LINGUIST List 14.1341

Fri May 9 2003

Calls: General Ling/Germany;Romance Ling/Netherlands

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  1. susanne.winkler, Information Structure and the Architecture of Grammar
  2. h.jacobs, Going Romance 2003

Message 1: Information Structure and the Architecture of Grammar

Date: Fri, 09 May 2003 10:18:13 +0000
From: susanne.winkler <susanne.winklert-online.de>
Subject: Information Structure and the Architecture of Grammar


Information Structure and the Architecture of Grammar: A Typological
Perspective
Short Title: ISAG

Date: 01-Feb-2004 - 02-Feb-2004
Location: University of Tuebingen, Germany
Contact: Susanne Winkler
Contact Email: susanne.winklert-online.de 
Meeting URL: http://www.sfb441.uni-tuebingen.de

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 01-Sep-2003

Meeting Description:

Call for Papers for the Workshop on 
Information Structure and the Architecture of Grammar: A Typological
Perspective (SFB 441, University of T�bingen).

The information structure workshop will take place on 01-Feb-2004 and
02-Feb-2004 at the University of T�bingen.

Deadline for submission: 01-Sep-2003. 

The research groups SFB441-B13 at the University of T�bingen and
ZAS-Berlin are organizing a workshop on Information Structure and the
Architecture of Grammar (ISAG). The workshop will take place on the
first two days in February 2004 at the University of T�bingen.

The ISAG-Workshop follows the International T�binger Conference on
''Linguistic Evidence: Empirical, Theoretical, Computational
Perspectives'' also to be held at the University of T�bingen.

Call for Papers:

Most linguists working in the generative framework today will agree
that the information structure, focus and intonation of a particular
construction or phenomenon can only be adequately discussed with
reference to a specific theoretical framework, or model of
grammar. However, they will disagree on exactly how this grammatical
model must be conceptualized in order to derive the relevant syntactic
form with the appropriate intonation and the intended semantic and
pragmatic meaning.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers embracing
different theories of information structure and focus with the aim of
fruitfully discussing models of information structure. However, since
models must be tested against linguistic evidence, the workshop is
interested in drawing from crosslinguistic and typological studies of
information structure and focus.

The workshop includes - but is not limited to - the following topics:
1. Syntactic, semantic, pragmatic and phonological approaches to
information structure and the theory of grammar from a typological
perspective;
2. Typological and crosslinguistic evidence for different notions of
focus (contrastive vs. presentational), topic (contrastive
vs. noncontrastive), presupposition, contrast, and dichotomies such as
given vs. new, theme vs. rheme, topic vs. comment, background
vs. focus;
3. Syntax, semantics and information structure of question-answer
pairs, fragments and ellipsis;
4. Derivation and intonation of displaced and in situ constituents;
i.e. topic and focus movement and their trigger in grammar;
5. Information Structure and the syntax-discourse interface;
6. Syntax and semantics of focus particles, negation and affirmation;
Interaction of focus and negation, affirmation, quantification,
sentence mood and modality;
7. Sentence mood and focus;
8. The phonology of intonation and its interpretation in the theory of
grammar;
9. Markers of focus/topic, deaccentuation, and ellipsis from a
typological perspective.

The workshop will be of interest to all linguists who are working on
the syntax-semantics-phonology interface and its modeling in the
theory of grammar.

Abstracts should be at most two pages long, 12 point font, one inch
margins.
Abstracts must be sent in electronic form, PDF or MS Word only, 
to: susanne.winklert-online.de 
and: Schwabezas.gwz-berlin.de. 
(Subject: ''ISAG'') 

Deadline: September 1, 2003

Organizing Committee:
Susanne Winkler, Kerstin Schwabe.

SFB441: 	
Dr. Susanne Winkler	
Universit�t T�bingen
Nauklerstra�e 35
D 72074 T�bingen
Susanne.Winklert-online.de

ZAS:
Dr. Kerstin Schwabe
Zentrum f�r Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaften
J�gerstr. 10/11
D-10117 Berlin
Schwabezas.gwz-berlin.de
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Message 2: Going Romance 2003

Date: Fri, 09 May 2003 11:05:59 +0000
From: h.jacobs <h.jacobslet.kun.nl>
Subject: Going Romance 2003


Going Romance 2003 

Date: 20-Sep-2003 - 22-Sep-2003
Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Contact: Twan Geerts
Contact Email: going_romance17let.kun.nl 
Meeting URL: http://www.kun.nl/frans/going

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Subject Language Family: Romance
Call Deadline: 01-Sep-2003

Meeting Description:

Seventeenth Symposium on Romance Linguistics
University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands

General Sessions: November 20-21
Workshop on Diachronic Phonology: November 22

Invited Speakers
Morris Halle & David Embick
Tobias Scheer & Philippe S�g�ral 
Pilar Barbosa
Denis Delfitto

For more information, check http://www.kun.nl/frans/going Papers on
all areas of Romance linguistics are welcome. The presentations will
take thirty minutes, with an additional ten minutes
discussion. Abstracts should be anonymous and no longer than two
pages, including references and examples, with margins of at least
1-inch, letter size 12, single-spaced. Submissions are limited to a
maximum of one individual and one joint abstract per author.

The abstracts should be sent by e-mail (going_romance17let.kun.nl) as
a Word or RTF file. If you need to use a phonetic font in your
abstract, please use the SIL doulos 93 fonts, which can be downloaded
for free from http://www.sil.org/computing/fonts/encore-ipa2.html.

Please indicate whether you would like to present your paper during
the general sessions on Thursday or Friday, or during the diachronic
phonology workshop on Saturday. Join separately a file containing:
title, author's name and address, affiliation and e-mail address. All
authors who present their work at the conference will be invited to
submit their paper for the Proceedings.
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