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LINGUIST List 20.3014

Tue Sep 08 2009

Calls: Romance Languages, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics/UK

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        1.    Emmanuelle Labeau, Current Evolutions of Romance Tenses/Evolutions Actue

Message 1: Current Evolutions of Romance Tenses/Evolutions Actue
Date: 08-Sep-2009
From: Emmanuelle Labeau <e.labeauaston.ac.uk>
Subject: Current Evolutions of Romance Tenses/Evolutions Actue
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Full Title: Current Evolutions of Romance Tenses/Evolutions Actue

Date: 18-Dec-2009 - 19-Dec-2009
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Emmanuelle Labeau
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www1.aston.ac.uk/lss/news-events/conferences-seminars/evolutions-romance-tenses/

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Language Family(ies): Romance

Call Deadline: 15-Sep-2009

Meeting Description:

Current Evolutions of Romance Tenses
Friday 18th and Saturday 19th December 2009
Aston University, Birmingham (UK)

More information at: http://www1.aston.ac.uk/lss/news-events/conferences-seminars/evolutions-romance-tenses/

Tenses are traditionally presented as part of a stable temporo aspecto-modal system where each fulfills specific and differentiated functions. “Eppur si muove”: discursive practice shows a less constraint state of affairs and reveals a 'dynamic synchrony'.

The aims of the colloquium will be to describe and to analyse the places where change is currently happening, and where discursive practices are likely to make the verbal system evolve, as well as to evaluate the factors provoking changes. In addition, it is hoped that the meeting will be the starting point of an international reflection network on the issues covered.

Les formes verbales d’une langue sont traditionnellement présentées comme éléments d’un système aspecto-temporo-modal stable où chaque tiroir remplit des fonctions spécifiques et discriminantes. Eppur si muove…: les pratiques discursives révèlent une réalité plus fluide et une synchronie dynamique. Le but du présent colloque est de décrire et d’analyser les changements actuellement en cours, et les lieux où les pratiques discursives actuelles s’avèrent susceptibles de faire évoluer les systèmes verbaux des langues romanes, ainsi que d’évaluer les facteurs déclencheurs du changement.

Les organisateurs espèrent que la rencontre sera le point de départ pour un réseau international de recherche sur les sujets abordés.

Guest Speakers:

Prof. Pier Marco Bertinetto (Pisa)
Prof. Martin Maiden (Oxford)


Jacques Bres, Praxiling UMR 5267 CNRS — Université Paul-Valéry — Montpellier 3.
Emmanuelle Labeau, School of Languages and Social Sciences, Aston University.
Inès Saddour, School of Languages and Social Sciences, Aston University.

Scientific Committee:

Pier Marco Bertinetto (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)
Olivier Bertrand (Ecole Polytechnique / CNRS-ATILF / Université de Savoie)
Janice Carruthers (Queen University Belfast)
Walter de Mulder (Antwerpen Universiteit)
Patrick Dendaele (Antwerpen Universiteit)
Laurent Gosselin (Université de Rouen)
Anne Judge (Surrey University)
Richard Ingham (Birmingham City University)
Martin Maiden (Oxford)
Marie-Eve Ritz (University of Western Australia)
Carl Vetters (Université du Littoral – Côte d’Opale)
Marc Wilmet (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Call for Papers:

Abstract Submission:

Abstract Deadline: 15th September 2009
Language: English, French or any major Romance language

Proposal: Please send anonymous abstract of max. 400 words to e.labeauaston.ac.uk as an attachment (word Document) to an email message containing the author's name and affiliation, and the title.

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