LINGUIST List 11.2314

Thu Oct 26 2000

Calls: Generative Syntax, Comparative Syntax

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  1. Alison Henry, Generative Syntax
  2. Peter Oehl, Comparative Syntax

Message 1: Generative Syntax

Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 17:15:34 GMT
From: Alison Henry <>
Subject: Generative Syntax

Motivating Movement: explaining the displacement property in natural language

Dates: 26-28 January 2001

University of Ulster at Jordanstown

Invited speakers

Liliane Haegeman Lille
Jim McCloskey UCSC
David Pesetsky MIT

This conference aims to bring together syntacticians to consider 
what is probably one of the key issues in syntactic theory.

Why do languages have (apparent) processes which move 
elements in sentences/derivations? Is this an 'imperfection' of the 
system? What triggers displacement? What is the nature of EPP?

Papers are invited on syntax (including acquisition and syntactic 
change) which throw light on why apparent movement exists, how 
it should be handled in syntactic theory, or the nature of 
'movement' processes in particular languages or sentence types.

Guidelines for submission of abstracts:

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 30 November 2000

Abstracts should not exceed two pages in 12-point font.

Abstracts should be submitted to:

Motivating Movement Conference
c/o Prof. Alison Henry
Linguistics Division
School of Psychology and Communication
University of Ulster at Jordanstown
N Ireland

Send 6 anonymous copies plus one with name and affiliation, plus 
a 3X5 card giving name, affiliation, paper title, address, email 
address, telephone.

or by email:

with Motivating Movement Conference as the subject

or by fax to:

02890-368251 (within UK)


clearly marked 'Motivating Movement Conference'
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Message 2: Comparative Syntax

Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 15:35:41 +0200
From: Peter Oehl <oehlIMS.Uni-Stuttgart.DE>
Subject: Comparative Syntax

 Workshop on Comparative Syntax

 Bochumer Linguistik-Tage
 10. Jahrestagung der
 Gesellschaft f�r Sprache und Sprachen (GESUS) e.V
 (10th annual meeting of the
 Society for Language and Languages)

 26. - 28. 3. 2001

There will be a workshop on comparative syntax included in the programme
of the 10th annual meeting of the German Society for Language and
Languages (Gesellschaft f�r Sprache und Sprachen e.V., GESUS) taking
place at the University of Bochum/ Germany in March 2001.
We strongly encourage submissions of papers on diachronic syntax in the
generative framework, though principally papers on comparative syntax in
any framework are welcome.
Abstracts in English or German of not more than 300 words should be
submitted before February 1.

Electronic submissions (*.txt, *.doc, *.rtf, *.htm, *.sdw,*.pdf, *.ps
in descending order of preference) to

Peter Oehl (workshop organiser)

are strongly encouraged.

Hard copy submissions please to
Peter Oehl
Institut fuer Linguistik/Germanistik
Universitaet Stuttgart
Keplerstr. 17
D-70174 Stuttgart

Further Workshops are offered on the following topics:

Phonetics, Language education and oral language (Organisation: L�via
Pragmatics (Organisation: Anita Fetzer & Karin Pittner)
Verbs and verbal Categories in German as a foreign language
(Organisation: Ruz^ena Kozmov�)
Sociolinguistics (Organisation: Dietrich Hartmann & Heinz Menge)
Slavic Languages (Organisation: Nevenka Petkovic)
Categories, relations and their linguistic realisation (Organisation:
Swetlana Poljakova)

Submissions of abstracts (only hardcopies) please before February 12 to

Robert J. Pittner (main organiser)
Steeler Str. 168
D - 45884 Gelsenkirchen

Please include this form:

 Anmeldung zu den
 Bochumer Linguistik-Tagen
 10. Jahrestagung
 der Gesellschaft f�r Sprache und Sprachen e.V. (GESUS)
 vom 26. - 28. 3. 2001 in Bochum






Submission of a paper to the workshop


Title of the paper:


Length of the presentation (please underline - mandatory!)
30 Min. / 45 Min. / 60 Min. ( + 10 min of discussion)

There will be a conference fee:
GESUS-members without income: 25 DM
GESUS-members with income: 35 DM
non-members without income: 35 DM
non-members with income: 35 DM

The fee should be remitted to

Bank f�r Sozialwirtschaft/ Munich
account # 88 32 300
bank code 700 205 00

Participants from abroad can pay their fee in the conference office.

Peter Oehl, University of Stuttgart/ Germany.
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