From: Marina Chumakina <m.chumakinasurrey.ac.uk>
Subject: Typology of Periphrasis
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Typology of Periphrasis
Date: 22-Apr-2010 - 23-Apr-2010
Location: Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom
Contact: Marina Chumakina
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/LIS/SMG/periphrasis/workshop.htm
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Morphology; Syntax
In April 2010 the Surrey Morphology group will be holding a two-day conference on periphrasis, the situation where a grammatical function normally realised 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.
There is no conference fee, but if you would like to attend the conference, it is important that you fill the Registration form (see http://www.surrey.ac.uk/LIS/SMG/periphrasis/workshop.htm).
Gregory Stump: Periphrasis in Sanskrit
Olivier Bonami and Polett Samvelian: A Persian Lesson on Periphrasis, Typology and Formal Grammar
Andrew Spencer and Gergana Popova: Relatedness in Periphrasis: a Paradigm-based Perspective
Raul Aranovich: Clitic Clusters, Verbal Periphrases, and the Morphological Blocking Principle
Athanasios Giannaris: The Formation of the 'Coniugatio Periphrastica' in Ancient Greek
Irina Nikolaeva: Periphrasis in Nenets
Marina Chumakina: Periphrasis in Archi
Dmitrij Ganenkov, Timur Majsak and Solmaz Merdanova: Periphrastic Verbal forms and Clause Structure in Agul
Nigel Vincent: Compound Periphrasis: Syntax or Morphology?
Olivier Bonami and Gert Webelhuth: The Phrase-structural Diversity of Periphrasis: a Lexicalist Account
Nicholas Evans: Periphrasis in Dalabon
Eva Schultze-Berndt: Between Periphrasis and Predication: The Curious Case of the Jaminjung Progressive Construction
Greville G. Corbett: Periphrasis and Possible Lexemes
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