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Tue Jun 30 2009
Calls: General Linguistics, Syntax/Germany
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Subordination from Diachronic and Dialectal Perspective
Message 1: Subordination from Diachronic and Dialectal Perspective
From: Katrin Axel <katrin.axelmx.uni-saarland.de>
Subject: Subordination from Diachronic and Dialectal Perspective
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Full Title: Subordination from Diachronic and Dialectal Perspective
Date: 23-Feb-2010 - 26-Feb-2010
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact Person: Katrin Axel
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Syntax; Historical Linguistics
Call Deadline: 15-Aug-2009
Syntactic dependency between clauses can be marked by a variety of linguistic means, e.g. by word order, connectives, verbal mood, ±finiteness (Cristofaro 2003). Interestingly, syntactic dependency does not always correspond with semantic, phonological and/or pragmatic dependency or vice versa. Notably in German there exist many constructions in which the canonical correspondences do not hold. Consider, for example, so called continuative subordinate clauses (weiterführende Nebensätze), subordinate clauses with main-clause properties, implicative constructions with 'und/and' (Reis 1997).
In the previous literature not much attention has been paid to the situation in older language changes and in the dialects: Which linguistic means are used to encode syntactic dependency? What is the diagnostic value of the different kinds of subordination markers? What is the relationship between syntactic dependency on the one hand and prosodic, semantic or pragmatic dependency on the other? Is there a connection between diachronic and syntactic variation in individual languages?
The workshop offers the opportunity to expand the scope beyond the predominant focus on standard languages and synchrony. We welcome theoretically-oriented contributions from a variety of frameworks.
The workshop 'Subordination from a Diachronic and Dialectal Perspective' is part of the Conference of the German Society for Linguistics (DGfS).
The DGfS 2010 Conference will be held at the Humboldt University, Berlin, from 23-26 February, 2010. The DGfS 2010 home page (in German) can be found at
Call for Papers:
We invite submissions for 30 (20+10) minute talks in English or German. One page abstracts (A4 or Letter, 12pt Times) should be submitted before 15 August 2009 to katrin.axelmx.uni-saarland.de.
Submission deadline: August 15th, 2009
Notification: September 30th, 2009
Workshop dates: February 24-26th, 2010
Katrin Axel (Saarland University)
Ulrike Demske (Saarland University)
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