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LINGUIST List 18.263

Thu Jan 25 2007

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: 24-Jan-2007
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: argumentstructureyahoo.com
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.

Second Call for Papers

Call Deadline: February 23, 2007.
Workshop on Argument Structure and Syntactic Relations
University of the Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.
May 23-25, 2007.

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

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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