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LINGUIST List 21.2906

Wed Jul 14 2010

Calls: General Ling, Typology/United Kingdom

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        1.    Eva van Lier, Referential Hierarchies in 3-Participant Constructions

Message 1: Referential Hierarchies in 3-Participant Constructions
Date: 13-Jul-2010
From: Eva van Lier <e.vanlierlancaster.ac.uk>
Subject: Referential Hierarchies in 3-Participant Constructions
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Full Title: Referential Hierarchies in 3-Participant Constructions
Short Title: RH3PC

Date: 20-May-2011 - 22-May-2011
Location: Lancaster, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Eva van Lier
Meeting Email: e.h.vanlierlancaster.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/events/referential_hierarchies/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Typology

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2010

Meeting Description:

The workshop is part of the EuroBABEL project on Referential Hierarchies
in Morphosyntax. It aims at bringing together language(-family) specialists
and typologists. There will be key note addresses by Dr. Andrej Malchukov
(Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig) and Professor
Beth Levin (Stanford University).

Papers should focus on the effects of referential factors - such as animacy,
information structure, definiteness, anaphoricity (pronoun vs. noun), person,
and number - on the expression of three-participant events in one or more
languages. These effects may target word order, agreement marking,
direction marking, case/adpositional marking, and may involve various types
of splits and alternations.

Topics of interest include (but are not restricted to):
- Three-participant constructions that deviate from the prototypical 'give'
type, in terms of the referential properties of the participants and/or in terms
of the lexical verb(s);
- The interaction between the referential properties of multiple (i.e. two or
three) participants;
- The interaction between the effects of referential properties of participants
on the one hand, and lexical semantics of verb classes or individual verbs
on the other hand;
- The relationship between the effects of referential factors on intransitive
and transitive constructions on the one hand, and on ditransitive
constructions on the other hand;
- Differences between the effects of referential factors on different types of
marking: word order, agreement, direction marking, and/or case and
adpositional marking;
- Referential effects in derived three-participant constructions (as opposed
to non-derived ones);
- Frequency data obtained from corpora of spoken and/or written language;
- The effects of language contact and language change on the above
phenomena.

Call For Papers

We invite abstracts for 20 minute papers. Abstracts should be maximum 500
words, excluding title, references, and examples. Abstracts should be
anonymous, and should be attached in Word and PDF format to an e-mail
specifying author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s), abstract title, and contact
information, and be sent to e.vanlierlancaster.ac.uk. Deadline for
submission is 15 December 2010. Notification of acceptance will be sent out
before February 1st 2011.
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