From: Muriel Norde <m.norderug.nl>
Subject: Current Trends in Grammaticalization Research
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Full Title: Current Trends in Grammaticalization Research
Short Title: CTGR2009
Date: 08-Oct-2009 - 09-Oct-2009
Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Contact Person: Muriel Norde
Meeting Email: grammaticalizationrug.nl
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Call Deadline: 20-Apr-2009
'Current Trends in Grammaticalization Research' is a two-day workshop on new
developments in theorizing about grammaticalization and related phenomena.
Call for Papers
Current Trends in Grammaticalization Research: Deadline extended until April 20th!
The study of grammaticalization and related phenomena continues to be a thriving
branch of historical linguistics. Where the 1990s and the beginning of the 21st
century witnessed a special interest in definitional issues, recent theorizing
has been focusing on a synthesis of grammaticalization studies and other
disciplines, such as psycholinguistics, contact linguistics, and Construction
Grammar. These novel perspectives, based on an increasing body of data
(including work from non-Indo-European languages), provoke new and interesting
questions about the very nature of grammaticalization, degrammaticalization, and
This two-day workshop aims to bring together theoretical and empirical
approaches to grammaticalization, degrammaticalization, and lexicalization, and
we therefore welcome both theoretical and data-oriented submissions. Topics
include (but are not restricted to):
- the grammaticalization-lexicalization interface
- the status of pragmaticalization
- contact-induced grammaticalization
- psycholinguistic approaches to directional tendencies
- grammaticalization, degrammaticalization, and lexicalization within a
- grammaticalization and morphological theory
- grammaticalization and syntactic theory
We are pleased to announce the following plenary speakers:
- Hans-Olav Enger, University of Oslo
- Nikolaus Himmelmann, University of Münster
- Graeme Trousdale, University of Edinburgh
- Jacqueline Visconti, University of Genova
We invite abstracts for 30-minute papers (including ten minutes discussion
time). Abstracts should not exceed a maximum of 400 words, including references.
Please note that the deadline for abstract submission is April 20, 2009.
Notification of acceptance will be sent out by May 15, 2009.
Abstracts can only be submitted through the Easy Abstracts facility at Linguist
List at http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/CTGR2009. You can upload your
abstract as either .doc or .pdf. Please use the latter format if your abstract
contains special fonts.
Early registration (until July 1, 2009) is 75 Euro. Late or on-site registration
will be 100 Euro. Early registration for (graduate) students is 45 euro, late
registration 60 euro. Please bring some kind of identification to prove that you
are a student. The fee includes the workshop package, reception, coffee, tea,
and lunches. The workshop dinner will have to be paid for separately. More
information about payment (bank transfer only) will be posted on our website as
soon as possible.
The workshop will be held at the University of Groningen. The city of Groningen
is situated in the North of the Netherlands and is easily accessible by train
(with direct trains to and from Schiphol Airport running every hour). The
University's Faculty of Arts is conveniently located in the city centre, with
all main attractions within walking distance. Please visit our website (see URL
below) for information about travel and accommodation.
The workshop is organized by Karin Beijering, Alexandra Lenz, and Muriel Norde.
Workshop e-mail: grammaticalizationrug.nl
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