LINGUIST List 11.2396

Mon Nov 6 2000

Calls: Paradigm Uniformity, Construction Grammar

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  1. Marzena Rochon, Paradigm Uniformity
  2. Hans Christian Boas, First International Conference on Construction Grammar

Message 1: Paradigm Uniformity

Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2000 10:00:35 GMT
From: Marzena Rochon <>
Subject: Paradigm Uniformity


8-10 March, 2001

Zentrum fuer Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Berlin, Germany

- C A L L F O R P A P E R S -

Paradigm uniformity, or analogical leveling, had a long tradition in
pre-generative linguistics (e.g. Kurylowicz 1949) but played a relative
minor role in generative phonology, since the relationship between related
words in this approach was usually established by means of the phonological
cycle. Recently paradigm uniformity has been revived in a number of
Optimality-Theoretic studies in which output-output constraints are posited.
The theme of this conference is the role of paradigm uniformity, especially
with respect to phonological theory. In addition to three invited speakers
there will be slots for approximately 15 papers. Invited speakers who have
agreed to participate are:

Outi Bat-El, Tel-Aviv University
Rene Kager, Utrecht University
Donca Steriade, UCLA
Wolfgang Ullrich Wurzel, ZAS Berlin

Abstracts are invited on papers dealing with any aspect of paradigm
uniformity. Some possible topics are the following: 

1.	What kinds of paradigmatic effects are attested in synchronic and
diachronic grammars?
2. 	Are there paradigmatic effects which hold for specific subsets of
morpho-logically related words (e.g. leveling in inflectional paradigms)?
What characterizes these subsets?
3. 	Are there paradigmatic effects which involve allophonic features? If
so, are there restrictions on which features can be subject to leveling?
4. 	Is it necessary to distinguish between a lexical and a postlexical
level or can the data motivating these levels be eliminated by involving
paradigm uniformity?
5.	What kinds of typological generalizations with respect to paradigm
uniformity can be made?

Papers will be 30 minutes, followed by 15 minutes discussion. Deadline for
submission of abstracts is 2. January, 2001. There will be no conference
fees. Send four copies of a one-two page abstract (three anonymous, one
camera ready with name and affiliation) to:

 CPU organizers
 Zentrum fuer Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
 Jaegerstr. 10-11
 10117 Berlin

Phone: +49-30-20192-570 (T. A. Hall)
+49-30-20192-423 (Silke Hamann)
+49-30-83872311 (Renate Raffelsiefen)
+49-30-20192-422 (Marzena Rochon)
Fax: +49-30-20192-402


The ZAS website (to include the CPU program in January) can be found at
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Message 2: First International Conference on Construction Grammar

Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2000 15:54:13 -0800 (PST)
From: Hans Christian Boas <hcbICSI.Berkeley.EDU>
Subject: First International Conference on Construction Grammar



		 April 6-8, 2001

 University of California at Berkeley

Reflecting the rapidly growing interest in Construction
Grammar, this conference will serve as a forum for promoting
discussion and collaboration among linguists interested in
this line of research. As a way of acknowledging its roots
and in recognition of the Berkeley scholars who have been
instrumental in developing the constructional research
program, the conference will feature three plenary talks by

	Charles Fillmore, UC Berkeley
	Paul Kay, UC Berkeley
	George Lakoff, UC Berkeley

The diversity of constructional research in its various
models and applications will be featured in the talks of the
following invited speakers:

	Seizi Iwata, Gifu University, Japan
	Knud Lambrecht, University of Texas at Austin
	Ronald Langacker, University of California at San Diego
	Ivan Sag, Stanford University

Regular conference papers (20-min. talk plus 10-min.
discussion) are invited on any aspect of linguistic analysis
that is concerned with constructions and/or frames. We
welcome work on issues in syntax, morphology, semantics,
pragmatics, discourse, language acquisition, corpus
linguistics, language variation/change, etc. We also
encourage interdisciplinary contributions from fields that
intersect with linguistics and to which the notion of
constructions is relevant.


Abstracts of 500 words, with an additional page for graphs,
data, and/or reference if necessary, should be submitted by
January 15th, 2001. If you are submitting by regular mail,
please provide 5 copies of your anonymous abstract with the
title of the paper at the top and a 3" x 5" index card
including the following information: author's name and
affiliation, title of paper, mailing address, and e-mail
address. All should be mailed to:

Construction Grammar Conference, Dept. of Linguistics, 1203
Dwinelle Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720.

If submitting electronically (in ASCII, making sure that
special formatting, characters, diacritics, etc. are not a
problem), please send the text of your abstract to
iccg2001ICSI.Berkeley.EDU and include the author
information listed above as part of your message. Upon
acceptance, authors will be requested to submit a short
descriptive abstract (150 words) for a conference booklet to
be distributed among the conference participants.


Deadline for long abstracts:		January 15th, 2001
Authors notified of acceptance:		February 1st, 2001
Deadline for short abstracts:		March 1st, 2001

Organizing committee:

Hans C. Boas, Mirjam Fried , Josef Ruppenhofer, Eve Sweetser.

For more information about the conference please check the website 

or direct your inquiries to the conference organizers at


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