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LINGUIST List 20.4242

Thu Dec 10 2009

Calls: Historical Ling, Morphology, Semantics, Typology/Russia

Editor for this issue: Kate Wu <katelinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Alexander Zheltov, Workshop on Personal Pronouns in Niger-Congo

Message 1: Workshop on Personal Pronouns in Niger-Congo
Date: 09-Dec-2009
From: Alexander Zheltov <ajujeltovmail.ru>
Subject: Workshop on Personal Pronouns in Niger-Congo
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Full Title: Workshop on Personal Pronouns in Niger-Congo

Date: 13-Sep-2010 - 16-Sep-2010
Location: St.Petersburg, Russia
Contact Person: Alexander Zheltov
Meeting Email: ajujeltovmail.ru

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Morphology; Semantics; Syntax;

Language Family(ies): Niger-Congo

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2010

Meeting Description:

Workshop on Personal Pronouns in Niger-Congo
(St.Petersburg, Russia, September, 13-16, 2010)

Organizing Committee: Konstantin Pozdniakov, Valentin Vydrin, Alexandre Zheltov.

Call for Papers

Topics for papers:
1. Pronouns and semantic/syntactic roles. (Nominal and pronominal arguments.
Animacy/deictic hierarchy. Pronouns and role marking typology).
2. Morphological status of pronominal elements. (words, clitics, affixes)
3. Syntactic functions of pronominal elements (pronouns, predicative-pronominal
markers, inflections)
4. Pronominal paradigmatics. (Variety of formal techniques for expressing the
semantics of personality: morphemic neutralization, submorphemic marking,
morphophonological and syntactic interactions.)
5. The category of person and related categories. (Person and number, inclusive
and exclusive, logophoricity and reflexivity, compound pronouns, portmanteau
pronouns; gender, class, case, etc.)
6. Reconstruction of pronominal systems: problems and perspectives.

Workshop is planned for 4 days: 3 days for the sessions (2 topics per day), and
the 4th day for a general discussion and a cultural program. Time for a
presentation: 30 minutes (20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for the

Unfortunately, we cannot cover travel and accommodation expenses of the
participants, but we will help to find a suitable accommodation in St.
Petersburg. There is no conference fee.

Deadline for the abstracts (up to 5 pages): April, 30 2010.
The authors of the presentations which will be selected will be informed not
later than May, 31.

Your suggestions concerning the formulation of the topics are most welcome.

Konstantin Pozdniakov
Valentin Vydrine
Alexandre Zheltov
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