LINGUIST List 15.2457

Sat Sep 4 2004

Calls: Pragmatics/Semantics/China; Morphology/USA

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  1. jfl, 3rd International Conference in Contrastive Semantics and Pragmatics
  2. johanna.barddal, Diachrony of Morphological Case

Message 1: 3rd International Conference in Contrastive Semantics and Pragmatics

Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 22:49:25 -0400 (EDT)
From: jfl <jflshisu.edu.cn>
Subject: 3rd International Conference in Contrastive Semantics and Pragmatics


3rd International Conference in Contrastive Semantics and Pragmatics
Short Title: TIC-CSP 2005

Date: 16-Sep-2005 - 18-Sep-2005
Location: Shanghai, China
Contact: Dingfang Shu
Contact Email: jflshisu.edu.cn
Meeting URL: http://wyxy.chinajournal.net.cn

Linguistic Sub-field: Pragmatics, Semantics

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2005

Meeting Description:

The Third International Conference in Contrastive Semantics and
Pragmatics will be held in Shanghai International Studies University,
Shanghai, China, 16-18 September 2005. The conference aims at bringing
together various aspects of research in semantics and pragmatics,
based on, or otherwise pertaining to, linguistic constructions from at
least two different languages. Invited speakers are Barbara Abbott
(Michigan State University, U.S.A.), Geoffrey Leech (Lancaster
University, UK), Hans Kamp (Universit�t Stuttgart, Germany), Jiaxuan
Shen (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China), Johan van der Auwera
(University of Antwerp, Belgium) and Yan Huang (University of Reading,
UK).

The abstracts of 25-minute talks should be not longer than one A4 page
and should contain a clear indication of the objectives, method, and
languages discussed. Eight copies of the abstract should be sent:
seven anonymous for refereeing by the Conference Program Committee and
one with name and affiliation to be printed in the booklet of
Conference Abstracts. Please attach a card with your name, full postal
address, email address and fax and telephone number.

Please send the abstract by 31 March 2005 to:

Dingfang Shu
Journal of Foreign Languages
Shanghai International Studies University
Shanghai, China, 200083

For further information, please contact the conference secretary at:
tanyeshengyahoo.com

Selected conference papers will be published by Elsevier Science.

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Message 2: Diachrony of Morphological Case

Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2004 20:53:29 -0400 (EDT)
From: johanna.barddal <johanna.barddalnor.uib.no>
Subject: Diachrony of Morphological Case


Diachrony of Morphological Case

Date: 31-Jul-2005 - 05-Aug-2005
Location: Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
Contact: J�hanna Bar�dal
Contact Email: johanna.barddalnor.uib.no / shobhanaunt.edu

Linguistic Sub-field: Discourse Analysis, Historical Linguistics,
Morphology, Pragmatics, Semantics, Syntax, Text/Corpus Linguistics,
Typology, Cognitive Science

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2004

This is a session of the following conference: International
Conference on Historical Linguistics

Meeting Description:

First call for papers:

Workshop on the diachrony of morphological case (at ICHL-XVII in
Madison, Wisconsin, 31 July-5 August 2005)

Morphological case has been extensively studied for a wide array of
languages from a synchronic perspective. On the other hand, the study
of morphological case marking from a diachronic perspective has
received less attention. The aim of this workshop is to establish
greater awareness of the semantic development of case and the
implications such development has for the syntax of languages with
morphological case marking systems.

Possible research problems may include but need not be limited to the
following:

- Changes in the form-meaning mapping of individual case markers.
- System-wide reanalysis of the form-meaning mapping of case markers.
- Changes to case marking in larger constructions such as comparatives
 or argument structure constructions.
- The role of ''functional equivalence'' or ''grammatical synonymy''
 for changes in case marking, in particular mergers or loss of case.
- Discourse-based changes in the role and meaning of case markers.
- Pragmatically-based changes in the role and meaning of case markers.

Please send your abstracts of 500 words or less to both J�hanna
Bar�dal (johanna.barddalnor.uib.no) and Shobhana Chelliah
(shobhanaunt.edu). Abstracts should be sent no later than 15 November
2004, preferably in pdf-format. Abstracts dealing with other aspects
of the history of morphological case may also be appropriate for this
panel. Please email your queries to J�hanna Bar�dal or Shobhana
Chelliah. A response on abstracts will be sent out no later than 15
January, 2005.
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