From: Bert Cornillie <bert.cornilliearts.kuleuven.be>
Subject: New Reflections on Grammaticalization 4
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New Reflections on Grammaticalization 4
Short Title: NRG4
Date: 16-Jul-2008 - 19-Jul-2008
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Contact: Bert Cornillie
Contact Email: bert.cornilliearts.kuleuven.be
Meeting URL: http://wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/nrg4
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Over the last years, three conferences (Potsdam 1999, Amsterdam 2002, Santiago
de Compostela 2005) presented reflections on grammaticalization, adducing new
evidence - and sometimes counterevidence - for the concept of
grammaticalization. The fourth NRG conference at the University of Leuven
intends to bring together innovating papers that explore the boundaries of the
current grammaticalization research.
The Fourth New Reflections on Grammaticalization Conference (NRG4) will take
place at the University of Leuven, Belgium from 16 to 19 July 2008.
The plenary speakers are:
Laurel Brinton (University of British Columbia)
''The fate of obsolete grammatical formations: (de)grammaticalization,
lexicalization, or word formation?''
Holger Diessel (University of Jena)
''Rethinking the grammar-lexicon continuum''
John W. Du Bois (University of California at Santa Barbara)
''Cognitive containment and the emergence of complexity: grammaticizing the
Regine Eckardt (University of Goettingen)
''From pragmatics to grammar: NPI clines''
Muriel Norde (University of Groningen)
Graeme Trousdale (University of Edinburgh)
''Grammaticalization, constructions and the grammaticalization of constructions''
Richard Waltereit (University of Newcastle)
''On the origins of grammaticalization in discourse
There will be about 120 session papers, three workshops,
and a social programme. More information on the conference (registration,
accommodation, travel information) can be found at:
Please note that early registration ends on 31 March 2008.
We look forward to seeing you in Leuven this summer.
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