LINGUIST List 15.2025

Thu Jul 8 2004

Calls: Typology/Germany; Ling Theories/Japan

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  1. sa_conf, The Typology of Stative-Active Languages
  2. hayashishita, Language Under Uncertainty: Modals, Evidentials, and Conditionals

Message 1: The Typology of Stative-Active Languages

Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2004 18:10:44 -0400 (EDT)
From: sa_conf <sa_confeva.mpg.de>
Subject: The Typology of Stative-Active Languages


The Typology of Stative-Active Languages 

Date: 20-May-2005 - 22-May-2005
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Contact: Claudia B�chel
Contact Email: sa_confeva.mpg.de 
Meeting URL: http://email.eva.mpg.de/~wichmann/as_gen.html 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics, Language Description,
Typology
Call Deadline: 01-Dec-2004

Meeting Description:

The aim of the conference is to explore similarities and differences
among languages of the 'stative-active' (or 'split intransitive',
'agent-patient', 'agentive', etc.) marking type. In particular we
welcome papers that address issues of argument structure and voice (or
other valency) related phenomena in such languages, areas where
stative-active languages are likely to show common behaviour distinct
from languages without stative-active morphology. Other phenomena that
are of the interest for the typology of stative-active languages are
not excluded, however. Our primary focus is on classic cases of
stative-active languages where an agentive S is encoded, through case
marking, verbal agreement, or both, in the same way as A and
non-agentive S in the same way as P. We do not, however, exclude other
cases, as long as the agentive vs. non-agentive distinction is a
pervasive feature of the grammar. Papers can be language-specific,
reporting on field research on individual stative-active languages, or
might directly address typological issues from a broader perspective.

The time allotted for presentation and discussion is 20 + 10
minutes. English is the preferred language at the conference.

Invited speakers:
Johanna Nichols (U. California, Berleley)
Marianne Mithun (U. California, Santa Barbara)
Marian Klamer (Leiden University)

Organisers:
Mark Donohue (National University of Singapore)
S�ren Wichmann (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)
[local organiser]

Conference Coordinator:
Claudia B�chel

Abstracts:

Please send a one-page abstract to:

sa_confeva.mpg.de

Abstracts should arrive no later than December 1, 2004. The title of
the paper, the name(s) of the author(s), and one mailing address, with
telephone, fax, and email address as available, should be included in
the body of the email, and not be included on the abstract.

Authors will be notified of their acceptance by January 1, 2005.

Although our preference is for soft copies of the abstract we also
accept snail-mailed or faxed submissions. In case you choose the
latter form of submission please use the following address:

S�ren Wichmann
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
D-04103 Leipzig/Germany
Fax +49-341-3550-333

Please check the conference URL for practical information as well as
updates on the conference.
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Message 2: Language Under Uncertainty: Modals, Evidentials, and Conditionals

Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2004 23:28:27 -0400 (EDT)
From: hayashishita <hayashishitabun.kyoto-u.ac.jp>
Subject: Language Under Uncertainty: Modals, Evidentials, and Conditionals


Language Under Uncertainty: Modals, Evidentials, and Conditionals 

Date: 21-Jan-2005 - 23-Jan-2005
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Contact: J.-R. Hayashishita
Contact Email: langlogic-hmnbun.kyoto-u.ac.jp 
Meeting URL: http://www.hmn.bun.kyoto-u.ac.jp/langlogic/symposium-a/ 

Linguistic Sub-field: Linguistic Theories, Pragmatics, Semantics,
Syntax 
Call Deadline: 20-Sep-2004

Meeting Description:

This workshop is hosted by ''Language and Logic'', the 36th group in
the research project ''Towards a Center of Excellence for the Study of
Humanities in the Age of Globalization'' at Kyoto University.

Conference URL (coming up in a while):
http://www.hmn.bun.kyoto-u.ac.jp/langlogic/symposium-a/

Invited Speakers (confirmed):
Cleo Condoravdi (PARC and Stanford University)
Tim Fernando (Trinity College, Dublin)
James Higginbotham (University of Southern California)
Frank Veltman (University of Amsterdam)

Synopsis:
Speakers frequently make assertions based on partial knowledge,
inconclusive evidence, or unreliable sources of information. All
languages provide inventories of expressions of uncertainty, of which
modals, evidentials and conditionals are typical examples. Both
within and across languages, such expressions exhibit great variation
in their syntactic and semantic properties, pragmatic conditions on
use, and interactions with other grammatical categories such as
tenses, discourse particles, and quantifiers. Despite much recent
work on their properties and idiosyncrasies, the cross-linguistic
study of such expressions is hampered by a lack of agreement on
terminological and methodological questions on the one hand, and
limitations on the applicability and expressive power of standard
logical analysis tools, on the other.

This conference aims to address this situation by bringing together
researchers working in areas including (but not limited to):

- the descriptive and typological study of modals, evidentials, and
conditionals;
- the syntax and semantics of particular expressions and their
interaction with tenses and other grammatical categories;
- the development of new and refined formal analytical tools to meet
the needs of linguistic theory.

Program Committee:
Cleo Condoravdi (PARC and Stanford University)
Tim Fernando (Trinity College, Dublin)
Takao Gunji (Kobe Shoin)
James Higginbotham (University of Southern California)
Ikumi Imani (Nagoya Gakuin)
Stefan Kaufmann (Northwestern University)
Yasuhiro Katagiri (ATR)
Hiroshi Mito (Osaka University)
Shigeru Sakahara (Tokyo University)
Frank Veltman (University of Amsterdam)

Local Organizers:
Yasuo Deguchi (Kyoto University)
Takao Gunji (Kobe Shoin)
J.-R. Hayashishita (Kyoto University)
Yukinori Takubo (Kyoto University)

The conference language is English. We invite papers for 45 minute
presentations (30+15). Submissions should not exceed 1,500 words,
including examples and references. Papers should be sent as email
attachments in pdf, ps, or ASCII files to:

langlogic-hmnbun.kyoto-u.ac.jp

The subject line should be ''Abstract for Language under
Uncertainty''. The body of the message should contain:

(i) the title of the paper;
(ii) authors' names and affiliations;
(iii) address and email address of the corresponding author.

The above email may also be used to contact the organizers with
specific questions.

Important Dates:
Submissions due: September 20, 2004
Notification of Acceptance: October 20, 2004
Conference: January 21-23, 2005
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