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LINGUIST List 20.2946

Tue Sep 01 2009

Calls: General Linguistics, Syntax/France

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        1.    François Trouilleux, Morphology, Syntax and Semantics of Subordinators

Message 1: Morphology, Syntax and Semantics of Subordinators
Date: 01-Sep-2009
From: François Trouilleux <francois.trouilleuxuniv-bpclermont.fr>
Subject: Morphology, Syntax and Semantics of Subordinators
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Full Title: Morphology, Syntax and Semantics of Subordinators

Date: 12-Mar-2010 - 13-Mar-2010
Location: Clermont-Ferrand, France
Contact Person: François Trouilleux
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.univ-bpclermont.fr/LABOS/lrl/spip.php?rubrique94

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 15-Sep-2009

Meeting Description:

Subordinators are usually defined as markers which transform an autonomous, syntactically structured sequence into a dependent unit. The terms traditionally considered as subordinators belong to various categories and have different syntactic and semantic properties. Relative pronouns, for instance, are used not only to embed a clause into another, but have a syntactic function in the embedded clause. Subordinating conjunctions, while not having a syntactic function in the embedded clause, convey only a grammatical meaning or express a semantico-logical relation.

However, the identification of a subordinator or a class of subordinators as such does not rely on well-defined criteria. This is due not only to their variety, but also to their frequently ambiguous or polysemous nature (e.g. que, comme in French, ut, quod in Latin). Likewise, their position in the grammar depends on the adopted approach: from items which just relate two clauses, to phrase heads in generative grammars.

This colloquium, organized by the Syntaxe et TAL team of the Laboratoire de recherche sur le langage (EA 999), aims at contributing to the understanding of subordinators.

Call for Papers:

Participants are invited to reflect on morphology, syntax and semantics, through a confrontation of works on various languages (ancient and modern), in a synchronic and/or diachronic perspective, and to compare research from different approaches: theoretical, applied, or corpus linguistics, NLP, etc.

Submission Procedure:

Participants are invited to submit summaries of articles, in French or English, no longer than two pages, examples and bibliography included.

Submission deadline: September 15, 2009.

Each summary will be evaluated anonymously by at least two members of the scientific committee. After the colloquium, speakers will be invited to submit a complete article to be published, after a review by the scientific committee, in a dedicated volume of the Cahiers du LRL.

Practical information for the submission of summaries is published on the colloquium's web site: http://www.univ-bpclermont.fr/LABOS/lrl/spip.php?rubrique94.

Important Dates:

Submission of summaries: September 15, 2009
Notification of acceptance: November 15, 2009
Colloquium: March 12-13, 2010

Scientific Committee:

José Miguel Baños Baños (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Michèle Biraud (Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis)
Colette Bodelot (Université Blaise-Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand 2)
Joseph Denooz (Université de Liège)
Hana Gruet-Skrabalova (Université Blaise-Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand 2)
Gabriela Matos (Universidade de Lisboa)
Federico Panchón (Universidad de Salamanca)
Georges Rebuschi (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3)
José Lázaro Rodrigo Mateos (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Hannah Rosén (Université Hébraïque de Jérusalem)
Frédéric Sabio (Université de Provence)
Olga Spevak (Université de Toulouse - Le Mirail)
François Trouilleux (Université Blaise-Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand 2)
Annie Zaenen (Palo Alto Research Center)

Organisation Committee:

Colette Bodelot, Guillaume Gibert, Hana Gruet-Skrabalova, François Trouilleux


colette.bodelot [à] univ-bpclermont.fr
hana.gruet-skrabalova [à] univ-bpclermont.fr
francois.trouilleux [à] univ-bpclermont.fr

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