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LINGUIST List 17.141

Mon Jan 16 2006

Calls: Ling Theories/USA;Syntax/Semantics/Spain

Editor for this issue: Kevin Burrows <kevinlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    David Katten, Complex Predicates and Similar Constructions
        2.    Hedde Zeijlstra, Concord Phenomena and the Syntax Semantics Interface

Message 1: Complex Predicates and Similar Constructions
Date: 14-Jan-2006
From: David Katten <kattenrice.edu>
Subject: Complex Predicates and Similar Constructions

Full Title: Complex Predicates and Similar Constructions

Date: 16-Mar-2006 - 08-Mar-2006
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Contact Person: David Katten
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.rice.edu/lingsymp

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Morphology; Semantics; Syntax; Typology

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2006

Meeting Description:

Poster session on complex predicate constructions, their structure, and use. The session accompanies the Biennial Rice Symposium series and is titled 'Complex Predicates and Similar Constructions'.


The Rice Linguistics Society will host a poster session to accompany the 11th Biennial Rice Symposium on Linguistics, to be held March 16-18th in Houston, Texas.


The theme for the poster session is ''Complex Predicates and Similar Constructions''. We invite papers from all areas and orientations of linguistics that touch upon the structure, meaning, usage, or development of complex constructions. These posters should complement the symposium topic of ''Intertheoretical approaches to complex verb constructions''. For more information, consult www.rice.edu/lingsymp

-Submission Guidelines

The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2006, 5 p.m. central time zone. (note new date)

Please submit a 300 word abstract in PDF format to rlsrice.edu. The filename should be AUTHORSNAME.pdf. Please include ''poster session'' in the subject. The email body should include:

Name of author(s)
Paper title
Institution(s) of author(s)
Email address(es) of author(s)
Postal address(es) of author(s)
Phone number for primary author
Postal submissions will not be accepted.

- Poster Presentation

Participants will be given a space approximately 6' by 4' to display their work.

- Registration

Registration will be handled through the symposium. Poster presenters are invited to attend all symposium events. For more information, contact rlsrice.edu or visit the symposium website at www.rice.edu/lingsymp.

Message 2: Concord Phenomena and the Syntax Semantics Interface
Date: 13-Jan-2006
From: Hedde Zeijlstra <hedde.zeijlstrauni-tuebingen.de>
Subject: Concord Phenomena and the Syntax Semantics Interface

Full Title: Concord Phenomena and the Syntax Semantics Interface

Date: 07-Aug-2006 - 11-Aug-2006
Location: Malaga, Spain
Contact Person: Hedde Zeijlstra
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.heddezeijlstra.nl/cpssi.htm

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Semantics; Syntax; Typology

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2006

Meeting Description:

organized as part of the European Summer School on Logic, Language and Information
31 July - 11 August, 2006 in Malaga, Spain

organized as part of the European Summer School on Logic, Language and Information
31 July - 11 August, 2006 in Malaga, Spain

-Concord Phenomena-
In natural languages a functional operation can be manifested more than once in the morphosyntax of one sentence. Most notable are the phenomena of negative concord (where several negative elements contribute to one negation) and sequence of tense phenomena, where the same happens in the temporal domain. Similar observations can be made regarding the domain of mood, case-agreement, multiple Wh, and conditional sentences. On a general and intuitive level, the similarities are striking.

-Thematic Questions-
These phenomena have each been studied in various domains, from both an empirical and a theoretica point of view. With this workshop we want to solicit contributions which approach the phenomena from a general, cross-categorial perspective: across the various domains, theoretical, and typological as well. Thematic questions: What should be the logical form of those constructions? To what extent (at what cost) does it allow for a compositional treatment? How similar and how general are the phenomena really? What do these phenomena tell us about the model of grammar?

-Workshop Aims-
The general aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers of different disciplines (semantics, syntax, typology) in order to create new insights about concord phenomena and the syntax-semantics interface. The workshop aims to provide a forum for advanced PhD students and researchers to present and discuss their work with colleagues and researchers who work in the broad subject areas represented at ESSLLI.

-Submission Details-
Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract on the general theme of the worshop. (Cognitive and evolutionary analyses are welcome, too.) Submissions should be anonymous and no longer than two pages and should be either in .pdf, .txt, .doc or .rtf format. Please send your submission electronically to the above email addresses of the organizers, with the name of the author(s) and their affilitation(s), their adresses and the title of the paper in the body of the message. The submissions will be reviewed by the workshop's programme committee (see below). The accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings published by ESSLLI. The format for the final version will be .pdf.

-Workshop Format-
The workshop is part of ESSLLI 2006. It will consist of five 90-minute sessions held over five consecutive days in the second week of ESSLLI. Depending on the number and quality of the submissions there will be 2 or 3 slots for paper presentation so the talks including the discussion will be either 45 or 30 minutes. On the first day the workshop organizers will give an introduction to the topic, and the workshop ends with a general discussion.

-Follow Up-
The organizers intend both to organize a follow up of this workshop, and a book or special journal issue around the subject. Both options will be discussed at the workshop in Malaga.

-Invited Speakers (TBC)-
Pieter Muysken (Radboud University, Nijmegen)
Arnim von Stechow (Seminar fuer Sprachwissenschaft, Tuebingen)

-Workshop Programme Committee (TBC)-
Sjef Barbiers (Meertens Institute)
Rajesh Bhatt (UMass)
Paul Dekker (Amsterdam, co-chair)
Guglielmo Cinque (Venice)
Regine Eckardt (Goettingen)
Irene Heim (MIT)
Jack Hoeksema (Groningen)
Helen de Hoop (Nijmegen)
Ed Keenan (UCLA)
Pieter Muysken (Nijmegen)
Ad Neeleman (UCL)
Arnim von Stechow (Tuebingen)
Raffaella Zanuttini (Georgetown)
Hedde Zeijlstra (Tuebingen, co-chair)
Alessandro Zucchi (Milano)
Jan Wouter Zwart (Groningen)

-Important Dates-
Submissions: March 1, 2006
Notification: April 1, 2006
Full paper deadline: May 1, 2006
Final programme: June 21, 2006
Workshop Dates: August 7 - 11, 2006

-Local Arrangements-
All workshop participants including the presenters will be required to register for ESSLLI. The registration fee for authors presenting a paper will correspond to the early student/workshop speaker registration fee.

There will be no reimbursement for travel costs or accommodation. Workshop speakers who have difficulty in finding funding should contact the local organizing committee to ask for the possibilities of a grant.

-Further Information-
About the workshop: http://www.heddezeijlstra.nl/cpssi.htm
About ESSLLI: http://esslli2006.lcc.uma.es/

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