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Full Title: Workshop on Verb Valency Change

Short Title: WVVC
Location: Hermosillo Sonora, Mexico
Start Date: 21-Mar-2013 - 22-Mar-2013
Contact: Ia Navarro
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Meeting Description: WVVC serves as a venue for new and ongoing high-quality work related to the research on verb valency change. The WVVC will take place in Hermosillo, Sonora, on 21-22 March, 2013, and is hosted by the University of Sonora's Literature and Linguistics Department.

Motivation and Aims:

The workshop aims at bringing together linguists working on morphosyntactic, lexico-syntactic, semantic and pragmatic aspects of verbal valency change.

The idea of organizing this workshop is the result of a growing interest in understanding how languages deal with argument realization in the context of verb valency change, and in knowing what types of languages use what kind of constructions involving the valency change.

This two-day workshop will allow us to discuss a number of questions about different phenomena related with the increase or decrease in verb valency from different sub-fields in linguistics and different theoretical perspectives.

Main Topics:

- Argument structure and verb alternations
- Morphosyntactic derivations:
-- Increase derivations: applicative and causative constructions
-- Decrease derivations: passive, anti-passive, anti-causative and middle constructions, syntactic incorporation, syntactic pseudo incorporation, etc.
- Semantic valency changing operations: restriction, thematic unification, semantic incorporation, semantic pseudo incorporation, etc.
- Discursive sources of valency change: object demotion and topicalization.

Another important objective for this workshop is to integrate all the contributions in a single volume concerning the topic of change in the verb valency.

Finally, this workshop also aims to be an opportunity for students in the linguistic field to observe and learn from the work presented and to enrich their own investigation and learning process.

Invited Speakers:

Maria Teresa Espinal (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Jaume Mateu (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Andrej Malchukov (Max Planck Institute Leipzig)

Local Participants:

Constantino Martínez (Universidad de Sonora)
Ía Navarro (Universidad de Sonora)

Nota Bene: This is a closed event. However, we encourage all linguists to attend, especially graduate students. All interested in participating as attendants, please contact the organization before 20 March 2013.

Organization: Ía Navarro
Linguistic Subfield: Linguistic Theories; Morphology; Semantics; Syntax
LL Issue: 23.5182

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