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LINGUIST List 20.4371

Fri Dec 18 2009

Calls: Historical Ling, Morphology, Typology, Syntax/United Kingdom

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


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        1.    Marina Chumakina, Typology of Periphrasis

Message 1: Typology of Periphrasis
Date: 16-Dec-2009
From: Marina Chumakina <m.tchoumakinasurrey.ac.uk>
Subject: Typology of Periphrasis
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Full Title: Typology of Periphrasis

Date: 22-Apr-2010 - 23-Apr-2010
Location: Guildford, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Marina Chumakina
Meeting Email: m.tchoumakinasurrey.ac.uk

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

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2010

Meeting Description:

Typology of Periphrasis
Conference hosted by the Surrey Morphology Group
University of Surrey, April 22-23, 2010

2nd Call for Papers

Papers are invited for a two-day conference on periphrasis, the situation where
a grammatical function normally realized by a single word is expressed by more
than one word. The dual nature of periphrasis (morphological function performed
by means of syntax) presents interesting problems for linguistic theory. These
have not yet been resolved, in part because the theoretical devices available
have been inadequate and partly because the range of data considered has been
rather narrow. Little is known about the extent of typological variation of
periphrastic constructions, their interaction with the morphology and syntax of
the languages they are found in, the way they adapt to morphological structure,
and the changes they undergo over time on the way from being a free syntactic
phrase to being a part of the inflectional paradigm.

The conference arises from an ESRC funded project on periphrasis, within the
Surrey Morphology Group, involving Greville Corbett, Dunstan Brown and Marina
Chumakina. We invite linguists working on different languages of the world and
linguists working within different theoretical approaches, synchronic and
diachronic.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:
Nicholas Evans (Australian National University)
Irina Nikolaeva (SOAS)
Gregory Stump (University of Kentucky)

Anonymous abstracts (500 word maximum) should be sent as an attachment by email
to m.tchoumakinasurrey.ac.uk by January 15, 2010, with contact information
contained in the body of the message. Notification of acceptance will be sent by
January 31, 2010. Any questions may also be sent to the above address.
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