LINGUIST List 12.2227

Thu Sep 13 2001

Calls: Adpositions of Movement, Slovene Linguistics

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  1. Hubert Cuyckens, Int'l Conference Adpositions - Extension Deadline
  2. Greenberg, Marc L, Call for Papers: Slovenski jezik--Slovene Linguistic Studies

Message 1: Int'l Conference Adpositions - Extension Deadline

Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2001 07:32:55 +0200
From: Hubert Cuyckens <>
Subject: Int'l Conference Adpositions - Extension Deadline

CALL FOR PAPERS -- Extension Deadline

Catholic University of Leuven
January 14-16, 2002

The deadline for submission of abstracts for the International
Conference on Adpositions of Movement has been extended to OCTOBER 15,
2001, with notification of acceptance by October 31, 2001.
Prospective participants who submit their abstracts by SEPTEMBER 15
(the original deadline) will get notification of acceptance by
September 30.

In the past two decades, the study of adpositions (prepositions and
postpositions) has grown steadily: (i) adpositions have undoubtedly
taken up a central position in cognitive linguistic/semantic research;
(ii) semantic aspects of adpositions have received considerable
attention in language acquisition studies and in natural language
processing; (iii) adpositions have never stopped playing a role in
studies that are predominantly syntactic in orientation.

Early (semantic) studies largely focused on adpositions expressing
spatial relations; furthermore, there seemed to be a preference for
the analysis of adpositions' static usages. Later, research into
adpositions shifted its focus to temporal and abstract usages, and
also encompassed usages expressing movement. Still, a good deal of
work focused on the static usages of prepositions (cf. the analysis of
the 'basic' prepositions in, on, and at, and their cognates);
furthermore, most of this research was synchronic in orientation and
was concerned with the analysis of adpositions in a single
language. Recently, linguistic studies have been giving renewed
attention to diachronic variation and change and to typological
variation; both of these re-discovered areas have not only given new
momentum to the study of adpositions, but have also opened up
interesting avenues of new research in the study of other grammatical
categories expressing spatial information (affixes, case-markings,
particles, directionals).

The aim of this conference is to bring together new and original
research on adpositions and, more generally, on grammatical categories
expressing movement. Papers discussing typological or diachronic
aspects will be especially welcomed, but we encourage contributions
from various angles in order to be able to present as comprehensive a
picture as possible on this area of research.

Below is a list of possible topics for contributions. While the focus
of this conference is on adpositions of movement, we will also
consider contributions on the other grammatical categories of
movement. In the list below, then, the term 'adpositions' should be
understood as short for 'adpositions and other grammatical markers of

- diachronic or typological approaches to adpositions of movement;
- grammaticalization of adpositions of movement;
- adpositions of movement in first and/or second language acquisition;
- syntactic aspects of adpositions of movement;
- adpositions of movement in natural language processing;
- the relationship between static and dynamic (or movement) usages of
adpositions: (i) are static usages cognitively more basic than dynamic
ones? (ii) do static adpositions show different grammaticalization paths
dynamic ones ? (iii) do static usages precede dynamic ones diachronically
and/or acquisitionally ? (iv) do languages with few spatial grams have a
preference for static or dynamic adpositions?
- the 'division of labor', if any, between adpositions of movement and
motion verbs?
- polysemy in adpositions of movement;
- cognitive linguistic approaches to adpositions of movement.

Papers can be presented in English, French, or Dutch.


The abstract should be maximum 500 words, including a maximum of 5
references. When printed out, the title and body should fit on a
single page of 12-point type, with. 1 inch or 2.5
cm. margins. Electronic submissions (MS Word, RTF) are encouraged: (i)
In the body of your email message, mention name and affiliation,
postal address, email address, the title of your paper and three
keywords. Indicate also whether you need any special equipment (such
as video projector and laptop). (ii) Send your abstract in a
separate attachment, only mentioning the title of your paper. 

Send your abstract to the following email address:

If you are unable to send your abstract electronically, please send 5
copies of your abstract to the address below, accompanied by a
separate sheet indicating name, address and affiliation of the
author(s) together with the title of the abstract and three

The revised deadline for abstracts is OCTOBER 15, 2001, with
notification of acceptance by October 30. Prospective participants
who submit their abstracts by SEPTEMBER 15 (the original deadline)
will get notification of acceptance by September 30.


Soteria Svorou (San Jose State University)
"Construing spatial relations in grammar"

Colette Grinevald (Universite de Lyon & CNRS)
"Directionals do it because adpositions don't:
Movement and trajectory in some Mayan languages"

Chris Sinha (University of Southern Denmark at Odense)
"The acquisition of adpositions (by languages and by children)"

Christiane MARCHELLO-NIZIA (Ecole Normale Superieure Fontenay-St Cloud)
"Prepositions francaises en diachronie: Une categorie en question"

Ludo Melis (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
"La categorisation syntaxique des relateurs directionnels"


First Name:
Postal Address:


(Please tick:)

[ ] I will attend the International Conference on "Adpositions of
Movement" and I will pay the registration fee of

 [ ] 80 Euros (3200 Belgian Francs) before 1 December 2001
 [ ] 100 Euros (4000 Belgian Francs)
 [ ] after 1 December 2001
 [ ] on site

 [ ] I will only attend the conference on

 [ ] Monday, January 14 
 [ ] Tuesday, January 15 
 [ ] Wednesday, January 16 

 and will pay 40 Euros (1600 Belgian Francs) per day

The registration fee includes coffee breaks, abstract booklet, conference
folder, and a reception on Monday, January 14.
[ ] I am registering for the conference dinner (4-course meal; wine,
water, and coffee included) on Tuesday January 15 and will pay an
additional 60 Euros (2400 Belgian francs)

[ ]I would like a vegetarian meal

[ ] I will attend the reception on Monday, January 14 (included in the
registration fee).

Mode of payment:
 * by credit card 
 * by bank transfer (for participants with a Belgian bank account only)

[ ] Please charge my credit card for the total amount of Euros ______.
 Name of Cardholder:
 Card No.:
 Expiration Date:
 Cardholder's Address:

[ ] I will pay the total amount of Euros ______ (or ________ BEF) into
bank account no. 432-0001711-11 of K.U.Leuven, PA Prof Cuyckens-Goyens

Please email this form and send it to
print this form and send or fax to:
 Hubert Cuyckens
 Department of Linguistics
 Blijde-Inkomststraat 21
 B-3000 Leuven
 Fax: 32-16-324767

All this information is available on our website:

Hubert Cuyckens
Department of Linguistics
Catholic University of Leuven
Blijde-Inkomststraat 21
B-3000 Leuven
Tel: +32-16-324817
Fax: +32-16-324767


Hubert Cuyckens (Catholic University of Leuven)
Michele Goyens (Catholic University of Leuven)
Walter de Mulder (Universite d'Artois)
Patrick Dendale (Universite de Metz & University of Antwerp)
Tanja Mortelmans (University of Antwerp)

This conference is organized under the auspices of the Belgische Kring voor
Linguistiek / Cercle Belge de Linguistique (Linguistic Society of
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Message 2: Call for Papers: Slovenski jezik--Slovene Linguistic Studies

Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2001 20:00:42 -0500
From: Greenberg, Marc L <>
Subject: Call for Papers: Slovenski jezik--Slovene Linguistic Studies

Call for Papers: Slovenski jezik--Slovene Linguistic Studies

The mission of Slovenski jezik -- Slovene Linguistic Studies is to
publish articles concerned primarily with Slovene or of interest to
Slovene linguistics. Articles will be published as a rule in Slovene or
English with abstracts in the both languages. Papers sent to the
Editorial Board by the beginning of each even-numbered academic year
will be considered for publication in the following spring issue.
Manuscripts should not exceed 18 double-spaced typewritten pages (or
30,000 characters). All articles, in addition to a paper copy, must be
submitted in a computer-file format, either on diskette or transferred
over the Internet. Please contact one of the Editors (see below) for
details on preferred format and style. 

Namen zbornika Slovenski jezik -- Slovene Linguistic Studies je
objavljati slovenisticne in za slovenistiko zanimive jezikoslovne
clanke. Clanki se praviloma objavljajo v slovenscini ali anglescini,
izjemoma tudi v kakem drugem jeziku, s povzetkoma v slovenscini in
anglescini. Prispevke, ki bodo v urednistvo prispeli do zacetka vsakega
sodega studijskega leta, bomo upostevali pri izboru za objavo v
stevilki, ki bo izsla naslednjo pomlad. Rokopisi naj ne bodo daljsi od
ene avtorske pole (30.000 znakov). Pripravljeni morajo biti za
racunalnisko obdelavo; poleg kopije na papirju je treba oddati
racunalniski zapis na disketi ali prek interneta. Podrobnejse
informacije glede zelenega formata in sloga lahko dobite na urednistvu
(gl. spodaj).

Next deadline for receipt of manuscripts/Naslednji rok za oddajo rokopisov:
September 15, 2002

Europe/Asia: Marko Snoj <>
North & South America, Australia: Marc L. Greenberg <>

More information:

- ------------------------------------------------------
Marc L. Greenberg
Chair and Professor of Slavic
Languages & Literatures
Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 2134
Lawrence, KS 66045-7590, USA
Tel. and voice-mail: (785) 864-2349
Fax: (785) 864-4298; E-mail:

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