LINGUIST List 13.1946

Thu Jul 18 2002

Calls: Event Arguments, Cognitive Ling

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  1. Angelika Woellstein-Leisten, Calls: EVENT ARGUMENTS IN SYNTAX, SEMANTICS AND DISCOURSE
  2. Francisco Santibanez Saenz, 8th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC

Message 1: Calls: EVENT ARGUMENTS IN SYNTAX, SEMANTICS AND DISCOURSE

Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 15:56:52 +0200
From: Angelika Woellstein-Leisten <a.woellstein-leistenuni-koeln.de>
Subject: Calls: EVENT ARGUMENTS IN SYNTAX, SEMANTICS AND DISCOURSE

LAST CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

The 25th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Linguistics (DGfS)
in Munich (February 26 - 28, 2003) Sprache, Wissen, Wissenschaft
(Language, Knowledge, Science) will feature a workshop on

EVENT ARGUMENTS IN SYNTAX, SEMANTICS AND DISCOURSE

Invited Speakers:

Angelika Kratzer (Amherst)
'Event arguments and resultatives'

Hubert Haider (Salzburg)
'The role of the event variable for the syntax of verb cluster
constructions'


Organization:

Angelika Woellstein
University of Koln
Institute for German Language and Literature
50923 Koln
a.woellstein-leistenuni-koeln.de

Claudia Maienborn 
Centre for General Linguistics, Berlin 
Jagerst. 10/11 
10117 Berlin 
claudiazas.gwz-berlin.de 


Since Donald Davidson's groundbreaking (1967) study 'The logical form
of action sentence', events have played a key role in the explanation
of an increasing number of linguistic phenomena. The basic assumption
of the Davidsonian paradigm is that events, like objects, are
real-world entities. Most importantly, events are perceptible,
countable, and can be located in time and space. For a great number of
linguistic analyses-for example, in the areas of reference, anaphora,
modification, and argument structure-this assumption has been
extremely fruitful.

Originally introduced as an additional argument position for only one
class of verbs, events (or more generally situations or eventualities)
were soon adopted for all verbs and in the meantime have been posited
not only for verbs but for every other lexical head (see e.g.
Higginbotham (2000), Parsons (2000). What this means is that event
arguments have become part of current discussion of predicational
features generally.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together current work on event
arguments in syntax, semantics, and discourse and accordingly to offer
a critical perspective on the use of and motivation for event
arguments in linguistic theory. The central questions are as follows:

� How do syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic approaches to the
expression of events compete with or supplement each other?

� How are the nominal from verbal domains distinguished from each
other with respect to the projection and saturation of event
arguments?

� What are the semantic and syntactic reflexes of unsaturated event
arguments?

� What role can event arguments play in clarifying
theindividual-level/stage-level distinction?

� Does the Davidsonian view of situations encounter difficulties in
the analysis of stative expressions and stative predicates?

� How is reference to event arguments achieved in discourse and how
are these arguments grouped, restricted, and anchored?

The workshop is directed both at empirically-oriented and
theoretically-oriented researchers. Of especially interest to the
workshop is the investigation of the syntax/semantics and
grammar/discourse interfaces.


Abstracts should not exceed one page (12-point font, 2.5 cm/1 inch
margins). We strongly encourage electronic submission as ASCII-Text or
MS-WORD document.

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: JULY 25, 2002
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: SEPTEMBER 2, 2002

The abstracts as well as the talk can be given in english as well as
in german.

Please send your abstract to

Angelika Wollstein-Leisten
University of Koln
Institute for German Language and Literature
50923 Koln
a.woellstein-leistenuni-koeln.de

or 

Claudia Maienborn 
Centre for General Linguistics, Berlin 
Jagerst. 10/11 
10117 Berlin 
claudiazas.gwz-berlin.de 


German version for the announcement of the working group 11 at the
DGfS Conference.

EREIGNISARGUMENTE IN SYNTAX, SEMANTIK UND DISKURS

Seit Donald Davidsons (1967) epochemachendem Aufsatz �The logical form
of action sentences� werden Ereignisse als Erkl�rungsgrundlage fur
immer neue sprachliche Phanomene heran-ge-zogen. Die Grundannahme des
davidsonischen Paradigmas ist, dass Ereig-nisse, wie Gegenstande,
Entitaten in der Welt sind. Ereignisse sind u.a. wahr-nehm-bar,
zahlbar, und sie lassen sich zeitlich und raumlich einordnen. Fur eine
Vielzahl von linguistischen Analysen z.B. in den Bereichen Referenz,
Anaphorik, Modi-fikation und Argumentstruktur hat sich diese Annahme
als auBerst fruchtbar erwiesen. Ursprunglich als zusatzliche
Argumentstelle lediglich fur eine Gruppe von Verben ein-ge-fuhrt,
werden Ereignisse (bzw. allgemeiner Situationen oder
Even-tua-li-taten) bald bei allen Verben angenommen und inzwischen
uber die Verben hinaus fur samtliche lexi-kalische Hauptkategorien
beansprucht; s. z.B. Higginbotham (2000), Parsons (2000). Das heiBt,
Ereignisargumente entwickeln sich in der aktuellen Diskussion zum
Marken-zeichen fur Pradikationen generell. Ziel der beantragten
Arbeitsgruppe ist es, aktuelle Arbeiten zu Ereignisargumenten in
Syntax, Semantik und Diskurs zusammenzufuhren und dabei die Verwendung
und Legitimation von Ereignisargumenten in der linguistischen
Theoriebildung einer kritischen Sichtung zu unterziehen. Zentrale
Fragen sind dabei: � Wie konkurrieren oder erganzen sich syntaktische,
semantische und pragmatische Umsetzungen des Ereignisbezugs
sprachlicher Ausdrucke? � Worin unterscheidet sich die nominale von
der verbalen Domane bei der Projektion und Sattigung von
Ereignisargumenten? � Welche semantischen und syntaktischen Reflexe
zeigen sich bei Nicht-Sattigung von Ereignisargumenten? � Welche
Rolle spielen Ereignisargumente bei der Erklarung des
Stadien/Individuen-Unterschieds? � StoBt das davidsonische
Situationsverstandnis bei der Analyse von Zustandsausdrucken und
stativen Pradikationen an seine Grenzen? � Wie erfolgt die Bezugnahme
auf sowie die Gruppierung, Abgren-zung und Verankerung von
Ereignisargumenten im Diskurs?

Die Arbeitsgruppe richtet sich gleichermaBen an empirisch wie
theoretisch orientierte Forscherinnen und Forscher. Von besonderem
Interesse sind Untersuchungen zu den Schnittstellen Syntax/Semantik
bzw. Grammatik/Diskurs.


___________________________________________
Dr. Angelika Wollstein-Leisten

Universitat zu Koln
Institut fur Deutsche Sprache und Literatur
Philosophikum Zi. 223

Albertus Magnus Platz
50923 Koln

Tel.: 0049-221-470-2676
Fax: 0049-221-470-5107
-mail: a.woellstein-leistenuni-koeln.de
 
www.uni-koeln.de/phil-fak/idsl/nindex.html
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Message 2: 8th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC

Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 14:44:49 -0400
From: Francisco Santibanez Saenz <francisco.santibanezDFM.UNIRIOJA.ES>
Subject: 8th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC


 8th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC 2003)

"Cognitive Linguistics, Functionalism, Discourse Studies: Common
Ground and New Directions"

July 20-25, 2003
University of La Rioja, Spain

 
 FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS


The ICLC is the biannual meeting of the International Cognitive
Linguistics Association. This is the first call for abstracts for the
GENERAL, POSTER, and THEME sessions. Papers in all areas of Cognitive
Linguistics are welcome.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

A) GENERAL SESSIONS: ORAL AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS: 

Abstracts are solicited for 20-minute oral presentations to be
presented in parallel sessions, and for poster presentations.

B) THEME SESSIONS/WORKSHOPS

Organizers of theme sessions should be prepared to submit the
following information:

a) A short description of their session topic (300-500 words)
b) An indication of the structure proposed for the whole session:
order of presentations, discussant contributions, breaks, and general
discussion by the audience.
c) The abstracts from all of their speakers, accompanied by all the
information requested in the abstract specifications below.
d) The names of discussants plus an indication of their discussion
assignments.
e) The length of each of the oral presentations. These should not
exceed 20 minutes.
f) The time assigned to discussants (it should range between 15 and 20
minutes).
g) The amount of time for general discussion by the audience.


ABSTRACT SPECIFICATIONS FOR GENERAL AND THEME SESSIONS:

All abstracts should be maximum 500 words (about one page), including
references, and they should specify research question(s), approach/
method/data, and (expected) results. Each proposal will be reviewed
anonymously by three members of a large international panel.
Notifications of the Organizing Committee's decisions will be sent out
by February 15, 2003.

Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged. The body of your email
message should contain the following information:


- author name(s) 
- affiliation(s)
- full mailing address
- telephone number
- fax number
- email address
- title of presentation
- (three or four) keywords
- presenter(s) name (person/s who will be making the presentation)
- preferred format: 

 a) oral presentation
 b) poster
 c) preference for oral presentation but willing to do a poster
 (time slots for spoken presentations may be limited)

The abstract should be anonymous. Please, send title and abstract in
an attached file (MS Word, RTF). Submit your proposal to the following
email address:

 francisco.ruizdfm.unirioja.es

Should you be unable to submit your abstract electronically, send 3
high-quality anonymous copies of your abstract and the keywords,
accompanied by 1 high-quality copy of the rest of the information
(name, affiliation, address, etc.) to the following address:


 Francisco J. RUIZ DE MENDOZA
 Universidad de La Rioja
 Departamento de Filologias Modernas
 Edificio de Filologia
 c/San Jose de Calasanz s/n
 Campus Universitario
 26004, Logrono, La Rioja, Spain

 Tel.: +34 (941) 299430
 FAX.: +34 (941) 299419


Only those proposals following the abstract specifications will be
considered.

SUBMISSION DEADLINES 

-For GENERAL and POSTER sessions: November 15, 2002
-For THEME sessions: October 1, 2002

CONTACT INFORMATION

For up-to-date information on all matters, check the ICLC website: 

http://www.unirioja.es/dptos/dfm/sub/congresos/LingCog/ICLC_2003.html

Further information on the International Cognitive Linguistics
Association (ICLA): See the ICLA homepage at http://www.siu.edu/~icla/

If the information you need is not yet available, feel free to contact
the organizers.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Francisco Ruiz de Mendoza Ibanez, University of La Rioja
(francisco.ruiz dfm.unirioja.es)
Javier Martin Arista, University of La
Rioja. (javier.martindfm.unirioja.es)
Lorena Perez Hernandez, University of La Rioja
(lorena.perezdfm.unirioja.es)
Sandra Pena Cervel, UNED, Madrid (spenaflog.uned.es)
Francisco Santibanez Saanz, University of La Rioja
(francisco.santibanez dfm.unirioja.es)
Olga Diez Velasco, University of La Rioja (olgadiezemail.com)
Nuria Alfaro, University of La Rioja (nuria.alfarodfm.unirioja.es)

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Antonio Barcelona, University of Murcia (absum.es) 
Rene Dirven, Duisburg (rene.dirvenpandora.be) 
Carlos Inchaurralde, Zaragoza University (inchaurposta.unizar.es) 
Juana Marin, Complutense University (juanafilol.ucm.es)
Jan Nuyts, Antwerp University (Jan.Nuytsua.ac.be) 
Klaus-Uwe Panther, Hamburg University (pantheruni-hamburg.de) 
Jesus Sanchez, Cordoba University (ff1sagajlucano.uco.es) 
Gerard Steen, Vrije University (gj.steenLET.VU.NL) 
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