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Full Title: International Symposium on Verbs, Clauses and Constructions. Theory, Variation and Change

Location: Logroño (La Rioja), Spain
Start Date: 27-Nov-2013 - 29-Nov-2013
Contact: Javier Martín
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://vcc2013.nerthusproject.com/
Meeting Description: The Functional Grammars Research Group (Department of Modern Languages, University of La Rioja) announces the International Symposium on Verbs, Clauses and Constructions. Theory, Variation and Change, which will be held on November 27- 29th, 2013 at the University of La Rioja.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: layered models of clause structure, the interaction of verbal projections and verbal constructions, verbal constructions, the syntax of clauses and sentences, alternations vs. constructions, linking and interfaces, inflection and derivation, events vs. states of affairs and predications, verbs at the representational and interpersonal level, verbal typologies, cross-linguistic variation of verbal constructions, head marking and dependent marking, diatopic, diachronic and textual variation, morpho-syntactic and semantic change.

Invited Speakers:

Laurel Brinton (University of British Columbia)
Juana Marín (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Ruth Möhlig-Falke (University of Würzburg)

Registration Fees:

“Early bird” (November 15): Presenters 95 €, non-presenters 70€
Late registration (November 26): Presenters 125 €, non-presenters 100€
On registration desk: Presenters 150 €, non-presenters 125 €

Symposium URL:

Check the symposium site for updates and further information: VCC2013.nerthusproject.com
Linguistic Subfield: Lexicography; Morphology; Semantics; Syntax; Typology
LL Issue: 24.3719

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