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LINGUIST List 17.3217

Fri Nov 03 2006

Calls: Historical Ling, Pragmatics, Semantics/Germany; General Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Dan Parker <danlinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Elke Gehweiler, What's New in Grammaticalization?
        2.    Maite Camblor-Portilla, 2007 Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics


Message 1: What's New in Grammaticalization?
Date: 01-Nov-2006
From: Elke Gehweiler <gramm07zedat.fu-berlin.de>
Subject: What's New in Grammaticalization?



Full Title: What's New in Grammaticalization?

Date: 11-May-2007 - 12-May-2007
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact Person: Elke Gehweiler
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/~gramm07

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 31-Dec-2006

Meeting Description:

Research on grammaticalization has witnessed a period of enthusiastic activity during the 1980s and 1990s which was followed by a phase of critical discussion. Critics considered grammaticalization as an epiphenonmenon of language change, and have called its status as an independent process into question (cf. Campbell (2001) Grammaticalization. A Critical Assessment. Language Sciences 23). Recent research on grammaticalization is primarily characterized by the application of established theories and methods to new data, focussing on pragmatic phenomena and semantic change.

This workshop aims at bringing together researchers who are currently looking at grammaticalization from different points of view and who take their research beyond the established frameworks. We therefore want to specifically invite presentations concerned with one of the following topics:

-New theoretical approaches and methods;
-Early stages of grammaticalization;
-New empirical studies focussing on the micro-processes of grammaticalization.

Workshop ''What's new in grammaticalization?''
11-12 May 2007
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

The project 'Grammatikalisierung' of the special research center 'Kulturen des Performativen' (Sonderforschungbereich 447) invites abstracts for a two-day workshop on grammaticalization.

Plenary speakers:
Kristin Davidse
Gabriele Diewald
Olga Fischer
Muriel Norde

Abstracts will be chosen on the basis of their quality and originality. We invite abstracts for 35-minute talks (including discussion). The conference language will be English. Abstracts should be in pdf or doc format, and should be limited to one page. Please include the following information in the body of your email:
-Name(s) of author(s)
-Affiliation(s) of author(s)
-Email(s) of author(s)
-Title of abstract

Organizers:
Ekkehard König
Elke Gehweiler
Katerina Stathi

Contact: gramm07zedat.fu-berlin.de
A conference homepage will be available later this year

Submission deadline: 31 December, 2006
Notification of acceptance: 31 January, 2007

Attendance of the conference is free. Accommodation will be provided for all speakers. A conference dinner is planned for Friday evening.



Message 2: 2007 Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics
Date: 01-Nov-2006
From: Maite Camblor-Portilla <camblormgeorgetown.edu>
Subject: 2007 Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics



Full Title: 2007 Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics
Short Title: GURT 2007

Date: 08-Mar-2007 - 11-Mar-2007
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Contact Person: Ronald Leow
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www8.georgetown.edu/college/gurt/2007

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 10-Nov-2006

Meeting Description:

The Faculty of Languages and Linguistics at Georgetown University are pleased to announce that the 2007 Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT 2007) will focus on little words—items such as clitics, pronouns, determiners, conjunctions, discourse particles, auxiliary/light verbs, prepositions—including their phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse function, historical development, variation, and acquisition (by children or adults). GURT 2007 will host plenary lectures, colloquia, individual papers, and poster presentations.

--Second Call for Papers--

Georgetown University Round Table on Languages & Linguistics 2007 (GURT 2007)

Little Words: Their History, Phonology, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, and Acquisition

March 8-11, 2007
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Co-organizers: Ronald P. Leow and Héctor Campos
Georgetown University Spanish & Portuguese Department
Donna Lardiere
Georgetown University Linguistics Department

The Faculty of Languages and Linguistics at Georgetown University are pleased to announce that the 2007 Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT 2007) will focus on little words--items such as clitics, pronouns, determiners, conjunctions, discourse particles, auxiliary/light verbs, prepositions--including their phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse function, historical development, variation, and acquisition (by children or adults). GURT 2007 will host plenary lectures, colloquia, individual papers, and poster presentations.

Plenary Speakers:

Jonathan D. Bobaljik (University of Connecticut): Comparative suppletion: 'Least' has MORE
Thomas Cravens (University of Wisconsin-Madison): Little words: Where they come from and where they go
Katherine Demuth (Brown University): Phonology-syntax interactions in acquisition
Kai von Fintel (MIT): 'If': The biggest little word
Claire Lefebvre (Université du Québec à Montréal): Saramaccan taa, a small word with several functions

Call for Papers:

We invite abstracts for presentations related to theory, history, acquisition, and usage pertinent to the topic of little words. A prize will be awarded to the best student paper proposal.

Presentation formats include:

Colloquia: Scheduled for 2-hour blocks. Colloquium organizers may organize as they choose, but time should be allocated for opening and closing remarks, presentations, discussion and audience response. Organizers serve as the liaison between participants and the conference organizers. Organizers may choose to participate in the panel as a presenter or discussant. -

Individual papers: 20 minutes long with a 10-minute discussion period. -

Poster presentations: displayed for a 2-hour block of time; an opportunity to report on work in progress in one-on-one discussions.

Proposal deadline: November 10, 2006 (acceptance notification by December 20, 2006)
For details, visit http://www8.georgetown.edu/college/gurt/2007
For more information, contact us at: gurtgeorgetown.edu



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