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LINGUIST List 20.1805

Sat May 09 2009

Calls: Semantics, Syntax/Germany

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        1.    Tonjes Veenstra, Root Phenomena

Message 1: Root Phenomena
Date: 09-May-2009
From: Tonjes Veenstra <veenstrazas.gwz-berlin.de>
Subject: Root Phenomena
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Full Title: Root Phenomena
Short Title: roots09

Date: 02-Sep-2009 - 04-Sep-2009
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact Person: Tonjes Veenstra
Meeting Email: roots09zas.gwz-berlin.de
Web Site: http://www2.sfs.uni-tuebingen.de/~hubert/rootph/call.html

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 01-Jun-2009

Meeting Description:

Root Phenomena,
ZAS Berlin
Sept. 2-4, 2009

In their classical paper, Hooper and Thompson 1973 described root
phenomena as occurring unembedded and under assertive embedding.
Unembedded environments include what would today be unintegrated (Reis
1997) or peripheral (Haegeman 2004) adjunct clauses as well as
appositive relatives (see de Vries 2006, Citko 2008). Matrix verbs that
allow assertive embedding show interesting parallels to those verbs that
embed indicative (as opposed to subjunctive) mood in Romance, a parallel
explored early for English parenthetical formation in Bolinger 1968. A
helpful recent review of the literature on embedded root phenomena is
Heycock 2006.

The workshop is planned as a syntactic enterprise, with a warm welcome
to semanticists. Questions of interest include, but are not limited to:
Non-uniformity of embedded root phenomena (e.g. de Haan 2001), Germanic
V2 as a root phenomenon (Reis 1997, see Bentzen et al. 2007), root
phenomena in non-Germanic languages, modal particles and root phenomena
(see e.g. Coniglio 2007), root phenomena and speech acts, more precise
characterizations of 'assertive' embeddings, the grammatical
representation of root phenomena, the semantic interpretation of root
phenomena (see e.g. Potts 2005).

2nd Call for Papers
Deadline Extended to June 1, 2009

Please send non-anonymous abstracts with maximally one page of text and
one additional page with examples and references, font no smaller than
Times New Roman 11, reasonable margins, in pdf (or Word at your own
risk) by e-mail to roots09zas.gwz-berlin.de. In your e-mail, please
copy title and authors. The return address of the electronic submission
will be used for correspondence.

Deadline: June 1, 2009

Notification: June 5, 2009

The Organizers:
Werner Frey
Hans-Martin Gärtner
André Meinunger
Hubert Truckenbrodt,
Tonjes Veenstra
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