From: Patrizia Noel <Vocative2010gmx.net>
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Full Title: Vocative!
Date: 10-Dec-2010 - 11-Dec-2010
Location: Bamberg, Germany
Contact Person: Patrizia Noel
Meeting Email: Vocative2010gmx.net
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language
Call Deadline: 15-Jun-2010
Vocatives are classified either in purely formal terms (vocative case) as part
of the 'language system', or as functional structures manifesting themselves in
'language use' only. Although languages differ in terms of usage conditions and
availability of morphological marking, vocatives are amongst the most basic and
also most early acquired structures of language. While the focus of research
clearly lies on languages with morphologically marked vocative, syntactic
(non-)integration, pragmatic factors, and the emergence and decline of vocative
forms are among the less studied aspects.
Call for Papers
The aim of the international workshop 'Vocative!' is to bring together
researcher from various linguistic disciplines in order to come to a more
detailed picture of this structure between 'system' and 'performance' on a
cross-linguistic basis. We invite contributions from all theoretical approaches,
both synchronic and diachronic.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Morphology: (asymmetrical) marking of structures
- Syntax: position, integration, internal structure
- Grammaticalisation and obsolescence
- Diachrony: 'old' and 'new' vocatives
- Pragmatics: conditions of usage
- Typology: distribution
- Medium and genre
- Vocative particles
- Language acquisition
Prof. Dr. Christian Stetter (RWTH Aachen)
Prof. Dr. Helmut Pape (University of Bamberg)
Abstracts are invited for a 30 minute presentation followed by a 10-minute
question period. One-page (including references and examples) anonymous
abstracts in both .doc and .pdf format (times new roman, 12p) should be sent to
- Submission deadline: 15 June 2010
- Notification of acceptance: 15 July 2010
- Registration deadline: 15 November 2010
- Workshop: 10-11 December 2010
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