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LINGUIST List 17.507

Thu Feb 16 2006

Calls: Japanese Ling/Japan;General Ling/Denmark

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

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        1.    Masao Ochi, The 4th Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics Conference
        2.    Ruprecht von Waldenfels, Workshop on Analytic Causatives at the 22nd Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics

Message 1: The 4th Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics Conference
Date: 14-Feb-2006
From: Masao Ochi <ochilang.osaka-u.ac.jp>
Subject: The 4th Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics Conference

Full Title: The 4th Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics Conference
Short Title: FAJL4

Date: 17-Aug-2006 - 19-Aug-2006
Location: Osaka, Japan
Contact Person: Masao Ochi
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www2005.lang.osaka-u.ac.jp/~fajl4/index.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Japanese

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2006

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce that the 4th Formal Approaches to Japanese linguistics Conference (FAJL4) will be held on August 17-19, 2006 in Osaka, Japan.

JSPS International Meeting Series:
The 4th Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics Conference (FAJL4)

August 17-19, 2006
Osaka, Japan
Sponsored by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Invited Speakers:

Cedric Boeckx (Harvard University)
Junko Ito (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Armin Mester (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Junko Shimoyama (McGill University)

Final Call for Papers

Abstract Deadline: March 1, 2006
Submission Address: fajl4lang.osaka-u.ac.jp
Acceptance Notification: (by) early May, 2006
FAJL4 URL: http://www2005.lang.osaka-u.ac.jp/~fajl4/

We invite abstracts for 30 minute talks (20 minute presentation + 10 minutes
for discussion) on any aspect of Japanese formal/theoretical linguistics.
Papers comparing Japanese with other languages are equally welcome.

Abstracts must be anonymous, at most two pages long (including examples and
references) on a letter-size sheet (8''1/2 by 11'') or an A4-size sheet, with
one-inch margins and typed in at least 12-point font.

We only accept electronic submissions. Please send your abstract in a PDF
format, with all fonts embedded. Document files (MS Word etc.) will not be
accepted. Submissions are limited to 1 individual and 1 joint abstract
per author.

Electronic submissions should have the abstract as an attachment and the
subject header ''abstract'', and include all the author information listed
below in the body of the e-mail. The file name of the attachment
must be the same as the title of the abstract or a shortened version of it.

Author information:
1. name
2. title of abstract
3. area (syntax, semantics, phonology etc.)
4. affiliation(s)
5. mailing address
6. e-mail address

Electronic submissions will receive an email confirmation of the receipt of
the abstract by mid-March, 2006. If you do not receive confirmation
by then, please contact us at fajl4lang.osaka-u.ac.jp.

The proceedings of FAJL4 will be published by MIT Working Papers in
Linguistics (MITWPL).

For further information, please go to our website.

Message 2: Workshop on Analytic Causatives at the 22nd Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics
Date: 14-Feb-2006
From: Ruprecht von Waldenfels <Ruprecht.Waldenfelssprachlit.uni-regensburg.de>
Subject: Workshop on Analytic Causatives at the 22nd Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics

Full Title: Workshop on Analytic Causatives at the 22nd Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics

Date: 19-Jun-2006 - 22-Jun-2006
Location: Aalborg, Denmark
Contact Person: Ruprecht von Waldenfels
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.helsinki.fi/~jaaleino/workshop/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 10-Mar-2006

Meeting Description:

Workshop on analytic causatives at the 22nd SCoL

Workshop description

Recent years have witnessed investigations into analytic causatives in a
number of individual languages. There is research currently done or
recently completed dealing with such constructions in Finnish, Dutch,
Swedish, German, English and in the Slavic languages, in frameworks
including generative, construction grammar, cognitive and functionalist

The proposed workshop aims to provide a forum for discussion for
linguists working on analytic causatives from any of these or other

There are two major traditions involving the study of permissive
causatives. In the tradition of the Leningrad typological school,
factitive causation (such as eng. make / have / get) and permissive
causation (eng. let) are seen as two main modes of causation, in some
sense as the counterparts to the main modal operators of nessecity and
possibility. In most linguistic work done in the West, however, the focus
has largely been on factitive causation, with permissive causation being
seen as something related, but separate.

A treatment of analytic causatives that takes both permissive and
factitive causation (or causation proper, as it has been called) into
account is called for, among other things, by the fact that in many
European languages, e.g. most Germanic languages, Finnish, Estonian,
Czech, the most prominent analytic causative formants express both
permissive and factitive causa-tion (e.g. Swedish låta):

(1) a. Kungen lät fången gå. (Swedish, permissive)
king-DEF let-PST prisoner-DEF go
'The king let the prisoner go'
b. Kungen lät halshugga fången. (Swedish, factitive)
king-DEF let-PST behead prisoner-DEF
'The king had the prisoner beheaded'

Since permissive causation has not been extensively studied, we would like
to encourage participants to focus on the relationship of permissive and
factitive causatives, as well as on permissives themselves, without,
however, limiting the workshop to these topics.

From a historical point of view, the development of permissive to
factitive or underspecified causative formants (or vice versa) in some of
these languages remains to be fully understood. Both contact-based and
independent accounts have been suggested for different languages. There
are considerable similarities as well as divergences in the expression of
these functions in the European languages yet to be put into perspective.

The workshop wants to bring together specialists studying these
constructions in different languages as well as from different theoretic
points of view, believing that such an exchange will advance the
understanding of language specific as well as European areal and
typological factors governing the form and functioning of analytic

Workshop home page:

Conference home page:

We would like to receive initial expressions of
interest by February 15, and one-page abstracts by March 10.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you have questions.

Best regards,

Jaakko Leino
University of Helsinki, Finland
jaakko.leino (at) helsinki.fi

Ruprecht von Waldenfels
University of Regensburg, Germany
ruprecht.waldenfels (at) sprachlit.uni-regensburg.de

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