesora Stern es Vice-Presidenta de la Columbia School Linguistic Society, de la Universidad de Columbia, EEUU, y ha recibido un prestigioso subsidio nacional del Ministerio de Educación de los Estados Unidos (U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition. Más información:
https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/…/school-education-professors-rec… ).