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LINGUIST List 18.1670

Thu May 31 2007

Calls: Semantics,Syntax,Typology/South Korea; General Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Ania Kubisz <anialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Yu-Ying Julia Su, Argument Realization in Asian Languages
        2.    Silke Lambert, Niagara Linguistic Society

Message 1: Argument Realization in Asian Languages
Date: 31-May-2007
From: Yu-Ying Julia Su <yuying.suutoronto.ca>
Subject: Argument Realization in Asian Languages

Full Title: Argument Realization in Asian Languages

Date: 21-Jul-2008 - 26-Jul-2008
Location: Seoul, Korea, South
Contact Person: Henry Y. Chang
Meeting Email: henryylcgate.sinica.edu.tw
Web Site: http://cil18.org

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics; Syntax; Typology

Call Deadline: 31-Aug-2007

Meeting Description:
Although substantial progress in argument realization has been achieved within
Indo-European languages (Levin 2005, Goldberg 2006, among others), it is
relatively less known how semantic arguments realize in syntactic structures in
Asian languages. It also remains to be seen what impacts the findings from the
study of Asian languages have on the theory of argument realization. This
workshop aims to fill this gap by bringing together researchers who work on
Asian languages. The workshop will be focused on but not limited to the
following issues:
1. What are the principles and the constraints governing argument realization?
Specifically, what role does the Thematic Hierarchy play in determining argument
realization (Jackendoff 1990, Bresnan and Kanerva 1989, Grimshaw 1990, Van Valin
and Lappola 1997, and others)?
2. How does argument realization vary across languages? How is the variation
captured in principled way?
3. How are peripheral semantic arguments such as location, time, and beneficiary
grammatically represented?
4. How are causer and causee grammatically represented?

Please be advised that the deadline has been extended to August 31, 2007.

Selected References:
Bresnan, Joan W. and Jonni Kanerva. 1989. Locative inversion in Chichewa: A
case study of factorization in grammar. Linguistic Inquiry 20: 1-50.
Goldberg, Adele E. 2006. Constructions at work: The nature of generalization in
language. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Grimshaw, Jane. Argument structure. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Jackendoff, Ray. 1990. Semantic structures. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Levin, Beth, and Malka Rappaport Hovav. 2005. Argument realization. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press.
Van Valin, Robert D. and Randy J. LaPolla. 1997. Syntax: Structures, meaning,
and function. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

An abstract (.pdf or .doc file) should be up to 3 pages long, including data and
references. The abstract should start with the title of the paper, followed by
the text of the abstract. Please do not include the author's name in the
abstract. On a separate page, please give the author's name, affiliation, e-mail
address, telephone number, mailing address, the paper title and the session
number (title). Please send the abstract and the author's information to both
cil18cil18.org and henryylcgate.sinica.edu.tw
Message 2: Niagara Linguistic Society
Date: 31-May-2007
From: Silke Lambert <slambertbuffalo.edu>
Subject: Niagara Linguistic Society

Full Title: Niagara Linguistic Society
Short Title: NLS

Date: 28-Sep-2007 - 29-Sep-2007
Location: Buffalo, NY, USA
Contact Person: NLS Submission
Meeting Email: niagaralingsocietygmail.com
Web Site: http://linguistics.buffalo.edu

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Jun-2007

Meeting Description:

The Graduate Linguistics Association at the University at Buffalo (State
University of New York) is pleased to announce that the VII Niagara Linguistic
Society (NLS) Conference will take place at the University at Buffalo on
September 28th and 29th, 2007. The Niagara Linguistic Society is a student-run
organization, which for over six years has provided a forum for linguists in the
northeastern United States and neighboring Canada.

Call for Abstracts - Extended Deadline

Niagara Linguistic Society 2007

Extended Deadline: 15-Jun-2007

Meeting e-mail: niagaralingsocietygmail.com

Presentations will be 30 minutes in length, with an additional 10 minutes for

- Abstracts must be in an area of linguistics.
- Abstracts should be no longer than 1000 words with an additional page for
references and/or data.
- Please include appropriate contact details in the body of your e-mail:
name(s) of author(s), affiliation, main contact author, e-mail address and phone
- Do not include any identifying information in your abstract or file name, as
the selection process is intended to be anonymous.
- Abstracts should be in Microsoft Word or Portable Document (PDF) format.
- More than one abstract may be submitted per person; however, only one
paper per person will be accepted for presentation. The only exception may be in
instances where one of the papers has multiple authors.

E-mail abstracts to niagaralingsocietygmail.com with ''NLS Submission'' in the
subject line by June 15, 2007. Notification of acceptance will be sent by e-mail
by the end of July.

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