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Full Title: II International Symposium of Functional Linguistics

Short Title: II SILF
Location: São Carlos/São Paulo, Brazil
Start Date: 14-Aug-2013 - 16-Aug-2013
Contact: Flávia Vale
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://silfufscar.wix.com/silf-2013
Meeting Description: The second International Symposium on Functional Linguistics will be held at the Federal University of São Carlos. As in the first symposium it aims to bring together researchers from different functionalist backgrounds, to discuss theoretical and descriptive issues from different points of view. This symposium will specifically address the question of the interface between morphosyntax, semantics and pragmatics in the description and analysis of language. It departs from the principle that grammar is somewhat ‘modular’, which means that the meaning, in a broad sense, is encoded in languages through levels / layers / patterns that characterize functional theories in general.

Guest Speakers:

Adele Goldberg (Princeton University - USA)
Christian Matthiessen (POLYU - Hong Kong)
Daniel Garcia Velasco (Universidad de Oviedo - Spain)
Maria Helena de Moura Neves (UNESP/UPM - Brasil)
Robert van Valin (UDuesseldorf - Germany)
Linguistic Subfield: Linguistic Theories; Pragmatics; Semantics; Syntax
LL Issue: 24.1868

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