LINGUIST List 14.333

Mon Feb 3 2003

Calls: French Verbal System/Comparative Altaic

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  1. e.labeau, Diachrony & Semantics of the French Verbal System, UK
  2. walterma, Comparative Altaic, MA USA

Message 1: Diachrony & Semantics of the French Verbal System, UK

Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 12:50:42 +0000
From: e.labeau <e.labeauaston.ac.uk>
Subject: Diachrony & Semantics of the French Verbal System, UK


Diachrony & Semantics of the French Verbal System

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Date: 11-Sep-2003 - 13-Sep-2003 
Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2003

Web Site: http://www.les.aston.ac.uk/frenchconf/
Contact Person: Emmanuelle Labeau
Meeting Email: les_fconfaston.ac.uk
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics 
Subject Language(s): French

Meeting Description: 

Invited speakers: 
Lene Sch�sler (U. of Copenhagen) & Carlota Smith (U. of Texas)

Organising Committee
Patrick Caudal (CNRS, Paris 7)
Emmanuelle Labeau (Aston University)
Carl Vetters (Universit� du Littoral) 

Call for Papers

The international conference � Diachrony & semantics of the French
verbal system � will take place at Aston University (Birmingham, UK)
11-13 September 2003. It will address both the study of the diachrony
of the French verbal system and its semantics. Proposals for papers on
these two areas are invited.

The study of the French verbal system in diachrony can hardly ignore
the distribution of semantic values on morphological forms (with the
variety of contextual interpretations they generate) in the course of
their evolution. For instance the cycle leading to preterisation of
the perfect is a well-known example (cf. Nedjalkov, 1988) of
progressive change of form meaning over the course of the evolution of
the system. Through this combination of diachronic and semantic
studies, it is hoped to reach a better understanding of the tendencies
that characterise the evolution of French verbal form, and the impact
that this observation of trends may have on our grasp of the semantics
of these forms in diachrony.

Non-exhaustive list of conference themes:

' Theoretic and diachronic semantics of the French verbal system (use
of diachronic data and analyses of the theoretical treatment of the
semantics of the French verbal system); 

' Semantics and pragmatics of forms of the French verbal system in
diachrony (diachrony of interpretative phenomena at the
semantico-pragmatic interface); 

' Syntax and semantics of forms of the French verbal system in
diachrony (diachronic study of the French verbal system at the level
of the syntactico-semantic interface); 

' Diachronic and typological perspectives on the French verbal system
( comparison with evolutions of the systems of other languages) 

The selection committee will choose some 20 papers on the basis of
their originality and of the rigorous analysis and treatment they
offer. Each speaker will be allotted a 40 min slot (30 min. + 10 min
discussion). The conference languages are French and English.

Proposals should be submitted as anonymous summaries (two A4 pages,
tables and bibliography included, font Times New Roman 11,
single-spaced, 2 cm margins). They should reach the organising
committee by 30th April 2003.

Proposals should be sent as an email attachment to:

les_fconfaston.ac.uk

Authors will send the anonymous summary as an attachment, and will add
the following information within the email itself:

Title of the paper
Author Name
Affiliation
Post and Email Addresses

Proposal may also be submitted by snail mail following the same
guidelines and sent to:

Emmanuelle Labeau
School of Languages and European Studies
Aston University
Aston Triangle
Birmingham B4 7ET (UK)

A selection of papers will be published in the Cahiers Chronos
collection (Rodopi, Amsterdam / New York)

Conference Calendar
Submission of proposals: 30th April 2003.
Notification of acceptance: 30th June 2003. 
Conference : 11th - 13th September 2003.

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Appel � communications

Diachronie & s�mantique du syst�me verbal du fran�ais
http://www.les.aston.ac.uk/frenchconf/

Intervenants invit�s : 
Lene Sch�sler (U. de Copenhague) & Carlota Smith (U. of Texas) 


La conf�rence � Diachronie & s�mantique du syst�me verbal du fran�ais
� se d�roulera � lUniversit� dAston (Birmingham, U.-K.), du 11 au 13
septembre 2003. Elle portera conjointement sur l�tude de la diachronie
du syst�me verbal en fran�ais et sur sa s�mantique. Des contributions
portant � la fois sur les deux domaines sont attendues.

En effet, l�tude de la diachronie du syst�me verbal du fran�ais peut
difficilement faire l�conomie de lexamen de la r�partition des valeurs
s�mantiques sur les formes (avec la diversit� dinterpr�tations
contextuelles quelles engendrent) au cours de leur �volution. Ainsi,
le cycle menant � la � pr�t�risation � des parfaits est un exemple
bien connu (cf. Nedjalkov, 1988) de changement progressif de valeur
dune forme au fil de l�volution dun syst�me verbal. Par cette
conjonction entre �tudes s�mantiques et diachroniques, on esp�re
obtenir une meilleure id�e des tendances qui caract�risent l�volution
des formes verbales du fran�ais, et limpact que lobservation de ces
tendances peut avoir sur notre compr�hension de la s�mantique de ces
formes en synchronie.

Liste non exhaustive des th�mes de la conf�rence :

' S�mantique th�orique et diachronique du syst�me verbal du fran�ais
(utilisation de donn�es et danalyses diachroniques dans le traitement
th�orique de la s�mantique du syst�me verbal du fran�ais) ;

' S�mantique et pragmatique des formes du syst�me verbal du fran�ais
en diachronie (diachronie des ph�nom�nes interpr�tatifs � linterface
s�mantique-pragmatique) ;

' Syntaxe et s�mantique des formes du syst�me verbal du fran�ais en
diachronie (�tude diachronique du syst�me verbal du fran�ais �
linterface syntaxe-s�mantique)

' Perspectives diachroniques et typologiques sur le syst�me verbal du
fran�ais (comparaison avec les �volutions subies par dautres syst�mes
dans dautres langues)

Une vingtaine de communications seront s�lectionn�es par le comit�
scientifique, dapr�s leur originalit� et la rigueur de lanalyse et du
traitement propos�s. Chacune aura une dur�e de 40 minutes (30 min +
discussion). Les langues de communication sont le fran�ais et
langlais.

Les propositions de communication sont � r�diger sous la forme dun
r�sum� anonyme (deux pages A4 figures et bibliographie comprises,
police Times New Roman 11, interligne simple, marges 2 cm) ; la date
limite de r�ception des propositions de communication est fix�e au 30
avril 2003.

Les propositions de communication sont � envoyer � ladresse suivante
par attachement � un courrier �lectronique :

les_fconfaston.ac.uk

Les auteurs devront envoyer le r�sum� proprement dit (anonyme) sous
forme de fichier attach�, en ajoutant les informations suivantes dans
le corps du message :

Titre de larticle
Nom de lauteur
Affiliation
Coordonn�es (postales, �lectroniques)

Une soumission par courrier postal est aussi possible selon des
modalit�s analogues ; les propositions de communications sont �
envoyer � ladresse suivante :

Emmanuelle Labeau
School of Languages and European Studies
Aston University
Aston Triangle
Birmingham B4 7ET (UK)

Au terme de la conf�rence, un volume dactes sera publi� dans la
collection � Cahiers Chronos � (�d. Rodopi, Amsterdam/New York).

Calendrier de la conf�rence
Date limite de r�ception des propositions de communication : 30 avril 2003. 
Notification aux auteurs : 30 juin 2003. 
Conf�rence : 11 - 13 septembre 2003.


Organising Committee - Comit� d'organisation
Patrick Caudal (CNRS, Paris 7)
Emmanuelle Labeau (Aston University)
Carl Vetters (Universit� du Littoral)

Selection Committee - Comit� scientifique

Jacques Bres (Universit� Montpellier 3)
Janice Carruthers (Queen University Belfast)
Patrick Caudal (CNRS, Paris 7)
Dulcie Engel (University of Wales Swansea)
Anne Judge (University of Surrey)
Emmanuelle Labeau (Aston University)
Dominique Lagorgette (Universit� de Savoie)
Pierre Larriv�e (Aston University)
Carl Vetters (Universit� du Littoral)
Marc Wilmet (Universit� libre de Bruxelles)
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Message 2: Comparative Altaic, MA USA

Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 15:34:22 +0000
From: walterma <waltermamit.edu>
Subject: Comparative Altaic, MA USA


Comparative Altaic

Location: Cambridge, MA, United States of America

Date: 16-May-2003 - 16-May-2003 
Call Deadline: 07-Feb-2003

Web Site: http://linguistics-philosophy.mit.edu/altaic
Contact Person: Mary Ann Walter
Meeting Email: waltermamit.edu
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics 
Language Family: Altaic


This is a session of the following conference:
Workshop on Altaic in Formal Linguistics


Meeting Description: 

Special Session - COMPARATIVE ALTAIC

The Special Session invites submissions from any area of linguistic
interest involving comparative work between Altaic languages. Such
papers are especially encouraged and may also be considered for the
General Session. Opening the Special Session and leading the
discussion will be that session's two organizers:
 
Jaklin Kornfilt, Syracuse University	
Shigeru Miyagawa, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Presented papers will be published by MITWPL. Authors who wish to be
included must provide camera-ready copy (not exceeding 15 pages) by
August 15th, 2003. Presentations are allotted 20 minutes each with 10
minutes for questions.

An author may submit at most one single and one joint abstract.
Abstracts must be at most two pages, including examples and
references, in 12-point font, and should be submitted electronically
in pdf or txt format via the form on the workshop website:
http://linguistics-philosophy.mit.edu/altaic. Abstract Submission
Guidelines Presented papers will be published by MITWPL. Authors who
wish to be included must provide camera-ready copy (not exceeding 15
pages) by August 15th, 2003. Presentations are allotted 20 minutes
each with 10 minutes for questions.

An author may submit at most one single and one joint abstract.
Abstracts must be at most two pages, including examples and
references, in 12-point font, and should be submitted electronically
in pdf or txt format via the form on the workshop website:
http://linguistics-philosophy.mit.edu/altaic 
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