LINGUIST List 15.604

Sun Feb 15 2004

Calls: Ling Theories/Ireland; General Ling/Netherlands

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  1. Robert VanValin, 2004 International Role and Reference Grammar Conference
  2. Helen deHoop H.deHoop, PIONIER Workshop on Differential Subject Marking

Message 1: 2004 International Role and Reference Grammar Conference

Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2004 08:36:43 -0500 (EST)
From: Robert VanValin <vanvalinbuffalo.edu>
Subject: 2004 International Role and Reference Grammar Conference



2004 International Role and Reference Grammar Conference

July 21-25, 2004
Dublin, Ireland
Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

Linguistic theory and practice: description, implementation and
processing

Themes:
The lexicon and lexical decomposition in RRG.
The RRG approach to morphology
RRG and neurocognitive models of language processing
Computational approaches to RRG
Celtic Linguistics

Lectures and workshops will be held on July 21-23. The conference
will be July 24-25.

Lectures:
Introduction to RRG
 Delia Bentley (Univ. of Salford, UK)

Lexical representation and lexical semantics in RRG
 Ricardo Mairal (UNED, Spain)

Workshops and organizers:
Computational implementation of RRG
 Elizabeth Guest (Leeds Metro Univ.) & Rolf Kailuweit (Univ. of
Heidelberg)

RRG and Neurocognitive models of language processing
 Ina Bornkessel (MPI Cognitive Neuroscience) & Matthias
Schlesewsky (Univ. of Marburg)

RRG and morphological theory
 Daniel Everett (Univ. of Manchester)

Celtic linguistics and RRG
 Cecil Ward (Sabhal Ostaig, Scotland) & Brian Nolan (ITB)

Additional workshops are possible

Conference Guest Speaker:
 Prof. John Saeed (Trinity College, Dublin)

Call for papers:
The deadline for the submission of abstracts of papers and workshops
is March 15, 2004. Abstracts for papers should be no longer than one
page of text, with a second page for data and references. Abstracts
for workshops should be no longer than three pages total. The
language of the conference will be English. Papers will last twenty
minutes, followed by another ten minutes of discussion. Workshops will
last ninety minutes, which includes both presentations and
discussion. The selection of papers for presentation and workshops
will be communicated by April 15, 2004.

Fees:
The conference/course fee is EURO 220 for registrations with payments
before May 1 2004; after that date it will be EURO 250.

This is an all inclusive fee that includes the following
*All workshops
*All lectures
*Full conference facilities
*Full proceedings
*Lunch on each of the 5 days
*Coffee in AM and PM
*Internet access for email
*Conference dinner (vegetarians and special diets catered for)
*Dublin city cultural events

Grants Policy
A maximum of 6 grants will be given to cover the RRG2004
conference/course fees which include the items noted
above. Applications should be unemployed or PhD research students and
will need to provide written and documented certification of their
status. All applications for grants will be notified about the
organizing committee's decisions by the end of May 2004.

Applications for grants can be sent to:
Dr. Brian Nolan
Institute of Technology Blanchardstown
School of Informatics and Engineering
Blanchardstown Road North
Blanchardstown
Dublin 15
IRELAND

Information about accommodations can be found on the conference
website.

Conference website: http://www.itb.ie/events/rrg2004.html

Conference e-mail address: rrg2004itb.ie

Head of local organizing committee:
Dr. Brian Nolan
Institute of Technology Blanchardstown
e-mail: Brian.Nolanitb.ie

Conference organizing committee:
Daniel Everett (U Manchester), Rolf Kailuweit (U Heidelberg), Ricardo
Mairal (UNED), Brian Nolan (ITB), Toshio Ohori (U Tokyo), Robert Van
Valin (U Buffalo)
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Message 2: PIONIER Workshop on Differential Subject Marking

Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2004 08:37:31 -0500 (EST)
From: Helen deHoop H.deHoop <Helen>
Subject: PIONIER Workshop on Differential Subject Marking

PIONIER Workshop on Differential Subject Marking
Short Title: PIONIER Workshop on DSM

Nijmegen, Netherlands
08-Jul-2004 - 09-Jul-2004

Conference Email: T.v.Balenlet.kun.nl
Conference URL: http://www.kun.nl/pionier/dsm
Contact Name: Tessel van Balen

Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 19-Apr-2004


Meeting Description:

Although relatively much is known about the cross-linguistic variation
we find in the marking of subjects (see Dixon, 1994; Aikhenvald, Dixon
& Onishi, 2001 for an overview), relatively little attempt has been
made to formalize the facts (see Aissen 1999). The workshop is
organized as part of the PIONIER Project ge with the typological
enterprise. In the spirit of this project we wish to invite both
specific case studies of DSM and theoretical approaches to the data.

Call for Papers:

PIONIER Workshop on kinge subjects, but not others, depending on
semantic features of the subject argument or the sentence in which the
subject figures. This phenomenon is known as Differential Subject
Marking (DSM) and may take many forms. First of all languages differ
in which conditions govern DSM. Some languages differentiate their
subjects on the basis of semantic featues of the argument such as
thematic role, volitionality, animacy, whereas others do it on the
basis of clausal features such as tense/aspect and the main/dependent
clause distinction. Secondly, DSM comes in different formal guises:
case marking, agreement, inverse systems, voice alternations.
 
Although relatively much is known about the cross-linguistic variation
we find in the marking of subjects (see Dixon, 1994; Aikhenvald, Dixon
& Onishi, 2001 for an overview), relatively little attempt has been
made to formalize the facts (see Aissen 1999). The workshop is
organized as part of the PIONIER Project f this project we wish to
invite both specific case studies of DSM and theoretical approaches to
the data. We welcome presentations on the following topics (among
others):

*(Non-core) case marking of subjects
*The relation between ergativity and DSM; split-ergativity
*Split-Intransitivity
*The relation between subject and object marking
*Diachronic variation in subject marking

Deadline of submission: Monday April 19, 2004
Notification of acceptance: Monday May 17, 2004
Dates of workshop: Thursday July 8 and Friday July 9, 2004

Speakers may be partially reimbursed for their travel and
accommodation expenses.

Please send your abstract (max. 2 pages; single spacing, 12pt Times),
preferably as a PDF-file, to T.v.Balenlet.kun.nl (please specify your
name, title of your paper, institution and affiliation in the message
body). Hard copies (please specify your name, title of your paper,
institution and affiliation on a separate sheet) can be sent to:

Contact address:
Tessel van Balen
T.v.Balenlet.kun.nl
University of Nijmegen
Faculty of Arts, Dept. of Linguistics
P.O. Box 9103
6500 HD Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Future information on this workshop can be found at:
www.kun.nl/pionier/dsm
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