LINGUIST List 14.2335

Thu Sep 4 2003

Calls: Syntax/Semantics/USA; Syntax/Semantics/Finland

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  1. zanuttir, Comparative and Cross-Linguistic Research in Syntax, Semantics & Computational Linguistics
  2. katrinhiietam, Finnic Arguments

Message 1: Comparative and Cross-Linguistic Research in Syntax, Semantics & Computational Linguistics

Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2003 23:21:51 +0000
From: zanuttir <zanuttirgeorgetown.edu>
Subject: Comparative and Cross-Linguistic Research in Syntax, Semantics & Computational Linguistics


Comparative and Cross-Linguistic Research in Syntax, Semantics &
Computational Linguistics
Short Title: GURT 2004

Date: 26-Mar-2004 - 28-Mar-2004
Location: Washington, DC, United States of America
Contact: Raffaella Zanuttini
Contact Email: gurtgeorgetown.edu 
Meeting URL: http://complingtwo.georgetown.edu/~gurt/GURT.html

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 30-Oct-2003

Meeting Description:
GURT 2004 will focus on syntax, semantics, and computational
linguistics, as pursued from a comparative or cross-linguistic
perspective. We are particularly interested in submissions in the
following areas:

* The syntax and semantics of clause types
* Syntactic variation across varieties of English
* The internal structure of the noun phrase
* Negation, negative polarity, and negative concord
* Tense and aspect in formal and/or computational semantics
* Microvariation in the left periphery of the clause
* Linguistic typology for machine translation

These areas are of special interest to faculty and students at
Georgetown, and we anticipate that there will be special sessions
devoted to them. We solicit submissions for 30 minute presentations
followed by 10 minutes of discussion. Abstracts should be no more than
two pages (1,000 words), including examples and references.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is October 30, 2003. 

Please visit our website for details concerning abstract submission
and further elaboration of the areas of interest listed above:

http://complingtwo.georgetown.edu/~gurt/GURT.html
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Message 2: Finnic Arguments

Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2003 17:07:14 +0000
From: katrinhiietam <katrinhiietamhotmail.com>
Subject: Finnic Arguments


Finnic Arguments 

Date: 07-JAN-04 - 09-JAN-04
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Contact: Katrin Hiietam
Contact Email: katrinhiietamhotmail.com 

Linguistic Sub-field: Syntax, Semantics, General Linguistics 
Subject Language: Finnish
Call Deadline: 18-Sep-2003

This is a session of the following conference: 20th Scandinavian
Conference of Linguistics

Meeting Description:

As a continuation to the workshop ISSUES IN FINNIC SYNTAX (19th SCL),
the workshop FINNIC ARGUMENTS, to be held at 20th Scandinavian
Conference of Linguistics (Helsinki 7-9 January 2004), invites
abstracts on issues related to verbal arguments in Finnic and Saami
languages. 

Workshop Finnic Arguments extended deadline

As a continuation to the workshop ISSUES IN FINNIC SYNTAX (19th SCL),
the workshop FINNIC ARGUMENTS, to be held at 20th Scandinavian
Conference of Linguistics (Helsinki 7-9 January 2004), invites
abstracts on issues related to verbal arguments in Finnic and Saami
languages.

The focus of the workshop is the syntax and semantics of the core
arguments of a clause, as well as valency changing operations in which
verbal arguments participate (e.g. causativisation, impersonalisation
etc.). The workshop especially welcomes papers which present new data
and discuss the implications for any theoretical framework. The
workshop is open to papers from all frameworks, including descriptive
typology.

A few of the questions that the workshop aims to seek answers to are
listed below:
- How are grammatical relations defined in Finnic and Saami languages?
Are GRs a construction-specific phenomena rather than definable within
a language or a language family?
- What kind of valency changing operations do core arguments
participate in? Do these constructions possess any particular areal
characteristics?
- When the core arguments undergo a valency changing operation, does
their grammatical status change? 
- What is the best way to characterise impersonal constructions, along
with their morphosyntax and semantics?

Abstracts should be no longer than one A4 page. A separate page may be
used for data, tables, figures and references. Abstracts should be
sent as attachments to the workshop email address either in Word or
rtf format.

Please include name, affiliation and email address at the top of the
page.

Abstracts and any informal enquiries should be sent to:
finnic_argumentshotmail.com

Deadline for submissions: 18 September 2003

Notification of acceptance: 28 September 2003

Workshop organisers:
Katrin Hiietam (katrinhiietamhotmail.com)
Elsi Kaiser, University of Pennsylvania (ekaiserbabel.ling.upenn.edu)
Satu Manninen, University of Lund (satu.manninenenglund.lu.se)
Diane Nelson, University of Leeds (d.c.nelsonleeds.ac.uk)
Virve-Anneli Vihman, University of Edinburgh (virveling.ed.ac.uk)
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