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Full Title: Workshop on Copulas

Location: Bologna, Italy
Start Date: 13-Mar-2014 - 14-Mar-2014
Contact: Maria Mazzoli
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: We are pleased to announce the Workshop on Copulas which will be taking
place at the University of Bologna, Department of Modern Languages,
Literatures and Cultures (LILEC) on March 13, 2014.

The aim of this workshop is to gather together scholars and students
studying copulas from all domains of linguistic analysis. We have adopted a
broad definition of copula including attributive, ascriptive,
identificational, equative, locative and existential sentences. Discussions
may address one or more of the following subjects:

- Copular taxonomy
- The semantics of copular items
- Dropping, omission deletion or absence of copulas
- Copula variation due to semantic and/or syntactic factors
- Copulas in pidgin and creoles
- Emergence of copular items - the copula cycle
- Copulas in first and second language acquisition
- Micro-variation: comparative studies of the copular systems in
typologically related languages, languages pertaining to the same dialect
cluster, or even in different registers of the same language
- Multi-copula systems

Invited Speakers:

Alessandro Panunzi (University of Firenze)
Andrea Moro (IUSS - Pavia)
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
LL Issue: 25.1210

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