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LINGUIST List 17.3591

Tue Dec 05 2006

Calls: Morphology, Semantics, Syntax/Spain

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        1.    Susana Huidobro, Workshop on Argument Structure and Syntactic Relations


Message 1: Workshop on Argument Structure and Syntactic Relations
Date: 05-Dec-2006
From: Susana Huidobro <shuidobromac.com>
Subject: Workshop on Argument Structure and Syntactic Relations



Full Title: Workshop on Argument Structure and Syntactic Relations

Date: 23-May-2007 - 25-May-2007
Location: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque, Spain
Contact Person: Susana Huidobro
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.ehu.es/argumentstructure

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 23-Feb-2007

Meeting Description:

The University of the Basque Country is organizing a Workshop on Argument Structure and Syntactic Relations where recent developments of morphology-syntax-semantics articulation in the VP-domain will be discussed.

The University of the Basque Country is organizing a Workshop on Argument Structure and Syntactic Relations where recent developments of morphology-syntax-semantics articulation in the VP-domain will be discussed.

Various issues emerge from looking at the broad theme of argument structure in grammar: the role and the nature of thematic hierarchy, the relation between case and configurationality, the relation between argument structure, case and agreement, ergativity, the structure of the VP/vP, internal aspect, etc. In other words, the 'lower' part of the syntax is probably the one of which we have the most unclear understanding and important discrepancies in the literature of the last years constitute evidence of that. There are quite a lot of theoretical questions concerning the architecture of the verbal domain and these questions need to be answered. Some of the questions are the following: do we need more than vP and VP, like VoiceP, ApplP, CausP, AktP, PathP, EventP etc.? Is there anything like UTAH in syntax, or do we need a more elaborate understanding of thematic roles? How should the operation Agree be defined, and which features are necessary for the description of argument structure? How is morphological case related to argument structure?, and many more.

To discuss the recent developments of morphology-syntax-semantics articulation in the VP-domain, scholars working on different aspects are invited to share their results in a 3-day workshop and discuss the current state of affairs in this field. Also, a special focus will be put on the Basque language and its implication on the topic of this workshop, argument structure. Two of our invited speakers will contribute to this debate on Basque, which will give us a more complete general scenario of the argument structure cross-linguistically.

This Workshop on Argument Structure and Syntactic Relations will take place at the University of the Basque Country from May 23-25, 2007 at Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. There are 12 slots of 40 minutes for selected talks. The workshop will also feature six invited speakers.

- John Bowers (Cornell University)
- Hamida Demirdache (University of Nantes)
- Jaume Mateu (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
- Javier Ormazabal (University of the Basque Country)
- Beñat Oyharçabal (IKER-CNRS)
- Gillian Ramchand (University of Tromsø)

We welcome submission of up to 3 page abstracts, anonymous, PDF-format, 12pt font, one column, references and examples included on any topic related to argument structure.

Please send your abstracts to argumentstructureyahoo.com with ''Abstract'' in the header of the message. The deadline for abstract submission is February 23. Notification will be late March.

For more information go to www.ehu.es/argumentstructure.
Organizers: Maia Duguine, Susana Huidobro and Nerea Madariaga.



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