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LINGUIST List 20.18

Mon Jan 05 2009

Confs: General Linguistics, Slavic Subgroup/Germany

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        1.    Peter Kosta, Formal Description of Slavic Languages VIII


Message 1: Formal Description of Slavic Languages VIII
Date: 29-Dec-2008
From: Peter Kosta <peter.kostauni-potsdam.de>
Subject: Formal Description of Slavic Languages VIII
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Formal Description of Slavic Languages VIII
Short Title: FDSL VIII

Date: 02-Dec-2009 - 05-Dec-2009
Location: Potsdam, Germany
Contact: Peter Kosta
Contact Email: peter.kostauni-potsdam.de

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Slavic Subgroup
Meeting Description:

8th European Conference on Formal Description of Slavic Languages (FDSL-8)

Potsdam University, Germany
Slavic Department

Formal Description of Slavic Languages is a biannual European Conference that
investigates all linguistic levels and their interfaces. It takes place in
exchange every second year at the University Leipzig and at the University of
Potsdam.

In addition, two FDSL (halftime) conferences, one 6.5 were held at the
University of Nova Gorica December 1-3, 2006, and one at the Independent
University of Moscow in co-operation with Poncelet Laboratory, the Department of
Linguistics of the Moscow State University and the MIT Department of Linguistics.

Formal Description of Slavic Languages is a biannual European Conference that
investigates all linguistic levels and their interfaces.

The European Conference on Formal Description of Slavic Langua
ges was first held in 1995 at the University of Leipzig. Up till 2006, the
biannual FDSL was hosted in turn by the University of Leipzig and Potsdam
University. In 2006, the first 'halftime' FDSL numbered 6.5 was held at the
University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia. The second halftime FDSL 7.5 was held on
December 6-8, 2008 at the Independent University of Moscow in co-operation with
Poncelet Laboratory, the Department of Linguistics of the Moscow State
University and the MIT Department of Linguistics.

The contributions of the FDSL VIII European Conference 2-5 December 2009 in
Potsdam will be concerned with the explicit description and explanation of
prosody, information structure, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics,
applying recent developments of the Principles and Parameters Framework,
Optimality Theory, language typology and language change/diachrony. Invited
speakers are: Geraldine Legendre (Johns Hopkins University, Maryland), Zlatka
Guentcheva (Paris-Sorbonne 3), Steven Franks (Indiana University Bloomington,
Indiana), Gilbert Rappaport (University of Texas, Austin), Giuliana Giusti
(Venice) and Mila Dimitrova-Vulchanova (Brussels/Trondheim)
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